The Operations Supervisor is the essential management leader responsible for resourcing, organizing, scheduling and tracking all daily operations within a hazardous liquids storage facility. Primary focus is direct leadership of all union laborers and management of the plant operating environment. This includes basic operational stewardship of more than 100 customers’ products in 219 above ground storage tanks, liaison with supported customers, incident response and investigation and ensuring equipment and infrastructure are operational and performing within regulatory and industry standards. This position must be able to lead their workforce by example in all areas such as Safety, Kinder Morgan Values, Environmental Protection, Financial Responsibility, and Attitude. Demonstrate excellent decision making ability and be able to perform well with little guidance. Additionally responsible for training, developing and disciplining Union employees commensurate with the Company’s vision and progressive discipline plans. Perform other duties as assigned by operations managers. Ensure work environment remains clean and safe at all times. Maintain adherence to DOT, OSHA, and BATF regulations as well as various other guidelines, standards, and company operating procedures. Mandatory drug screening and background check upon hire. Facility operates 24/7 and weekend, night, and holiday work is required. A successful candidate must be able to effectively perform the following key tasks:
On a daily basis, direct and utilize the union workforce to complete specific tasks, primarily in the storage and handling of bulk liquid commodities and operation of all related equipment and facilities, to achieve zero injuries, zero employee preventable releases, and ensure efficient workforce utilization.
Openly and actively support the Company’s management team initiatives and decisions with peers and subordinates.
Estimate manning requirements for specific jobs and temporarily transfers employees between job classifications, when necessary.
Be knowledgeable of, and ensure compliance with company policies, procedures and regulatory requirements to ensure safe, efficient, and compliant facility operation.
Direct and inspect the pumping of commodities into/out of terminal storage tanks to and from various modes of transportation. Assures the integrity of all products handled and that the product is not allowed to contaminate the soil, groundwater, or other stored product.
Manage the daily operation of the facility’s heating system operation. Ensuring that the boilers and electric heat tracing systems are operated per procedure and that the system is properly maintained.
Communicate sufficiently and professionally with all terminal employees to ensure appropriate individuals have the necessary information to meet the goals of the facility.
Prepare time worksheets for assigned hourly employees and approves overtime and special pay. Accurately process plant operating orders and other required paperwork.
Arrange for and follow through on the maintenance of equipment as required in conjunction with the Maintenance Supervisor to ensure timely repairs or PM of equipment.
Take timely action in the event of injuries, releases, fires, property damage, etc. to minimize injury and negative impact to the environment.
Take action to prevent incidents by recommending improvements to equipment, systems and procedures.
Schedule, track and supervise required training for all terminal personnel. Specifically train direct reports in a professional manner to achieve a knowledgeable workforce. Actively participate in the administering of the training programs and field spot evaluations of employees.
Lead initiatives for improvement and efficiency with regards to area of responsibility, make recommendations and serve as project lead for issues identified in areas outside of immediate responsibility as required.
Communicate information clearly and concisely through wireless radios, telephone, email, handwritten messages, and in person.
Serve as the Incident Commander for all incidents and accidents within the plant until properly relieved.
Perform tasks as directed by management and established procedures.
Perform job related special assignments as required.
High School Diploma or GED with 5 to 7 years of chemical bulk industry experience.
Bachelor Degree is preferred.
Minimum of 5 to 7 years applicable leadership / management experience in a chemical operation and petroluem product industrial environment.
Exemplary communications skills – both oral and written.
Proven ability to take initiative and lead subordinates to accomplish defined goals in a fast paced environment.
The ability to work from decentralized instructions (written and verbal).
Must be able to respond to emergencies when necessary.
Must be able to split time between industrial and office environments during daily operations.
Must be able to work quickly and make informed decisions independently and accurately under pressure.
Must be able to work various hours outside of scheduled shift to meet the demands of the business.
Must possess and maintain a valid driver's license and a driving record satisfactory to the company and its insurers.
Mandatory drug screen, physical, and background check upon hire.
Must successfully obtain a Transportation Workers Identification Credential (TWIC) as required by the Transportation Security Administration at the start of employment.
A working knowledge of flammable liquids is preferred.
Experience managing a work force in a dynamic environment is preferred