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  • Job reference: RMS0145838

Central Support Team Leader

  • Sector: Engineering
  • Location: Louisiana - Other
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 11/09/2014
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The Role:
The Central Support Team Lead is the focal point for site-wide Process Automation, Control, and Optimization Initiatives and Project Work. The Central Support Team will support the site to meet safety, environmental, production, reliability, productivity, people, and quality goals and objectives. The Team Lead provides primary supervision of team members including work distribution, mentoring/coaching, performance assessment and feedback through the goals/appraisal process. The primary responsibility in this role is to lead the team to deliver sound technical support for projects impacting not only the base plant, but also growth and expansion efforts.
• Provides an active role and support in furthering the health, safety, and environmental direction and goals both for the department and company as a whole.
• Understands Production Area priorities, work plans, procedures and goals and how they fit with overall site plans, strategies and goals.
• Understands the Business Improvement Process, Site’s project priorities and manages staffing accordingly.
• Leads the group in understanding and supporting the Downstream Manufacturing Work Processes.
• Prioritizes Management of Change activities and ensures proper technical evaluation from Central Support Team members.
• Accountable for delivery and execution of the DSM Instrumented Protective Function within the scope of plant projects.
• Develops bridging strategy /interface with local and major re-instrumentation projects in order to minimize impact to Run and Maintain operations.
• Development and implementation of Technology Plans (capital plan, infrastructure upgrades, etc.) for Process Automation, Control, and Optimization at the site. Includes customer and stakeholder groups in the development and championing of the vision of what this does for the business while creating the strategy to help move the department to this vision.
• “Sells” their services by maintaining contact and good relationships with their customers.
• Provides leadership for the department and motivates employees to achieve technical excellence, reliability improvement support, and cost leadership performance.
• Provides mentoring/coaching to staff in their development and in resolution of issues.
• Provides work performance assessment and feedback, including primary GPA administration, development of personal goals, etc. for the team members.
• Develops plans to close training and competence gaps for team.
• Ensures appropriate on-boarding of new staff assigned to the team.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
• Must have legal authorization to work in the US on a full-time basis for anyone other than current employer.
• Minimum ten (10) years of process automation, control, or optimization experience or related area.
• Experience in a manufacturing or technical support environment preferred.
• Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Mechanical, Electrical or Chemical Engineering.
• Demonstrated ability to lead teams as well as be an effective team member.
• Knowledge of corporate policies and industry standards.
• Demonstrated analytical and decision making skills.
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