Shift Supervisor

Houston, TX / Pasadena, TX
Hiring Immediately

Note: Next Wave is hiring certain key operations personnel during the design and construction of the facility that will move into site operations roles after construction is complete, so the job functions of this role are split into two phases: 1) Project Phase and 2) Operations Phase

Primary Job Functions

Project Phase

  • Support the design effort by participating in P&ID reviews, HAZOPs, 3D model reviews, operability and maintainability reviews, etc.
  • Support the construction effort by monitoring progress, verifying installation quality and testing, attend vendor shop visits for witnessing of acceptance test
  • Monitor the site to ensure safety practices are being followed by contractors
  • Work with the operations and technical staff to develop and review operating and maintenance procedures
  • Support the effort to develop an effective fire protection strategy for the facility, including managing the training of the Emergency Response Team (ERT)
  • Support the development and review of safety policies and procedures for the facility
  • Participate in intense technical training for the equipment and technologies that will be utilized at the facility
  • Develop strategies and systems for production and logistics planning, including pipeline transfers, truck deliveries, etc.
  • Develop training practices and procedures
  • Support the hiring process for the operations staff

Operations Phase

  • Manage one of the four operations crews, including time and pay management, employee evaluations, scheduling, conflict resolution, overtime management, etc. to build and maintain a strong team environment
  • Maintains staff by recruiting, orienting and training employees; developing personal growth opportunities
  • During nights, weekends and holidays, the shift supervisor will be responsible for all key decisions at the facility, including providing notifications and calling in additional support resources as needed
  • Monitor, measure and report on production related process performance and general issues
  • Ensure that all health, safety and environmental rules and regulations are adhered to during the shift 
  • Support the PSM effort through participation in safety reviews, updates to operating procedures, training, etc.
  • Support the maintenance effort through scheduling of outages and resources

Qualifications & Experience

  • High school diploma or equivalent required
  • 10+ years of refinery or petrochemical plant experience required
  • Leadership experience such as shift supervision required
  • Specific experience with the sulfuric acid alkylation and/or olefin dimerization technologies preferred
  • Experience in commissioning and startup of new processing facilities preferred
  • Experience in developing and reviewing operating procedures preferred
  • Experience / training in emergency response preferred

Skills and Abilities

  • Demonstrate leadership potential, organization and time management
  • Demonstrate a strong safety mindset
  • Demonstrate the ability to resolve conflicts
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to clearly present information to facility personnel and the Next Wave senior management team
  • Proficient with MS Office software
  • Intermediate computer skills preferred