Plant Manager
Enerkem Inc. - Edmonton, AB

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Plant Manager


The Plant Manager will join the Enerkem Team during the pre-commissioning stage and support the strategic and operational planning to facilitate a successful plant start up and sustained operations. With the mandate to produce 10 million gallons of methanol per year, the Plant Manager will be tasked with building and inspiring a strong team of operations, maintenance, engineering and business support functions to achieve stretch targets year-over year in EH&S, plant production, efficiency and reliability, along with personnel development and performance.

§ As a key member of the leadership team, work to define the company’s operational, production and overall strategic objectives and to plan, manage and carry out a course of action to achieve these objectives.
§ Through effective leadership and management, implement the organization’s business goals into the operations to ensure alignment and to achieve results.
§ Create a high performance environment through engaged employees, which is focussed on EH&S, plant production and reliability, control of spending, and continuous improvement of processes and people.
§ Prepare operating, maintenance, and CAPEX budgets, and control spending consistent with these budgets and plant performance expectations.
§ Establish and maintain a strong and effective relationship with City of Edmonton Site Leadership where Enerkem objectives are met and the plant remains positioned as a valued partner with the City of Edmonton.

Education background in Chemical Engineering with demonstrated career success in the petrochemical or refining industries.

§ Progressive plant management experience with a minimum of 10+ years of supervisory/management/leadership experience.
§ Working knowledge of the elements of Process Safety Management.
§ Thorough working knowledge of Quality Management System requirements (ISO 9000 series of standards) is an asset.
§ Knowledge of Six Sigma and Lean manufacturing principles is preferred.

§ Ability to create a safe, collaborative, respectful, and accountable working environment and culture;
§ Proven track record of delivering results through setting of clear stretch targets, effective motivation of personnel, and empowerment of employees to take appropriate actions.
§ Highly effective at translating business priorities into operation realities.
§ A very effective, people-oriented leader with a reputation for quickly building credibility and successfully attracting, mentoring, motivating and respecting employees.
§ Strong communication and interpersonal skills.

About this company
Enerkem is a leading waste to biofuels and chemicals company. It manufactures, owns and operates community-based advanced biorefineries...