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Plant Manager - Rhome, Texas


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Job Purpose

To lead the A-Gas plant team through continuous development of each department to achieve the company goals. Develop, set and maintain professional standards of operations in all fields including technical expertise and engineering development. Departments covered are production, laboratory technical services, shipping/receiving, and quality.

Reports to

Director of Operations

Primary Place of Work

The premises in Rhome, TX (Ft. Worth area) with travel to other A-Gas sites, customer, supplier or other sites as required.

Key Responsibilities

Manage the health, safety and welfare of staff through all operational activities including establishing safe methods and systems, ensuring staff are trained to the necessary levels and compliance with legal and quality requirements in order to minimize risk, prevent incidents and protect the business
Drive a culture of continuous improvement for quality, health and safety to achieve the level of on-going safety culture expected for a world class leading Chemicals Company.
Direct and manage the refrigerant cylinder filling, refrigerant distillation and processing team and production office team, ensuring production is efficient and transported in order to consistently deliver an excellent service and satisfy the needs and expectations of the business and customer.
Support the engineering team, ensuring that commercial requirements are planned, organized and delivered and that engineering facilities and capabilities are appropriate, in order to maintain A-Gas as a technical leader in the field.
Lead, manage and motivate the team ensuring that processes are followed for development and training, staff recruitment, disciplinary and grievance procedures and staff appraisals to secure a high level of performance and retain staff.
Contribute to the development and of the business strategy, business planning and execution to support the achievement of business goals and generate income.
Project management; Lead on and respond to the commercial needs of the business by developing operational activities ready for new product development.
Support the preparation of budgets and forecasts and manage costs, overheads and expenditure in line with these, identifying opportunities to reduce cost so as the business achieves or exceeds the budgeted profit.
Ensure good communication across the business, providing support to other departments with service improvements and consulting stakeholders on operations/engineering service improvements in order to ensuring both full functionality and continuous improvement of the business.
Represent and promote the business at external committees, boards, local regional and international events.
Strong commitment to safety and following safety procedures.
Any other tasks as required

Experience, Knowledge and Qualifications

Bachelor Degree Required
At least 5 years' experience
Previous experience in operational/chemical processing environment desired
Substantial experience of successfully managing a multi-disciplined team
Background in Lean Manufacturing
Have a detailed understanding of relevant industry standards OSHA, DOT, CGA etc.
A sound understanding of regulated systems such as ISO 9000, 14000 and 18000
Significant Industrial safety experience
A sound understanding of and experience using Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel and Outlook
An excellent understanding of the pressurised equipment directive and its requirements is desired
Understanding of chemical processing technique such as fractional distillation preferred
Experience of dealing with regulatory bodies such as the US EPA, OSHA and DOT
Experience of handling and setting of budgets and financial performance parameters
Waste management training
Toyota Production System experience and experience of working within the Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning industry preferred
Skills and Competencies

Leadership, teamwork and communication

Interest and enjoyment in working with people
Effectively leads the team, demonstrating commitment to the business and values, motivates employees and sets clear expectations, promotes team working and recognises and rewards exceptional performance
Able to challenge and debate issues of importance to the organization
Ability to delegate effectively
Able to work well within a team and build effective relationships, internally and with external customers
Excellent communication skills in both written and verbal forms, capable of communicating technical information to non-technical audiences
Good coaching skills, able to pass on experience and advice effectively to members of the team
Creates an environment to support change and takes responsibility for inspiring, leading and executing change

Task and project

Commercially aware and thinks strategically taking a long term view of the business and its external environment, anticipating factors and trends that will affect the business; able to contribute to developing business strategy
Ability to take a high level view but to understand the detail to ensure it fits into wider business objectives; able to look at situations from several viewpoints
Makes sound decisions based on analysis of facts and data, having considered all viable alternatives
Drives continuous improvement and develops efficient processes
Project management skills: Considers and executes projects successfully
Able to make effective decisions
Able to interpret financial information and to develop expertise in financial management
Well organized with good attention to detail

Self-management and motivation

Able to work calmly under pressure
Able to use own initiative to complete a task; committed to continuous improvement
Confident, enthusiastic and a team player with a 'can do' attitude; driven to achieve the optimum outcome
Has a style of working that fits with the SPOT ON values: Sense of fun, Sense of Purpose, Professionalism, Leadership, Openness, Honesty, Trust, and Respect

For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.

Primary Skills: See job description
Salary: Between -
Experience Required: 0, 5 years minimum
Clearance Level: 0
Travel: %

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