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Terneuzen, NL

Job Function:  Maintenance
Job Type:  Permanent
Job Requisition ID:  4266

Local Maintenance Manager

We at Yara are part of a global network, collaborating to profitably and responsibly solve some of the world's key challenges - resource scarcity, food insecurity and environmental change.


As a local Maintenance Manager you are leading the maintenance organization of one of our four departments. The maintenance department has four local managers for the departments Nitric Acid, Nitrate-Urea, Ammonia and Local Maintenance.

You assure that the goals of  the department are realized by planning, organizing, managing and checking all activities related to the local department.  All this within the framework of rules and regulations, company policy and performance criteria that belong to the quality of the products, customer relations, safety, environment (stakeholders), labour relations, production cost and budgets. Safety Leadership and teamwork are key-words in this function. You will report to the Maintenance manager.

  • Be a role model for the department to employees and contractors in achieving excellent performance with Health, Environment and Safety (e.g. Walk – Observe – Communicate);
  • Contribute to plant safety by quality maintenance and repair of equipment;
  • Creating new work processes and improving current processes to improve efficiency and effectiveness, control costs and prevent incidents;
  • Prepare a sound maintenance budget for projects and plant operation;
  • Interface with operating departments to help achieve organizational objectives;
  • Manage planning and execution of routine maintenance jobs and local turnarounds to achieve on-budget and on-schedule performance;
  • Initiate, lead and promote improvement projects and projects that follow new policy developments;
  • Conduct regular performance reviews (PDD) and agree development plans for all direct reports, maximizing competencies and alignment to department goals.
  • 5-10 years of experience in an industrial maintenance environment;
  • Master/Bachelor degree in an Engineering subject (preferably Mechanical, Electrical or Automation);
  • Knowledge of production process is an asset;
  • Fluent in Dutch and English;
  • Core functional competences: technical knowledge of equipment, engineering discipline, HESQ, managing operational risk, managing employees, serving the customer, planning;
  • Core behavioral competences: take responsibility, make the right decisions, walk the talk, improve and grow, work together, communicate well.
Additional Information

An external assessment will be part of the application procedure.

Contact details

For information about the job content, please contact Samantha de Moor, HR Business Partner (tel. +31(0)115-474870) or Niels Smits, Maintenance Manager (tel. +31(0)641870295).

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Yara is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We believe that creating a diverse and inclusive work environment is not only the right thing, but also the smart thing to do. To deliver on this, Yara has firmly anchored Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) as one of our top 7 strategic actions and has more than 400 employees worldwide involved in D&I ambassador networks. 

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