Technical Manager

Job Title: Technical Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Saint James, United States
Salary: Competitive
Start Date: 2019-05-14
Reference: BH-107464
Contact Name: Luke Guest
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Job Published: July 03, 2019 17:30

Job Description


The Technical Manager is responsible for directing the Laboratory Services, Process Engineering, and Special Projects activities to meet current and projected product demands.

Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Maintains, through professional contacts, association activities, literature review, etc., knowledge of methanol production processes and research activities world-wide. 
  • Directs and coordinates the activities of the Laboratory, Process Engineering and Special Project activities; assure that each operates accordingly to established procedures. Maintain updated procedures in compliance to the quality system requirements. 
  • Serves as technical consultant to the Plant Manager.  
  • Coordinates technical activities with operations, maintenance, and engineering managers to ensure that all required services are provided in a timely and efficient manner. 
  • Determines areas of opportunities; studies and makes recommendations for changes to obtain objectives of improved knowledge and efficiencies. 
  • Promotes application of statistical techniques and decision making on the base of area and planned experimentation. 
  • Establishes, coordinates, and leads control activities covering the entire facility. Identifies areas of weakness, prorates investigations, prorates problem solving, defines corrective actions, and prorates prevention vs. reaction. 
  • Assures the maintenance of a discrimination- and harassment-free work environment and that equal employment opportunities are afforded in personnel activities in areas of responsibility. 
  • Other duties and special projects as assigned
  • Acts in a manner in accordance with outlined safety policies, procedures and practices
  • In the performance of their respective tasks and duties all employees are expected to conform to the following:
  • Perform quality work within deadlines with or without direct supervision.
  • Interact professionally with other employees, customers and suppliers.
  • Work effectively as a team contributor on all assignments.
  • Work independently while understanding the necessity for communicating and coordinating work efforts with other employees and organizations.
Qualifications & Skills: 
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry or Process Engineering required. 
  • 10+ years of experience in methanol or ammonia industry required. 
  • Prior start-up and commissioning experience in the chemical industry required.
  • Knowledge of the 14 elements of PSM required.