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Optimization Leader

    • Job Tracking ID: 512622-694379
    • Job Location: Trainer, PA
    • Job Level: Management
    • Level of Education: BA/BS
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: October 15, 2019
    • Years of Experience: 10 - 15 Years
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Job Description:

Key Role Description

Manages the optimization, planning, and scheduling functions of the refinery. Provides daily supervision to the refinery’s Economics & Planning team (short-term focus) and supports the Delta Fuels Team with creation/implementation of longer-term plans and business development initiatives. Monitors refinery economics, identifies optimization opportunities, maintains awareness of refinery capabilities/ performance (process unit & logistics assets), and successfully communicates these to all levels of refinery and commercial stakeholders.

Role Specific Competencies

At Monroe, we have identified nine specific competencies we expect all employees of our organization to possess. These competencies are incorporated as a part of our Selection, Performance Management/Review and Developmental processes. The competencies and activities for this role are detailed below:

Technical Knowledge - demonstrates the specific skills necessary for the assignments, understands the background and points of leverage to be effective in the role.
* Supports the economic evaluation and processing plan for refinery feedstocks.
* Performs and/or verifies LP studies that form the basis for refinery projects, turnaround planning, and business development opportunities.
* Communicates economic drivers to refinery operations/maintenance groups to improve daily refinery operation or prioritize return of out-of-service equipment.
* Provides regular updates to the Delta Fuels Team regarding refinery operation and future constraints that need to be incorporated into monthly production plans.
* Responds to unexpected outages of refinery production units. Identifies oil flow/inventory constraints, suggests alternative processing methods, and facilitates the development of plans to return to normal operation.
* Provides regular production updates and forecasts to the Financial Planning & Analysis group.
* Performs analysis of refinery operation to generate summary of differences between planned and actual refinery performance.
* Identifies, quantifies, and maintains database of lost profit opportunities.
* Supervises the refinery Economics & Planning team and supports them in the creation of optimized process unit targets, blending plans, and movement schedules.

Knowledge of Work Areas and Responsibilities - demonstrates a clear understanding of role and responsibilities within specific area, flexible and agile in adapting to changes or exploring opportunities and challenges.
* Stewards the creation of an optimized refinery operating plan.
* Effectively communicates economic drivers and expectations for refinery performance to multiple teams throughout the refinery.
* Refinery operation & upsets sometimes require communication with Refinery personnel during off-hours, weekends, and holidays in order to manage refinery inventories and modify planned outbound shipments.
* Learns other job functions within the group when necessary in order to provide coverage during personnel vacations or other absences.
Communications - Verbal and Written - includes written and verbal communications, delivers presentations and has good listening skills.

Problem Solving and Conflict Leadership - strives to understand contributing factors, works to resolve complex situations, and helps individuals to resolve conflicts.

Delivering Results - Sense of Urgency - defines appropriate goals, works toward achieving goals, articulates vision and steps for achievement, meets deadlines and provides timely status updates and follow-through.

Teamwork/Cooperation - accountable to team, works to meet established deliverables, appreciates view of team members and is respectful of others.

Initiative - takes action, seeks new opportunities, and strives to see projects to completion.

Work Reliability/Quality - strives to eliminate errors, accurate work is a priority, and seeks opportunities to improve product/services.

Integrity and Trust - honest, accountable, upholds ethics standards and maintains confidentiality.


Experience and Skills

Education, Experience, and Skill Requirements

* 10-15 years engineering/business planning/operations experience in a petroleum fuels refinery with knowledge of refinery LP modeling and scheduling systems preferred.
* Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemical Engineering or any other related degree is required.
* Proficient with Microsoft Word, Outlook, and Excel, Yahoo Messenger, Petro LP platform, Refinery scheduling software (PW Pro), and RightAngle.
* Demonstrated proficiency in all of Role Specific Competencies.



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