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Associate Director, Operations

Company: Linde
Location: Tonawanda
Posted on: November 21, 2022

Job Description:

About Linde:Linde is a leading global industrial gases and engineering company with 2021 sales of $31 billion. We live our mission of making our world more productive every day by providing high-quality solutions, technologies and services which are making our customers more successful and helping to sustain and protect our planet.The company serves a variety of end markets including aerospace, chemicals, food and beverage, electronics, energy, healthcare, manufacturing and primary metals. Linde's industrial gases are used in countless applications, from life-saving oxygen for hospitals to high-purity & specialty gases for electronics manufacturing, hydrogen for clean fuels and much more. Linde also delivers state-of-the-art gas processing solutions to support customer expansion, efficiency improvements and emissions reductions.For more information about the company and its products and services, please visit .Job Overview:Reporting to the Director of Operations Engineering (LG US), the OES-Controls National Manager will be responsible for Linde's Advanced Control System (ACS) operations support in the United States. In this role you will lead a team of ACS engineers supporting over 400 facilities, ensuring safe and reliable control system operation, in addition to executing moderately complex control system engineering projects. The ACS team performs operations support and project engineering work from design to implementation in accordance with Linde policies and procedures.The selected candidate will work closely with other groups, and many times will co-lead programs through development. Close interaction with Corporate IT, Linde Engineering Americas, and other corporate and regional businesses is expected. The successful candidates should develop a team capable of making technical decisions based on full awareness of viability, cost, and other benefits.Primary Responsibilities:

  • Managing a team of over 20 process control engineers across five region-based business units throughout the U.S. supporting over 400 facilities ensuring safe and reliable control system operation
  • Supervising the Operations OT Security Team of 4 engineers that maintain the integrity of Linde's North American Plant Operations Network infrastructure through policy enforcement and the close interaction with Corporate IT
  • Co-leading a team of domestic and global process control engineers developing Linde's Next Generation Human Machine Interface for optimized plant control
  • Program manager of US Industrial Gases Next Generation Human Machine Interface deployment
  • Project management of control system engineering projects with an annual portfolio of $1MM
  • Administer and maintain control system standards, policies, procedures, and best practices in support of business needs
  • Continuously strengthen group through staffing, assignments, training, and succession planning
  • Interface with cost reduction and project engineering teams to implement standard technology solutions for large capital expenditure on new and existing plant designs
  • Provide plant operations feedback to control system Community of Practice to improve existing and new standard designs.
  • Implement systems related work associated with HMI data collection, IMPAC and Central Control Room systems.
  • Accounting of five cost centers to stay within assigned budget
  • Participate in Root Cause Analysis meetings as the control systems' subject matter expert to drive resolution and new standards for implementation.
  • Provide quarterly project and support updates to operations regional management.
  • Facilitate technical direction to team members and provide additional control system support when required.
  • Coordinates team meetings and decisions; provides technical direction to team members.
  • Interface with internal and external customers/suppliers.
  • Keep current with state-of-the-art tools, design practices and concepts.

Keywords: Linde, Tonawanda , Associate Director, Operations, Executive , Tonawanda, New York

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