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Plant Supervisor (Water Treatment Facility)

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Kazakhstan
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 02/02/2012
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The Company:
Our client is a large multi-national Oil and Gas Operator which explores, develops, produces and markets crude oil, gas and sulfur. They pride themselves On conducting operations in accordance with world–class safety and environmental standards.

The Role:
Before WTF Start up:
The Plant Supervisor will be integrated in a team comprising the plant engineering and construction group, commissioning group and company operations representatives. Pre-start-up activities include:
Gain familiarity with the plant design and process and operations philosophies
Propose staffing plan and assist with recruitment process: writing job descriptions, taking part in job interviews, candidates’ assessment, etc
Plan and coordinate staff training. Work together with vendors to organize training from vendors for some equipment that might require specific training, such as filters, chlorination units, air scrubbers, etc…
Develop required Standard Operating Procedures, with assistance from vendors and plant FEED designer
Prepare Operator daily working routines
Prepare a laboratory sampling schedule in compliance with Operations needs and regulatory requirements
Assist company Operations Department to ensure readiness of all logistics and auxiliary services required for operations.

After WTF Start up:
The Plant Supervisor will manage a team of operators, maintenance personnel, lab technicians and administrative local staff. The team goal will be achieving a reliable and consistent plant performance within design parameters, keeping effluent discharge values within Kazakhstan acceptance limits.
Supervisory Management:
Selects employees for permanent and part-time positions
Assigns work schedules
Oversees and evaluates the performance of all wastewater personnel.
Approves timesheets, authorizes overtime, compensatory time, vacations, and other time off and assures a safe working environment. Implements discipline procedures and resolves personnel problems.
Provide continuous training and coaching to the local staff. The Company medium term goal is that plant will eventually be fully operated by Kazakhstan nationals without compromising performance levels.
Embrace Company Safety Culture. Be a Safety Leader and an example for subordinates. Make sure that plant staff gets the adequate safety training and follow all safety procedures. Company safety goal is to achieve incident free operation.
Administrative Management:
Provides reports to management
Prepares and manages WTF Department annual budget. Monitors and controls expenditures
Reviews policies, resolves various requests and complaints.
Work with company Regulatory Affairs Group to ensure that wastewater treatment plant meets all RoK requirements
Systems Management:
Recommends and assists in the implementation of wastewater treatment plant goals and objectives: establishes schedules and methods for facilities operations: implements policies and procedures.
Supervises plant operations: assures proper adjustment of plant processes; coordinates sampling operations to assure proper balance of treatment steps and meeting effluent requirements; ensures the proper conduct of laboratory tests performed by operation staff.
Evaluate operations and activities of assigned responsibilities; recommend improvements and modifications
Manage stocks of spare parts and consumables, ensuring their availability in order to not to disrupt operations.
Supervises plant maintenance activities to ensure the safe, reliable and efficient operation of equipment; verifies proper implementation of plat preventive maintenance plan. Company CMMS system will be used to assist the maintenance function.
Reviews and prepares standard operating procedures

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
Wide experience in wastewater treatment plant operations. Thorough knowledge of secondary and tertiary biological wastewater treatment processes. Experience in SBR treatment will be considered as a plus.
University degree or equivalent in Process Engineering, Chemistry, Water and Wastewater Engineering, Environmental or similar.
Extensive knowledge of equipment, materials, and supplies used in wastewater utility systems.
Working experience as leader of teams up to 10-15 people or more
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with superiors, subordinates, contractors, engineers, property owners, and the general public and the ability to secure compliance with construction plans, specifications, and standards.
Knowledge of Russian and/or Kazakh will be very beneficial.
Good and up-to-date computer skills. Experience using Microsoft Windows, EXCEL spreadsheets, WORD processing, and SCADA telemetry system.
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