Turnaround Manager

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Position: Turnaround Manager

Primary location Deer Park (TX, USA), Texas, United States of America

Schedule: Full time

Date Posted: Thu, 23 Sep 2021

Job Number: R2015271

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Dow has an exciting opportunity available for a Turnaround Manager to support our Houston Hub facilities. This is a challenging opportunity that can provide significant growth and exposure opportunities throughout Deer Park, La Porte, and Texas City. Through the application of the Dow Global Turnaround Work Process (GTWP), the Turnaround Manager will ensure successful preparation, execution, and closure of assigned turnarounds in the Houston Hub. The position will be part of the Turnaround Services organization and report to the Site Turnaround Leader. This role creates significant value by delivering safe, productive, efficient, and effective turnarounds that ensure our facilities run safely and reliably over the desired time between turnarounds as specified by the business and technology. The number of Turnarounds managed per year will vary in number (1-3) and size ($5-20MM) depending on site needs.

Responsibilities / Duties:

  • Ensures development of a thorough EH&S plan for the turnaround to prevent injuries and releases by any turnaround participant.

  • Drives a culture that values safety above all else.

  • Drive a One Team mindset for all Turnaround teams and related activities

  • Drive quality of work to ensure all work completed during the turnaround is done right the first time.

  • Drive a continuous improvement mindset and culture, including working with Operations and the Businesses to set aspirational targets.

  • Accountable for compliance with and proper application of the Global Turnaround Work Process, productivity playbooks, and the TAS Planning, Scheduling and Cost Control OD

  • Provides updates to the Turnaround Control Tower and the Standard Turnaround Reporting Tool entry for all assigned turnarounds.

  • Lead/Coordinate site integration activities (labor supply plan, capital and expense projects, material and equipment procurement) through active participation in the Turnaround Managers Network.

  • Lead turnaround teams to develop and successfully implement the turnaround plans, with specific emphasis on crew preparation to meet or exceed Dow’s EH&S training requirements and expectations.

  • Help implement and lead Platinum work process for turnaround team to deliver best in class productivity and turnaround results.

  • Leads core TA team to ensure effective work coordination, planning, scheduling, cost management, and material management.

  • Leads TA Steering team to align operations, projects, maintenance, and Environmental, Health, and Safety (EH&S) functions.

  • Develops and maintains the turnaround schedules and turnaround budgets.

  • Coordinates site integration and resource issues through Operations and the TA Process Leader.

  • Controls the cost and timing of the turnaround to meet the business and site needs.

  • Defines work list by freeze date; enforces administrative controls for add-ons after freeze date.

  • Develops critical path - integrate operations, projects, and maintenance activities and optimize.

  • Estimates cost of TA based on scoped work; adjusts plans to meet constraints.

  • Manages issues during execution to achieve all business goals.

  • Identifies opportunities for frequency extension between turnarounds.

  • Prepares and communicates closure reports. Ensures plans are updated and archived for future TA’s.

  • Participates and leads efforts on site, regional, and possibly business global network to develop discipline and tools to raise effectiveness and performance of Global Turnaround Methodology (GTM) execution.

Key Skills:

  • Strong leadership

  • Influential Leadership

  • Effectively communicate to peers, partners, and leadership.

  • Strong personal interaction skills: Ability to form relationships/alliances with stakeholders

  • Financial acumen

  • Discipline to learn and deliver performance through the Turnaround work processes

Required Qualifications:

  • A minimum of a bachelor's degree or relevant military experience at or above a U.S. E6 ranking OR Canadian Petty Officer 2nd Class ranking OR in lieu of a degree, 8 years experience in a manufacturing environment is required.

  • A minimum of 3 years of experience in a manufacturing environment is required; 5+ years is preferred.

  • A minimum requirement for this U.S. based position is the ability to work legally in the United States. No visa sponsorship/support is available for this position, including for any type of U.S. permanent residency (green card) process.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with planning and direct execution of turnarounds is preferred.

  • Experience supervising large teams and managing budgets in excess of $20MM/yr is preferred.

  • Experience in maintenance and maintenance resource allocation is preferred.

  • Experience in application of Global Project Methodology or Maintenance Work Process is preferred.

  • Working knowledge of SAP PM, Primavera (P6), and standard Microsoft software (Excel, Project, Word, Outlook, etc.) is preferred.

  • Strong Interpersonal, Facilitative, and Organizational skills.

  • Excellent written, verbal, and presentational skills.

Note: Domestic relocation assistance is available for this role and may be provided based on eligibility.

Dow Offers:

  • A robust total rewards program, including: competitive base pay, variable pay that rewards individual, team, and Company performance, and comprehensive benefits
  • On-going learning opportunities within a diverse, inclusive and rewarding work environment
  • Career experiences that can span different Dow businesses and functions with opportunities for personal and professional growth
  • The chance to work within a global company and interact with colleagues from around the world
  • Opportunities that spark your imagination and ignite your passion to help others

About Dow

Dow (NYSE: DOW) combines global breadth, asset integration and scale, focused innovation and leading business positions to achieve profitable growth. The Company’s ambition is to become the most innovative, customer centric, inclusive and sustainable materials science company, with a purpose to deliver a sustainable future for the world through our materials science expertise and collaboration with our partners. Dow’s portfolio of plastics, industrial intermediates, coatings and silicones businesses delivers a broad range of differentiated science-based products and solutions for its customers in high-growth market segments, such as packaging, infrastructure, mobility and consumer care. Dow operates 106 manufacturing sites in 31 countries and employs approximately 35,700 people. Dow delivered sales of approximately $39 billion in 2020. References to Dow or the Company mean Dow Inc. and its subsidiaries. For more information, please visit www.dow.com or follow @DowNewsroom on Twitter.

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