Company: NES Fircroft
Skills: Manufacturing Engineering
Experience: 5 + Years
Education: Associates/2 yr Degree/Diploma
Employment Type: Full Time Salaried Employee
Location: Hull, England, United Kingdom

Purpose of the job:

To monitor, manage and improve the Asset performance on a day to day basis to achieve safe, reliable and efficient operation according to business requirements and objectives.


The plant is a top tier COMAH registered plant and the job holder has a key role in ensuring the assets are operated in line with expectations on safety performance and operational integrity.

 Reliable and efficient plant operation are key measures of asset performance that need to be achieved to ensure business requirements are met.

The asset is located at the Hull, UK site which sits within a wider chemicals park operation.

Accountabilities of the job:
  • Support the Operations Team Lead with day to day management of the asset and associated services.
  • Provide an overview of planned and unplanned plant transients, supporting the Operations Team Lead and Shift Supervisors.  Support technical troubleshooting.
  • Plant optimisation; through monitoring of PI data/trends to identify areas for process optimisation to meet plant performance targets.  Work with the Process / Development Engineer to identify, and take forward, opportunities for process improvement.
  • Manage the operational variable cost budget and conversion efficiency performance.  Ensure plant operation meets conversion efficiency targets within plant technical standards and investigate deviations. Update plant technical standards each year demonstrating continual improvement.
  • Responsibility for weekly and monthly production planning and ratifying month end production figures with the Business Team.
  • Management of plant to meet reliability targets.  Maintain up to date plant vulnerability lists.  Management of reliability data.  Maintain production loss reports, instigate root cause analysis and manage actions to prevent reoccurrence.
  • Quality assurance role for the process to ensure compliance with ISO9001.
  • Operations specialist input to Management of Change (MOC) design. A MOC operations commissioning signatory.  
  • Develop plant operating procedures to enhance plant performance.
  • Monitor and optimise catalyst performance and recovery cycle to deliver business targets for MPR and efficiency.
  • Operational owner for all contracts associated with catalyst cycle and ensure these deliver the required catalyst supply.
  • Operational owner for by-product and waste stream processing contracts.
  • Provide cover for the Asset Manager and Operations Team Lead as required.   
Required profile:

Level of education & experience in general
  • HNC or equivalent experience.
  • 5-10 years experience in manufacturing operations.
  • Experience of COMAH top tier chemical plant operation and day to day plant management.
Technical Skills
  • Sound understanding of process operations.
  • Proven plant performance monitoring skills.
  • Planning and executing skills.
Behavioural Skills
  • Models and promotes good teamwork.
  • Sets high standards for others.
  • Strong communication and influencing skills.
  • Proven ability to balance conflicting demands in a continuously developing environment.
  • Results orientation and performance bias.
 Performance indicators:
  • Plant variable cost targets.
  • Asset safety, reliability and overall production targets.

With over 90 years' combined experience, NES Fircroft (NES) is proud to be the world's leading engineering staffing provider spanning the Oil & Gas, Power & Renewables, Infrastructure, Life Sciences, Mining, Automotive and Chemicals sectors worldwide.With more than 100 offices in 45 countries, we are able to provide our clients with the engineering and technical expertise they need, wherever and whenever it is needed. We offer contractors far more than a traditional recruitment service, supporting with everything from securing visas and work permits, to providing market-leading benefits packages and accommodation, ensuring they are safely and compliantly able to support our clients.