HyCo North Area Manager

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POST DATE 8/31/2016
END DATE 10/26/2016

Linde North America, Inc Toledo, OH

Company
Linde North America, Inc
Job Classification
Full Time
Company Ref #
916095
AJE Ref #
576032270
Location
Toledo, OH
Experience
Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Job Type
Regular
Education
Bachelors Degree

JOB DESCRIPTION

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JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

HSE:
Through visible leadership foster a strong safety culture and ensure a safe work environment with a commitment to zero injuries. Identify and prevent losses of all kinds and maintain compliance with the permit to work system. Ensure all Safety Standards are implemented. Lead the overall safety process for the region. Ensure that the Operations business is conducted in compliance with the product quality contractual requirements. The HyCO Northern Area Manager is responsible for ensuring the preparation and understanding of Emergency Plans for the facilities in the region and to lead site personnel in response to such emergencies.

The HyCO Northern Area Manager is the secondary interface for third party oversight and regulatory entities after the Site Managers; including but not limited to 1) local and customer owned fire departments and hazardous material response, 2) local law enforcement, 3) state and federal EPA, 4) state and federal OSHA, 5) local Emergency Planning Commissions, 6) municipal water and sewer authorities, 7) local Industrial Park committees, 8) related industry associations.

The HyCO Northern Area Manager must lead and participate in local safety programs and initiatives. The HyCO Northern Area Manager ensures completion of regularly scheduled site safety meetings by the Site Managers. The HyCO Northern Area manager ensures regular completion and reporting of RBU HSE leading and lagging indicators (eg Management Engagements, Environmental Reporting, Good Catches, housekeeping, etc).

The HyCO Northern Area Manager is primarily responsible for the proper and timely handling and reporting of site incidents and near misses. The HyCO Northern Area Manager must ensure proper management of personnel incidents and ensure proper care of injured or potentially injured employees. Root cause analysis, corrective and preventative actions and communications are the minimum expectations for each occurrence. The Communication expectation for all safety incidents includes detailed analysis and presentation to RBU HSE and RBU Head of HyCO Operations.

Implement and maintain site environmental controls for water and air pollution according to State permits. Implement and maintain Insurance inspections and risk management assessments for plant equipment.

BUSINESS PERFORMANCE:
The job holder will have direct responsibility for developing and leading high performing teams, with talents and characteristics that allow achievement of site and overall Linde goals.The HyCO Northern Area Manager must ensure the recruitment of plant employees that represent and maintain Linde's Core Values and Vision and ensure implementation of a rigorous hiring mechanism which properly identifies and maximizes relevant core competencies. The HyCO Northern Area Manager is responsible for the effective hiring and training of the Lima Operations team in preparation for start-up of Lima 3 in 2015. The HyCO Northern Area Manager is responsible for the successful delivery of the Lima 1 re-life investment in 2015. The HyCO Northern Area Manager must develop personnel to maximize productivity through challenging work environment and task diversity, while levering internal and external training resources. The HyCO Northern Area Manager must foster a cooperative, team environment, conducive to diverse backgrounds, opposing viewpoints, and open exchange of ideas. The HyCO Northern Area Manager must routinely and rigorously evaluate staff, providing timely and constructive feedback, with the objective of continuous employee development. The HyCO Northern Area Manager must consistently and swiftly address behavioral and performance issues.

The HyCO Northern Area Manager will lead the safe construction and start up of a new steam methane reformer plant facility that is situated directly alongside already operating process equipment.

Participate in and demonstrate leadership in Linde's Journey to Excellence to becoming a High Performance Organization. The HyCO Northern Area Manager must actively promote and champion the HPO Vision to site personnel. The HyCO Northern Area Manager must identify and lead projects which contribute to HPO objectives and must routinely measure and report performance against agreed HPO goals and objectives.

Develop and manage annual budgets for Lima, Lemont and Toledo to meet the plan. Interface with HyCO SMR Operations / ROC Head and HyCO ROC Manager to identify reliability improvement projects and to coordinate turnarounds. Develop and manage capital improvement programs. Set the goals and objectives for the Regional Operations team ensuring that they are aligned with the site business objectives. Effectively delegate responsibilities among the Operations resources to achieve the objectives in the most efficient manner. Recognize the need for and secure additional resources as appropriate. Adjust the priorities as plant needs dictate. Understand the boundaries of the various customer and supplier contracts and ensure compliance with the contract requirements. Develop and maintain relationship commercial team and customers to help define and steer new business opportunities. Manage operation and costs of the plant ensuring safety and reliability as well as efficiency.

The HyCO Northern Area Manager, in conjunction with Tonnage Account Management, must develop a yearly budget for the region, periodically review against established standards, and report variances to Operations Management. The HyCO Northern Area Manager must ensure timely and accurate processing of invoices to vendors and contractors. The HyCO Northern Area Manager must communicate site and division performance to local personnel and must represent the voice of executive management and their vision for success and long term performance.

RELIABILITY:
Ensure plant is operated and maintained to achieve contractual product supply reliability in compliance with the contract requirements. Evaluate, plan and execute actions to achieve and maintain world-class reliability performance of HyCO operations. Interface with the HYCO reliability manager and reliability platform leads to implement best operating practices. Ensure appropriate contingency plans are in place. Oversee the maintenance management activities ensuring proper use of defined systems and processes.

VISIBLE LEADERSHIP:
Provide leadership for the Operations personnel in setting and accomplishing annual goals and objectives. Create a high performance culture that includes development and training of Operations personnel. Set and achieve a personal high standard of performance. Drive continuous improvement.

Manage the performance of the Operations human resources, instil a high level of motivation and focus on critical objectives. Recognize and reward high performance. Prevent unplanned attrition. Continuously improve profitability by identifying projects to improve the operating efficiency, equipment reliability, and reduce operating costs. Recruit, train, develop and motivate the site Operations team. Effectively communicate within a matrix organization.

LINDE ENSURES EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY WITHOUT DISCRIMINATION OR HARASSMENT ON THE BASIS OF RACE, COLOR, CREED, RELIGION, NATIONAL ORIGIN, ALIENAGE OR CITIZENSHIP STATUS, AGE, SEX, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, GENDER IDENTITY OR EXPRESSION, MARITAL OR DOMESTIC/CIVIL PARTNERSHIP STATUS, DISABILITY, PROTECTED VETERAN STATUS, GENETIC INFORMATION, OR ANY OTHER BASIS PROTECTED BY LAW.