Engineering Manager

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Date: Jul 17, 2024

Location: Roanoke, VA, US

Company: AkzoNobel

About AkzoNobel

Since 1792, we’ve been supplying the innovative paints and coatings that help to color people’s lives and protect what matters most. Our world class portfolio of brands – including Dulux, International, Sikkens and Interpon – is trusted by customers around the globe. We’re active in more than 150 countries and use our expertise to sustain and enhance the fabric of everyday life. Because we believe every surface is an opportunity. It’s what you’d expect from a pioneering and long-established paints company that’s dedicated to providing sustainable solutions and preserving the best of what we have today – while creating an even better tomorrow. Let’s paint the future together.


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Job Purpose

Join Our Team as an Engineering Manager in Roanoke!

Are you ready to lead a dynamic team in one of the most critical roles at our facility? We are seeking an exceptional Engineering Manager to spearhead all site engineering and maintenance activities, ensuring safety, quality, and continuous improvement efforts are at the forefront of everything we do. As the Engineering Manager, you will be instrumental in executing capital projects, championing our Process Safety Management Program, and driving lean manufacturing initiatives.

Key Responsibilities


•  Lead all site engineering and maintenance activities, ensuring adherence to safety and quality standards.
•  Drive continuous process improvements and lean manufacturing initiatives.
•  Own the Capital Investments Plan, collaborating with stakeholders to prioritize projects.
•  Develop and motivate maintenance and engineering personnel, fostering a culture of excellence.
•  Analyze equipment reliability and implement action plans for improvement.
•  Negotiate with subcontractors and suppliers to optimize activities and costs.
•  Ensure compliance with all HSE&S procedures and regulations.
•  Foster communication and teamwork within the team, engaging employees at all levels.

Autonomy and Expertise


As our Engineering Manager, you'll have a high level of autonomy to make decisions independently, serving as the site's subject matter expert for Good Engineering Practices and regulations. You'll drive projects from concept through startup, utilizing your expertise to guide the team towards success.

Job Requirements


•  Bachelor's degree in Engineering (Mechanical, Electrical, Chemical preferred).
•  7+ years of engineering experience, ideally in chemistry/coatings/resin plants.
•  Experience with DCS platforms, especially ABB, is preferred.
•  Strong background in implementing OSHA PSM and leading hazard study reviews.
•  Demonstrated expertise in process improvements and structured methodologies.
•  Proficiency in Microsoft Office/Power BI/SharePoint.
•  Exceptional communication skills and direct people management experience preferred.
•  Strong technical writing skills and experience managing technical document databases.



The salary range for these skills is:  $90,000 to $105,000.  This is the range that we in good faith anticipate relying on when setting wages for this position.  We may ultimately pay more or less than the posted range.  This salary range may also be modified in the future.


Benefits:  Medical insurance with HSA • Dental, Vision, Life, AD&D benefits • Annual bonus • 401K retirement savings with 6% company match • Generous vacation, personal and holiday pay • Paid Parental leave • Hybrid work for most exempt roles • Active Diversity & Inclusion Networks • Career growth opportunities on a regional and global scale • Tuition Reimbursement • Career growth opportunities • Employee referral bonus • 

Join us in Roanoke and be part of a team dedicated to excellence and innovation. Apply now to embark on a rewarding career journey with us!

At AkzoNobel we are highly committed to ensuring an inclusive and respectful workplace where all employees can be their best self. We strive to embrace diversity in a context of tolerance. Our talent acquisition process plays an integral part in this journey, as setting the foundations for a diverse environment. For this reason we train and educate on the implications of our Unconscious Bias in order for our TA and hiring managers to be mindful of them and take corrective actions when applicable. In our organization, all qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age or disability.

Requisition ID: 40184 



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