Plant Manager at Linde Inc

Posted in General Business 15 days ago.

Type: Full-Time
Location: Freeport, Texas





Job Description:

Global Helium is seeking a Plant Manager to join our team located in Freeport, TX. Responsible for the safe, efficient, and cost-effective operation of a helium processing, purification, and distribution site. The Plant Manager must lead a high-performance team, driving deliverables around key measures including safety, quality, service, cost, employee growth and continuous improvement. The Plant Manager serves as a liaison between the feedstock provider, process plant and leadership team. Responsibilities • Run the daily operations and assist in the areas of service, production, manufacturing and/or maintenance to ensure the required business objectives are met in a safe and environmentally compliant manner • Supervise production employees and operational performance; meet established quality, productivity and cost objectives while ensuring adherence to safety and compliance programs • Provide leadership and direction for day-to-day operation over a team of entry-level production employees to meet demand of both external and internal customers • Coordinate production to meet daily distribution requirements - including local delivery routes as well as daily shuttle needs • Plan daily production activities for all shifts • Support Day to Day Distribution requirements • Lead reliability, compliance, quality, and safety programs for assigned area; ensures required government and/or environmental regulations are met • Ensure team is fully trained in, committed to, and conduct their activities in accordance with all aspects of Linde Safety and Quality systems and requirements, coordinating quality and safety training with Compliance Manager • Monitor production/manpower levels within area of responsibility to ensure continued efficiency while anticipating problems and assisting with developing contingencies, reporting to plant management any problems, issues or production needs • Identify issues and lead improvement plans in production processes, shift schedules, overtime levels, training, etc., reporting all activities to leadership team • Manage and escalate equipment and product quality issues • Responsible for maintaining adequate inventory of production supplies • Oversee and manage inventory levels and complete DOT shipping documents • Support 5S and Lean Projects and continuously identify ways to reduce plant operating costs through the incorporation of Operational Excellence strategies • Oversee and direct hazardous waste activities in accordance with requisite policy and regulation. • Handles routine personnel issues including training, coaching and counseling subordinates • Other duties as assigned • Bachelor Degree preferred, High School Diploma/GED required • 5+ years' experience in an industrial plant environment required • 5+ years Operations/Distribution/Quality experience • 3+ years managing and developing employees required • Proficient at Microsoft Office • Working knowledge of Hazardous Work Permits, Lock out Tag out, and Management of Change. • OSHA Process Safety Management experience desired • Quality management experience in an environment with a focus on process control and continuous improvement, preferably in the ISO framework. • Communication and Collaboration skills - Both verbally and in writing with managers, colleagues, and individuals inside and outside the Company at all Levels. • Strategic Thinking - Ability to leverage Safety insights and Best Practices to influence strategy and operations. • Change Leadership - Communicates business need for a change in safety strategy and processes. This includes defining vision state, leading change/engaging teams, and implementing • Analytical and problem-solving - Ability to analyze a breadth of data for relationships and in-depth understanding in order to influence safety plans and continuous improvement • Passionate team player with ability to build relationships and influence across all levels of the organization • Proven influencing and change management skills • Willing & able to travel (10%) • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. The employee frequently is required to travel and visit Plants. The employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 20 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus. Linde is a leading global industrial gases and engineering company with 2022 sales of $33 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 chemicals & refining, food & beverage, electronics, 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, please visit our website at www.lindeus.com.





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