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Senior Group Leader RD&E - Pilot Plant

Company: ChampionX
Location: Sugar Land
Posted on: November 23, 2021

Job Description:

ChampionX has an immediate need for a Group Leader located in Sugar Land, TX. The Group Leader will head the RD&E Pilot Plant operations in support of ChampionX Chemical Technologies scale up and process improvement activities. The candidate will be responsible for leading the efforts to transform small, bench-scale procedures/products into robust, large scale manufacturing procedures/products via efficient, effective and safe operations and to improve existing plant operations via troubleshooting and continuous improvement.If you are a passionate professional that likes to work in an autonomous, hands-on environment, we invite you to apply. This is your opportunity to join a growing company offering a competitive base salary and benefits.What's in it For You:

  • The ability to make an impact and shape your career with a company that is passionate about growth
  • The support of an organization that believes it is vital to include and engage diverse people, perspectives, and ideas to achieve our best
  • Thrive in a company that values sustainability, and drives a safety-focused culture
  • Comprehensive benefits package starting day 1 of employment- medical, dental, vision, matching 401k, and more!What You Will Do:
    • Owns the operational safety of the RD&E Pilot Plant organization. Embeds a culture of safety throughout their team and ensures that all activities are performed in a manner that conforms to company safety and regulatory requirements and policies. Reinforces the company safety culture and holds personnel accountable for good safety practice. Collaborates with RDE and Plant Operations to ensure harmonized safety culture and practices. Focuses on achieving our goal of zero harm to personnel and to the environment.
    • Develops organizational talent and succession plans and provides ongoing coaching and mentoring for staff. Owns the strategy for team and organizational development, including safety and employee engagement.
    • Leads the RD&E Pilot Plant organization to meet the business growth needs and operational objectives.
    • Develops and drives pilot manufacturing capability roadmap for the Chemical Technologies business in collaboration with RD&E, marketing and supply chain counterparts and aligns resources to ensure efficient, effective and timely support of business objectives.
    • Supports the portfolio management process to ensure innovation pipeline meets internal and external customer needs. Manages resource allocation to support optimization and troubleshooting of plant related operations.
    • Supports the transfer of new product development activities through the ChampionX plant network and/or through 3rd party manufacturing, developing organizational competencies in project management for continuous improvement.
    • Works closely with Supply Chain and Marketing functions to maximize Operational Innovation through the support of Value Chain Optimization.
    • Ensures global and cross divisional opportunities are considered with established global communication paths for improved leverage across priority opportunities and customer needs.
    • Member of RD&E Leadership Team providing technical counsel on manufacturing and scale up advancements, new opportunities and improvements in operational/organizational efficiencies and productivity.
    • Responsible for environmental and regulatory compliance (including all permits and waste/effluent disposal) and maintains awareness of current and pending regulatory changes.
    • Supports the development and utility of intellectual property, through patent filings, trade secrets, and the support of technical notebooks and reports as required.
    • Ensures ongoing external awareness of manufacturing technology, competition capability, and emerging and disruptive opportunities.Minimum Qualifications:
      • Bachelor's degree in engineering, chemistry or related scientific/technical discipline required.
      • Seven (7) years of relevant experience including successful technology scale up, new product development processes and plant operations.
      • Immigration Sponsorship is not available for this role.Physical Demands:
        • Role is deemed safety-sensitive and may be subject to employer or customer drug testing.Preferred Qualifications:
          • Advanced degree in engineering, chemistry or related scientific/technical discipline
          • Experience in process engineering and/or plant manufacturing.
          • Excellent communication skills and ability to engage well with stakeholders to translate their needs into effective outcomes.
          • Experience in leading teams
          • Experience operating in matrixed technical, manufacturing and business environments.About ChampionX:ChampionX is a global leader in providing chemistry programs and services, drilling technology, artificial lift solutions, and automation technologies for the upstream and midstream oil and gas industry. Our world-class safety culture fuels our purpose to improve lives through our commitment to deliver sustainable operations.Our Commitment to Diversity and InclusionAt ChampionX, we believe the best teams are diverse and inclusive, and we are on a journey to create a workplace where every employee can grow and achieve their best. We are committed to fair and equal treatment of employees and applicants. We recruit, hire, promote, transfer and provide opportunities for advancement on the basis of individual qualifications and job performance. In all matters affecting employment, compensation, benefits, working conditions, and opportunities for advancement, we will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, religion, color, creed, national origin, citizenship status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expressions, genetic information, marital status, age, disability, or status as a covered veteran.In addition, we are committed to furthering the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) through Affirmative Action (AA). Our goal is to fully utilize minority, female, disabled and covered veteran individuals at all levels of the workforce.We will consider for employment all qualified applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws, including the City of Los Angeles' Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance and the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.

Keywords: ChampionX, Sugar Land , Senior Group Leader RD&E - Pilot Plant, Professions , Sugar Land, Texas

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