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Technical Manager


This is a Full-time position in Baton Rouge, LA posted November 21, 2021.


  • Leads department resources to provide technical services that ensure long-term competitiveness of the site.
  • Develops annual capital budget and 5-year capital plan for the plant and owns management of the Capital portfolio for the site.
  • Oversees efficient and effective design and execution effort for plant capital and expense projects, meeting both schedule and cost targets.
  • Enhances operational performance improvements via monitoring of key process parameters and initiating process adjustments and/or equipment changes.
  • Supports manufacturing world-class excellence by staying current on technology and industry practices. Seeks out new methods and technology to improve the way we work.
  • Provides accurate and cost-effective analytical services to the plant.
  • Ensures department utilization, implementation and compliance with all local policies and procedures as well as Global standards and best practices.
  • Ensures all Technical Department personnel are adequately trained and competent to meet or exceed Methanex standards.
  • Works very closely and collaboratively with the Operations, Maintenance and Responsible Care Departments to address plant EHS and operational issues.
  • Provides ongoing support in water treatment technical issues for the Operations Team through interaction with the Global Experts.
  • Visible in the plant and Control Room as an integral part of operations at the site and as an example for all Technical Team members.
  • Supports and contributes to the mission, vision and core principles of Methanex Leadership.
  • Conducts personal and company affairs in an ethical, professional and trustworthy manner.
  • Ensures that the performance management system is competently and fairly applied to all department members.
  • Leads a performance culture via continuous performance feedback, employee training and development, and succession and retention planning.
  • Actively participates on the Site Management Team providing input and support to initiatives and policies established by SMT.
  • Strong people leadership in coaching and mentoring employees as requested/needed with direct reports and other team members.
  • Contributes to the organizational vision of Global Leadership and as a team member demonstrates the core values of integrity, trust, respect and professionalism.
  • Promotes and supports the one team culture with Technical dept and other groups.
  • Conducts all business in a manner which supports the Responsible Care® ethic.
  • Leads by example the Responsible Care® ethic in personal and professional daily life.
  • Manages department reporting of hazards, near misses and incidents along with actions associated with the KMI incident management system.
  • Ensures compliance with OSHA, PSM, Responsible Care® and ISO requirements.
  • Manages the appropriate process safety systems to ensure compliance to OSHA and PSM regulations, e.g., MOC, PHA, PSI.
  • Institutes appropriate engineering standards, specifications and processes that comply with Methanex policies and procedures and regulatory requirements.
  • Enhances Responsible Care® performance improvements via process improvements, employee training and engineering projects.
  • Supports Global engineering, technology and project initiatives.
  • Acts as a member of the Global Technical Team and potentially other global teams as requested.
  • Works collaboratively with the Operations and Maintenance Departments to continuously improve plant competitive position in the industry.
  • Promotes a culture of diversity and inclusion by continuously identifying opportunities through people selection, team activities and day to day team behaviors.


  • Degree in Engineering required; Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or Electrical/Instrument/Control system discipline preferred and/or equivalent related experience/combined education.
  • Experience in engineering/technical services.
  • Management experience in the manufacturing industry.
  • In-depth knowledge of Methanex standards, policies and procedures.
  • Working experience in Project Management or having PMP Designation will be an asset.