BS in Chemical or Mechanical Engineering. (Chemical preferred)
8+ years’ overall experience in a "Process Industry" manufacturing environment. Experience with continuous processes ideal (petrochemical, chemical, ethanol, refining industries or related) but open to batch with relevant unit operations.
3+ years of operations management experience.
Capital project management experience.
Process and equipment troubleshooting capabilities including distillation columns, hydrotreaters, industrial vessels, rotating equipment, control systems, instrumentation, piping etc.
Experience with EHS compliance, particularly Process Safety Management.
Has strong leadership and communication skills and willing to be a "Hands On" out in the plant working manager.
Provide facility leadership and backup support to the Facility Manager.
Lead the Operations team, promoting a safe operating culture.
Maximize production while constantly working to drive down operating cost.
Interface with Compliance and Safety managers to ensure all requirements are met.
Work with the Maintenance department to prioritize repairs and improvement projects.
Evaluate equipment and processes to identify ways to optimize performance or to ensure compliance with safety and environmental regulations.
Assist in troubleshooting process and equipment problems involving rotating equipment, vacuum systems, fired heaters/exchangers, tankage, instrumentation, waste water treatment, etc.
Work with management to develop capital improvement projects including design, budgeting, justification, management, and reporting.
Assist in managing elements of the facilities Process Safety Management program including coordinating HAZOPs