The primary role of the Biolab Lake Charles Engineering Manager is to provide technical expertise and leadership to the plant. The Engineering Manager is responsible for managing the plant product, process, and project engineering resources to achieve the plant's safety, quality, and production objectives. This includes alignment with the Company's values, regulatory and safety programs, and relevant industry standards.
Essential Job Functions
Responsible for managing and providing leadership to site engineering resources, including a Production Engineer, a Process Reliability, and a Capital Projects Engineer. Plans and directs the day-to-day activities of the engineering team.
Provide support to site operations in line with production demands and business goals by delivering an effective and efficient service across all interface areas.
Identify and track Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for the engineering team (project budgets, schedule compliance, planning accuracy, etc.). Drive continuous process improvement through the use of KPI metrics.
Provide troubleshooting and problem-solving expertise in support of Production and Maintenance.
Responsible for developing, implementing, and maintaining the sitewide Infrastructure Integrity Program (IIP). This includes program management of vessels, piping, metal structures, steam boilers, sitewide well, fire water systems, rail-road spur systems, and warehouses.
Responsible for developing and maintaining the Management of Change (MoC) program, which includes but is not limited to site engineering specifications, P&IDs, schematics, software, etc.
Responsible for developing and maintaining the sitewide Process Safety Management (PSM) / HAZOP program and the site Nuclear Instrument Program.
Liaison with statutory, industry and academic bodies on matters relating to construction, inspection, operation, and maintenance of chemical manufacturing facilities.
Implementation and control of standards used in the inspection, operation, and maintenance of plant and equipment to maintain the appropriate level of integrity.
Responsible for changes to existing plant and equipment to appropriate standards within the Management of Change Program.
Maintain and communicate knowledge of best practices, new regulations, and standards to ensure site operations meet regulatory requirements
Responsible for developing, implementing, and maintaining the sitewide Document Management Program (DMP).
Serves as the primary interface to the Biolab product Research and Development (R&D) group as well as to the Biolab customer plants, which use product streams produced by the Lake Charles plant.
Identify long-term process improvement opportunities for optimized equipment utilization and process efficiencies, margin improvement, reliability, and energy utilization.
Coordinates with the Leadership to develop, maintain and execute the appropriate process and engineering standards to ensure production reliability, equipment sustainability, and quality assurance.
Maintain a good understanding of industry standards, regulations, and codes, including ASME, NFPA, ASME, OSHA, and local, state & federal regulations.
Collaborate with Operations and Maintenance teams to ensure proper planning, scheduling of labor and equipment, budgeting, and engineering coverage for turn-arounds.
Maintain departmental budget by reviewing financial statements, monitoring efficiencies, labor cost, and other department expenses.
Work extended hours, including nights and weekends, in a chemical plant environment and during periods of inclement weather. Access areas of plant using stairs and/or ladders to inspect process and mechanical equipment. Respond to trouble conditions as needed, including during off-hours.
Bachelor's Degree in Chemical or Mechanical Engineering with 7-10 years of experience in chemical plant engineering and operations.
Minimum of 5 years of Engineering management experience required with demonstrated ability to manage, lead and motivate plant engineering teams.
Strong knowledge of chemical manufacturing practices, process systems, liquids handling and processing, solids handling and processing, and hazardous chemical handling and storage is mandatory.
Strong knowledge of quality assurance and control practices and in PSM / HAZOP programs.
Strong knowledge in engineering and construction standards, materials, and companies/vendors processes
Experience in managing capital projects, large equipment purchases, installation and qualification, and building construction or retrofit.
Ability to understand business objectives, strategies, and directions and develop and implement action plans accordingly.
Ability to handle multiple priorities and remain focused and organized.
Ability to effectively delegate responsibility and manage the work activities of others.
Ability to establish goals and objectives which are specific, measurable, achievable, and relevant.
Strong communication (written and verbal), interpersonal and organizational skills, and the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with all levels of staff and contractors
Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications in addition to SAP and Project Management software such as Smartsheet or MS Project.
Must possess a positive attitude, be team-oriented, ambitious, quality-driven, and of the highest integrity
Strong communication skills, oral and written.
Ability to travel (up to 10%)
The above statements describe the general nature and level of work performed by this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all essential job functions, knowledge, skills, abilities, efforts, and physical or working conditions associated with a position.
We create the products and brands that people trust to clean, sanitize, and protect their homes, pools, and cars. We are one of North America’s largest independent consumer product manufacturers with 20 North American manufacturing facilities. We also operate globally in Europe, Asia, UK, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa. We are known by our portfolio of over 40 brands including Spic and Span® and Comet® cleaning products, Clorox® Pool&Spa™ (under license), BioGuard®, and Natural Chemistry® pool chemicals, and Prestone® and Holts® automotive performance chemicals. We are also the #1 producer in North America for store-brand (“private label”) bleach and a leading private label provider of laundry detergent and additives, dishwashing products, general purpose cleaning and other home care products.
Our global team of over 2,500 employees drive our capabilities in product development, product formulation, strategic sourcing, manufacturing, packaging design, brand marketing, project management, quality assurance, compliance, distribution, and logistics.
Our organization is constantly evolving and is driven by a set of “One KIK” values – a dedication to following through on com...mitments in a customer-focused, profit-motivated way; while never compromising on safety, ethics, or integrity.