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Head of Technical and Maintenance

Part of INEOS Group, INEOS Tyssedal is a specialised metallurgical conversion plant in Norway. The new Head of Technical and Maintenance will provide overall leadership for the safe, reliable, legally compliant, environmentally sound and profitable maintenance of equipment for manufacture of products at the plant according to the strategy of business management. 



Reporting to the CEO and part of the leadership team, the Head of Technical and Maintenance leads the Technology and Maintenance department.  

Key responsibilities include: 

  • SHE Excellence Champion for the 20 principles of process and behavioral safety and life-saving rules  
  • Perform as the Maintenance & Technical Manager  
  • Drive to SHE (including process safety) targets and demonstrate improvements for employees and contractors. 
  • Prepare, agree and ensure delivery of annual maintenance fixed cost budget. Lead the analysis of maintenance spend and the identification and implementation of cost improvement initiatives.  
  • Develop systems to ensure reliability continually improves across the complex by improving equipment “bad actor” performance. 
  • Define and implement asset maintenance programs and procedures to maintain or improve asset performance and condition and develop plans to improve equipment reliability. 
  • Select, coach and manage leaders for mechanical and electrical departments, asset engineers to ensure defined statutory and Ineos engineering standards and requirements are understood and complied with 
  • Lead the use of engineering and maintenance Best Practice and Engineering Excellence 
  • Lead and coordinate CapEx projects for the site and ensure progress according to the projects defines in the long-term plan 
  • Develop and maintain KPIs to monitor team performance. 
  • Actively manage the competence and training needs of the team 
  • Provide leadership, guidance, coaching and decision making, to ensure employees understand company goals and have the knowledge and resources needed to accomplish them.  


Experience and Qualifications 

To be successful in this role, you will ideally have: 

  • A Bachelor’s Degree, with a Bachelor of Science degree preferred. 
  • At least 10yrs experience in a similar, heavy industrial environment e.g. mining, metal processing, oil & gas 
  • Experience as a supervisor/manager, with highly developed knowledge of operations or maintenance. 
  • Leadership/management skills 
  • Knowledge or various electrical equipment, instruments and pneumatic devices is an advantage 
  • Fluency in English (written and spoken), proficiency in Norwegian is not necessary 

As a person, you are ideally: 

  • People-oriented - empathetic and keen to collaborate 
  • Curious and ambitious - motivated to drive innovation and improvements 
  • Organised - able to manage multiple priorities and deadlines 
  • An analytical thinker - prefers to use data and hard facts to take decisions 

This role will be based at the plant in Tyssedal, Norway and relocation is required if you are not already living within a commutable distance from Tyssedal. 


What We Offer 

In addition to a competitive salary and company bonus scheme, by joining INEOS Tyssedal you will be part of a welcoming and international work environment. When relocating to the area, they will be ready to support you and any family/partner joining you, to ensure that you are settled in the area and have a smooth transition. 

INEOS are innovating with new technology replacing Carbon with Hydrogen, creating a more sustainable production process, which offers an exciting opportunity to work on cutting-edge technology while making a positive impact on the environment.  

The INEOS Tyssedal plant is situated in a picturesque, historical town with many opportunities to enjoy the surrounding nature and local culture. The location is perfect for outdoor activities, conveniently near the local ski center with hiking possibilities all year round. Though remote, you are only 2 hours away from Haugesund and 3 hours from Bergen by car. 



INEOS Tyssedal is a 100% owned subsidiary of INEOS . 

A global petrochemicals manufacturer, INEOS operates 194 sites across 29 countries, generates $65 billion annually* and employs over 26,000 people. Complementing our core business, INEOS is making an impact across a range of elite sports and becoming increasingly known to consumers, with the launch of the Grenadier (our uncompromising 4x4) and INEOS Hygienics. We make change happen.