DuPont Polymer Unit Maintenance Group Leader in Orange, Texas

Polymer Unit Maintenance Group Leader (Job Number: 192987W-01)

Description

Dow DuPont Packaging and Industrial Polymers business seeks a Maintenance Group Leader for the Polymer Units to lead the organization responsible for continuous improvement in equipment reliability and mechanical repair of the high pressure compression and extrusion facilities at Sabine River Works in Orange, Texas. The three High Pressure Autoclave Units produce Low Density Polyethylene products that support specialty global markets. The Autoclave Unit operations is 24/7.

Dow DuPont Packaging and Industrial Polymers is a strong contributor to the corporation. We produce a broad range of specialty, high-value polymers for films, molding, lamination, and compounding. These products are used in applications such as food packaging, construction, wire & cable, and golf balls. Our business is dedicated to growth through product innovation, customer partnership, and active pursuit of global joint ventures that are strongly supported by the corporation.

The Sabine River Works site employs approximately 800 DuPont employees and a large number of contractors.

Comprised of several business units, SRW includes: Autoclaves (Units C/D/G), Copolymer Specialties Division (CSD), Incinerator (SES), Power Generation (water/steam/co-gen), and Ethylene. The units work cooperatively to produce pellets that are used in a variety of products including: perfume bottle caps, food packaging, and golf balls – to name a few.

Ethylene copolymers is a strong contributor to the corporation, representing Dow DuPont Packaging and Industrial Polymers portfolio. We produce a broad range of specialty, high-value polymers for films, molding, lamination, and compounding. These products are used in applications such as food packaging, construction, wire & cable, and golf balls. We have more than 2,000 customers in 70 countries. Our business is dedicated to growth through product innovation, customer partnership, and active pursuit of global joint ventures that are strongly supported by the corporation. Sabine River Works Facility is located in Southeast Texas, along the Sabine River, bordering the State of Louisiana.

Orange, TX, has “Small town charm, world class culture” with a surrounding area that’s known as “a sportsman’s

paradise.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage, lead and set expectations for all levels in the maintenance work group (ie: Work Activity Coordinators, Specialists, Technicians).

  • Set expectations and hold employees accountable for Core Value compliance (SHE/PSM, Ethics, Environmental

Stewardship & Respect for People) and model the appropriate behavior.

  • Responsibility for overall coordination of group activities related to the setup, installation, maintenance and repair of

equipment, tools and machinery to ensure safe and reliable equipment operation of the High Pressure Autoclave Units. Includes Dow DuPont employees and contract employees for all maintenance activities.


Ensures safe, environmentally sound, reliable equipment facilities thru setting standards, improvement activities,

utilization of group resources and formulating policies in a team environment.


Manages the planning & scheduling, staffing, and execution of daily equipment repairs, Turnarounds, and Capital

Projects.


Develop short and long-term area plans for improvement activities, effective use of resources, training, and critical spare parts.

  • Work closely with the site Reliability Engineering group to analyze equipment data and drive continuous improvement on equipment uptime.

Responsible for setting direction and implementing key initiatives in support of key business objectives.


Proactively interfaces with other area and site leaders, eg. peer Area Managers and Unit Managers on key topics related to the area.


Facilitate and drive Visual Management and 5S philosophy to support the site DuPont Production System (DPS) efforts within the area.

  • Leads continuous learning and development efforts to ensure the area is energized and performing at peak levels.

Initiates the awards and recognition process for individuals / teams to celebrate the areas accomplishments.


Serves as a member of the Site Maintenance Excellence and Reliability Team (SMERT) which is a team made up of the other site Maintenance Area Managers responsible for setting site policies on maintenance and personnel issues.

Qualifications

Required:

  • Bachelor’s Degree (Engineering Degree Preferred)

  • Minimum of 5 years of maintenanceexperience with prior supervisory experience in maintenance arena whichincludes working knowledge of Safety/Health/Environmental, Process SafetyManagement, Quality, and Continuous Improvement systems.

  • Ability to collect & analyzedata, identify solutions, assess risk factors, and make sound businessdecisions.

  • Strong oral and written skills withthe ability to communicate effectively with Production, Technical and othersite work groups.

Preferred:

  • Six Sigma Black Belt or Green BeltCertified / Lean Manufacturing Methodology

  • Experience and knowledge in use ofSAP-PM and Financial systems

  • High Hazard Process Experience

  • Chemical Industry Experience

Primary Location: NA-United States-Texas-Orange

Organization: Transportation & Advanced Polymers

Schedule: Full-time

Education Level: Bachelor's Degree (±16 years)

Employee Status: Regular

Job Type: Experienced

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