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Site Engineering Manager - Germany  

Solvay (company)


Posted on : 26 February 2017

Project Description

  • Manage Engineering and Maintenance functions in a modern manufacturing facility with a variety of chemical and mechanical process equipment, with responsibility for the performance and maintenance of plant process equipment and facility infrastructure. 
  • As a member of the Site Leadership Team, demonstrate personal leadership in accordance with the Company’s values: Safety as the Highest Priority, Protection of the Environment, Respect for Employees, and Meeting a Standard for Ethics. 
  • Manage the work and the career development of direct reports including 2-4 engineers, and Maintenance team of 8-12 skilled technicians.  
  • Sustain a high-performance culture of personal responsibility, teamwork, customer focus, and high-quality work. 
  • Independently execute small- to medium-sized capital projects related to installation or upgrade manufacturing processes or building & grounds including: creating Project Requirements Documents, preparing work packages and sending projects out for quotation, and managing outside vendors to meet high expectations for safety, quality, and cost. 
  • On larger projects, work as a team member in cooperation with corporate Engineering and Capital Project teams. 
  • Oversee the Preventive Maintenance process including monitoring and reporting on equipment performance and completion of PM activities. 
  • Drive activities to continuously increase safety, improve product quality, increase equipment reliability / uptime, and reduce waste to improve the business. 
  • Coordinate with other company resources (primarily in U.S. and U.K.) in support of company-wide initiatives, to implement and standardize technology, and to achieve customer qualification on new or changed processes.

  • Degreed Engineer with ten years experience working hands-on as an Engineer in a manufacturing environment.  
  • Must include significant experience with equipment specification, purchase, and startup, analyzing equipment performance and making process improvements, working with equipment reliability and maintenance issues.
  • Five years directly managing Engineers, responsibility for performance and individual projects, and working among a team to manage operations in a plant. 
  • Strong bilingual German & English communication skills, both written and verbal. 
  • Highest regard for employee safety, strict adherence to company rules and procedures, and good judgment for risk management. 
  • Strong technical knowledge and demonstrated ability to work with Engineering & Maintenance resources to execute projects and improve processes. 
  • Experience with Preventive Maintenance systems and metrics such as Overall Equipment Effectiveness. 
  • Ability to manage among multiple priorities, and to work smoothly within a team of peers to achieve overall plant goals (Safety/Health/Environmental, Quality, and Operations Managers). 
  • Skilled at critical thinking and decision-making for effective problem solving. 
  • Good leadership skills such as team-building, conflict resolution, employee motivation, delegation, and empowerment. 
  • Ability to work either as a team/project leader or as an individual contributor on larger teams. 
  • Knowledge of typical manufacturing performance metrics, basic quality systems, and awareness that a focus on world-class quality and customer satisfaction is critical to maintaining our business for the long term. 
  • Familiarity with Six Sigma and Lean manufacturing.  
  • Ability to achieve Six Sigma Green Belt certification. 
  • Business acumen and familiarity with basic accounting and purchasing procedures. 
  • Personal organizational skills for efficient time management and effective project management. 
  • High-energy personality, personal bias toward action, and a positive attitude.