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Operations Support Manager

Operations Support Manager
Donde la Gente Minera Encuentra a su Gente
Número de Aviso en CareerMine: 1797488Resumen del Aviso
Título: Operations Support Manager Número de Identificación del Aviso del Empleador: R-003757
Ubicación: Calera AL Fecha de Colocación: agosto 20, 2019
Empleador: Registrante - Loguear para ver el Nombre de la Compañía Fecha Límite: octubre 18, 2019

Operations Support Manager

Job Description Summary

Regional position that directs automation, instrumentation, and reliability engineering team to meet short and long-range objectives with optimum efficiency.
Ensure that the team members are aligned and properly technically trained and that necessary tools are available.
Drive the development and implementation of a sustainable reliability centered maintenance program that includes the collection and analysis of relevant maintenance configuration/condition data to change maintenance practices that minimize in-service asset/component failures, extend equipment life and optimize maintenance costs.
Support the efficient use of the maintenance / capital budgets through the identification of plant opportunities and by enacting budget control discipline.
Support the facilities in the planning, design, procurement, installation, start-up and training for kiln capital projects.
Focus on measuring productivity improvements to attain cost optimization for reliability/automation efforts.
Develop and implement improved maintenance processes aimed at optimizing the overall productivity of the facilities.
Track Key Performance Indicators (KPI's) to measure automation/reliability, up and down time of critical maintenance.
Drive culture of change from reactive to pro-active in the approach to asset management and reliability/automation.
Lead Lean initiatives at the locations.
Support Environmental, Health and Safety (EH&S) initiatives and awareness programs.
Responsibilities, Skills & Experience RESPONSIBILITIES & EXPECTATIONS:

Reliability and availability of plant assets and equipment
  • Review and drive the updating of the Preventative Maintenance programs at the locations.
  • Establish and monitor programs for critical equipment analysis and condition monitoring techniques.
  • Create efficient spare parts inventory with a focus on development of critical spare parts inventory.
  • Develop reliability program including predictive maintenance and lubrication programs.
  • Regularly advise maintenance / production / plant management of the health of their maintenance program.
  • Lead the Root Cause Failure Analysis (RCFA) program to include the identification and resolution of equipment failures.
  • Assists the location's leadership in the direction and prioritization of needed capital projects and expenses
  • Allocate resources appropriately in the face of competing demands
  • Ensure that equipment is properly designed, selected and installed based on life-cycle philosophy.
    • Promote equipment standardization.
    • Develop standards and specifications for major maintenance overhauls.
    • Perform analysis of critical equipment failures and determine root cause.
    • Assure spare parts inventory needs of all new equipment.
    • Provide technical guidance for the CMMS (SAP).
    • Serve as the focal point for monitoring performance indicators for maintenance management.
    • Implement requirements for reliability program and ensure it is aligned with overall Operations goals
    • Champion of the Maintenance Excellence Process/Reliability Program

Lead Continuous Improvement
  • Improve the efficient operation of operations through the implementation of a robust plant instrumentation program.
  • Assure that plant instrumentation has high reliability and is quickly repaired after downtime.
  • Prioritize location automation support to balance the overall regional automation improvement needs.
  • Assure that the automation and instrumentation support functions are properly staffed and robust.
  • Track operational KPI's and provide Develop strategies to improve overall reliability and safety of plant, personnel and production processes.
  • Identify, collect, analyze, and manage various types of data to minimize failures and improve performance, and use failure analysis, RCFA, and/or other types of root cause analysis in support of reliability.
  • Lead the implementation of the Lean program and tools.
  • Drive the development of a continuous improvement culture through the use of Kaizen events and yellow belt training.

Leadership and Development of Regional Engineering Support Team
  • Provide structure, direction and feedback to regional operations support team
  • Readily share information and develop the regional operations support team by delegating to their strengths
  • Set clear guidelines and expectations for the regional operations support team
  • Establish and communicate clear roles and job performance expectations
  • Identify needs and organize technical training for the regional operations support team.
  • Lead by example: show high level of professionalism and work ethic.
  • Promote culture of continuous improvement
Environmental, Health and Safety
  • Lead by example and demonstrate EH&S leadership
  • Ensures compliance of regional operations support team with all EH&S standards, programs and requirements
  • Monitors work place to ensure a safe and healthy environment
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

  • Excellent understanding of safety and environmental procedures is required along with the desire to ensure all procedures are followed
  • Demonstrated ability to lead a diverse team in support of multiple initiatives
  • Proven ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks/projects and meet all required deadlines
  • Prior experience in heavy industry with large rotating equipment is desired
  • Prior experience in shipping and lime processes is desired
  • Proven track record of increasing responsibility and results is required
  • Training and experience leading Lean and/or Six Sigma in solving difficult problems is a plus
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills and the ability to communicate on all levels
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Strong presentation and public speaking skills
  • Strong sense of urgency in meeting customer needs
  • Demonstrated knowledge of environmental regulations and their impact on operations compliance desired
  • Must have strong working knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook and PowerPoint software. Previous SAP knowledge is a plus.
  • Up to 25% travel will be required.

Physical Demands include, but are not limited to:
  • Must be physically able to perform work assigned.
  • Must be physically capable of accessing all plant locations.
  • Tolerate working outside in severe weather conditions as well as exposure to industrial high temperature, noise and dust.
  • Access all areas within a site which could include heights of 200 feet, confined spaces, climbing ladders or stairs, and accessing tunnels.
  • Will be working in an office environment, mining, and mineral processing environment.
  • The employee will be exposed to the following working conditions: Extreme Heat and Cold, Noise, Vibration, Oils, and Atmospheric Conditions such as Dust, Fumes, and Metallic Particles.
  • The employee will be required to perform the following actions (from time to time): Standing, walking, balancing, stooping, kneeling, reaching, talking, seeing, hearing and sitting.
  • Able to lift up to 50 pounds.

Required Experience:
  • Must have at least five to seven years previous leadership experience in a fast-paced heavy manufacturing, construction, and/or mining environment.
  • Previous mechanical engineer, electrical engineer, automation/reliability, and/or maintenance experience.
  • Development and implementation of reliability system and programs.
  • Previous experience developing or implementing a maintenance system/program and preventive maintenance program.
  • 2-3 years of Project Management experience within an industrial environment.
  • Lean system and tools implementation experience.

Required Education:
  • High School Diploma or GED required
  • Bachelor's degree in engineering, business, or related technical field or demonstrated skills and ability and/or equivalent work experience in the field required
  • BS Degree in Engineering or a relevant / related field; with strong electrical, PLC control, and Mechanical Maintenance, automation, reliability background preferred
  • Master's degree preferred

[Company] offers a comprehensive benefits package including, but not limited to: medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401K, and vacation. LNA also supports employee work-life balance with telecommuting and compressed workweek options for many positions.

[Company] is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.


About Us

The Lhoist Group is a family owned shareholding with a continuously growing global reach.

We develop high quality solutions from the finest natural mineral resources. The carbonates, oxides and speciality products bring essential functionalities to our customer processes.

Driven by a passion for excellence and innovation, our employees' diverse knowledge and cultural backgrounds constitute the strength of the Lhoist Group.

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