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Chemical Technical Manager

Company: Blue Star NBR
Location: Wytheville
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

Blue Star NBR , a Nitrile Butadiene Rubber (NBR) chemical formulation and glove manufacturing company, is currently undergoing construction in Wytheville, VA.
Blue Star NBR will be a fully integrated chemical facility using raw materials developed and formulated onsite to proudly supply American-made medical-grade NBR for use in the production of nitrile examination gloves.

Role: Technical Manager

Position Description: The Technical Manager will manage all activities related to the technical aspects of the facility and equipment that results in maximum equipment uptime and integrity while maximizing safety and optimizing cost. Responsible for the safety, competency, and well-being of all technical employees. Responsible for the development of all technical-related policies and procedures consistent with operating a PSM facility. Responsible for the development of all engineering standards and specifications. Responsible for the design and construction of equipment and facility modifications. Ensures programs are in place to manage equipment/facility integrity and reliability. Ensure/support appropriate risk assessment and failure analysis techniques are utilized. Provide general facility technical support. Responsible for developing and managing the technical budget.


Manage/supervise the technical team

Support the staffing process for the technical team to ensure employee competency levels are maintained

Ensure the organization is designed and staffed to properly cover all technical/engineering/laboratory disciplines

Ensure contracts are in place to secure 3rd party technical services as required

Ensure the training and competency management system is robust for the technical team

Develop and manage engineering standards and specifications

Maintain the facility engineering documentation

Manage the design, procurement, and construction efforts regarding equipment/facility modification projects

Support equipment-related failure analysis efforts

Support process-related hazard analysis efforts

Support the facility management of change procedure

Support the facility/equipment integrity programs like thickness testing, safety valve inspection/testing, equipment vibration monitoring, and LDAR.

Manage all laboratory activities

Ensure the employee behavior policy is enforced

Develop and manage the technical department budget


Bachelor's degree in an Engineering discipline

10 plus years serving in design/plant/facility engineering role

10 plus years serving engineering/technical needs in the chemical manufacturing or equivalent industry

Strong knowledge of process design

Knowledge of construction discipline

Knowledge of laboratory operations

Strong knowledge of operating as a PSM facility

Strong knowledge of basic technical/engineering department programs

Strong knowledge of risk assessment and failure analysis tools

Knowledge of equipment/facility integrity inspection techniques

Familiarity with maintenance management systems

Understanding of warehousing and spare parts programs

Strong communications, judgment, presentation, and coaching skills

Strong Excel, Word, and PowerPoint software skills

Strong aptitude for problem analysis, problem-solving and critical thinking

Strong organization and planning skills

High standards of professional ethics


Keywords: Blue Star NBR, Roanoke , Chemical Technical Manager, Executive , Wytheville, Virginia

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