Engineering Manager


Arabi, LA

Industry: Manufacturing


8 - 10 years

Posted 41 days ago

  by    Don Curley CPC

Engineering Manager To $150K New Orleans Area

Acts as the backup to the Plant Manager

~20 people report -

7-10+ years with PSM programs

CapEX a plus

Good union experience a plus

Good rapport building/leadership/communication skills

With the Client company taking aggressive actions to expand and grow, they are looking to improve and upgrade their facilities across the nation and some internationally! They are looking to hire the right type of talent and a fast paced, driven type of personality.

The Engineering Manager will lead four engineering groups: Production engineering, Reliability engineering, Project engineering, and Process engineering. This role reports directly to the Plant Manager.

Other duties as assigned will include:

  • Work with production engineers to troubleshoot and resolve equipment and operating problems as well as generate ideas and plans to enhance the performance of the catalyst production (e.g., process, rate, yields and quality improvement through lean manufacturing and six sigma concepts)
  • Demonstrate the ability to work with process engineers to identify, develop and lead productivity projects, which improve operation efficiency and reduce operational costs
  • Work with the site reliability engineer and corporate reliability group to develop and execute maintenance excellence program
  • Oversee the development, management and execution of all site capital projects with project engineer to address issues as identified through daily operation, productivity and reliability program

Primary responsibilities for this position:

  • Use engineering principles to improve manufacturing processes that involve the mixing, conversion, heating or reaction of raw materials to improve efficiency of catalyst batches
  • Responsible for tracking and reporting development program status for each product cycle times, yields, raw material consumption, waste generation as well as developing and implementing solutions to improve these metrics
  • Identify, develop, and implement productivity project to either reduce cost or enhance revenue at the site
  • Develop and utilize proactive FMEA to actively address unplanned downtime due to process and/or equipment issues, identify and improve equipment and process vulnerabilities
  • Based on process and equipment issues, develop and implement capital projects to address those issues in long term
  • Oversee the development and implementation of predictive and preventative maintenance programs and other reliability improvement initiatives at Norco site
  • Prepare and administer engineering department's daily budget, work with the other department heads and the plant manager to determine a major repair budget and capital budget for continuous improvement at site
  • Work closely with the Safety, Environmental and Quality teams to meet site goals
  • Responsible for all engineering department safety related matters.
  • Provide mentorship and professional development for team members
  • Build and maintain a teamwork oriented philosophy and hold team members accountable for their performance
  • Provide the necessary individual counseling of employees whose performance does not meet acceptable standards and take appropriate actions.
  • Keep current with technological changes that can improve the performance of equipment and promote a safer more efficient work environment

Required Education/Experience/Certifications Required/Sought:

  • Degree in Engineering: preferred B.Ch.E., MBA or masterdegree in engineering preferred.
  • 8-10 years' experience in a manufacturing environment – demonstrated leadership and people management skills
  • Plant supervision is required
  • Minimal travel less than 5%, some weekend and after hours, work may be required especially during outages for project's or breakdowns.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office products including Excel and word
  • Experience with SAP and SAP maintenance module preferred but not required
  • Experience in managing capital projects and working with both vendors and contractors.
  • Be familiar with federal and state safety compliance programs such as lock out tag out, confined space, burning and welding, etc.
  • Be familiar with all federal, state and local environmental programs such as Title 5, SPCC, and hazmat, especially prior PSM experience is highly desirable.


$140K - $150K