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Operations First Line Supervisor


Baton Rouge, LA, US

Company:  ExxonMobil

Job Role Summary

The Operations First Line Supervisor (“FLS”) is responsible for supervising operations personnel on the unit.  This individual is accountable for the safety in the area of their responsibility.  He or she will drive safety improvements with targeted discussions of applicable hazards and reporting of loss and near loss incidents.  The FLS ensures that their team is performing all tasks according to site standards.  The work location will be the ExxonMobil Baton Rouge Chemical Plant North. This job may require working a shifting day/night schedule.

Job Role Responsibilities

  • Ensure Compliance with regulatory requirements. 
  • Demonstrate leadership in Personnel and Process Safety by driving systems and reinforcing the behaviors necessary to achieve “Nobody Gets Hurt”.
  • This position has the potential to:
  • Coordinate and manifest disposal of materials 
  • Lead the weekly safety meeting and drive use of behavioral based safety systems
  • Lead the site in emergency response events when and if they arise
  • Supervise the work activities of the operations team and ensure, among others:
  • Activities are performed according to safe operating procedures and standards
  • Defeat or failure of safety critical equipment is mitigated to restore functionality
  • Equipment is prepared such that maintenance can be performed safely
  • A high quality safe work permit is issued prior to any work progressing on the unit
  • The operations team is making quality surveillance rounds on equipment
  • Emergency drills are executed on a routine basis to prepare for unplanned events
  • Training, both formal and on the job, is being administered to develop the team
  • Shift handover quality is excellent and strong continuity is maintained across the shift
  • Clear expectations are set for the operations team
  • The team is held accountable, both positively and constructively, for their performance

Job Role Requirements

  • Demonstrated relevant work experience in petrochemical or refinery operations
  • A minimum of five years of experience in field operations
  • Strong knowledge of process operations hazards and background in troubleshooting

Preferred Knowledge/Skills/Abilities (KSAs)

  • Knowledgeable using SAP to manage budget and execute unit maintenance activities
  • Initiate management of change documents.
  • Write and edit operations and mechanicals procedures.
  • Redline corrections and edit process and instrument diagrams
  • Comprehensive knowledge of refinery operations
  • Operations supervisory or managerial experience
  • Strong leadership skills and the ability to drive decisions when required
  • Strong background with a refinery technology or processing unit
  • Basic ability and experience with respect to equipment repair, e.g. small diameter pipe, tubing, instruments, etc.
  • Ten years of experience in field operations is preferred


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ExxonMobil is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.

Nearest Major Market: Baton Rouge

Job Segment: First Line Supervisor, Manager, ERP, Refinery, SAP, Engineering, Management, Technology, Energy

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