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  • Job reference: RMS0135944

Operations Shift Foreman - BGE

  • Sector: Engineering
  • Location: Saudi Arabia
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 10/02/2014
  • Time left:
    d h m s
    (03/03/14)
This vacancy has now expired.
The Company:
Our client is a Multinational Chemical company which will construct, own and operate a world-scale integrated chemicals complex in Saudi Arabia. Once completed, the complex will represent the largest petrochemical facility ever built in a single phase. Our client will establish a world-scale manufacturing footprint that delivers a full range of value-added, performance products destined for the emerging markets of Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Eastern Europe and Africa.

The Role:
Process Technology knowledge required in the production of EO/PO based Glycolethers preferably EO based products like Ethylene-Glycol monobutyl ether, Diethylene-Glycol monobutyl ether, Triethylene-Glycol monobutyl ether. At least the candidate should have process technology knowledge of producing homologues of other Glycolethers (i.e. mono, di, tri). There should be an understanding on how to operate tubular reactors and consecutive distillation trains including vacuum distillation. Furthermore the candidate should have experience in save handling of PO/EO and alcohols (Butanol or others like Ethanol, Methanol).

Plant and process subject matter resource. Utilize process knowledge, technical expertise and operations experience to assist in correcting process or equipment issues and improving process performance and reliability. On shift resource to assist team members with front line people issues. Coach team members on how to utilize people systems.


To utilize plant resources(s) with working knowledge of the process to coach and enhance the technical capabilities of the teams by sharing experiences, technical skills and knowledge. Provides a coach/mentor on shift, with good interpersonal skills, to assist the team and individuals with people systems issues (conflict resolution, personnel issues relating to company policies, Employee Development Process, etc.).

Key Responsibilities/Accountabilities:
• Technical / process subject matter resource in the individual area of expertise.
• Reviews Operating Discipline to ensure procedures are adequate.
• Plant contact for Startup or Shutdown issues.
• Develops Shutdown monitoring plans as required.
• Coaches Plant personnel to resolve technical Operate Plant issues.
• Performs or assist in process related Root Cause or failure analysis.
• Enhances front line skills and knowledge through coaching on process, equipment, engineering, etc.
• Identifies areas for improvement and network with technical resources who are identifying Most Effective Technology.
• Creates leads and, assists improvement teams, and performs work with Expertise Centers on issues relating to their area of expertise (i.e. work with reliability engineer to resolve mechanical reliability issues).
• Facilitates first line conflict resolution.
• Performs day to day People Systems tasks required for the team.
• Coaches team members People Systems, policies that apply to shift workers.
• Coaches team members on appropriate resources to resolve personal issues.

Job Context:
Plant or area process subject matter resource. Utilize process knowledge, technical expertise and operations experience to assist in correcting process or equipment issues and improving process performance and reliability. On shift resource to assist team members with front line people issues. Coach team members on how to utilize people systems

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
Technical Degree, Vocational College or Apprenticeship

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
• Considerable Production experience previous roles
• Leadership
• Initiative
• Team work
• Interpersonal effectiveness
• Technical knowledge
• Technology training certified
• People Management Skills
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