Director of Operations - Pasadena
Description


Summary of Position

Accountable for the planning and execution of work and leadership over employees within an assigned territory while  exemplifying RTI’s Mission and Core Behaviors.


Duties & Responsibilities

1. Manage in-territory Operations Managers (OM):

· Conduct semi-annual OM performance reviews

· Prioritize OM workload for planning and execution responsibilities

· Facilitate work/life balance discussions

· Review and approve OM vacation requests, expense reports, stipends, etc.

· Challenge OMs with assignments and continuing education responsibilities

· Serve as a lead for training new Operations Managers

2. Review all chemical cleaning plans for territory. Field review major projects.

3. Manage deliverables schedules for project plans.

4. Perform REDI reviews for projects in and out of territory.

5. Provide in-field chemical cleaning supervision for key projects.

6. Perform as Execution Lead OM on cleaning projects as necessary.

7. Participate and lead reviews of client shutdown procedures in order to improve on clearing plans and integrate RTI cleaning procedures.

8. Coordinate with Directors of Business Development for:

· Planning schedules

· Chemistry allocation for projects

· Staffing requirements

· Presentations

9. Manage project schedules: OM arrival and departure times, logistics, etc.

10. Develop relationships and regularly interface with clients’ maintenance, operations, engineering, and turnaround teams.

11. Evaluates safety performance of direct reports on a regular basis.

12. Ensures that effective SWAPs and JSAs are in completed and reviewed. 

13. Provides onsite safety liaison for projects in his/her control.

14. Completes Incident Reports and participates in cause findings and corrective action.

15. Communicates weekly and incidental Safety Briefs with direct reports.

16. Communicates all safety notifications upward and downward through his/her organization.


Supervisory Responsibilities (Direct and indirect)

· Conduct semi-annual OM performance reviews

· Prioritize OM workload for planning and execution responsibilities

· Facilitate work/life balance discussions

· Review and approve OM vacation requests, expense reports, stipends, etc.

· Challenge OMs with assignments and continuing education responsibilities

· Serve as a lead for training new Operations Managers


Requirements


Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Must be familiar with operations of refineries, chemical plants or upgraders. Able to:

· Confidently lead a team of Operations Managers that plan and execute work,

· Become very familiar with RTI technologies,

· Communicate clearly and effectively,

· Efficiently and effectively handle multiple activities at one time,

· Quickly and thoroughly review cleaning plans,

· Be comfortable meeting with client leadership,

· Perform project planning and execution on occasion.  


Acceptable Experience and Training 

A minimum of five years process engineering or operations at a refinery, chemical plant or upgrader.


Working Conditions

Work is executed both in an office setting and in industrial sites. Most of the planning and review work takes place in the office, with some site work as well. When involved in execution of projects, working 12 hour shifts for a week or so will be required. 


Physical Demands

When on execution, will be required to carry equipment (up to 40 pounds), climb stairs and ladders, work in inclement weather and be on one’s feet for a 12-hour shift.


Safety Equipment/Apparel 

RTI will provide appropriate PP&E: fireproof clothing, hard hat, safety shoes, gloves, etc. Some facilities require the use of respirators. 


Required Travel

Would likely spend 50-70 nights away from home in a year.


Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.