|Job Location:||Ridgecrest, California - United States|
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|Employer Will Recruit From:||Nationwide|
High desert, mountainous location near the Bakersfield/Ridgecrest/Mojave area. Excellent location if you like the outdoors, hiking, biking, motor-cross activities. More moderate cost of living than most places in California.
Very large, inorganics production facility. Excellent culture where you will be rewarded for your performance with excellent pay and benefits.
The Manager-Lake Operations will ensure cost effective and timely execution of all Exploration, Development and Production (EDP) projects on the mining reserve known as the Lake. This 58 square mile resource is mined to extract a broad portfolio of commercial finished products including soda ash, sulfate of potash, boric acid and a family of branded borates. In addition to ensuring sustainable harvesting of Lake resources, this position will be responsible for the brackish and potable water operations that supply the production facilities and oversee the daily operation and maintenance activities that support the mining infrastructure. This position reports directly to the Manager-Minerals Technology and Mining Operations. Compliance with applicable State and Federal regulations related to safety and environment is an important part of this position.
Establish priorities and direct teams of operations and maintenance personnel to ensure day-to-day operational excellence and deliver EDP project execution objectives. Proactively lead team to identify, troubleshoot and correct flow and grade delivery issues.
Manage the operations of the resource production assets to ensure optimum availability of brine feedstock, brackish and potable water around-the-clock in a safe and environmentally friendly manner.
Manage and execute EDP project plans on the Lake specifying goals, strategy, staffing, scheduling, identification of risks, contingency plans, and allocation of available internal and external resources.
Develop plans for efficient personnel, machine and material utilization, including heavy equipment fleet.
Manage, monitor and audit Safety, Health and Environmental (SSHE) practices to ensure a safe work environment and compliance with company, federal and state standards. Establish and monitor SSHE objectives for the Operations team.
-Bachelor's degree in Engineering and 8-10 years’ experience in Petrochemical, Chemical, Mining, or Heavy Industry; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
-At least 5 years of production operations experience, including managing teams
-Knowledge of hydrology and/or reservoir geology is preferred.
-Demonstrated knowledge of pumps and piping systems
-At least 5 years supervisory experience
-Demonstrated mastery in the skills of project management
-Lean Six Sigma experience preferred
The preferred candidate will have a working knowledge of drilling and subsurface exploration, including well field development and production operations. The candidate should have a working knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite. Familiarity with CMMS and project management software preferred. Strong analytical, verbal, writing and presentation skills are required. Experience with EPA and BLM regulations is a plus.
University - Bachelor's Degree/3-4 Year Degree