Dicamba Maintenance Area Leader

Maintenance Area LeaderLuling, LADicamba Expansion This position is part of the Luling Dicamba Leadership team and will be instrumental in working to establish a successful organization to support the Dicamba Expansion at Monsanto’s Luling facility. During design and construction of the unit, the Area Leader will be responsible for establishing roles, work process and infrastructure required to bring a new facility on line. The area leader will ensure the organization is well developed, trained, efficient, effective and has the resources and processes in place to deliver an operational unit and maintain high standards of maintenance excellence and equipment reliability once operational. The Maintenance Area Leader is equally accountable for the development and performance of their personnel. Job Responsibilities Include, but are not limited to:
    • Set direction for reliability, safety, environmental, and quality standards.
    • Ensure that the maintenance organization is prepared for checkout, water batching and start up.
    • Establish plans to transition the new facility from start up into routine operations including development of ongoing maintenance strategies.
    • Ensure SAP set-up, work plans, maintenance work processes and reliability systems are in place and operating effectively.
    • Oversee efforts in developing and delivering required training programs, while partnering with engineering and training.
    • Budgeting, forecasting and managing cost to meet financial commitments.
    • Own and Drive Capital improvements for equipment and infrastructure.
    • Collaborates with Production organization to drive cost reductions, reliability and on-stream time (OST) improvements.
    • Champion changes in the organization and work processes.
    • Optimizing people performance and development throughout the organization.

To learn more about Monsanto’s Luling plant expansion for Dicamba: http://news.monsanto.com/press-release/corporate/monsanto-board-directors-approves-expansion-luling-louisiana


Requirements
    • BS in Engineering or applicable technical field.
    • 5 years’ experience in manufacturing.
    • Experience as a people leader.
Desired Skills/Knowledge
    • Previous experience managing multi-dimensional operations unit
    • Strong coaching skills and ability to provide critical feedback.
    • Creates and leverages strong peer relationships and networks.
    • Understanding of best practices in maintenance work flows and reliability.
    • Strong oral and written communications skills
    • Strong analytical approach to problem identification and resolution.
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