Engineering Manager - TPW,

India, Maharashtra, Thane

Business unit: DP South East & South Asia

About AkzoNobel

AkzoNobel is a leading global paints and coatings company and a major producer of specialty chemicals, with leading market positions and brands in countries around the world. We operate in a number of important market segments ranging from buildings and infrastructure to transport, industrial and consumer goods. We’re also the sector leader in sustainability and are number one in the renowned Dow Jones Sustainability Index. In practical terms, that means our sustainable solutions are in your lives, and those of your friends and family, every day. We’re the people that make it possible for you to do what you need to do.


Job Purpose:  To establish, implement and maintain Engineering processes and systems; and continually improve effectiveness in sustaining Engineering standards within the framework of and compliance to HSE Policy, Directive and Rules of AkzoNobel, local statutory requirements and the TPW site vision and objectives.
Job Dimensions:
- Management of the Engg standards & equipments for the site operations.
- Management of Thane site systems.
- Boundary management with statutory, quasi-statutory and other relevant bodies.
- Management & implementation of Projects at site with full compliance to the Engg standards and recommendations and statutory requirements.
- Ensure support in Production, Innovation deployment, Process improvement and HSE&S at site.
- Generate value/savings by improving processes and minimizing breakdowns
- Help deploy the culture of Autonomous maintenance in the plant
Principal Accountabilities:
1. Drive Engineering standards across the manufacturing unit at Thane
2. Incidents and complaints are recorded, reported and investigated as per the Group requirements.
3. Develop self to qualify as the Site Responsible Engineer within 12 months of joining.
4. Ensure monitoring systems are defined and HSE&S reporting is done in line with Audit Programs
5. Define the Communication Channels on HSE&S Issues
6. Maintain oversight of Management of Change Process and updation of Plant Dossier
7. Arrange to provide safe plant & equipment operating instructions
8. Skill metrics/Competency evaluation and training plan  for Engineering team
9. Maintain oversight of compliance to the Local Engineering Procedure
10. Be instrumental in drawing up of an Engineering Excellence Plan for the site and implementation of the same.
11. Oversight of Systems to ensure Integrity of Physical assets
12. Employing competent contractors working to acceptable standards.
13. Ensure that Company's activities do not compromise the safety and health of contractors or the environment at large.
14. Statutory Compliance of Pollution Control Devices
15. Drive the Following Process for Thane works :
16. Engg and Asset Integrity Documentation & Records
17. Management Review & Engineering Excellence Plan
18. Process Safety Management
19. Auditing Conformance to Standards
20. Management of Change & HSE&S aspects of Capital Projects
21. Fire safety
22. Isolation of Equipment
23. Control of Work
24. Area Classification
25. Control of sources of Ignition
26. Leak Prevention and Management of Open Ends / Spills Logs
27. Plant Overhauls as Major Overhaul Manager
28. Controlled equipment
29. Critical equipment
30. Electrical Equipment
31. Land and Ground water Protection
Special Features of the Job:
0. Thane is a key site for AkzoNobel in India for sourcing water-borne decorative paint, metal coatings, besides hosting the R&D, Decorative sales (West) and Performance coatings sales teams – making it a multi BU site in true sense.  With an site population expected to reach approximately 500 people (both full time and contract), by 2017, the management of Engineering systems and ensuring safety and legal compliances across all business units will be a key challenge for any incumbent.
0. Job holder must posses experience in working with the Employee union to proactively think, nurture and implement good Engg and HSE&S systems by facilitating the union dynamics appropriately.
0. The jobholder is required to have knowledge of the ISO & CI systems. This helps in having a process orientation and is tuned in line with the continual improvement philosophy of the Thane site.
0. The Thane site is investing in capacity expansion projects to augment the capacity in excess. The job holder should therefore have prior experience in Project Management/ Green Field experience and should have handled project in one of the prior experience. 

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Closing date

October 10, 2016

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Business unit

DP South East & South Asia

Sub business unit

DP South East & South Asia India

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ISC Management

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Full time/part time


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