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Chemical Technical Manager

Company: Blue Star NBR
Location: Wytheville
Posted on: November 26, 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.
Wytheville is ideally situated off I-77 and I-81 in Southwest Virginia. Residents and visitors find charm, beauty, history, a robust outdoor scene, a quaint downtown and people who welcome you like you are family.
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

      Do this sound like you? Apply today to join Blue Star NBR!PI197632353

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

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