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Operational Excellence Expert, Reliability

Nouryon • Axis, AL

Posted 1 month ago

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Job Description

Operational Excellence Expert, Reliability (190002GB )

Closing Date: Ongoing
Location: United States-Alabama-Axis
Organization: ISC Center of Excellence
Number of employees needed: 1
Job Family:Manufacturing Support
Employment Contract:Full-time

We are a global specialty chemicals leader. Industries worldwide rely on our essential chemistry in the manufacture of everyday products such as paper, plastics, building materials, food, pharmaceuticals, and personal care items. Building on our nearly 400-year history, the dedication of our 10,000 employees, and our shared commitment to business growth, strong financial performance, safety, sustainability, and innovation, we have established a world-class business and built strong partnerships with our customers. We operate in over 80 countries around the world and our portfolio of industry-leading brands includes Eka, Dissolvine, Trigonox, and Berol.
Nouryon- has an outstanding opportunity for an Operational Excellence Expert, Maintenance.
Nouryon is implementing ALPS (AkzoNobel Leading Performance System), ensuring company-wide standardized processes, a culture of continuous improvement, process-centric behaviours, Nouryon values and required capabilities. A key part of ALPS is designing and deploying World Class Maintenance. Deployment is ongoing; focus now is on supporting sites to realize value using ALPS processes and tools.  Next step is development and deployment of world class Reliability standards.  The position is part of the ALPS Deployment organization and will focus on Maintenance and Reliability.  The position will support site personnel at all levels to implement and realize value; analysing current state, supporting action planning, coaching and challenging. Deployment and value realization requires frequent travel (estimated 70% of the time) mainly in the USA; possibly also into Canada, Mexico or Brazil.  Sites will have varying maturity levels in maintenance processes and desired culture.
This is a remote position and needs to be located near a major airport.  Houston, Chicago and Marietta are preferred locations. 
Specific Tasks:
Design -
  • Participates in the design team of maintenance and reliability processes and methods. Does design work and aligns with team to ensure the overall package is complete in content and one package with one look and feel and one approach.
Deployment -
  • Responsible for assessing the current state at site and developing and agreeing with site a deployment/improvement plan for the work processes, methods and tools; directly linked to value realization.
  • Responsible for monitoring progress and providing immediate feedback and support to actors in the processes and line management in case of deviations from plan.
  • Responsible for supporting, coaching, challenging and training the operational managers and employees on sites. This includes supporting them in the change process (change leadership). The site is accountable for implementing, the maintenance expert delivers expertise, motivates, energizes, guides, supports and challenges.
  • Responsible for aligning with experts for other work streams in their team and feeding back valuable insights to the Operational Excellence Team Lead and Maintenance Lead.

  • Minimum of ten (10) years of extensive and hands-on experience in Maintenance and Reliability management
  • Proven track record in realizing substantial and sustainable performance improvement in maintenance and reliability.
  • In depth knowledge and experience with state of the art maintenance execution process (including planning, scheduling) and/or in depth knowledge of structured reliability improvement (RCM techniques, predictive, condition based, etc).
  • At least BSc degree in Technology, Engineering or similar discipline
  • Preferred:
    • Experience in continuous improvement tools such as Lean, Six Sigma or other continuous Improvement methodologies and tools
    • Proficient in SAP-PM
  • (In-depth knowledge of ALPS processes and methodologies; part of training)
  • Requires frequent travel (estimated 70% of the time) mainly in the USA; possibly also into Canada, Mexico or Brazil.

Profile/ competencies:

  • Change mindset, energized by improving
  • Focused on results; able to challenge.
  • Passion for world class maintenance and showing that.
  • Able to lead workshops and working groups
  • Taking information from real life observations, eager to spend time on the shop-floor
  • Good communication skills, from plant managers to line operators. Able to influence and get things done without having a line management relation.
  • Seen by others as credible, trustworthy and an expert
  • Good problem-solving skills, able to identify and structure issues, run accurate analyses and synthesize recommendations

Employment at Nouryon is contingent upon the successful completion of both a pre employment background check and a drug screening.  In some case, pre-employment physicals may also be required
All candidates hired must be able to provide proper documentation of their eligibility to work in the US
Nouryon is an E-Verify Employer 
Nouryon is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Minorities / Females / Disabled / Veterans (M/F/D/V)
Job ID: 190002GB
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