Engineering Manager SRE

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Date: Jan 20, 2023

Location: Warsaw, IN, US

Company: AkzoNobel

We’ve been pioneering a world of possibilities to bring surfaces to life for well over 200 years. As experts in making coatings, there’s a good chance you’re only ever a few meters away from one of our products. 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 have set our sights on becoming the global industry leader. It’s what you’d expect from the most sustainable paints company, which has been inventing the future for more than two centuries.

Job Purpose

The Engineering Manager is responsible for all Site Engineering and Maintenance activity, including all safety, quality, continuous process improvement efforts, and execution of capital projects.  Reporting to the Site Manager, directly and indirectly, will be all Maintenance  and Engineering personnel (project and process engineers). 

Key Accountabilities

Responsible for overall site engineering and maintenance activity

As SRE (Site Responsible Engineer)

  • Champion the Process Safety Management Program and ensure compliance with OSHA and AkzoNobel standards.
  • Evaluate and execute continuous process improvements and lean manufacturing initiatives
  • Responsible for the Capital Investments Plan for the site, prioritizing projects with all stakeholders; coordinates the implementation of projects with the HSE&S, Quality, and Production Departments. Annual Budget 2 million Euro
  • Owner of Engineering and Maintenance Policies and Procedures to ensure a properly trained, safe and efficient work force 
  • Responsible for the selection, training, development and motivation of all maintenance and engineering personnel
  • PSM responsible

Maintenance Responsibilities

  • Assure that assets are utilized and maintained properly to maximize shareholder value.
  • Analyze equipment reliability and implement action plans to reduce and eliminate failures
  • Responsible for negotiation with subcontractors and suppliers on contract, pricing and terms and optimizes activities performed by them
  • Ensures compliance with all HSE&S procedures and regulations
  • Engages the team by providing good communication and fostering excellent teamwork
  • SAP PM activities

Key Activities

As a member of the Site Management Team

  • Participates on the ALPS-CI Site Steering Committee
  • Responsible for certain Continuous Improvement Programs
  • This management position includes HSE&S responsibilities and HSE&S training
  • All site management position team members have health, safety, environmental and security responsibilities including HSES management and improvement, health and safety rules for employees and contractors, security of people and assets, management of change, meeting of regulatory requirements, environmental protection and pollution prevention, sustainability, and lifesaving rules
  • Responsibilities that include contractor management, asset integrity, process and equipment design, equipment operation, maintenance and equipment integrity
  • ​​​​​​​Site management position team members have access to the HSES training resources and have the responsibility to use these resources to complete the required training

Education and Experience

BS in Engineering required (Mechanical, Electrical, Chemical preferred)
7 years’ experience in Engineering
Experience with DCS (especially ABB) platform is preferred.
Experience in a chemistry/coatings/resin plant and be familiar with implementing OSHA PSM.  Experience executing and leading Hazard Study reviews, Pre-Startup Safety Reviews, and Management of Change is strongly desired. 
Should show demonstrated process improvements through structured methodology (A3, root cause, PDCA, Lean, Six Sigma, etc.).  Certifications (Green/Black belt) are preferred.
Candidate should have strong Microsoft Office/Power BI/SharePoint skills. 
Experience with AutoCAD or Similar Software 
Must have excellent communication skills (verbal and written) capable of conversing and being understood by employees at all levels of the supply chain. 
Direct people management experience preferred.  Exceptional aptitude in technical writing, particularly for Capital Requests and Training documents, is required.

Preferred candidate shall be organized, with experience managing technical document databases (P&ID, drawings, equipment files, etc)


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AkzoNobel is an equal opportunity employer. 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 accordance with applicable laws, we prohibit discrimination against any applicant or employee based on any legally-recognized basis, including, but not limited to: race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, lactation, childbirth or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, genetic information (including testing and characteristics), veteran status, uniformed servicemember status or any other status protected by federal, state or local law.


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Requisition ID: 28042