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Plant Manager

  • GE Oil & Gas
  • Experienced
  • Posted 5/8/2017 3:16:17 PM
  • 2857550
  • Job Function: Manufacturing
  • Business Segment: Oil & Gas Subsea & Drilling
Location(s): United Kingdom; Montrose

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Role Summary:
The Brent Avenue Site Leader is responsible for running a GE Oil and Gas Center of Excellence for manufacturing, assembly and testing of subsea equipment, with a specialization in master valve block (MVB) components and associated subsea connector parts. The Plant Leader will demonstrate leadership in communicating business goals, programs, and processes for our Brent Avenue site.

Essential Responsibilities:

In this role, you will utilize experience or expertise to solve problems, develop and execute business objectives for self and your team, and have the ability to effect short-term and long-term business goals.
• Responsible for ensuring all EHS policies and procedures are implemented within the facility; supporting the site to achieve EHS Excellence by executing the journey to EHS excellence program. (J2EE)
• Core responsibility for ensuring that the site meets business objectives by delivering robust leadership, management and control to the plant Machine Shop and Assembly Shop.
• Responsible for the overall planning, management and control for all manufacturing, machining, test and assembly activities.
• Responsible for acting as the site Operational Lead for the Culture Compass survey, promoting best practice and implementing change based on employee feedback to ensure results improve year on year.
• Schedule and conduct plant meetings (salaried and hourly populations); foster employee engagement and ensure that business and operational goals are effectively communicated to all employees
• Demonstrate and deliver strong leadership through utilizing the GE store and Global Network to bring in non-subsea business to meet or exceed plant utilization and recovery
• Support site leaders in strategic planning of manpower, supporting staff development and succession planning.
• Drive the annual Session C (Talent Management and Succession Planning Processes) acting as a business Talent Champion at all times
• Lead the setting of the annual manufacturing budget setting processes (Blue Print Reviews, Session 2, Op Plan and monthly business reviews)
• Ensure sufficient capacity exists to meet production output targets
• Champion Brilliant Factory and digital strategy and maintain status as 1 of the top 100 GE sites worldwide. Execute Lean and digital roadmap strategy and attain Brilliant Factory status by 2019.


• Proven Manufacturing/Engineering background.
• Preferable Degree qualification minimum HNC or equivalent knowledge and experience.
• Experience of working successfully and leading others in a dynamic, rapidly changing environment.
• Track record of developing strategy and driving manufacturing excellence.
• Effective in engaging with peers within the broader business network to share in best practice, lessons learned and to exploit business capability.
• Effective in engaging hourly and salaried workforce.
• Track record of developing others.
• Strong leadership skill, dynamic, action./results focused.
• Safety leader.
• Process Improvement background with experience/qualifications in Six Sigma/Lean Manufacturing.

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EU/EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post, as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. For further information please visit the UK Border Agency website:

Desired Characteristics:

• Preferably Manufacturing/ Engineering degree or Masters or equivalent knowledge and experience.
• Track record of moving an organization to a higher level of success.
• Ability to perform and contribute in a matrix team environment.
• Strong oral and written communication skills.

Locations: United Kingdom; Montrose
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