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Technical Manager

Job ID 11169 Welland, Ontario, Canada;
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. Technology Solutions is a global leader in specialty mining reagents, phosphine-based chemistry, and solutions for stabilization of polymers. Its portfolio includes world class, leading-edge technologies and unrivaled technical service and applications expertise that support our customers in developing tailor-made solutions, in particular for mining, where Solvay's products allow customers to extract metal concentrates from increasingly more complex and depleted ores.

Job Overview and Responsibilities:
  • Accountability for site HSE, Quality, Productivity, and Manufacturing Excellence objectives.
  • Ensure all aspects/standards of the Responsible Care Safety Program are met.
  • Lead and be accountable for the development and execution of the site technical and capital project plans to achieve site HSE, Quality, Productivity, and Operations Improvement objectives and strategic plans.
  • Leads site technical group to identify, develop, and implement fundamental improvement initiatives to improve HSE, Quality and Productivity.
  • Actively engages in the development of the site plan to fundamentally improve site manufacturing processes, systems, and capacities. Personally leads select initiatives.
  • Preparation and oversight of the Site Capital Spending Budget. Oversees and coordinates implementation of Capital Projects for the site. 

Education and Experience:
  • Leads site technical group and is accountable for the technology of the manufacturing processes to ensure they are safely designed, operated efficiently, hazards are adequately identified and controlled, and equipment and technology changes are adequately managed and documented.  
  • Accountable for technical support to operating units when existing processes are not capable of meeting standard requirements.
  • Leads site technical group and is accountable for process development, optimization studies, major new equipment installations and implementation of new technology including New Product Introduction (NPI) Leads studies of existing plant processes to solve systemic problems.
  • Oversees site CapEx budget, project management and implementation.
  • Primary owner of the process technology and engineering standards.
  • Support the development and implementation of plans to optimize existing site manufacturing processes and systems (incremental improvement).
  • Develop and execute capital plan.
  • Foster technical and leadership development of technical reports to meet strategic organizational development objectives.  
  • Knowledge and utilization of  Site Quality Management protocols 

  • Bachelor of Applied Science or Engineering (Chemical or Mechanical Engineering).
  • 10 plus years of experience in a Technical Engineering Leadership role.
  • Capital project management experience.
  • Preferred candidates have Six Sigma and Lean Manufacturing training and experience.  

  • Communication
  • Strategic Planning and Execution
  • Change Leadership
  • Delegation, Empowerment & Team Effectiveness


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