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Manufacturing Process Lead

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Compensation Grade

ACE-USD-SAL

The Manufacturing Process Leader is responsible for leading Projects, AVIPs, and Vacation Relief in our manufacturing area.  His/her goal is to help the plant meet safety, quality, and manufacturing targets, as well as to support and align with the company objectives. This role will work a 10-hour schedule Monday-Thursday when they are not covering vacations or other schedule vacancies.

Responsibilities

  • Lead projects in manufacturing areas such as, but not limited to, AVIPs, Expansions, and Improvement Projects.
  • Lead on putting all the required documentation for returning equipment back to service with proper documentation and signed off for assigned projects.
  • Responsible for directing field activities and actions taken by workers to ensure safe and reliable outcome.
  • Active on vacation and cross training relief around Shift Process Leaders (SPLs).
  • Responsible for gaining and maintaining process knowledge of the units and process changes to the units, to enable effective operation and detection of unusual process conditions; uses knowledge to troubleshoot and resolve issues. Assist in implementing corrections to minimize impact to operations and eliminate root cause.
  • Draft and revise documents and procedures, as necessary.
  • Responsible for entering high quality Work Notifications (WN) that don’t require rework or reject and communicate needs to TMs and WEC.
  • Follows up on submitted WN to ensure proper visibility and priority has been assigned.
  • Follows up on rejected WN with operators to ensure proper troubleshooting and feedback is provided.
  • Responsible for initiating safety device bypass approval and managing the removal of the bypass in accordance with procedure. 
  • Responsible for personal safety, the safety of co-workers and promoting a safe work environment; responsible for carrying out all work activities in compliance with state and federal environmental regulations.
  • Model safe behaviors and good housekeeping and always adheres to Basic Safety Expectations.
  • Takes personal leadership role in daily activities, task planning, incident investigations with RCA, MOC process, PHAs, near miss reviews, audits and other activities and work performance as they relate to the site's key focus areas of Safety, Environmental, Quality, Reliability, and Cost of operation.
  • Ensure proper work turnover by providing effective written and oral communications to the crews that cover routine and non-routine issues, problems faced, unit operating conditions, etc.
  • Participating in training and assisting in the training of new employees.
  • Startup, shutdown, isolation, and decontamination of plant equipment.
  • Communicate clear expectations to the crew and to other stakeholders.
  • Coordinate maintenance activities in area of project responsibility.

Leadership

  • Connects decision making to core values and is committed to hiring team members with the right core values.
  • Ensures all procedures and checklists are followed in all cases without exception. If there is an error or gap in those procedures or checklists, has the accountability to ensure that they are reviewed for quality and accurate content.
  • Responsible for the safety of the team above any other outcome, does not knowingly allow departure from area procedures, safety rules, Process Safety Ground Rules, or Life Saving Rules under any condition.
  • Responsible for ensuring that all necessary operational and/or safety training is fully implemented and reinforced, that our employees have the knowledge to work safely in our facilities, and employees know they have the right and duty to stop work if they identify an unsafe condition, process, or practice.
  • Responsible for identifying and communicating specific training opportunities to stakeholders.
  • Proactively identify issues that could impact operations, work to address those issues or escalate them promptly to reduce potential impact.
  • Responsible for conflict management for team members.
  • Sharing and adapting best practices across crews to provide a consistent experience for all team members, regardless of crew and/or unit.
  • Leads with optimism, confidence, and clarity to help team members feel engaged, value their role, and feel good about the company direction and strategy.
  • Leads with a winning attitude to motivate team to increased levels of employee commitment and maintains a “can do” spirit.
  • Role models a high work ethic and expects the same from team members.
  • Maintains focus and direction while minimizing distractions.
  • Provides accurate and timely communication to co-workers and works with other functions to improve individual and system performance. Provides ideas, raises concerns, and promotes an environment in which everyone is treated with respect.
  • Participate in effective crew safety and project meetings, lead as requested by management.  

Required Qualifications:

  • 18 Years of Age with a High School diploma or GED.
  • 5+ years of Operator experience in chemical manufacturing.
  • Must possess or obtain a Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) card prior to first day of employment.
  • Possess a current, valid license to operate a motor vehicle in the United States.
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States on a permanent basis without visa sponsorship (U.S. citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident).
  • Possess skills, knowledge, and training related to implementation of life critical processes: LOTO, system and process openings, working at heights, hot work, confined space entry, energized electrical work.
  • Strong knowledge of chemicals and their safe handling.
  • Strong process troubleshooting/problem solving skills.
  • Basic understanding of window-based programs: MS Word, MS Excel, Outlook.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Well-developed teamwork and leadership skills.
  • Self-initiated learning.
  • Time management processes and skills.
  • Self-initiated corrective actions/follow-through.

Desired Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

  • Knowledge of regulatory requirements (i.e., OSHA, EPA, TCEQ, RCRA)
  • Console Operator experience preferred
  • Leadership experience preferred
  • Well experienced with safe work practices and Life Saving Rules
  • Experience with maintenance activities
  • Experience with Emergency Response
  • Process Technology degree
  • Proven record delivering high impact projects.

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions:

  • Must be willing and able to work outside, year-round under various weather conditions. INEOS Acetyls - Texas City is a 24-hour, 365 days per year operation.
  • Must be able to work 12 hour rotating shifts (which may include nights, weekends and some holidays) and provide overtime coverage of 5am – 5pm & 5pm to 5am for vacation relief duties
  • The candidate must be capable of climbing (scaffolds, towers, vessels, etc.) and working at heights.
  • Able to lift/push/pull up to 50 pounds
  • The ability to work in a confined space and from elevated platforms
  • Able to wear appropriate protective equipment
  • Required to participate in Respiratory Fit Testing Program
  • Basic computer skills are a requirement for this position
  • The critical competencies for this position are communication, teamwork, problem solving and decision-making, results orientation, initiative, relationship building, and technological orientation.
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