Production Manager

Job description:

Primary functions will include: providing backup support to the Facility Manager and providing facility leadership in the absence of the Facility Manager.

Lead the Operations team, promoting a safe operating culture.

Maximize production while constantly working to drive down operating cost.

Participate on and manage small capital projects.

Work with the Maintenance department to prioritize repairs and improvement projects.

Evaluate equipment and processes to identify ways to optimize performance or to ensure compliance with safety and environmental regulations.

Assist in troubleshooting process and equipment problems involving rotating equipment, vacuum systems, fired heaters/exchangers, tankage, instrumentation, waste water treatment, etc.

Work with management to develop capital improvement projects including design, budgeting, justification, management, and reporting.

Assist in managing elements of the facilities Process Safety Management program including coordinating HAZOPs, mechanical integrity, management of change, etc.

Ensure compliance with EHS and ISO standards.


BS in Chemical or Mechanical Engineering or related.

7+ years overall experience in a petrochemical, chemical, refining or related type facility.

3+ years of supervisory experience in Operations Management. Union experience a plus.

Capital project management experience.

Process and equipment troubleshooting capabilities including distillation columns, industrial vessels, rotating equipment, control systems, instrumentation, piping etc.

Experience with EHS compliance, particularly Process Safety Management.

Has strong leadership and communication skills and willing to be a “Hands On” out in the plant working mgr.

Why is This a Great Opportunity:

Our client is a green energy company that is committed to alternative solutions and sustainable development to protect the environment. The company currently has excellent opportunities for manufacturing growth and development. Nice location near the San Francisco Bay, San Jose and the rolling hills of the Silicon Valley. Seeking an Operations Manager capable of eventually stepping into a plant management role. Competitive salary and annual bonus and comprehensive benefits. Relocation assistance available.

Salary Type : Annual Salary

Salary Min : 120000

Salary Max : 160000

Currency Type : US Dollars