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Aug

2018

Engineering & Maintenance Manager - Bauxite, AR

This position is responsible for managing and directing the engineering and repair & maintenance activities of company’s asset(s) at Benton through the use of personal knowledge, engineering resources, and through the respective personnel, which includes the safe repair & maintenance, continues improvement or replacement of all location’s equipment, machines, tools, buildings and constructions to ensure maximum availability of production equipment at the lowest cost, consistent with the policies, goals and objectives of the company. The position is also responsible for managing the Capital Budgets, coordinating the approvals of projects and leading projects within the company direct or indirect via subordinates.

Responsibilities

Main focus areas are as follows:

  • Manage the Engineering and R&M activities by objectives (A3, capital budget) & meet or exceed department objectives (KPIs): Delivers plant maintenance program.

  • Manage the Engineering activities in preparing plans, cost estimates and specifications to determine most feasible approach to technical problems.

  • Ensure compliance with national, regional, and local insurance ordinances, regulations, and codes to secure safe and stable operation of equipment.

  • Based on KPIs ensures that efficiency and performance are met or exceeded with a conscious control of reliability and cost.

  • Maintain & prioritize the Five Year Capital Budget & deliver the department budgets agreed upon with the Operations Manager at beginning of the year. Provides engineering and cost advice about facilities and equipment related to the short- and long-term needs of the business.

  • Manage the Engineering activities in preparing plans, cost estimates and specifications to determine most feasible approach to technical problems.

  • Take care of an open and effective communication and create a process-oriented environment of sharing best practices and continuous improvement, which is the Almatis style of (Lean) Management.

  • Deploy relevant decisions to all levels of the organization.

  • Be a role model in exhibiting the company values, especially demonstrate trust and respect by listening to and involving, enabling and empowering people.

  • Go to “gemba” and support and coach people, establish and maintain team work, resulting in highly motivated people, engaged in effective and efficient performing teams

  • Ensure the creation of reports related to the department in accordance with regulations and directives, organization-specific accountability internal and externally in order to compare results with plans (and inform the superior), as basis for corrective Actions.

 

Qualifications

Education and/or Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree (B.S.) preferable in Mechanical Engineering potential in Electrical, Chemical, or Ceramic Engineering or a related field in an industrial environment, from four-year College or University. Advanced degree in this or related field is highly desirable.

  • 6 - 8 Years of applicable experience in production, engineering and/or maintenance preferably in midsized manufacturing companies in similar industries with international footprint.

  • Exposure to: project engineering, plant maintenance, construction, MSHA, OSHA and EPA standards, budgeting and scheduling, supervision, process equipment related to thermal, size reduction, conveying and packaging.

  • Proven track record and a minimum of 5 years of experience in leading production process at plant level.

     

    Knowledge and Skills:

  • Extensive relevant experience in a production plant.

  • Must have the ability to recognize and anticipate complex problems and solve them with the overall process in mind. Must exhibit strong analytical and reasoning skills. Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.

  • Good knowledge of the use of statistical tools, preferable 6 Sigma experience, (greenbelt or black belt), experienced with the Toyota Production System

Our Offer

  • An interesting job with perspectives and opportunities for your professional development

  • Attractive remuneration and benefits package

  • An international, highly motivated team with a spirit of performance, connectedness & appreciation

 


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24

Jul

2018

Operations Superintendent - Burnside, LA

This Position is responsible to coordinate operations of alumina refinery production, supervise employees and perform quality standards.

Responsibilities 

  • Two positions available.

  • Coordinate operations of alumina refinery production to meet operational and experimental test objectives. Supervise employees to ensure job duties are performed within cost objectives and quality standards.

  • Develop shift work schedules, operating budgets and production and expense forecasts. Prepare requisitions and maintain necessary materials; assure adequate supply of tools, equipment and supplies within budget.

  • Maintain safety standards and make recommendations concerning preventive measures and equipment modifications.

  • Assure compliance with labor agreement and handle grievances.

Qualifications

  • Four years’ experience in management related to chemical, mining or metals manufacturing.

  • Knowledge of the process of refining bauxite to produce alumina utilizing skills of structured processes; ie. Six Sigma, standardized work, cultural transformation, behavioral safety and root cause analysis.

 

Our Offer 

 

  • An interesting job with perspectives and opportunities for your professional development
  • Attractive remuneration and benefits package

  • An international, highly motivated team with a spirit of performance, connectedness & appreciation

 

If you want to be part of a fast growing global company, please send your resume via email by 8/20/18to: Global.HumanResources@almatis.com and don.duga@almatis.com, Don Duga, HR Manager, Almatis Burnside, LLC, 41237 Highway 22, Burnside, LA. USA.

 


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24

Jul

2018

Operations Manager - Burnside, LA

This Position is mainly responsible for overseeing goals and expectations, monitoring and reporting on production KPI’s on customer satisfaction, production performance and conversion cost control.

 Responsibilities 

  • Oversee goals and expectations, monitor and report on production KPI’s on customer satisfaction, production performance and conversion cost control.

  • Deliver required quantities of alumina chemical products, in time, with proper specifications and quality. Implement corrective actions to resolve operational, manufacturing and maintenance problems with minimum costs and operational delays.

  • Analyze financial performance; manage cost budget and capital expenditures for production department. Assure compliance with employee health and safety regulations and risk management. Develop capacity planning in cooperation with Global Supply Chain.

  • Develop inventory planning and manage production in accordance with ABS Principles. Complaint handling and planning of major outages.

  • Develop and implement operational improvement projects. Report results, developments and improvements in department. Assures compliance with labor agreement and handle grievances.

 

Qualifications 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Chemical or Process Engineering or a related field and five years’ of experience in management, safety, quality control standards in production, costs in manufacturing and distribution of good.

  • Knowledge of process of refining bauxite to produce alumina utilizing skills of structured processes; i.e. Six Sigma, standardized work, cultural transformation, behavioral safety and root cause analysis.

Our Offer 

  • An interesting job with perspectives and opportunities for your professional development

  • Attractive remuneration and benefits package

  • An international, highly motivated team with a spirit of performance, connectedness & appreciation

 

If you want to be part of a fast growing global company, please send your resume via email by 8/20/18 to: Global.HumanResources@almatis.com and don.duga@almatis.com, Don Duga, HR Manager, Almatis Burnside, LLC, 41237 Highway 22, Burnside, LA. USA.


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24

Jul

2018

Shift Superintendent - Burnside, LA

This Position is for serving as accountable person for the safety, quality, production, and maintenance performance of assigned shift crew on nights and weekends.

Responsibilities 

  • Serve as accountable person for the safety, quality, production, and maintenance performance of assigned shift crew on nights and weekends.

  • Monitor performance and coordinate the work of Shift Supervisors and control room operators.

  • Safely implement and ensure the operations and maintenance plans are achieved; monitor key refinery parameters; investigate and correct deviations.

  • Manage the operations schedule; responsible for safety and compliance to employee health and safety procedures.  

  • During outages, support planning to optimize performance to schedule and set points. Ensure stable operation with effective utilization of the control system.

  • Provide coverage for staff positions and support for HR, safety and maintenance.

Qualifications 

  • Four years’ experience as supervisor in metals manufacturing and refinery, quality, costs, plant maintenance, safety compliance, employee management and training.

  • Knowledge of the process of refining bauxite to produce alumina utilizing skills of structured processes; i.e. Six Sigma, standardized work, cultural transformation, behavioral safety and root cause analysis.

 

Our Offer 

  • An interesting job with perspectives and opportunities for your professional development

  • Attractive remuneration and benefits package

  • An international, highly motivated team with a spirit of performance, connectedness & appreciation

 

If you want to be part of a fast growing global company, please send your resume via email by 8/20/18 to: Global.HumanResources@almatis.com and don.duga@almatis.com, Don Duga, HR Manager, Almatis Burnside, LLC, 41237 Highway 22, Burnside, LA, USA.


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14

May

2018

Applications & Market Development Manager, CPO - Leetsdale, PA

This position is responsible for providing technical support to respective Almatis customers and developing new products for the refractory market in the assigned region.

 

Responsibilities

Main focus areas are as follows:

  • Provide customers with technical product/application and manufacturing assistance to ensure maximization of Almatis product sales and profits and customer satisfaction in the ceramics, polishing and other markets.

  • Coordinate and follow-up on critical product and customer requests to provide the necessary communications link between Almatis customers and the Commercial & Production organizations.

  • Be the primary liaison for special customer/product requests, ensuring that any agreed upon specifications are consistent with production and laboratory capabilities.

  • Contribute to resolving customer complaints when problem is of technical nature.

  • Train and support the CPO and Customer Service Representatives to ensure a highly competent technical sales effort.

  • Identify new application and market opportunities for Almatis’ alumina-based products both within and outside of the ceramic, polishing and other industries through direct customer interface, society conferences, journal & trade literature and other contacts.

  • Assist in prioritizing the opportunities and managing the established new product development programs to completion. Assess competitor products to determine competitive threats or opportunities.

  • Provide input and assist in developing the annual North America Applications budget and monitor expenditures to ensure appropriate control in assigned areas.

  • Provide, maintain and update product data sheets and specifications for alumina product lines either as the acting Technical Product Champion (TPC) or as assigned by the TPC, according to the Almatis Product Life Cycle procedure.

  • Maintain frequent contacts with Institutes or Work Groups investigating independently in areas where Almatis’ products are or should be utilized.

 

Qualifications

Education and/or Experience:

  • Fundamental technical knowledge in material sciences gained through a university degree. Bachelor´s degree required, however, Master´s degree or higher preferred.

  • Bachelor’s Degree required, however, Master’s Degree or higher preferred with a minimum of five (5) years relevant work experience. Materials and or Ceramic Engineering preferred.

  • Proven track record as Applications & Market Development Manager or in similar position is a given.

 

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Professional knowledge in the field of ceramics, its production processes and end use markets. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

 

Our Offer

  • An interesting job with perspectives and opportunities for your professional development

  • Attractive remuneration and benefits package

  • An international, highly motivated team with a spirit of performance, connectedness & appreciation

 

If you want to be part of a fast growing global company, please send your resume via email to: Global.HumanResources@almatis.com


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