Assistant Production Unit Manager
Shell - Cheshire

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We’re currently recruiting two Assistant Production Unit managers, one for Oil Movements and one for Chemicals (Alcohols), to join the the Stanlow Manufacturing Complex. This is an excellent opportunity to test your leadership skills with a view to further progression into an operational management role. Supporting one of the Production Unit Managers, you’ll be part of a dynamic and highly visible team that is responsible for the day-to-day sustainable operation of the unit. Stanlow Manufacturing Complex in Cheshire is at the heart of Britain’s petrochemical industry. Stanlow employs some 900 people and processes around 12 million tons of crude oil a year. Shell Downstream encompasses all the activities necessary to transform crude oil into petroleum products and petrochemicals, and deliver them around the world. Our Downstream businesses refine, supply, trade and ship crude oil worldwide, and manufacture, transport and market fuels, lubricants, bitumen, LPG and bulk petrochemicals for domestic, transportation and industrial uses. Altogether, the organisation employs some 80,000 people. At Shell our commitment is to satisfy the world’s need for energy with economically, socially and environmentally responsible solutions. We seek a high standard of performance, and understand that great ideas can change the world. If you want to work with a group of creative, ambitious and innovative professionals then you should consider Shell. We will provide you with the resources to put your ideas into action, worldwide opportunities to advance your career, and outstanding benefits and rewards that support your quality of life. Join us and let’s make a real difference together.

Responsibilities :
As one of the Assistant Production Unit managers of the Stanlow Manufacturing process, you’ll be required to support the Production Unit Manager in the day-to-day sustainable operation of the unit i.e. delivering the production plan (volume and quality) while achieving HSSE and cost leadership excellence. You are accountable for driving operational excellence within the Production Unit. This comprises driving further improvements in the existing site work processes like Maintenance Execution, Ensure Safe Production, Risk Based Inspection, Reliability Centered Maintenance and Production Plan Delivery. Specifically, you ‘ll be expected to:
Monitor and optimise the unit performance and operating conditions on a daily basis.
Interface effectively with other departments, such as Maintenance, Technology, Engineering, Refinery Scheduling, HSSE, Projects and Finance.
Investigate Incidents and Equipment Failures.
Manage Chemicals, catalyst and operating material costs.
Work closely together with shift teams.
Review plant changes.

Requirements :
With a degree in Chemical Engineering or equivalent, you’ll have proven technical skills and a track record in analysing problems and delivering results. You’ll have significant experience as a process engineer or as a process technologist in Refinery or Manufacturing. Depth of experience in one or more Petrochemical unit operations would be an advantage. Working in a dynamic and challenging operating environment you’ll need to have strong interpersonal skills, be effective in multi-disciplinary teams and be able to manage multiple tasks with a high degree of initiative and independence. Understanding of business prerequisites and processes as well as a drive towards operational excellence are essential.

Applicants should be aware that the long-term ownership options are being considered for the Stanlow site, which could include the sale of the refinery. If a deal is pursued, the refinery would be sold as a going concern.
This job is not offered on expatriate terms. A competitive remuneration package based on the prevailing conditions, policies and legislation in the UK will be offered for this position.

Application Deadline :
Monday 07 February 2011

Number of Vacancies :

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