Operations Leader/Area Manager (f/m)

Job Description

At DuPont, we are working on things that matter; whether it’s providing clean water to more than a billion people on the planet, producing materials that are essential in everyday technology devices from smartphones to electric vehicles, or protecting workers around the world.


If you would like to be a part of a premier multi-industrial company that is delivering sustainable solutions that bring real purpose and value, of a company with collaborative spirit because it believes that we work best when we work together as a team and values the diversity of thought, then DuPont is the company for you!


Our purpose is to empower the world with essential innovations to thrive. We work on things that matter! 

Have the Opportunity to chart your own course, challenge yourself, and acquire new capabilities to build a rewarding and fulfilling career. We reward employees with competitive pay and incentives to recognize skills, competencies, and contributions to business results.

Get to Experience a collaborative environment where teamwork is celebrated with flexibility that enhances balance and an inclusive atmosphere that is welcoming to all!

Get to know our Purpose and make it yours by bringing innovations to market that improve the world, share a commitment to sustainability that makes our planet better and give back to communities in which we work and live.

Your key responsibilities

  • Partners with the Plant Leader to drive a strong personal safety, process safety, and environmental improvement plan to achieve EH&S goals and ensure compliance with regulatory and permit requirements.
  • Relentlessly pursues maximum plant reliability to reduce department unplanned events and support safe operations.  Teaches and encourages behaviors to support reliable operations.
  • Knows and advocates Life Saving Rules within the facility.  Demonstrates priority and commitment through personal behavior and coaching in the field. Provides the needed positive and negative reinforcement to address deviations with appropriate follow up and investigations.
  • Ensures appropriate technical review of work permits and plans (maintenance or improvement) such that Life Saving Rules are applied appropriately for the job.
  • Partners with Plant Leader to ensure capital is allocated appropriately to design improved environmental compliance and reduce personal/process safety hazards. Implements administrative controls and process controls for safe and reliable operation.
  • Keeps active field presence and assesses work activities routinely to maintain awareness of plant needs and understanding of personnel behaviors.
  • Ensures the operation team is fully prepared for immediate response situations, including where technical resources might be needed to analyze process conditions and guide the response.
  • Inspires and motivates the organization through leadership and strong connection with the team fostering an empowered organization. Shows appreciation for employees and maintains a servant leadership mindset.
  • Accountable for maintaining and improving training matrix for operators for the facility, ensuring that appropriate knowledge remains within the facility.
  • Works closely with Human Resources as needed to hire operators with strong skill sets.  Ensures operators are on-boarded and trained via a comprehensive plant training program to maximize their opportunity for success and increase plant expertise.
  • Develops operation employees and ensures career success via goal-setting, performance management, promotion processes, and employee development plan.
  • Resolves operation discipline issues and escalates to proper channels where needed.
  • Coaches First Line Leaders, Activity Coordinators and Operators within the plant to be effective within their roles.
  • Holds themselves and others accountable for return on investment of projects and ensures compliance with financial reporting rules/practices within the facility.
  • Supports and drives continuous improvement by being active and ensuring operations participation in opportunity analysis sessions and plant improvements.
  • Partners with improvement teams to reach agreement on proposed improvement plans and ensures plant resources are available to achieve the plan.  Ensures controls are implemented in operating discipline and process control as applicable to sustain improvements.

Your MINIMUM qualification profile

  • BS degree in Mechanical or Chemical engineering discipline is required
  • 8 years minimum of manufacturing or related experience required.
  • Process Safety Management (High Hazard Process) experience required.
  • Proven influential leadership skills in previous areas of responsibility.
  • Previous experience managing people is required
  • Experienced in water purification technology/chemical plant operations is preferred
  • Six Sigma or Lean skills beneficial
  • Proficiency in Arabic and English languages is a must.

DuPont Offers

  • Competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits in-line with the job responsibilities.
  • The chance to work on global teams with colleagues around the world and in different locations.
  • On-going learning opportunities in a rewarding work environment.
  • Career experiences that can span different businesses and functions with opportunities for personal and professional growth.
  • An annual variable pay program that rewards team and individual performance, business or functional success.