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Shift Manager


INEOS Aromatics

Interested in joining a winning team? A team whose employees share in the ownership of the business and are empowered to make a difference?

This position leads the shift operations organization during normal work hours and supervises all plant activities and personnel during off-hours and holidays.   Provides safety, regulatory compliance, reliability, and production leadership and ensures accountability through the shift operations organization.  Accountability and authority to ensure assigned unit operations plan/objectives and maintenance activities are carried out in a safe and efficient manner. Makes decisions directly related to operations that impact fixed & variable cost.  Ensures appropriate resources (internal and external) are in place to manage any environmental issues that arise during off-hours and holidays.  Supports plant training function by managing training activities to support unit plans. Serves as Incident Commander in the event of a spill, fire, or natural disaster until relieved by Emergency Response personnel. 

Key Accountabilities

  • Ensure clear accountability and minimum standards for shift teams
  • Provide direction and ensure operational plans (production plans, night notes, etc.) are carried out site wide. Has the authority and responsibility to ensure required shift work is completed.
  • Make decisions related to the operating conditions, maintenance activities and personnel discipline to eliminate safety hazards, improve total plant efficiencies, and/or reduce interruptions/downtime.
  • Provides optimization support to unit engineering. Identifies specific variable and fixed costs reduction opportunities.
  • Has responsibility for the safety of the plant and docks. Ensure accountability and discipline standards are maintained. Inform Asset Managers prior to disciplinary actions when possible.
  • Facilitate and coordinate tactical execution of Operations to meet strategic objectives.
  • Support emergency procedure training objectives, including SOP updates and other required improvements to ensure operational readiness for upsets.
  • Maintains schedules, overtime requirements and approves paysheets (operations coverage, HAZOP, training, attendance, etc.).
  • Resolves shift issues as well as intra-department issues with, maintenance, and other areas of the plant. Ensure teamwork through coaching, work assignments, and follow up. Work with the shift to develop empowerment and encourage decision-making at the Operator level.
  • Provides proper oversight and self-verification of reviewing and authorizing unit and area permits
  • Ensure all required activities are carried out per maintenance and operations work plans and schedules during off-hours. Shift Manager communicates operational concerns to Maintenance Coordinator as needed.
  • Ensure proper procedure compliance and execution, and that necessary revisions/deviations are documented.
  • Provides self-verification of Control-of-Work Documents (permits, policies, operating procedures, etc.) for accuracy and consistency to ensure compliance.
  • Maintain a big picture view of areas as well as how issues occurring externally impact the plant and docks. Communicate to plant management on safety, environmental, or process issues.
  • Leads operations during emergency situations. Assures proper reporting of incidents and assignments are made within operations.
  • Serve as communications link between all Departments and personnel on-site after hours.
  • Communicate to appropriate functional personnel when operational issues arise on shift that impact ability to achieve objectives.
  • Provides leadership to achieve shift operations performance expectations related to operator rounds, electronic logs, digital rounds, shift handover, procedure compliance, equipment preperation and readiness, Control of Work and Isolations
  • Supports operator training, competency gap identifications, assessment, and gap closure with Learning and Development personnel
  • Review all aspects of training and enforce compliance to mandatory safety training requirements (ie. Operators are up to date on mandatory safety training prior to being allowed to work).
  • Understand how the work of Operations Shift Teams affect the environment, provide day-to-day leadership to minimize impact on the environment, communicate the importance of these issues to your shift team, and support the site Environmental Management System (EMS).
  • Compliance with and promotion of different behavioral and process safety initiatives and measures – supporting 20 INEOS SHE Principles, IGGN’s, SHE KPI’s, risk assessments, etc. These initiatives are reviewed on yearly appraisals.

Education and Experience:

  • Seven (7) year’s Operating Experience in a Petrochemicals site.
  • Degree required: HS Diploma or GED
  • Certifications Required: None
  • Language(s) Needed: Must have excellent verbal and written skills in English

Job Requirements:


  • Performance Bias
  • Innovation
  • Business Insight
  • SHE Skills
  • Taking the Lead
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Partnership & Teamworking
  • Digital Skills
  • Wise Decisions


  • Technical Disciplines
  • Operations Competencies
  • Unit Specific Competencies

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.

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