Praxair, Inc. Plant Manager in Texas City, Texas

Plant Manager


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 Plant Manager will oversee the operations at the Texas City HyCO facility. The Plant Manager is responsible for ensuring the safe operation of the facility. This role is accountable for meeting variable cost and capital budget goals. The Plant Manager works with the Maintenance and with the Reliability teams to ensure that the operating units meet their reliability targets. The Plant Manager ensures that the facility maintains compliance with all required governmental regulations. This role meets regularly with the facility’s host customer to provide updates on operational activities.


The facility consists of two Steam Methane Reformer Units and associated equipment. There are approximately 20 operations and support staff reporting to the Plant Manager.


  • Ensure employees are fully trained in, committed to, and conduct their activities in accordance with all aspects of Praxair Safety and Quality systems.

  • Leads reliability, compliance, quality and safety programs for assigned area; ensures required government and/or environmental regulations are met

  • Accountable for continuously working to reduce plant operating costs through the incorporation of Operational Excellence strategies

  • Decisions are guided by policies, procedures and senior management's direction related to the business plan

  • Manage and escalate as required, equipment, product quality and delivery issues

  • Monitors production/manpower levels to ensure continued efficiency while anticipating problems and assisting with developing contingencies

  • Manage employee performance by setting expectations, providing guidance, feedback, and development for career progression and performance improvement.

  • Maximizing reliability in order to avoid unscheduled shutdowns resulting in interruption of supply to customers

  • Driving improvements in productivity and cost savings

  • Driving improvement in the safety culture at the facility

  • Ensuring that the facility completes compliance related items (PHA, RCA,etc.) in a timely manner.

  • Effectively working within the matrix organization to enlist assistance from support groups.

  • Accountability for adhering to all Corporate and plant policies including OSHA PSM, EPA RMP, and TECQ air, water, and waste regulations.


  • Bachelor Degree preferred in Chemical/Petrochemical experience as well as PSM or equivalent work experience in a directly related function

  • 10 years’ experience in an industrial plant environment including production, distribution, safety, and/or plant maintenance required

  • 5 years directly managing and developing employees required with demonstrated results

  • Knowledge of Process Safety Management standards and procedures governing safe operation of EPA RMP and PSM covered facilities

  • Six Sigma or Lean experience preferred

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.

Job Operations

Primary Location Texas-Texas City

Schedule Full-time

Req ID: 19000642