Offers “Solvay”

Expires soon Solvay

Technical Services Manager

  • Orange (Orange)

Job description

General Information


·  City:Orange, Texas
·  Country:USA
·  Region:North America

Job Category: Industrial
Job Type: Regular
Type of Contract: Permanent
Working time: Full-time
Work schedule: Day shift

Solvay is a science company whose technologies bring benefits to many aspects of daily life. With more than 24,100 employees in 64 countries, Solvay bonds people, ideas and elements to reinvent progress. The Group seeks to create sustainable shared value for all, notably through its Solvay One Planet plan crafted around three pillars: protecting the climate, preserving resources and fostering better life. The Group’s innovative solutions contribute to safer, cleaner, and more sustainable products found in homes, food and consumer goods, planes, cars, batteries, smart devices, health care applications, water and air purification systems. Founded in 1863, Solvay today ranks among the world’s top three companies for the vast majority of its activities and delivered net sales of €10.2 billion in 2019. Solvay is listed on Euronext Brussels (SOLB) and Paris and in the United States, where its shares (SOLVY) are traded through a Level I ADR program.

With over 1,500 products, Specialty Polymers offers the widest range of high performance polymers in the world, allowing tailor-made solutions such as pushing the limits of metal replacement in the electronics, automotive, aircraft, and healthcare industries. The GBU has unparalleled expertise in three technologies: aromatic polymers, high barrier polymers, fluoropolymers.

Job Overview and Responsibilities

Responsible for the management of the Maintenance Department (internal and contracted), Reliability group as well as contracted Engineers in a manner that will safely achieve operational objectives of the organization
The Technical Services Manager provides leadership to the Orange Halar production unit with both project management and design engineering responsibilities. The position reports directly to the Orange Site Manager.

Job Responsibilities:
Manage the activities of the maintenance department including supporting contract personnel
Enforce department compliance with all facility safety, health, process safety, and environmental procedures
Ensure that all maintenance related tasks are properly completed in a timely manner
Ensure that all maintenance functions are properly coordinated with affected area of the facility.
Manage the site Capital expenditure budget and the site Maintenance department budget
Manage the area maintenance process to achieve targeted production needs in a cost effective manner. Inclusive of

·  Daily routine maintenance 
·  Daily schedule update meetings with maintenance and operations 
·  Preventative maintenance/reliability programs for equipment assets 
·  Non-routine items that are large expenditures or that are implemented infrequently 
·  Overhaul and turnarounds of process units 
·  Expense modification projects 
·  Utilization/maintenance of CMMS system data to promote long term efficiencies 
·  Review and approve repaired equipment for return to service 
·  Execute safe and efficient plant maintenance turnarounds. 
·  Ensure that on-call and call-in activities are conducted in an efficient manner.
·  Encourage good housekeeping practices in the shops and throughout the facility
Effectively manage capital and expense projects simultaneously from project concept to implementation and closure.
Develop project scope and schedules with input from production, process and reliability engineering teams.
Develop Front End Loading project estimates using various estimating tools such as Aspen In-Plant Cost Estimator, cost estimating spreadsheets and vendor quotes.
Design and Implement projects to meet all health, safety, compliance and regulatory requirements.
Utilize facility project engineering procedures for project work streams.
Lead and coordinate with onsite engineering resources to execute detailed design efforts for small capital and expense projects.
Lead and manage external engineering contractors for large capital project design efforts and to provide additional design resources during peak activity levels.
Develop engineering specifications and bid packages for construction labor and equipment.
Lead project design reviews with input from multiple departments, such as: operations, industrial automation, process engineering and maintenance.
Develop project work plans to identify construction resources for project execution.
Develop engineering transmittals to communicate project design details to construction.
Assist construction supervisor with coordination activities for project execution.
Utilize SAP to manage project spending and equipment setup activities.
Assist Site Manager to manage capital project and department budget spending activities.
Assist Reliability and Quality groups to procure capital spares and laboratory equipment.
Assist with providing start-up training to plant personnel for new technology.
Provide daily support for small projects that require mechanical engineering design elements.
Adhere to all safety standards, policies, and procedures.
Familiarization with ASME Code B31.3 for pressure piping design and construction.

Education and Experience

Bachelors of Science in Engineering required, preferably in Mechanical Engineering
5 – 10 years of industrial maintenance experience (chemical/refinery and PSM experience preferred)
Two years or more of supervisory experience preferred
Experience with project design and project management
Experience working in a setting that follows OSHA’s Process Safety Management (PSM) program.
Experience using ASME B31.3 for process piping design.
Proficient in SAP PM/MM modules or other Computerized Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS)
Proficient in Microsoft Excel and Word
Experience in work management, preventive maintenance, asset life cycle management, key performance indicators, process optimization, and performance management 
Demonstrated effective oral, written, interpersonal communication skills.
Demonstrated ability to lead and to work with others in a team environment.
Demonstrated ability to work independently and through influence.


Knowledge of Recognized and Generally Accepted Good Engineering Practices.
Work-process and documentation advocate
Ability to influence change and realize innovation
Ability to develop piping isometrics and process piping and instrumentation (PIDs) drawings to communicate piping and support designs.
Ability to use structural and steel drawings for basic steel design and calculations.
Ability to use and interpret mechanical stress calculations for piping and mechanical design considerations.
Effective communication skills – written and spoken
Ability to effectively gain and share knowledge
Ability to effectively learn and use project engineering tools such as Microsoft project and drawing viewers.
Experience using SAP Project Module preferred, not required

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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