Position Summary: The Production Manager is a development position intended to grow into a future site General Manager in Reno or a future location. Position will rotate through several assignments to learn HSE processes, Engineering, Construction Management, Feedstock Processing Facility (FPF) and Biorefinery Operations, Plant Reliability and Maintenance processes, and Purchasing.
Champions and models a safety-first environment by positively driving the Operations and Maintenance team"s safety culture through training, addressing safety issues, and building strong employee safety attitudes.
Learns the Sierra Values and evolves to exemplify those values to all team members.
Meets or exceeds federal, state, local, corporate and industry standards in health, safety and environmental, (HSE) and quality performance.
Works with HSE, Operations and Reliability and Maintenance teams to support and maintain an OSHA compliant Process Safety Management (PSM) framework and workplace.
Participates, develops, and improves HSE, Operational and Maintenance training programs and standard operating procedures for the Sierra Plant.
Learns to lead the FPF and Biorefinery Operations team as well as Reliability and Maintenance team in responsible, reliable, and cost-effective operations.
Develops and improves long-term operational and maintenance strategies by establishing and improving policies and procedures to achieve business plan goals.
Develops and supports development of annual business plans (health, safety, environmental, quality, personnel, financial, etc.) in alignment with short and long-term corporate objectives.
Supports and leads execution of rapid actions to resolve and improve plant operations and maintenance based on incident reports, KPI results, and continuous improvement ideas.
Works with the Engineering, Construction Management and Reliability and Maintenance Teams to develop and execute engineered solutions to resolve, design, installation, Operational and Maintenance issues.
Works with Purchasing Manager to improve the base of qualified vendors to source materials and perform work as needed and to ensure resources are available on short notice.
Develops teams through the establishment of goals. Provides coaching and mentoring through informal as well as the formal performance review process to effectively communicate and manage employee performance.
Supports an environment of self-development and self-direction for the workforce through coaching and training on process knowledge, skills and techniques to provide organizational strength and individual growth within the Sierra organization.
Responsible for assuring compliance with company policies, rules and guidelines and that they are administered in a fair and consistent manner. Involved with and assists Human Resources with select employee issues.
Instills pride in work at the Sierra facilities and by maintaining high facility housekeeping standards.
Works in an effective and cross-functional manner with all members of the Sierra leadership team.
Interfaces with the stakeholders in the community and Investors and promote good corporate citizenship.
Performs other duties as assigned to ensure the overall success of Sierra.
10+ years of experience in refinery/chemical processing plant(s) including 5 years of experience in senior supervisory/management position.
B.S. Degree in a technical discipline, preferably Engineering. Additional years of experience may be acceptable in lieu of an engineering degree.
Strong working knowledge of Process Safety Management and Mechanical Integrity principles.
Demonstrated abilities in successfully leading change management.
Successful completion of a post-contingent offer medical examination to ensure the physical requirements (listed below) necessary for the safe operation of Sierra or job-related as consistent with business necessity, as allowed by federal and state law, can be performed without endangering the health and safety of themselves or others.
Client has made the determination that the performance of the essential functions of this position has safety-related implications. As a result, the position requires successful completion of a post-contingent offer drug and alcohol test and is subject to Drug and Alcohol Policy.
Successful verification of information contained on employment application, as well as a background check.
Knowledge, Abilities and Skills:
Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, as well as a professional and courteous attitude. Ability to prepare accurate and reliable reports using both technical and non-technical language. Ability to maintain detailed, complete and accurate records.
Ability to effectively operate computers using program applications appropriate to assigned duties and responsibilities.
Ability to organize projects, accomplish tasks and meet deadlines.
Must possess strong interpersonal, organizational, and management skills.
Regular exposure to variable weather conditions. Occasional exposure to occupational risks including hazardous chemicals, fumes or airborne particles, moving mechanical parts and heavy equipment operations.
Ability to work off shift, weekends or holidays as required to support plant upsets, planned and unplanned downtime conditions.
Job conditions may routinely require standing, climbing ladders, walking, sitting, twisting, stooping, crouching, kneeling, talking and hearing, making visual inspections, making precise hand and finger movements, reaching or grasping.
Job duties may routinely require climbing ladders and/or stairs to over 200 ft. and working in elevated locations.
Job duties may routinely require working in enclosed/confined spaces.
Job duties may routinely require performing strenuous physical activity while wearing personal protective equipment.
Ability to operate and drive all assigned company vehicles.
Must be able to comply with respirator protection program.
Team Skills Requirements:
Client fosters a professional environment and culture where everyone is treated with respect and works closely together in reaching the company's goals. As such, in addition to the requirements listed above, each employee is required to possess and utilize the following skills:
Ability to effectively interface and communicate with a variety of people with varying degrees of education, experience and responsibilities.
Ability to work within a virtual team organization.
Ability to work well with others including employees and external contacts such as vendors, suppliers and agencies.
Effectively resolve conflicts in a professional manner by treating differences of opinion and judgement professionally as opposed to on a personal level.
Treat all with respect in a manner one would want to be treated.
prides itself in being committed to conducting business and achieving all its objectives in the utmost of ethical manners and in full compliance with all applicable laws and regulations. In support of this commitment, each employee must:
Read, acknowledge and comply with Code of Conduct.
Follow all safety rules and requirements.
Read, acknowledge and comply with Confidential Information and Invention Assignment Agreement.
Personal Protective Equipment:
Steel toed footwear, eye protection, hard hats, hearing protection, gloves, flame resistant garments, and respirator.