Engineering Manager

Job#: 2004547

Job Description:

As our Engineering Manager, you will transform the process safety culture and standards of the plant, lead installation of new equipment, modification of existing equipment, support continuous improvement of the production lines, and support, develop, and train your team of professionals. This role will give you a chance to join the plant leadership team and significantly impact the strategic direction of the facility and will allow you to gain recognition for leading key initiatives.
What You Will Do:

  • Take an active role in all aspects of safety and take responsibility for the safety of self and others
  • Transform the process safety of the site and implement solutions to avoid process safety and personal safety events
  • Follow company standards and plant work rules
  • Train, support, and develop your team in chemical manufacturing design standards, technical solutions, process safety, customer service, and designing for safety and quality right the first time
  • Be an integral member of the plant staff guiding strategic direction and being a great team member who leads by example
  • Make decisions and sets priorities tied to the plant, division, and company priorities
  • Maximize the engagement of your team through exceptional managerial behavior
  • Manage the contractors program at the site and actively sustain the right suppliers in this domain to deliver high quality contracting to the site

Delivering Results
  • Work independently in technical execution on difficult technical projects
  • Drive process safety incidences lower year after year
  • Pass all Certification, qualification, and verification milestones for capital project startups
  • Properly forecast capital spend and startup costs
  • Proactively identify opportunities and threats in the business environment and articulate those to leadership, developing countermeasures accordingly
  • Effectively manage projects through all stages – plan and direct all phases of the manufacturing engineering program for the facility
  • Train, coach and mentor team in expertise
  • Develop value added solutions with significant reach and/or impact
  • Lead complex programs and initiatives
  • Proactively resolve conflict to maintain team members’ focus on results
  • Drive team consensus on challenging issues
  • Maintain working relationships, respect and trust
  • Articulate messages, including complex technical concepts, in a way that is broadly understood
  • Make decisions and set priorities tied to plant goals and strategies

Talent Development
  • Assist in the training of coworkers and temporary/interims
  • Successfully complete classroom, computer-based training, and on the job training as required

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering
  • Minimum 7 years of related engineering experience
  • Minimum 3 years of project/program/team leadership experience (Major Capital Project TIC $5M+)
  • Prior people leadership experience
  • Immigration sponsorship not available for this position
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Advanced technical degree a plus
  • Prior chemical operations experience
  • Basic knowledge of manufacturing operations

































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Apex Systems is a world-class IT services company that serves thousands of clients across the globe. When you join Apex, you become part of a team that values innovation, collaboration, and continuous learning. We offer quality career resources, training, certifications, development opportunities, and a comprehensive benefits package. Our commitment to excellence is reflected in many awards, including ClearlyRated's Best of Staffing® in Talent Satisfaction in the United States and Great Place to Work® in the United Kingdom and Mexico.

Employee Type:

Joliet, IL, US

Job Type:
Engineering and Technicians

Date Posted:
November 16, 2023