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Productivity Specialist at Linde Ince

Posted in Other 30+ days ago.

Location: the woodlands, Texas

Job Description:

About Linde

Linde is a leading global industrial gases and engineering company with 2021 sales of $31 billion. We live our mission of making our world more productive every day by providing high-quality solutions, technologies and services which are making our customers more successful and helping to sustain and protect our planet.

The company serves a variety of end markets including aerospace, chemicals, food and beverage, electronics, energy, healthcare, manufacturing and primary metals. Linde's industrial gases are used in countless applications, from life-saving oxygen for hospitals to high-purity & specialty gases for electronics manufacturing, hydrogen for clean fuels and much more. Linde also delivers state-of-the-art gas processing solutions to support customer expansion, efficiency improvements and emissions reductions.

For more information about the company and its products and services, please visit .

Job Overview:

This position leads complex productivity projects by utilizing the tools of Lean Six Sigma. The primary focus for this position will be in the HYCO, Air Separation (bulk atmospheric gases), and CO2 areas and within the Production, Distribution and Business Value Streams. The individual will identify, prioritize, and implement productivity improvements.


This position works under minimal supervision, with guidance in only most complex situations. Responsible for oversight and/or leadership of multiple productivity projects which are broad in nature, often across multiple sites. Demonstrates in-depth knowledge of productivity methodology and processes. Teaches the application of advanced productivity tools and discipline. Overcomes resistance to change. Achieves desired cost impact by skillfully implementing productivity projects. Work well with and learn from stakeholders at various levels, in particular, senior engineering, operations directors/managers, technicians, reliability, distribution and maintenance personnel to align and drive initiatives for operating H2 and ASU plants within the United States. Work with the Global Hydrogen Operations Center (GHoC) to review hydrogen production KPI's and identify causes of variance. Utilize learnings and system interdependencies to improve plant KPI's, identify cost reduction/capital project opportunities, and increase plant profitability.

Reporting Relationships:

This position reports to the Associate Director of Productivity. May train and coach junior level productivity professionals on complex projects. Leads project teams using a variety of productivity tools. May direct others on projects across multiple sites or regions.

Special Physical Requirements: Under development by S&ES


  • Typical annual productivity savings target is 8 to 10 times base salary.
  • Lead a portfolio of six sigma/lean projects of varying complexity annually.
  • Specializes in Six Sigma tools and methodologies to achieve annualized project benefit goals greater than target.
  • Provides productivity support to US HYCO plants (Approx. 26 plants)
  • Translates strategic direction of business unit or division and implements action plans to meet the needs of the business and key stakeholders
  • Solves complex problems; takes broad perspective to identify innovative solutions.
  • Identifies productivity opportunities across the organization.
  • Facilitates idea generation through collaborative efforts (e.g. brainstorming, lean events, and stakeholder engagement)
  • Develops robust event/project strategies with appropriate risk profiles.
  • Establishes a strong leadership presence with project team(s).


  • Bachelor's degree (preferably Chemical Engineering) 3+ years of combined experience with project management and demonstrated leadership skills.
  • Must have experience applying statistical principles.
  • Strong analytical skills, interpersonal skills and the ability to influence required.
  • Strong communication skills - written and verbal.
  • Green Belt training or certification preferred.
  • Must be willing to travel at least 25% - 30%.
  • Must be willing to relocate to the Woodlands, TX office.
At Linde, we strive to create a work environment that treats all employees with respect, supports new thoughts and ideas, encourages growth and development, celebrates our differences, and embraces inclusion. Linde is committed to remaining an employer of choice for the diverse, ever-increasing pool of global talent. To learn more, visit About Linde.

We offer a comprehensive competitive benefits package including paid holidays and vacation, health, dental, disability, life insurance, 401(k) (with matching), and pension benefits.

Linde thanks all applicants in advance for their interest; however, only those applicants who are being considered for an interview will be contacted.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other reason prohibited by applicable law
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