Operations Project Manager - All Locations Evergreen

Refined Technologies

Refined Technologies

Posted on Saturday, April 13, 2024
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At Refined Technologies, we believe operating with an eternal purpose fuels excellence. This guides everything we do; it gives us a purpose that is greater than ourselves. RTI is the leader in the chemical cleaning segment of the refining industry, providing patented chemistries, processes, and equipment for cleaning and treating units during shutdowns. While focused on clients, we are fueled by our mission to: Honor God Always, Help People Develop, Pursue Excellence, and Earn a Profit.

We are a fast-paced, dynamic, and entrepreneurial-minded organization full of servant-hearted leaders. Want to know more about our culture? Check out the RTI Playbook. If you’re ready for your work to matter, we’re ready to hear from you!

We are always looking for talent for our Operations Project Manager team – we are growing fast! Our locations include Beaumont, Baton Rouge, Chicago, Corpus Christie, Clear Lake, Gulf Coast, West Coast, Rockies, and Tulsa. *This posting is for US locations only.

RTI employs a staff of Operations Project Managers that are highly experienced in operating petroleum refining and/or chemicals processes and equipment. Daily, our Operations Project Managers work with refinery operations personnel and turnaround professionals to plan and carry out process unit shutdown, clearing, and chemical cleaning strategies.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Leads and builds diverse teams of people (RTI, client, other contractors, etc.) during implementation of a project designed to execute clearing and cleaning activities in refineries.
  • Independently creates, reviews, and implements MOC-level clearing and cleaning plans using computer-based documents and developer programs, and in-depth industry knowledge.
  • Follows and implements best practices through consistent use of RTI’s project planning and execution Roadmap.
  • Trains appropriate client personnel on RTI’s cleaning and clearing strategies, acts as a resource for colleagues with less experience.
  • Follows-up with clients to ensure that we meet or exceed their expectations; communicates results internally and resolves shortfalls.
  • Conducts business in a safe manner consistent with RTI’s Core Behaviors, with an emphasis on a servant's heart and competitive urgency.
  • Builds key relationships with multiple levels of employees at our client companies.
  • Controls costs through daily prudent decisions.
  • Identifies and implements operational efficiencies both internally (RTI) and externally (client) by taking a new perspective on existing solutions.
  • Ensures that effective JSAs are completed and reviewed and adheres to all client site entry and safety requirements.
  • Onsite safety liaison for projects in his/her control, performs work safely in all plant settings; identifies potential safety incidents, escalates, and mitigates as necessary to prevent incidents from occurring; communicates to clients and internally to share lessons learned.
  • Completes Incident Reports and participates in cause finding and corrective action.
  • Completes all project close out tasks and documentation.

Supervisory Responsibilities

· On some occasions will be a Lead Operations Project Manager, having responsibility for others on the team.

· Provides direction to part-time Operations Project Technicians.


Minimum Qualifications

· 5 + years of refinery, upgrader, gas plants or chemical plant operations experience, and/or successful completion of Process Technician program.

· 2 years of experience independently and efficiently planning projects.

· 2 years of experience diagnosing and solving complex operational problems in a refinery setting.

· Knowledge and understanding of complex process units and piping circuits gained through refinery operator experience.

· Demonstrated ability to quickly master software tools.

· History of consistently safe work practices in operational settings.

· Demonstrated ability to clearly and confidently communicate plans to plant personnel at multiple organizational levels.

Additional or Preferred Qualifications

· 1 year of experience in a lead turnaround role strongly preferred.

· Demonstrated evidence of RTI core behaviors:

· Displaying a servant’s heart: helping others, giving credit, humility in our actions and words, and appreciation for the contributions of others.

· Exhibiting enthusiasm: strong work ethic, investment in relationships, driven to excel.

· Lead with empathy: care and compassion in our interactions, connect everyone’s gifts with organization and client needs, listening actively and responding thoughtfully.

Working Conditions / Physical Demands

The Company requires passing a pre-employment physical in which an objective medical professional will determine whether you can safely meet the physical demands of the position.

· Duration of Workhours During Project Executions:

· Typically, 12 continuous hours that may extend up to 16 – 18 hours if an emergency need exists, for up to 14 days in a row.

· Day shift and/or night shift.

· Working Conditions During Project Executions:

· Uneven or unstable ground, and wet, muddy, or slippery surfaces and footings.

· Outside locations in extreme temperatures and weather conditions including wind, rain, snow, and other forms of inclement weather.

· Routine, intermittent exposure to noise more than 85 dBA-TWA.

· Physical Demands:

· Work at heights up to 200 ft/ 45m accessed via stairs, climbing ladders, or critical lifts by cranes. This requires an ability to climb ladders and stairs without issue.

· Lifting and carrying up to 40lbs., without assistance.

· Pushing / pulling up to 100 lbs., without assistance.

· Standing and walking for up to 12 to 16 hours daily with minimal rest breaks. May exceed 10,000 to 15,000 steps per day.

· Bending and stooping repeatedly and performing task including twisting or turning valves and using wrenches and hand tools.

Travel Requirements

Ability to travel to outlying markets for supporting a growing list of clients across North America and International Markets and spend 100 – 150 nights per year away from home.

About Refined Technologies

RTI is a global industrial solutions provider delivering value to process facilities through expert-level refinery professionals skilled in operations, engineering, and process supervision. RTI helps those who fuel the world produce energy more effectively by delivering safe, fast, and predictable shutdowns in upstream and downstream facilities through innovative operations teams and revolutionary cleaning technologies.

*In keeping with state laws requiring salary reporting; for applicants in California the salary range for this position is from $131,800 to $189,600. For applicants in the state of Washington, the salary range is from $118,700 to $160,700. The applicable base pay range will be contingent on the primary work location, the complexity and responsibility of the role, and the candidate’s relevant experience and skills.

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Applicants for regular U.S. positions must be authorized to work in the United States for Refined Technologies, Inc. without the need for sponsorship of an immigration authorization or visa (e.g., TN, H-1B, or other employment-based immigration authorization or visa).

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other protected status under federal, state, or local laws.