Superintendent, Operations
Belle, WV
About Praxair

Praxair, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Linde plc, is a leading industrial gas company in North and South America and one of the largest worldwide. Praxair produces, sells and distributes atmospheric, process and specialty gases, and high-performance surface coatings. Our products, services and technologies are making our planet more productive by bringing efficiency and environmental benefits to a wide variety of industries, including aerospace, chemicals, food and beverage, electronics, energy, healthcare, manufacturing, primary metals and many others. For more information about the company, please visit our website at

The site superintendent will be responsible for the day to day overall operations of the Belle, WV HYCO site and directly responsible for the areas of production and/or maintenance activities. Supervises and trains facility technicians. Implements safety programs, meets fixed and variable cost commitments, executes reliability programs, and complies with quality system as well as governmental regulations as required.

Job Scope:
The Superintendent will supervise the operation of the unit, compressors, and associated equipment to continuously supply products in quantities and qualities safely and economically, complying with all environmental regulations and daily customer requirements.

Additional responsibilities will include:
Maximizing reliability in order to avoid unscheduled shutdowns resulting in interruption of supply to customers.

Keeping the manager informed of deviation to operating plan.

Ensures technicians are trained to continuously monitor and proactively check the operation for efficiency. Adjusts controls in response to changes in operational conditions, and strives to anticipate problems before they occur, including the following but not limited to,

Ensures technicians are trained to monitor refractory line piping and vessels, maintain amine unit performance, monitor compression equipment.

Ensures technicians daily, weekly, monthly and yearly duties are performed to Praxair expectations and documentation is completed.

Ensures water chemistry is maintained within specific parameters and work closely with boiler chemistry global supplier.

Ensures all necessary production logs/shift notes and records are properly maintained.

Uses company standards in operating the facility safely, reliably, and efficiently at all time.

Ensures that SSOPs are used to start and stop major equipment and processes to prevent unnecessary process delays and to maintain operational consistency and reliability.

Frequently reviews SSOPs, SOPs and SMPs in order to provide guidance in procedural updates.

Process safety stewardship in all aspects; site safety program, management of change (MOC’s), compliance with Ops Alerts, process hazard analysis and abnormal situation management, etc.

Ensures corrective maintenance requests and performs required PMs and coordinates daily maintenance activities with operations. Ensure the full use of the EAM work order system.

Effectively communicates operating instructions and guidelines to technicians and communicates deviations as needed.

Providing technical support to operations personnel, and coordination with the maintenance and shutdown organizations, for optimization of the site resources and avoidance of unscheduled shutdowns.

TAR planning/support. Scheduling and working with contractors, support groups, I/E techs, etc.

Effectively communicates with customer and suppliers being able to secure competitive quotes.

Active support and participation in driving reliability initiatives through root cause analysis, idea generation and cost reduction.

Effectively communicates to technicians, manager, plant engineers, and the business group.

Delivery and support of cost saving initiatives to accomplish productivity targets.

Is accountable for adhering to all Corporate and plant policies including OSHA PSM, EPA , and WVDEP air, water, and waste regulations.

Schedules the technician's work hours.

Oversees training of technicians on all plant equipment.

Evaluate all direct reports twice per year.

Flexibility in work schedule to support operations during startup, shutdown or unplanned events.

Able to work in confined spaces and at elevated levels.


Bachelor's Degree or 10+ years Operations/refining experience
5+ years Demonstrated Leadership/Management experience
Primary Location West Virginia-Belle
Schedule Full-time
Job - Operations
Unposting Date Ongoing

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.