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.
- 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.