Job Responsibilities/Accountabilities:

  • Operates and maintains company facility safely and reliably by complying with regulatory requirements, developing and leading personnel, managing costs effectively, and developing personal skills and competencies.
  • Medium sized facilities generally include 4-8 people at a single location.

Complies with Regulatory Requirements:

  • Operates the facility in compliance with all local and federal governmental regulations (FDA, OSHA, EPA, DOT, cGMP, etc) and company policies
  • Work to achieve our goal of “Zero Accidents” by taking a leadership role in safety
  • Maintains and comply with all necessary licenses and permits.
  • Provides all regulatory training and maintains documentation.
  • Reports and investigates all incidents and ensures corrective actions are complete.
  • Ensures that all performance evaluations, hiring, promotions and assignments are free of any form of discrimination (EEOC)
  • Keeps plant hazard analysis current and displays thorough knowledge of possible hazards and associated safeguards.
  • Adheres to Management of Change procedure.

Operates the Plant Safely and Reliably:

  • Fully supports, accurately completes, and maintains all company Health, Safety, and Environmental policies, procedures, and documentation as required
  • Ultimately accountable and responsible for site safety including employees, contractors, visitors and neighbors. Meets or exceeds company safety standards. Demonstrates strong safety leadership and commitment.
  • Implements and maintains the training matrix and Airgas U training for site.
  • Owns Key Operating Documents. Maintains updated red-lines at all times. Displays detailed understanding of content and significance of each document.
  • Makes plant and process decisions and performs process troubleshooting. Establishes clear delegation of this authority to trained subordinates.
  • Fosters positive customer and intercompany department relationships.
  • Delivers the quality and quantity of product required by the business.
  • Execute predictive and preventive maintenance to eliminate catastrophic failures and unplanned maintenance.
  • Develops annual maintenance plans and turn-around planning as needed.
  • Sets and maintains high housekeeping standards to exemplify and improve the company image

Develops and Leads People:

  • Models exemplary safety behavior, leads by personal example.
  • Works to achieve “Zero Accidents” by taking a leadership role in safety.
  • Implements and insures compliance to Qualification and Training program for Production Technician
  • Conducts an annual performance review with each employee.
  • Implements individual development plans annually and provides training and coaching to improve performance.
  • Provides candid constructive input to management decisions and actively supports those decisions.
  • Insists on adherence to administrative and operational policies and procedures.

Manages Costs:

  • Understands, monitors and optimizes operating costs within authorized budget.
  • Identifies and implements opportunities to reduce costs within delegated authorization.
  • Participates in the Capital Planning Process and the Yearly Expense Budgeting Process
  • Controls overtime within established limits.
  • Continuously improves efficiency and availability indicators.
  • Utilizes national purchasing agreements and frame agreements.

General Requirements

Skill Set/Knowledge/Expertise:

  • Technical and working understanding of the Air Separation or Carbon Dioxide liquefaction plant process or applicable process plant industry experience
  • Familiarity with regulatory requirements for operating plants, including Process Safety Management, OSHA regulations, EPA regulations, EEOC guidelines, FDA regulations (where applicable), state and local requirements.
  • Strong computer and business application skills
  • Trainable on Distributed Process Control (DCS) or PLC operation and troubleshooting.
  • Able to deliver and explain training material to operating personnel.
  • Extremely organized and effective at time management – able to establish and maintain a plant filing system and control of engineering documents. Ability to read and red-line key operating documents.
  • Displays mechanical and electrical aptitude for equipment operation and troubleshooting.
  • Working knowledge of commercial agreements and AL customer relations.
  • Excellent communication and team leadership skills.
  • General understanding of accounting principles and working knowledge of plant operating budget.

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to work extended hours as business needs dictate.
  • On call nights, weekends and holidays as required.
  • Occasional travel required – typically 1 to 6 trips per year.
  • Willing to relocate for promotional opportunity.

Education and Experience:

  • 4 to 10 years process industry experience, equivalent combination of education and experience preferred
  • Mechanical or Chemical Engineering degree an advantage.

EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or disability

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