Plant Manager

Company Name:
Air Liquide USA LLC
## Job Description
The successful candidate for this role based in Geismar Louisiana will be responsible for the successful operation of three 1500 ton Air Separation plants, one Frame 7EA cogeneration unit and one Hydrogen Purification Unit. The successful candidate will operate the facilities in a safe, reliable, efficient manner and comply with FDA and CGMP standards. The successful candidate must have the ability to work well with people and support the technical knowledge and development of their sites employees. The successful candidate must be a solution orientated professional who will drive issues to closure inside their location and with groups outside of MRPL in a constructive and effective manner.
Job Responsibilities:
Operates complex Air Liquide facilities safely and reliably by complying with regulatory requirements, developing and leading personnel, managing costs effectively, and developing personal skills and competencies. Complies with Regulatory Requirements
Operates the facility in compliance with all governmental regulations and Air Liquide policies.
Maintains all necessary licenses and permits.
Provides all regulatory training and maintains documentation.
Reports and investigates all incidents and ensures corrective actions are complete.
Ensures that all performance evaluations, hiring, promotions and assignments are free of any form of discrimination. Operates the Plant Safely and Reliably
Meets or exceeds company safety standards.
Implements and maintains the LIVES system.
Owns Key Operating Documents. Maintains updated red-lines at all times. Displays detailed understanding of content and significance of each document.
Makes plant and process decisions and performs process troubleshooting. Establishes clear delegation of this authority to trained subordinates.
Fosters positive customer relationships.
Delivers the quality and quantity of product required by the business.
Partners with the Maintenance Center to execute predictive and preventive maintenance to eliminate catastrophic failures and unplanned maintenance.
Sets and maintains high housekeeping standards to exemplify and improve the Air Liquide image.
Keeps plant hazard analysis current and displays thorough knowledge of possible hazards and associated safeguards.
Adheres to Management of Change procedure. Develops and Leads People
Models exemplary safety behavior, leads by personal example. Models exemplary safety behavior, leads by personal example.
Works to achieve "Zero Accidents" by taking a leadership role in safety.
Conducts an annual performance review with each employee.
Implements individual development plans annually and provides training and coaching to improve performance.
Provides candid constructive input to management decisions and actively supports those decisions.
Insists on adherence to administrative and operational policies and procedures.
Completes Personal Development System goals as defined in annual review. Manages Costs
Understands, monitors and optimizes operating costs within authorized budget.
Identifies and implements opportunities to reduce costs within delegated authorization.
Participates in the Evergreen Capital Planning Process.
Controls overtime within established limits.
Continuously improves efficiency and availability indicators.
Proactively utilizes local purchasing buyer national purchasing agreements and frame agreements.
General Requirements:
Mechanical or Chemical Engineering degree preferred plus 10+ years process industry experience
Equivalent combination of education and experience acceptable.
Technical and working understanding of ASU's and cogeneration process.
Familiarity with regulatory requirements for operating plants, including Process Safety Management, OSHA regulations, EPA regulations, EEOC guidelines, FDA regulations, state and local requirements.
Ability to lead root cause analysis investigations.
Computer literacy - familiarity with MS Office package, able to remotely access Intranet and learn to use internal systems such as Pilgrim, Evergreen Capital Planning, Maximo and Oracle Cost Reporting.
Trainable on Distributed Process Control (DCS) operation and troubleshooting
Able to deliver and explain training material to operating personnel.
Extremely organized and effective at time management - able to establish and maintain a plant filing system and control of engineering documents. Ability to read and red-line key operating documents.
Displays mechanical and electrical aptitude for equipment operation and troubleshooting.
Working knowledge of commercial agreements and Air Liquide customer relations.
Excellent communication and team leadership skills.
Leads by providing an outstanding example. General understanding of accounting principles and working knowledge of plant operating budget.
Ability to work extended hours and shift work as business needs dictate.
On call nights, weekends and holidays as required -rotation with plant engineer.
Willing to relocate family for promotional opportunity. (Baton Rouge - New Orleans Area)
Requisition Number: 5707
Job Title: Plant Manager
Area of Interest: Operations
Country: U.S.
City: Geismar
State / Province: Louisiana

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