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INEOS Olefins & Polymers USA

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INEOS Olefins and Polymers USA

Job Title

Mechanical & Contractor Management Supervisor


Chocolate Bayou Works (CBW)

Alvin, Texas

Closing date

July 11, 2022

Organizational context and job purpose

The Olefins & Polymers USA division of INEOS is one of the largest producers of olefins and polyolefins in North America. From its manufacturing locations at Chocolate Bayou and the Battleground Manufacturing Complex, it is a merchant marketer of butadiene, ethylene, polypropylene and high-density polyethylene with annual revenue of over $4b.

The Chocolate Bayou Site is located in Southeastern Texas about 40 miles South of Houston and consists of two Olefins units that produce approximately 3bn pounds/year of ethylene, 2 Polypropylene units that produce approximately 800m pounds/ year of polypropylene, and the Light Ends storage & transfer facilities at Stratton Ridge.

How the Role Fits In:

The Mechanical & Contractor Management Supervisor has the ultimate role to promote safety, ensure that the site meets its obligations of zero injuries, no harm to people, and no damage to the environment.  He/she ensures that their team execute work in a safe and productive manor.  He/she will also work with proprietary and Contractor personnel to deliver economic metrics, increase reliability and productivity.

The Mechanical & Contractor Management Supervisor reports to the Furnace Maintenance Superintendent.  This position is responsible for managing the INEOS Chocolate Bayou Main Shop, which consists of the Machine Shop, RV Shop, Auto Shop, Tool Room, and the Electronics/Radio Repair Shop.  This position is responsible for the leadership and development of 3 machine shop employees, Electronic/Radio shop employee, and the RV/Rental Equipment Administrative Assistant.  This position will also be responsible for managing and providing oversite, from a job representative perspective, to the tool room attendant and the auto shop team as well as working together with the Furnace Maintenance Superintendent to coordinate on site contractor support for the Hoist & Crane and United Rental service groups.    

Responsibilities AND Accountabilities

Accountability 1:  SHE Stewardship

  • The position is accountable for understanding and putting into practice the INEOS 20 Principles.  Additionally, this position has a special responsibility to cascade the understanding of these principles throughout their work group.
  • Leads by example and ensures work group is in compliance with CBW SHE policies and procedures.
  • Leads the work group’s efforts in promoting and demonstrating safe behaviors through personal and team participation in SHE activities including incident investigations, HAZOP's, audits, observations, housekeeping and in reviewing team and others' safety incidents and near misses.
  • Ensure SHE delivery, compliance and self-verification processes for departmental maintenance activities.
  • Responsible for Asset Care management of the Y2 shop and surrounding laydown yards.
  • Support the Dutyholders for the elevators across the site to ensure inspections and maintenance meet IGGN standards.

Accountability 2:  Financial Stewardship

  • Manage costs to facilitate Total Cash Fixed Costs are at or below budget.
  • Maintain costs within budget for each cost center.
  • Site lead for actively reducing the number of rentals on site by ensuring good utilization and budgeting purchases to restore fleet.
  • Manage the cost and maintenance of tools and shop equipment repairs.
  • Work with contractors to reduce the average monthly dollar amount of overdue tool returns to the tool room.
  • Accrue costs in months that materials or services are received and continue to accrue until goods receipt or service entry is completed.
  • Work with suppliers to ensure invoices are received no later than 90 days after the materials or service was received.
  • Provide accurate monthly accruals for contractor services.
  • Ensure equipment and maintenance records are maintained and up to date.
  • Continually look for opportunities to improve plant reliability and to reduce fixed cost.
  • Plan, manage and track costs in your area of responsibility to ensure monthly GFO forecasts are within +/- 5% of actual monthly costs.
  • Develop Main Shop planning and scheduling process to facilitate efficient and effective use of resources.
  • Conduct monthly review of open maintenance orders.
  • Coordinate shop work during normal hours.
  • Coordinate all emergency/off-hours work that requires troubleshooting, scope definition, parts acquisition and coordination between crafts and contractors that impacts unit

Accountability 3:  Internal Customers

  • Maintain an accurate and current inventory for the tool room to support site needs.
  • Work with Hoist & Crane to coordinate and optimize support for site needs
  • Work with United Rentals to coordinate and optimize support for site needs
  • Ensure that all PM’s and Inspections are completed before target dates.
  • Support TAR preparation and execution of the work performed by the assigned craft group
  • Support reliability engineering with recommended changes to the frequency of PM’s
  • Support incident investigations across site as necessary.
  • Support site safety programs.
  • Track equipment repair progress to ensure plant reliability and capability meet site performance metrics

Accountability 4:  People Stewardship

  • Ensure the workforce receives adequate training and have the tools necessary to perform their roles safely and efficiently.
  • Mentor, coach, motivate, and champion the development of the team to deliver exceptional business performance by providing opportunities for development and enhancement of skills and competencies.
  • Prioritize workload and conduct team meetings to maintain fluent delivery while enhancing team productivity.
  • Promote high work standards and quality from all team disciplines.
  • Perform annual evaluations and competency assessments of direct reports.
  • Identify direct report competency gasp and develop plans to close those gaps.
  • Identify the resource levels required to provide adequate level of service to the business and our customer
  • Identify and define training requirement and resources levels related to training and development.

Skills & Knowledge Required

Education/Experience Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent
  • Preference will be given to individuals with a strong mechanical background and aptitude as well as supervisory experience.

Technical Skills:

  • Knowledge of leading SHE activities, meetings, and inspections and to ensure compliance with plant policies and procedures, OSHA, PSM, DOT, and EAP
  • Proven commitment and delivery of SHE compliance.

Key skills and competencies are:

  • Strong work ethic
  • Results-driven and impactful
  • Able to relate to multiples levels in the organization
  • Able to delegate and hold people accountable
  • Possess integrity and able to engender trust
  • Strongly developed interposal, leadership and communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to lead diverse groups or people successfully
  • Possesses a trach record for accomplishment in leading roles by driving accountability
  • Strong demonstrated ability to manage, progress and deliver multiple ad competing priorities
  • Ability positively influence others/promote philosophy
  • Defines personal success in the terms of the whole team
  • Makes timely ad effective decisions, includes use of good judgement and consideration of proper balance between benefits/risks.
  • Creates strong morale and spirit, feeling of belonging to the team, broadly shares both routine and important tasks.

Our culture is one of honesty and integrity with an emphasis on safety, health and environmental performance.On our team, people are acknowledged for embracing new practices that help create real value for customers.