Plant Manager, Bayport & La Porte SMR

Air Liquide Pasadena , TX 77502

Posted 5 months ago

Company presentation

World leader in gases, technologies and services for Industry and Health, Air Liquide is present in 80 countries with approximately 65,000 employees and serves more than 3 million customers and patients. Oxygen, nitrogen and hydrogen have been at the core of the company's activities since its creation in 1902. Air Liquide's ambition is to be the leader in its industry, delivering long-term performance and acting responsibly.

Entity and activity description

Air Liquide Large Industries provides our customers with industrial gas and energy solutions that are vital to their own industrial production. We own and operate over 2,000 miles of industrial gas pipelines in the U.S. supplying mainly oxygen, nitrogen, hydrogen and syngas in large quantities from multiple production sources to major customers in the chemicals, petrochemicals, refining and steel industries. Our pipeline operations and industrial gas production facilities are closely monitored 24/7 within our leading-edge operations control center located in Houston, Texas. Our operations control group monitors over 89,000 data points and assists with product supply and coordination. We are constantly optimizing our supply network to provide high reliability and energy efficiencies allowing Air Liquide to adjust supply needs more quickly and effectively enabling growth to our customers.

Candidate must have valid employment authorization in the U.S. and must not require visa sponsorship now or in the future. This position is not open for non-immigrant visa sponsorship.

Job Responsibilities

The individual will perform (but not be limited to) the following responsibilities:

Complies with Regulatory

  • Operates the facility in compliance with all governmental regulations and Air Liquide policies.

  • Maintains all necessary licenses and permits.

  • Provides all regulatory training and maintains documentation.

  • Reports and investigates all incidents and ensures corrective actions are completed in a timely manner.

  • Ensures that all performance evaluations, hiring, promotions and assignments are free of any form of discrimination.

Operates the Plant Safely and Reliably:

  • Implements and maintains the LIVES system.

  • Owns Key Operating Documents. Ensures updated red-line PID's at all times. Displays detailed understanding of content and significance of each document.

  • Makes plant and process decisions and performs process troubleshooting. Establishes clear delegation of this authority to trained subordinates.

  • Ensures delivery of the quality and quantity of product required by the business.

  • Partners with the Reliability Center to execute predictive and preventive maintenance to eliminate failures and unplanned maintenance.

  • Partners with the Reliability Center to execute planned maintenance turnarounds and unexpected events. Ensures plant staff are engaged in support of TAR planning.

  • Sets and maintains high housekeeping standards to exemplify and improve the Air Liquide image.

  • Keeps plant hazard analysis current and displays thorough knowledge of possible hazards and associated safeguards.

  • Ensures Adherence to Management of Change procedure.

  • Maintains adherence with IMS requirements including compliance with current GTs

  • Maintains Responsible Care certification as required

  • Ensures all action items from audits and other sources assigned to the plant are completed on time.

  • Ensures compliance to PM and PdM requirements.

  • Ensures maintenance work is planned, scheduled, and completed effectively.

  • Approves all critical work permits (hot work, confined space, etc.)

Develops and Leads People:

  • Models exemplary safety behavior, leads by personal example.

  • Works to achieve "Zero Accidents" by taking a leadership role in safety.

  • Conducts an annual performance review with each employee.

  • Implements individual development plans annually and provides training and coaching to improve performance.

  • Instills a culture of strict adherence to operational policies and procedures.

  • Completes Personal Development System goals as defined in annual review.

Manages Costs:

  • Understands, monitors, optimizes and is accountable for operating costs within authorized budget. This includes variable and fixed costs as well as capital budget.

  • Maintains a long term capital improvement plan for reliability, growth, safety, environmental, and efficiency.

  • Utilizes national purchasing agreements and frame agreements

  • Works closely with RC to develop annual maintenance budget including base run rate, special projects, equipment overhauls and annual TAR plans.

  • Partners with Corporate Supply Management and Field Sourcing Specialists to insure the best value is obtained for all outsourced work and materials

Required Qualifications

General Requirements:

  • Mechanical or Chemical Engineering degree required OR equivalent related operations experience required in lieu of degree AND 8+ years process industry experience.

  • Ability to work extended hours as business needs dictate.

Skill Set/Knowledge/Expertise:

  • Technical and working understanding of the SMR process.

  • Familiarity with regulatory requirements for operating plants, including Process Safety Management, OSHA regulations, EPA regulations, state and local requirements.

  • Solid foundation in engineering/technical fundamentals and operations to accept/apply /challenge external technical recommendations

  • Trained in process safety elements and process safety management

  • Knowledgeable and trained in root cause analysis and is able to lead investigations.

  • Able to deliver and explain training material to operating personnel.

  • Extremely organized and effective at time management able to establish and maintain a plant filing system, control of engineering documents, and remain organized and efficient around plant priorities. Ability to read and red-line key operating documents.

  • Displays mechanical and electrical aptitude for equipment operation and troubleshooting.

  • Excellent communication and team leadership skills.

  • General understanding of accounting principles and working knowledge of plant operating budget.

  • Knowledgeable in general maintenance management processes and procedures include work management, planning and scheduling, pm compliance and TAR planning

  • Knowledgeable in the capital process including ACE submittal, simple economic analysis

Physical Requirements:

  • On call nights, weekends and holidays as required.

  • Infrequent travel typically 1-2 trips per year.

Preferred Qualifications

Core Behaviors

  • Typical Level Exhibited for Success:
  • Organizational Commitment (OC-1): Sacrifices for unit's good

  • Flexibility (FLX-2): Motivates organization to adapt its strategy

  • Initiative (INT-3): Acts 3-5 years ahead

  • Achievement Motivation (ACH-4): Makes cost-benefit analysis

  • Customer Service Orientation (CSO-5): Uses a long-term perspective

  • Teamwork and Cooperation (TW-6): Builds team spirit

  • Integrity (INTEG-7): Admits mistakes publicly

Key Behaviors

  • Typical Level Exhibited for Success:
  • Concern for Order and Quality (CO-10): Develops systems

  • Discretionary Effort (DE-11): Makes heroic efforts

  • Impact and Influence (IMP-18): Masters understanding of underlying needs/issues

  • Organization Awareness (OA-19): Understands organizational politics

  • Developing Others (DEV-23): Creates new teaching/training

  • Team Leadership (TL-24): Positions self as the leader

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