About Dyno Nobel

Dyno Nobel Inc. has exploded on the scene and has landed in North America and Australia.  Formerly based in Norway, Dyno Nobel was founded in 1865 by an associate of Swedish dynamite inventor and prize giver Alfred Nobel. The company makes explosives in Australia, Canada, the U.S., Indonesia, Mexico, South America, and Papua New Guinea. It sells to mining, construction, and industrial quarry companies, among other industries. Once split into four geographic segments (Asia Pacific, Europe and Africa, Latin America, and North America), Dyno Nobel was restructured in 2005. Three years later, Australian agrochemical maker Incitec Pivot bought Dyno Nobel for about $3 billion.

Based in Salt Lake City, Utah, Dyno Nobel has 34 manufacturing facilities in seven countries. Nobel emphasizes its safety performance as a provider of innovative explosive products and services. Dyno Nobel has plans to re-enter selected international markets in the next few years.

Founder Alfred Nobel changed the world with his invention of dynamite and the detonator in the mid-1800's and changed it again when he founded the world famous Nobel Prizes. Dyno Nobel traces its roots back to William Bickford's invention of Safety Fuse in 1831 and Alfred Nobel's legacy of safety and innovation.

Private equity firm Industri Kapital, which had owned Dyno Nobel prior to a 2003 restructuring, sold it to Australia-based Orica and Macquarie Bank in 2005. The Macquarie consortium retained the Australian and North American businesses and Orica the other assets. The newly organized company, which retained the Dyno Nobel name, continues to be the second-largest explosives company behind Orica. Orica paid $685 million for Dyno Nobel's operations in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Asia, and Latin America.

The current company -- composed of the former Dyno Nobel's Australian, US, and Canadian operations -- began trading on the Australian Stock Exchange in 2006. Two years later, Incitec Pivot -- itself spun off from Orica in 2006 -- bought Dyno Nobel.

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Drives hard with little regard to amount of work in regards to personnel available.
Instrument and Electrical Supervisor, Deer Island, Oregon - March 26, 2015
Typical work day consist of Attending BeX meetings (Business excellence program generated from other related programs) 2 per day, Job Planning meeting work scopes of jobs discussed at planning meeting, researching and providing answers and solutions to action items which identify operational issues, Closing out Incident reports which generate the action items, coaching sessions with direct reports, Discussions with operational personnel on issues in the plant for the day. Complete the work completed for the day plan for the next days work generate work permits for the next days jobs.

Lessons learned is to be diligent in completing task at hand, and with amount of work assigned to manage it in manner that is effective for plant operations

With the current programs in place i believe management executed them in a manner that was not effective in providing an efficient work force. These programs have caused discontent and still misunderstanding of the goal other then the safety aspect of the program.

Thru this process co-workers have worked as a team to maintain plant operability and reliability.

Hardest part of the job is the time management of assignment in one day which have to be at time managed into 2 days, This is the task that take scheduling of priorities.

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Jobs in Salt Lake City, UT

  • BEx Master Facilitator

    Salt Lake City, UT
    Being a part of the Dyno Nobel team is a combination of everything that is unique about Dyno Nobel:. At Dyno Nobel, we are committed to equal employment...
  • Bulk Logistics Manager

    Salt Lake City, UT
    Being a part of the Dyno Nobel team is a combination of everything that is unique about Dyno Nobel:. At Dyno Nobel, we are committed to equal employment...
  • Capital Expenditure (CAPEX) Manager

    Salt Lake City, UT
    Being a part of the Dyno Nobel team is a combination of everything that is unique about Dyno Nobel:. At Dyno Nobel, we are committed to equal employment...
Claimed Profile
Headquarters
2650 Decker Lake Blvd.
Ste. 300
Salt Lake City UT, United States 84119
Revenue
$100M to $500M (USD)
Employees
1,001 to 5,000
Industry
Links
Dyno Nobel website