Koch Fertilizer, LLC
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Are you looking for your next opportunity at an innovative company? Are you passionate about building relationships and being a part of a value-creating team? Koch Fertilizer, LLC. is currently seeking an entrepreneurial, self-driven Turbo Machinery Capability Leader Operations Excellence team in Wichita, KS.
The successful candidate will work closely with the operations, maintenance, and project organizations for multiple production facilities in North America and is responsible for various aspects of the asset life cycle for turbo machinery and rotating equipment. This role will identify and recommend actions to reduce unplanned events and improve equipment reliability. This position offers attractive growth potential and a collaborative and open work environment that provides opportunity for innovation and value creation. Opportunities for development of technical solutions as well as development of people is an essential part of this position. Requires up to 50% travel depending on business circumstances.
A Day In The Life Typically Includes:
Applying engineering theory, best practices, and principles in a strategic approach to conduct performance evaluations of rotating equipment and supporting systems to maximize asset reliability and production availability.
Develop, mentor, and provide direction to rotating equipment staff across all KF production sites, in reliability tools and rotating equipment best practices to improve skills for troubleshooting and diagnosing equipment and machinery failures.
Form partnerships with each operating plant by providing technical assistance for both tactical and strategic problems faced while continuously mentoring and strengthening their base capability.
Develop standards for predictive/preventative maintenance; and sound, long-term life cycle economics. Analyze equipment trends and historical data to develop and adjust reliability programs which will obtain lowest life cycle cost of equipment.
Use Failure Mode Cause Analysis (FMCA) / Root Cause Failure Analysis (RCFA) to develop reliability strategies for rotating equipment in a Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) environment.
Seek out and frame up opportunities for Koch Fertilizer to decrease waste or increase yields through improved machinery performance.
Actively participate in industry and internal networks to grow knowledge of both machinery and influential leadership
Lead and mentor employees to apply Koch’s Market Based Management (MBM) in ways that are consistent with our Guiding Principles and MBM Framework
What You Will Need:
15 years engineering work experience in an industrial setting, working with high speed rotating equipment and/or turbo machinery
Experience with API and other applicable industry standards for rotating equipment, design and maintenance
Demonstrated technical knowledge and hands-on experience with Machinery Health Monitoring (MHM) systems, and diagnostics such as vibration analysis, Shock Pulse Method (SPM), Thermography etc., as well as rotor balancing.
Experience with common non-destructive examination techniques. Working knowledge of relevant materials, metallurgical applications and common damage mechanisms.
Experience with analysis of the entire spectrum of rotating equipment including steam turbines, compressors, expanders, fans, pumps etc.
Experience with Root Cause Failure Analysis (RCFA) methodologies and application to problem solving.
Strong communication skills and a proven influential leader. Ability to work in a cross-functional organization with corporate and plant level customers.
Working knowledge of MS Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook)
Ability to travel up to 50% of the time based on business need
Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or 10 years’ experience in process plant environments, related to rotating equipment, preferably with some combination of design, reliability, and repair experience in rotating equipment
Able to wear typical plant personnel protective equipment, and respiratory protective equipment
Able to lift at least 35 lbs.
Able to access and exit elevated platforms by ladder or staircase
Able to periodically work flexible hours
Able to work in outdoors conditions
Able to travel to site locations on short notice
What Will Put You Ahead?
10 years’ experience in process plant environments, mostly related to rotating equipment, preferably with some combination of design, reliability and repair experience in rotating equipment
Leadership or supervisory experience
Experience with a Computerized Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS), preferably Maximo
Master’s degree in Mechanical / Chemical Engineering or similar discipline, or demonstrated formal training / certification / industrial recognition.
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This role is not eligible for visa sponsorship.
Salary and benefits commensurate with experience.
We are an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran
Except where prohibited by state law, all offers of employment are conditioned upon successfully passing a drug test. This employer uses E-Verify. Please visit the following website for additional information: www.kochcareers.com/doc/Everify.pdf
Koch Fertilizer, LLC