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CITGO Petroleum

Manager, Maintenance Excellence

Lemont, IL

The Company:


CITGO is a US-based refiner, transporter and marketer of transportation fuels, lubricants, petrochemicals, and other industrial products headquartered in Houston, Texas. The company owns three large and complex refineries in the United States and is the 5th largest refiner in the country. The company has over 3,400 employees and also owns and operates terminals, pipelines, and lubricant blending and packing plants. CITGO also has over 4,900 independently owned branded retail outlets across America.

The Role:

The Manager, Maintenance Excellence position is responsible for leading the company-wide effort to improve refinery availability and reduce overall expenses by developing a culture of maintenance excellence.  This includes, but it is not limited to:

  • Development of maintenance strategies, implementation of best practices, develop performance measurements (KPI’s) and review during Monthly Performance Review meetings

  • Develop expectations and goals to achieve safety and quality excellence

  • Perform benchmark to identify gaps and gap closure ideas

  • Develop contractor management plan

  • Improve wrench time through implementation of advanced Planning & Scheduling practices

  • Improve quality of work by developing CITGO craftsmen and proper contractor selection

  • Support refinery reliability programs

  • Perform wrench time assessments and implement recommendations

  • Develop and maintain most cost-effective contractor strategy for each site

  • Support turnaround initiatives

  • Implementation of project cost control reports consistent across all sites

  • Perform labor market assessments and develop mitigation plans

  • Develop training plan to continuously develop maintenance supervision and craftsmen

  • Create a positive and proactive teamwork culture, and other improvements to achieve and sustain maintenance excellence

  • Apply maintenance excellence initiatives and consistency to each CITGO Refinery site

To Apply:


Please include Company Name & Position in the Subject Line as well as attach a resume

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