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Engineering Manager - North America Job


Mulberry, FL, United States

Employment Type:  Regular
Category:  Engineering & Technology
Posting Date:  May 8, 2022

Position Summary:

As the North American Engineering Manager you will be responsible for leading and developing the engineering team, directing daily engineering activities, managing and maintaining a long-term capital expenditure vision, scoping, justifying, and implementing capital and operational projects, and upgrading processes through the effective deployment of CAPEX to continuously improve the sites. This position will work collaboratively with Site Production Managers, Operations Leadership, the Commercial Team, Maintenance and Mechanical Integrity Managers, Research and Development Leads, and professionals in Process Safety. Area of responsibility is North America including sites at Mulberry, Florida; Vanceboro, North Carolina; Convent, Louisiana; and Soda Springs, Idaho. 


Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with Site Managers, Research and Development, and Commercial Leaders to develop and maintain a CAPEX strategy for Business Growth and continuous improvement in Mechanical Integrity and Process Safety.
  • Provide engineering management, supporting plants in Florida, North Carolina, Idaho, and Louisiana - This position has 3 direct reports – Process Engineer, Project Engineer, and a Designer.
  • Lead and mentor direct reports in Process and Project Engineering. 
  • Collaborate with Operations Leadership in setting priority, developing scope, justifying, and implementing capital and operational projects.
  • Develop and maintain contractor and vendor relationships and contracts, to maximize productivity and project output, while balancing cost at all North American locations. 
  • Provide engineering resources to the plant to assist in troubleshooting operational issues.
  • Direct engineering resources to increase OEE, improve quality, and implement cost savings ideas for continuous improvement. 
  • Collaborate with other professionals to upgrade and improve process controls.
  • Collaborate with business leaders in our new product introduction process to evaluate and assist in prioritizing growth opportunities.
  • Collaborate with Research and Development and Operations Leadership to conduct plant trials and scale-ups on new product opportunities. 
  • Lead the integration of intercompany corporate directives and engineering standards. 
  • Collaborate with other professionals to prioritize and implement the corporate occupational safety program.
  • Collaborate with other professionals to develop and implement a PSM program including Process Safety Information, Process Hazard Analysis, Pre-Startup Safety Review, Mechanical Integrity, Management of Change, Incident Investigation, and Compliance Audits.
  • Responsible for employee relations including hiring, time management, employee development, corrective action, performance reviews, and succession planning.
  • Establishes, maintains, and promotes a positive work environment that engenders positive energy, creativity, and teamwork among employees.
  • Develop and manage project implementation schedules to ensure that they meet or exceed company and customer expectations, while maximizing the utilization of plant equipment and personnel across the North American plant network.
  • Develop, track, improve, and report on Key Performance Indicators to measure performance in key initiatives in safety, capital expenditure, and operational excellence improvements in process control and safety. 
  • Collaborate with other professionals in developing and implementing a Mechanical Integrity Program in accordance with OSHA PSM, Arkema standards and generally accepted good engineering practices – Tank, critical pipelines, over pressure devices, civil and structural inspections, and corrective actions.
  • Other duties, as assigned.
  • Domestic travel, up to 25%.


Education/Experience Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering required, Chemical Engineering preferred. 
  • 10+ years of experience in process manufacturing (chemical preferred) and 3+ years of experience managing people, required.

Building on its unique set of expertise in materials science, Arkema offers a portfolio of first-class technologies to address ever-growing demand for new and sustainable materials. With the ambition to become in 2024 a pure player in Specialty Materials, the Group is structured into three complementary, resilient and highly innovative segments dedicated to Specialty Materials - Adhesive Solutions, Advanced Materials, and Coating Solutions - accounting for some 80% of Group sales, and a well-positioned and competitive Intermediates segment. Arkema offers cutting-edge technological solutions to meet the challenges of, among other things, new energies, access to water, recycling, urbanization and mobility, and fosters a permanent dialogue with all its stakeholders. The Group reported sales of €8.7 billion ($9.7 billion) in 2019, and operates in 55 countries with 20,500 employees worldwide.

The diversity of its employees is an asset that the Arkema group wants to preserve. Its non-discrimination policy applies to recruitment, salary levels and career management. The Arkema group is committed to ensuring diversity among its employees.

Arkema Inc. provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Arkema Inc. complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence.

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