Regional Engineering and Reliability Manager

Closing Date: 16/07/2019

Location: Beaumont, Texas, USA

Company: Lucite International

Career Level: Manager

Vacancy Type: Permanent

Functional Area: Engineering and Reliability

Salary: Competitive

About the Role

Integral part of the Beaumont, Texas and Memphis, Tennessee Site Leadership Teams with responsibility for establishing and implementing management systems and practices that achieve engineering effectiveness and efficiencies for the Beaumont and Memphis sites. Lead the Engineering functions that provide engineering capabilities and project management expertise to support the Manufacturing Strategy. Manage the Reliability and Projects departments to ensure that 1) Project Excellence is implemented effectively, 2) Manage and direct the activities of personnel responsible for implementing all applicable maintenance and reliability standards for the purpose of inspecting, maintaining, monitoring, and improving the integrity and reliability of plant equipment, 3) staff are supported and developed to provide the capabilities needed by the organization.

Principal Accountabilities

Deliver World Class EHS performance in line with the site strategy through successful implementation and management of processes and best practices. Lead the organization to create and maintain a safe work environment / mindset for all employees, contractors, and visitors achieving the site’s goal of zero safety and environmental incidents.
Once formally validated and appointed as the Site Responsible Engineer, the role has the following responsibilities:
Manages and coordinates the implementation of those EHS standards which relate to the asset integrity.
Responsible for implementing and maintaining local standards, procedures, compliance auditing and regulatory compliance reporting (including required maintenance procedures and training).
Responsible for training and developing site Asset Integrity Procedure (AIP) Responsible Engineers and Nominees.
Ensures non-site based Responsible Engineers are properly supported in terms of understanding site management systems and relevant legislation.
Appoints new design authorities and design verification authorities.
Ensures site maintains organizational competence for delivery of engineering standards.
Review all proposed Management of Changes to ensure changes are in keeping with Lucite and PSM requirements (as well as site’s reliability objectives) while ensuring that adequate risk assessments are conducted and acted on prior to implementing the changes.
Establish and manage the sites asset reliability program in an effort to achieve World Class reliability and maintenance effectiveness through the implementation of accepted industry best practices in the following areas:
Work Management Process
Reliability-centered Maintenance
Contractor Management
MRO Stores Management
Ensure engineering work requests and projects are implemented effectively to support Manufacturing Strategy. Includes project leadership through the stage gate process, sanctioning process, project execution, and handoff to the operations, maintenance, and reliability functions.
Champion the continuous improvement of all aspects of capital project execution through application of Project Excellence in order to achieve or exceed Site commitments.
Successfully interact, participate, and manage development of capital expenditure budgets to meet short, medium and long-term goals.
Develop personnel capability at all levels of the organization with the right skill sets and competencies to become a high-performing team aligned to the site and regional objectives.
Monitor and manage site maintenance fixed costs to ensure budget limits are achieved.
Identify and drive improvement opportunities for all aspects Maintenance and Reliability practices and processes.
Develop the sites Asset Lifecycle capital plan to address infrastructure and equipment life sustainability and performance concerns.

Knowledge / Skills / Experience

Demonstrated leadership skills and cultural change agent. Continuously contributing and improving Asset utilization and overall Plant’s performance (effectiveness and efficiency) through KPI’s and effective coaching, mentoring, and training of engineering staff.
S. in Mechanical, Electrical or Chemical Engineering
10+ years of Maintenance and Engineering Management experience in a Manufacturing or Chemical Plant environment required with multi-site experience preferred.
Certification as a Maintenance and Reliability Professional, although not required, is preferred.
Experience in Process Safety Management especially in areas pertaining to asset integrity.
Strong leadership capabilities and communication skills (both verbal and written). Must be able to communicate at all levels in the organization.
Proficiency in management of Computer Maintenance Management Systems required.

The Company

Lucite International has a strong heritage of delivering excellence in the design, development and manufacture of some of the world’s best known acrylic products. With a heritage from DuPont and ICI, Lucite has been a leader in the application and development of acrylic technologies. The acquisition of Lucite International by Mitsubishi Rayon in 2009 further strengthened this position and established the combined companies as the global market leader in the manufacture and sales of acrylic monomers. Further integration of the Mitsubishi companies (Mitsubishi Rayon, Mitsubishi Plastics, and Mitsubishi Chemical) in 2017 created the new Mitsubishi Chemical Company (MCC) and firmly established the acrylic monomer business domain as the continued global leader in acrylic monomer, now backed by the strength of the 5th largest chemical company in the world. Mitsubishi Chemical is the only producer that utilizes all three technical routes to acrylic monomer and the only producer utilizing C2 technology as a commercial option for MMA production. As a result, Mitsubishi Chemical is not only the largest but also the most technically advantaged acrylic monomer producer in the world.

Lucite International Inc. operates as the Americas Division of Mitsubishi Chemicals’ acrylic monomer business, one of ten business domains crossing a diverse portfolio of businesses within the company. As the global leader, we manufacture and supply acrylic monomers that serve a broad base of downstream applications ranging from architectural and automotive coatings, to adhesives, to various acrylic sheet applications and specialty moldings. Our products have many applications and are found in many popular name brands of paints, adhesives, bath and spa products, and beyond.

Lucite International is also one of over twenty Mitsubishi Chemical businesses within the Americas region that span the ten global business domains within the region. As a result, careers within Lucite/MCC are not just limited to the global acrylic monomer business domain but open to a wide range of the opportunities in the region and beyond that one would expect from a large global company.

Mitsubishi Chemical is fully committed to providing solutions to the issues facing people, society, and the planet. All business strategies within the company converge on one point – to contribute to sustained worldwide development and realize what we call KAITEKI. This simple Japanese word encapsulates our Mitsubishi group philosophy to use science and innovation to create and nurture a society where quality of life improves for all in a sustainable way. It is at the very heart of why we are in business. We will continue to provide solutions for the issues of society consistent with the aims of the international communities. We will continue to promote initiatives aimed at improving sustainability such as the promotion of energy conservation, the promotion of renewable energy use, and expansion of product lines and technologies that reduce greenhouse gas emissions. As such, we have been selected as a member of the global Dow Jones Sustainability World Index as recognition of our beliefs, focus, and effort.

Our Culture

Our vision at Lucite International is to be “The undisputed leader in methacrylates as seen in the eyes of our customers, shareholders, employees, and communities”

This statement is simple yet powerful. We want to be seen as the leader in all that we do, as measured by four groups of discriminating stakeholders who share similar priorities but view our performance through different lenses.

By aggressively pursuing the ever-rising expectations of each of these we can be satisfied that we are aligned with our corporate vision to realize KAITEKI.

An example is the priority investment to build a new world scale C2 based state-of-the-art MMA plant. This project effort has recently begun that will not only enhance our ability to serve the market but will also advance our sustainability efforts through the reduced emissions, reduced energy consumption, and by using certain bio-based feedstocks.

Our Values

Finally, our values are equally important to us. We believe that by being open, honest, and supportive of each other and by working together to empower and bring out the best in each other, we will achieve our vision. We thrive together in a culture of performance, creativity, and innovation to constantly challenge the status quo and to take us to new heights. We are passionate about what we do, and we fully embrace KAITEKI.

How to apply

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