Technology Leader-Manager

  • Direct Hire
  • Plaquemine, LA
  • Education Required: Bachelor Degree
  • Experience Required: 10 + years
  • Salary: $DOE

The Personnel Consulting Group

The Technology Leader leads the technical resources and activities for the plant.  This includes Process Engineering, Continuous Improvement, Process Controls, and New Product Scale-Up.  In conjunction with the Continuous Improvement Engineer, develop and drive continuous improvement projects to completion to improve the safety, production, uptime, efficiency, and quality of the site.  Accountable for OpEx program results and ensuring related goals are met.  In conjunction with Process Engineers and Operations Leader, ensure productivity and quality metrics for the site are met.

Job Responsibilities:
  • Direct Manager of Technical Professionals, including two process engineers, two continuous improvement professionals, and two process controls professionals.
  • Abides by all safety procedures and practices applicable to location and position; participates in appropriate safety training, demonstrated commitment to and support principles and values; champions safety as necessary.
  • In collaboration with Department, oversee all aspects of Process Safety for the plant.
  • Drives Key Performance Metrics related to quality, productivity, and continuous improvement.
  • Prepares and presents related reports as needed.
  • Accountable for the plant OpEx/CI program and Champions all related initiatives/programs.
  • Uses process knowledge, technologies, and skills to make improvements in plant safety, environmental performance, production performance, quality performance, and operating discipline.
  • Stays abreast of the latest technical developments and identifies potential applications for applicability at the site.
  • Guides Process Engineers to resolve process related deviations and problems.
  • Provides technical expertise to plant personnel on troubleshooting failures, repairs, and evaluating whether equipment is designed to meet its intended or existing service conditions.
  • Ensures collaboration within the site Technology Team, and between this team and the
  • Maintenance and Operations Teams on productivity, quality, and continuous improvement.
  • Participates/Leads Pre-Startup Safety Reviews and Root Cause Investigations.
  • Mentors, coaches, motivates, establishes goals, and drives performance improvement within the Technology team.
  • Ensure staff members adhere to established policies, procedures, and controls.
  • Participates in 24 hour on-call rotation with other professional technical personnel on site.
  • 10+ years in Chemical Manufacturing Setting required, 15+ years preferred.  3+ years of proven supervisory skills leading other professionals required, 8+ years desirable.
  • Previous experience leading a technical team in a polymer manufacturing setting is strongly preferred.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in chemical engineering Required.
  • Other Engineering Disciplines considered if significant experience in a Chemical Process Setting.
  • Strong problem-solving, negotiation, accountability, and diplomacy skills required.
  • Strong knowledge of process equipment and functions required.
  • Experience/Certification in 6 Sigma and/or Lean Methodologies is strongly desired.
  • Intermediate level skills at Microsoft Word, Excel and Power Point.
  • Experience with databases, statistical software and SAP preferred.
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