Technical operations assistants work in plants, liaising across departments with production, various support services (process, pilot/laboratory, maintenance, engineering design and HSE), and units outside the plant (engineering/technology department).
They may be responsible for supervising one or more technicians.
They monitor and analyze the plants’ industrial performance, looking at production capacity, variable cost, reliability and quality.
- Introduce day-to-day optimization to enhance the productivity, reliability, quality and output of the unit.
- Monitor and implement corresponding improvement plans.
- Participate in or conduct technical modification projects.
- Prepare and monitor industrial trials (new equipment, new products or new packaging).
- Monitor quality on a daily basis, and be involved in investigating complaints.
- Update operating procedures, master records, and materials input balance.
- Take the place of the plant supervisor in his/her absence.
Skills and abilities needed
Interpersonal skills, ability to work on a project basis, self-starter, initiative, and an inquiring mind.
Education and experience
Graduate of a general engineering school or a school specializing in process engineering, chemical engineering or chemistry, or holder of an advanced technician diploma with significant experience in manufacture.