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Associate Director Operations

Company: Praxair-USIG
Location: Ontario
Posted on: June 15, 2022

Job Description:

About Linde: Linde is a leading global industrial gases and engineering company with 2021 sales of $31 billion. We live our mission of -making our world more productive -every day by providing high-quality solutions, technologies and services which are making our customers more successful and helping to sustain and protect our planet. The company serves a variety of end markets including aerospace, chemicals, food and beverage, electronics, energy, healthcare, manufacturing and primary metals. Linde's industrial gases are used in countless applications, from life-saving oxygen for hospitals to high-purity & specialty gases for electronics manufacturing, hydrogen for clean fuels and much more. Linde also delivers state-of-the-art gas processing solutions to support customer expansion, efficiency improvements and emissions reductions. For more information about the company and its products and services, please visit . Job Overview: This position has responsibility for directing, planning and leading operations in the areas of production, distribution and maintenance to ensure the required business objectives and strategies for the West region of USIG are met in a safe and environmentally compliant manner. This position has -accountability for the day to day operations of the Ontario CA production and distribution operations. This position works closely with and reports to the West Region Director of Operations. Specific scope and responsibilities for this position are: This position defines the priorities, plans, and objectives for manufacturing operations and distribution for the Ontario Gaseous and Liquid Hydrogen plants. This seasoned individual has expert knowledge of principles and practices within operations, and an understanding of business strategies and culture, and works to achieve results and drive performance on a regional and national basis. Primary Responsibilities:

  • Directs a group of employees and/or consultants to flawlessly execute operational requirements, change and/or process improvements.
  • Creates and manages complex operational plans that result in the accomplishment of business objectives.
  • Directs and leads complex or unusual assignments across functional areas.
  • Act as primary interface, coordinating and facilitating activities and commitments with other departments, businesses, and/or functions.
  • Ensure response strategies are appropriately formulated and communication plans are provided.
  • Establishes goals, promotes decision-making, delegates as appropriate and overcomes obstacles.
  • Takes a leadership role in creation and oversight of productivity optimization.
  • Works with strategic independence, conferring with Senior and Executive Management on more complex or unusual assignments.
  • Monitors external/internal trends, develops procedures, makes judgments and takes organization-wide actions that set precedents.
  • Focuses on planning and execution for current year.
  • Staff, train, coach, and administer performance reviews, salary increases and corrective action of subordinate employees.
  • Ensures compliance to all safety policies and procedures, leads operational discipline throughout the Praxair employee organizations, work closely with the SH&E organization in achieving established goals.
  • Ensures compliance with all local, state, federal, and Praxair policies regarding environmental, permitting, and product quality requirements. - - - - - - - - - - - -
  • Develops, implements, and supports Lean Six Sigma and Cost Reduction projects.
  • Manages and achieves plant and product supply reliability goals.
  • Manages and achieves plant fixed and variable cost goals, develop monthly business report covering financial performance and create action plans to address deficiencies,
  • Works across all levels of Praxair organizations to achieve desired results into a cohesive and effective management team Job Requirements:Qualifications:
    • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience
    • 4+ years Operations experience
    • 2+ years Plant Management experience
    • Must be a self-starter with the ability to drive execution of projects and strategic and tactical initiatives.
    • Must possess proven leadership, team building, and decision making skills.
    • Must be reliability and efficiency focused and possess strong planning and execution skills.
    • Must possess strong interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to motivate and lead a diverse workforce to achieve desired results. At Linde, we strive to create a work environment that treats all employees with respect, supports new thoughts and ideas, encourages growth and development, celebrates our differences, and embraces inclusion. Linde is committed to remaining an employer of choice for the diverse, ever-increasing pool of global talent. To learn more, visit About Linde. We offer a comprehensive competitive benefits package including paid holidays and vacation, health, dental, disability, life insurance, 401(k) (with matching), and pension benefits. Linde thanks all applicants in advance for their interest; however, only those applicants who are being considered for an interview will be contacted. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other reason prohibited by applicable law.

Keywords: Praxair-USIG, Ontario , Associate Director Operations, Executive , Ontario, California

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