Manager for Water Technology

Fontana, CA, US

Position Summary

The manager for water technology will be responsible for the process design/optimization, equipment specification and manufacturing processes of wastewater treatments in manufacturing our fibrocement products while leading a small team to be built later. The manager works safely and efficiently to execute projects for R&D in heavy manufacturing environments and to implement new solutions and/or processes. This position is heavily involved in treating manufacturing process wastewater for returning into the process flow. The water manager will need to possess hands-on experiences in updated wastewater treatment technologies. They will need to optimize and use various physical, biological, mechanical, and chemical treatments to remove metals, BOD/COD, TDS and TSS in wastewater from fibrocement manufacturing plants.


Position Responsibilities

 

  • Participate in chemical and mechanical process development/design and equipment specification for wastewater treatments
  • Design and setup water pilot lines in R&D and scale up to the manufacturing plants
  • Guide the new process construction by working with internal construction engineering teams and contractors
  • Interact with the water equipment vendors, manufacturing plants and other project teams during the process design, construction, and commissioning
  • Hands-on participation in the water related process installation, startup and fine-tuning
  • Collect and analyze the data from experiments and factory trials
  • Provide regular project updates to the management
  • Communicate with plant management, engineers, safety personnel and regulatory agents
  • Responsible for obtaining city permits for environmental requirements.
  • Potential to lead a cross-functional team to develop water treatment technologies
  • Leading a small team of engineers and scientists in the near future

 

The position responsibilities outlined above are in no way to be construed as all encompassing. 

 

Quantitative Dimensions

Decision Making:

The water manager has excellent decision-making skills in order to be able to make critical, on the spot process related decisions with limited data.  Additionally, they have the ability to consult peers, process experts, and team members on decisions affecting the overall project while keeping in mind the business’ strategy, and needs of the plant, cost, timeline, and logistics.  The observations, opinions, and decisions of the Process Engineer carry significant weight in the outcome or direction of a developing process and as a result the Process Engineer is thorough, makes careful observations, and considers their decisions and opinions carefully.  Many projects stem from highly confidential development work, which requires discretion and the ability to communicate projects in a generic, yet comprehensive manner.

 

Supervisory/Lead Responsibilities:

The water manager does not have direct reports at this moment. Our plan is to build a small team with engineers and scientist. The water manager will have the responsibility of leading the team in the near future. They are responsible for the actions and safety of any support personnel that accompany or assist them in the manufacturing plant.  The water manager also coaches personnel in proper techniques and concepts of new processes.

Position Requirements
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Required:

  • Strong understanding in manufacture principles, process design & improvements
  • Demonstrated ability to specify and select process equipment for wastewater treatments.
  • Hands-on working knowledge of water chemistry and/or wastewater treatment technologies
  • Track record of successfully leading a technology/engineering team
  • Knowledgeable in the advanced water treatment technologies including membrane separation.
  • Experience in project planning, process modeling and project management
  • Experience in working with multidiscipline engineering staff, PLC programmers, and project teams
  • Experience in PLC and water related regulatory matters
  • Must have excellent written and verbal communication with the ability to communicate with external agencies, municipalities, plant engineers and operators, management, and R&D project teams.
  • Experience with successful proposal writing, reporting, and presenting
  • Must be able to travel up to 30% on average

 

Education/Experience:

Required:

  • 10 - 15 years of experience in industrial wastewater treatment technologies and processes in heavy manufacturing environments and other chemical processes
  • 5 years experience leading a team and interfacing with executive and senior business leaders
  • Minimum Bachelor's degree required (advanced degrees are preferred) in Civil Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Mining Engineering, or other related fields. Degree must be from an accredited institution.

 

Competencies:

Applied Learning: Assimilating and applying new job-related information in a timely manner.

  • Technical/Professional Knowledge and Skills: Having achieved a satisfactory level of technical and professional skill or knowledge in position-related areas; keeping up with current developments and trends in areas of expertise.
  • Initiating Action: Taking prompt action to accomplish objectives; taking action to achieve goals beyond what is required; being proactive.
  • Innovation: Generating innovative solutions in work situations; trying different and novel ways to deal with work problems and opportunities.
  • Decision Making: Identifying and understanding issues; problems, and opportunities; comparing data from different sources to draw conclusions; using effective approaches for choosing a course of action or developing appropriate solutions; taking action that is consistent with available facts, constraints, and probable consequences.
  • Building Partnerships: Identifying opportunities and taking action to build strategic relationships between one’s area and other areas, teams, departments, units, or organizations to help achieve business goals.
  • Communication: Clearly conveying information and ideas through a variety of media to individuals or groups in a manner that engages the audience and helps them understand and retain the message.
  • Adaptability: Maintaining effectiveness when experiencing major changes in work tasks or the work environment; adjusting effectively to work within new work structures, processes, requirements, or cultures.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Nearest Major Market: Fontana
Nearest Secondary Market: Los Angeles

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