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Director, Refinery Operations

Lima, Ohio
Job Posting: Sep 18, 2018 11:13:03 AM Unposting Date: Nov 03, 2018 01:59:00 AM
Director, Refinery Operations-00135137-20180528


One of Husky’s advantages is that we are an integrated oil and gas company. From exploration to development, production, refining and marketing, we’ve got it all! Combine this with a range of learning and development tools and an inclusive work environment, and you are well-positioned for a successful career at Husky.
We have training, mentoring and career development programs and resources to help you develop both personally and professionally – as an employee or a leader. We offer many internal leadership and business skills courses along with tuition reimbursement programs for qualified employees. Every year, a significant number of our employees are able to take on new roles within the company thanks to our strong focus on hands-on learning and development.
Husky is currently looking for a Director, Refinery Operations at the Lima, Ohio refinery.
The Director of Refinery Operations is responsible for leading and supporting the Operations Team to execute production plans at the highest level of safety, reliability compliance and productivity possible. Key focus areas include managing day-to-day operation of the refinery, staffing and activities, ensuring that schedules and performance requirements are met and system resources are used safely and effectively.
Specific responsibilities will include:
  • Direct processes to continuously improve safety and operational integrity within the business unit and across the organization.
    • Ensure safety and operational integrity systems are effectively implemented throughout the facility.
    • Customize Husky Operational Integrity Management System (HOIMS) elements to fit business unit operations and ensure the protection of employees, contractors, assets, and the environment.
    • Develop implementation plans and monitor safety management indicators to ensure compliance with all standards and practices.
    • Participate in serious incident investigations.
  • Provide leadership and direction to Refinery Operations, ensuring production efficiency and fiscal restraint.
    • Provide direction to assigned BU's supporting facility reliability, operational integrity, meeting regulatory requirements and environment/asset/employee/general public protection. 
    • Within the position’s established level of authority, develop and manage annual budgets that support the provision of adequate operational and capital expenditures, including Complex Maintenance and control expenses, to achieve business unit objectives.
    • Identify opportunities to reduce costs and increase efficiencies that maximize production and profitability. Coordinate troubleshooting of major refinery operating problems.
    • Integrate the support of all Refinery internal business unit groups and external allocated resources, ensuring they are fully aligned and collaborating to meet unit goals.
  • Provide business unit leadership to effectively manage the workforce, maximize team effectiveness, and deliver on performance contracts.
    • Ensure talent management and workforce planning activities are aligned with current strategies.
    • Coach, develop and train staff, recognizing their expertise and contribution to the work of the business unit. 
    • Oversee the development and implementation of training and career development programs to ensure that they align with operational requirements and Husky’s strategic objectives.
    • Represent the Company in Union meetings, issue discussions and manage union contract issues.
  • Participate in the development and establishment of business unit strategies, operating objectives, policies and procedures in conjunction with the Lima Refinery senior leadership team. This position ensures communication and collaboration between business units to manage projects and production/product disruptions.
  • Foster relationships with industry peers, government, contractors, and vendors to gather information on emerging trends and products to promote Husky’s and/or the business unit’s strategies. Act as a key contact during emergency situations, public inquiries, labor disputes, etc.

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