Company: Petroplan Houston
Skills: Plant Operations Engineer, Refinery / Plant Operations Supervisor, Refinery Specialist
Experience: 15 + Years
Education: Bachelors/3-5 yr Degree
Employment Type: Full Time Salaried Employee
Salary: Negotiable
Location: Ohio, United States

In order to apply for this position, applicants MUST meet the following criteria. If your resume does not match these criteria, you will not be able to apply for this position.

Located in region: North America      

Position: Operations Director - Refinery

Job type: Permanent Employee

Location: Ohio (relocation assistance can be provided)

Petroplan is currently working with an integrated oil and gas business who need a senior level Operations Director to join their team at their refinery in Ohio.

In this position, you will report directly to the VP of the US business unit and be responsible for overseeing and leading the operations team in executing the production plans at the highest level of safety, reliability compliance and productivity possible. Key challenges will include:

  • Developing and managing annual budgets that support adequate operational and capital expenditures, including Complex Maintenance and control expenses, to achieve business unit objectives.
  • Identifying both cost saving and increased efficiency opportunities that maximize production and profitability. Coordinate troubleshooting of major refinery operating problems.
  • Integrating all Refinery internal business unit groups and external resources, ensuring they are fully aligned and collaborating to meet unit goals.

The ideal candidate will have at least 15 years of experience working within a Refinery, including at least 5 years in a management role, and a bachelor's degree. You will have a very strong understanding of Project management principles and experience working on Refinery operations.

Suitable candidates will be a driven, autonomous, self-motivated safety professional who is passionate and hungry to succeed.

At this point the client are unable to sponsor VISAs.

About Petroplan:

Petroplan is a global organisation which specialises in connecting skilled professionals with exceptional contract and permanent career opportunities throughout the oil, gas and energy industry. This has been our focus since Petroplan was formed in 1976.

Our company aim isn't to be the largest industry recruitment specialist but rather the best. As such, our recruitment services, contractor management and specialised support is tailored to meet the individual needs of candidates, contractors and clients. Petroplan's local offices across Europe, the Middle East, North America, Asia-Pacific, Africa and Australasia support projects throughout forty countries. Our client portfolio includes multi-national companies, together with niche organisations focusing on a specialist discipline or location.

For more information please feel free to visit our website

Petroplan is an established Global Recruitment Organization supplying technical manpower and administrative services to the oil, gas and petro-chemical industries. Formed in 1976, Petroplan has over three decades’ experience and knowledge of global staffing markets to support feasibility studies through engineering and construction to ongoing operations and maintenance contracts.

Petroplan holds major global supply agreements with leading oil, gas and chemical operators and main contractors on a sole or preferred supplier basis. Our network of offices and strategic partner organizations provide on-the-ground support for clients and contracted individuals and teams in over 30 worldwide locations.

Our key discipline areas, which we regularly recruit for our clients, cover all phases of oil and gas exploration, production and refining projects:

  • Project management & engineering
  • Quality management 
  • Project controls & services
  • Subsea & pipelines
  • Supply chain management
  • Construction & commissioning
  • Logistics & procurement
  • Start-up management
  • Discipline engineering
  • Operations & production
  • Process engineering
  • Maintenance operations 
  • HSE
  • Well engineering & drilling

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