Description:

Company presentation

World leader in gases, technologies and services for Industry and Health, Air Liquide is present in 80 countries with approximately 66,000 employees and serves more than 3,6 million customers and patients. Oxygen, nitrogen and hydrogen have been at the core of the company’s activities since its creation in 1902. Air Liquide’s ambition is to be the leader in its industry, delivering long-term performance and acting responsibly.


Entity and activity description

Air Liquide Large Industries provides our customers with industrial gas and energy solutions that are vital to their own industrial production. We own and operate over 2,000 miles of industrial gas pipelines in the U.S. supplying mainly oxygen, nitrogen, hydrogen and syngas in large quantities from multiple production sources to major customers in the chemicals, petrochemicals, refining and steel industries. Our pipeline operations and industrial gas production facilities are closely monitored 24/7 within our leading-edge operations control center located in Houston, Texas. Our operations control group monitors over 89,000 data points and assists with product supply and coordination. We are constantly optimizing our supply network to provide high reliability and energy efficiencies allowing Air Liquide to adjust supply needs more quickly and effectively enabling growth to our customers.


Candidate must have valid employment authorization in the U.S. and must not require visa sponsorship now or in the future. This position is not open for non-immigrant visa sponsorship.


Job Responsibilities

Operates the facility in compliance with all governmental regulations and Air Liquide policies

Works to achieve "Zero Accidents" by taking a strong leadership role in safety

Meets or exceeds company safety standards; maintains  Life Critical system

Keeps hazard analysis current; has knowledge of possible hazards and safeguards

Strictly adheres to Management of Change procedure

Maintains all necessary licenses/permits; meets 100% environmental compliance

Reports and investigates all incidents; ensures corrective actions are completed and drives continuous improvement

Develops, implements, and improves standard operating procedures in operations and maintenance

Actively Manages Staff and Fosters teamwork across the complex

Leads by example and Effectively Communicates to Plant Personnel and Support Groups

Works effectively with maintenance personnel to execute/improve predictive and preventive maintenance programs

Consistently achieves availability and reliability targets for the plant

Identifies and drives efficiency improvements in operational and organizational systems

Maintains high housekeeping standards to exemplify/improve company image

Tracks key performance indicators; takes corrective action as needed

Owns and maintains key operating documents

Identifies and implements opportunities to reduce costs within delegated authorization

Develops and manages plant budgets to meet financial targets for the business and plant

Ensures that performance evaluations, hiring, and promotions are performed and free of discrimination

Insists on adherence to administrative and operational policies and procedures

Provides training and coaching for individual development

Becomes ASU board and outside operator qualified within 6 months of employment (to act as an operator as needed)

Verifies that all operations personnel have completed their annual training plan

Team player that can effectively work within the Air Liquide organization

Builds positive customer relations

Fosters positive customer relationships; proactive in resolving customer concerns

Assists Commercial Managers as needed

Actively participates in local industrial group and community associations

Ability to work extended hours and support plant on nights, and weekends as business needs dictate

Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or equivalent work experience required

10+ years of applicable experience in production management and plant engineering in industrial gas or chemical processes

Minimum of 5 years of relevant management experience (large plant population)

Demonstrated commitment to Safety, Health and Environment 

Demonstrated ability to lead diverse teams, drive operational excellence and achieve results

Familiarity with regulatory requirements for operating plants, including Process Safety Management, OSHA regulations, EPA regulations, EEOC guidelines, state and local requirements

Technical and working understanding of air separation, cogeneration, and water treatment

Able to use common office software; ability to learn Air Liquide software systems

Extremely organized and effective at time management

Ability to read and red-line key operating documents

Displays mechanical and electrical aptitude; ability to troubleshoot production problems

About Air Liquide LLC.:

A world leader in gases, technologies and services for Industry and Health, Air Liquide is present in 78 countries with approximately 64,500 employees and serves more than 3.8 million customers and patients. Oxygen, nitrogen and hydrogen are essential small molecules for life, matter and energy. They embody Air Liquide’s scientific territory and have been at the core of the company’s activities since its creation in 1902.

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