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Chemours Maintenance Area Manager in New Johnsonville, Tennessee

As we create a colorful, capable and cleaner world through chemistry, we invite you to join our team to harness the power of chemistry to shape markets, redefine industries and improve lives for billions of people around the world.

Chemours is seeking a Maintenance Area Manager to join our growing Maintenance team! This position will report directly to the Unit Manager at our New Johnsonville, Tennessee location.

The Maintenance Area Manager is a leadership position accountable and responsible for managing the unit’s maintenance program. This role is also accountable and responsible for the site’s Maintenance organization and Stores.

Ensuring safe maintenance practices and procedures are a key part of this role. Managing through issues/concerns with employees is also vital, and both tasks will require the establishment of safety leadership within this role. Management of corrective action items and their completion will also be required for this position.

Supporting operations by ensuring equipment is repaired and maintained properly is key to the success of this unit. This role has a budget of approximately $50,000,000, so a significant part of this role will involve cost management and opportunities for cost reductions.

The responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Responsible for safe and efficient operation, quality and on-time delivery of maintenance services.

  • Lead continuous improvement programs and initiatives for maintenance through the application of tools like root cause failure analysis, defect elimination and Six Sigma.

  • Provide leadership, direction, and development for the area maintenance organization in low and high hazard PSM areas. Typically provides leadership for 130 direct and indirect reports, throughout multiple maintenance shops

  • Manages maintenance cost, quality of services, resources and schedules.

  • Responsible for effectively managing daily maintenance work and shutdowns and for managing the customer interface with Operations counterparts.

  • Responsible for driving improvements in the Work Management Process.

  • Ensures coordination of production and shutdown schedules, as well as understanding of customer needs through established communication channels with business leadership and supply chain.

  • Provide leadership for Six Sigma to achieve key performance targets and improvement strategies.

  • Accountable for cost control for the maintenance function, including establishing and meeting fixed cost objectives, along with other metrics including overtime, PSM compliance, and training compliance.

  • Sets expectations for adherence to policies and procedures and safety standards. Drives for high standard of employee morale, ethics and respectful treatment and behavior.

  • Demonstrates value for safety leadership principles and for creating a respectful work environment.

  • Effectively communicates and networks across the organization.

The following is required for this role:

  • High school/GED diploma

  • Minimum 2 years Manufacturing / Operations experience

  • Proficient with computer systems such as Microsoft Office suite of applications, particularly Excel

  • Demonstrated ability to plan, prioritize and manage multiple, complex, time-sensitive projects

  • Demonstrated skill in leadership, team building and ability to hold others accountable

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills. Must work well in both self-managed and team environments

  • Demonstrated skill to diagnose and solve problems

The following is preferred for this role:

  • B.S. degree or equivalent experience

  • High-Hazard PSM experience

  • Minimum 3-5 years of Maintenance I&E or Mechanical experience

  • Green Belt Six Sigma certification

  • Minimum 3-5 years Management experience

  • Work Management Process (WMP) understanding

  • SAP-PM experience


  • Competitive Compensation

  • Comprehensive Benefits Packages

  • 401(k) Match

  • Employee Stock Purchase Program

  • Tuition Reimbursement

  • Commuter Benefits

  • Learning and Development Opportunities

  • Strong Inclusion and Diversity Initiatives

  • Company-paid Volunteer Days


We are driven by our purpose to create a more colorful, capable, and cleaner world through the power of chemistry.

Built upon a 200-year-old legacy and a world-class product portfolio, we bring everyday convenience to virtually everything people touch—in industries ranging from automotive, paints, and plastics to electronics, construction, energy, and telecommunications. We bring solutions that are better, safer, more reliable, and more sustainable, through the power of chemistry.


We see our people as our biggest assets. Instead of focusing just on what our employees do each day, we look at how they do it. By taking a different approach to talent development, employee engagement, and culture, our goal is to empower employees to be their best selves—at Chemours and in life.

The “ours” in Chemours represents everyone who works here. We’re thousands strong and always looking for the best and brightest to join our team.


Five fundamental, foundational values form the substructure of our culture as a multinational

corporation. They are core beliefs that guide and frame both our behaviors and our aspirations.

Our values are in part what differentiate us from others, making us uniquely Chemours.

They are—Customer Centered, Refreshing Simplicity, Collective Entrepreneurship,

Safety Obsession, and Unshakable Integrity. At Chemours, our values are where everything begins.

We were honored to be named a “Great Place to Work-Certified Company” for 2019-2020­ — our second consecutive year . We were also proud to receive a Gold Medallion Award from the U.S. Department of Labor’s HIRE VETS program in 2019.

Chemours is an equal opportunity employer

Chemours is an E-Verify employer

Candidates must be able to perform all duties listed with or without accommodation

Immigration sponsorship (i.e., H1-B visa, F-1 visa (OPT), TN visa or any other non-immigrant status) is not currently available for this position

At Chemours, you will find sustainability in our vision, our business and your future. If you want to work on the leading edge of your field and have a desire to make a difference, join Chemours and discover what it means when we say “We Are Living Chemistry”.