Under the direction of the Plant Manager this position will insure that the engineering and plant maintenance needs of the worldwide commercialization and manufacturing of catalytic products are executed per company standards to include acceptable time to completion, budget management, project management practices, and that safety standards are met for World Class Manufacturing processes and facilities.
This position is responsible for and will direct:
Contracting with outside engineering firms, design firms, and major equipment vendors
The development, training, and mentoring of manufacturing engineering personnel
The development and oversight of a WCM maintenance department
Principal End Results (record no more than five actions)
% of Time Action
30 - Oversee and direct the development of an effective maintenance program at the plant level
20 - Provide specialized consultation to NorPro on major CAPEX projects as assigned by the Industrial Director
20 - Plan and direct the CAPEX necessary for the catalytic products business
15 - Special projects as assigned by the Plant Manager, General Manager and Industrial Director
15 - Collaborate with Research and Development for the commercialization of new products
Physical Requirements: While mostly office work, the plant environment is rigorous, and as such require the incumbent to at times work in the plant. Also the incumbent will also need to be able to lift up to 50lbs
Knowledge and Skills: Strong analytical skills and problem solving are a must with experience in Lean or Six Sigma techniques preferred. Excellent communications skills and aptitude in working with diverse, teams and influence cross-functionally are necessary as is the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
Education and Work Experience: An MS Ceramic Engineering is preferred or a technical science field such as Material Science or Engineering is required. The Industrial Engineering Manager must have a solid background in plant operations possessing a proficient working knowledge of continuous process operations and equipment.