Refinery Operations Manager

Energy Recruiters | CA

Posted Date 6/29/2021

Energy Recruiters has partnered with a petroleum refiner to support their search for an Operations Manager. The position is responsible for leading day-to-day operations ensuring a safe and reliable environment.



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Provide  oversight  for  the  overall  operations, sets  priorities  for  personnel safety, process safety, environmental, reliability.

Directs efforts of support staff  including  maintenance  planning  &  execution,  turnarounds,  capital projects, and technical.

Participate  in  site  leadership  activities  including  budgeting, short  and  long term improvements to cost structure, and consult with other leadership team members providing operational insight.

Accountable for ensuring process safety and safety compliance.

Participate in design, construction, and start up activities for new processes and equipment.

Continuously improve operational reliability, processing targets / quality control, safe work practices, environmental compliance, and efficiency to include identifying, implementing and supporting industry best practices.

Manage and participate in turnaround activities; allocating and directing operational resources to plan and support shutdown, LOTO, work execution and startup efforts.

Provide on call assistance and tactical guidance for abnormal operations.

Provide onsite  leadership  during  operational  incidents  as  required  per  site Emergency Response guidelines.

Performance management of operations supervisors; mentor/guide  direct  and  indirect  reports  to  maximize  performance and prepare for future roles ensuring a reliable and competent workforce.

Optimize staffing levels to provide operational support consistent with production and complexity.



Bachelor’s  Degree  or  equivalent  required; Chemical  or  Mechanical Engineering preferred.

Min. 5 years’ experience with refinery process applications or a closely related industrial setting.

Possess strong knowledge of refining process equipment including environmental regulations  and  requirements  pertinent  to  refinery  operations.

Leadership skills effectively managing supervisory level personnel.

Ability to effectively delegate responsibility and manage the work activities of others.

Proficient in Microsoft Office.

Authorized to work for any employer in the United States.



Danielle Baase at or 252-507-0122



Professional Interests (choose at least one)
Engineering | Pipelines & Terminals | Refining & Chemicals
Geographic Regions (choose at least one)
No Preference/Open to All | West Coast

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