Director - Operations

Kinder Morgan Gonzales , LA 70737

Posted 1 week ago

Act as the Operations Lead for assigned facility Group within the Region. Through activities, primarily through direction of staff, is responsible to meet established goals and objectives toward Safety, Quality and Environmental Compliance as well as profitability of the Group.

Essential duties and responsibilities:Lead the Group in the development of a Culture modeled around Safety, Quality and Environmental ComplianceThrough selection, mentoring, development, development of bench strength, evaluation and where necessary, discipline, develop an effective Operations team for the assigned Group.Act as key participant in the development of Operations goals and objectives. Monitor progress toward established goals and objectives.Act as principal for the Group leading Safety/Quality/Environmental Compliance, providing visible and decisive direction toward established goals and objectives and Operations/Engineering, insisting on efficiency, reliability, continuous improvement and accountability at the facilities.Provide dotted line leadership to staff support groups: Accounting, Environmental Health & Safety and Human Resources.Actively coordinate with Commercial staff in the support of sales, customer service and business development.Develop and operate within operational budget for the fiscal year.

Approves expenses and leads accountability for the Group.

Ensures that sustaining capital projects are completed on-time and within budget.Serve as a resource in the operational and financial (budget / forecast) reporting process related to regional activities.Direct and coordinate operations in compliance with company policies and procedures.Execute programs to monitor and maintain or improve quality, continuous process improvement, employee and operational safely and comply with environmental, safety and other regulations at facilities within the region.Serve as a resource in operational key performance indicators for customers to enhance performance expectations and customer satisfaction for a diversified customer base while managing operational requirements and overseeing the execution of contractual obligations.Ensure the maintenance and life-cycle planning of Regional assets.Other duties as assigned.

Position Requirements

Education:High School degree or equivalent is required. A 4 year degree in Business, Engineering or other related field is strongly preferred.

Experience / specific knowledge:A minimum of 5 years of previous successful work experience is an industrial production environment is required.A minimum of 1 year of experience responsible for the management of people is required.Certifications, licenses, registrations:The incumbent must meet the criteria to obtain and maintain a Transportation Workers Identification Card (TWIC) as required by USCG/DHS regulations.Possess and maintain a valid driver's license and be insurable by the company insurance carrier.Successful completion and passing of company pre-employment background check, drug screen and other related testing. Competencies, skills, and abilities:Good oral and written communications in English.Proficient in the use of computer and applications (Microsoft Office, database, and internet search engines).Ability to perform job duties with little or no supervision.Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.Ability to work safely and direct the maintenance department to work safely, with an emphasis on following procedures and best management practices. Ability to interact with regulatory agencies and peers with self-confidence, poise, and professionalism.Must be a problem solver with the ability to find resolutions.Working knowledge of liquid storage and handling facilities consisting of product transfers via vessels / barge and pipe line.Working knowledge of bulk storage and handling facilities consisting of loading / unloading vessel / barge along with storage of various bulk materials.Willing to travel to multiple locations across the region.Physical demands:Must be able to sit, stand, and walk for extended periods of time.Must be able to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.Must be willing to work in protected areas at heights greater than six (6) feet above ground.Must be able to work over water (dock).Must be able to reach, climb, stoop, kneel, crouch, and crawl.Overtime may be required and is anticipated.Must be able to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.Working conditions:Position is generally assigned a daytime schedule but will be required to work extended hours to include nights and weekends.Must be available for 24 hour call-in.Tasks are performed indoors and outdoors in all types of weather conditions.Supervisory responsibility:Directs a supervisory staff of approximately 5 managers.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.



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