The incumbent's role relates to management and deployment of all resources required for production and also evolving methodologies and systems to achieve higher productivity.
The main thrust of the position is on identifying constraints and devising the means to overcome them.
The methods used by the incumbent to achieve the objectives of the position include monitoring of process parameters and plant performance, diagnosing any situation out of normal specifications and seeking remedial measures.
For the above purpose, assistance is obtained from Superiors and peers and also reference to technical literature.
Another activity relates to the scientific and technological issues involved in operations under his control as well as those referred to him.
The core operation processes as mentioned above i.e., SAP/PAP/Complex plants have similar operational processes and the needs are common. Hence, the positions in all these processes have to carry out similar nature of work.
The incumbent is accountable for ensuring daily routine operation of the plant with the main thrust of minimizing the shutdown time so as to maximize production. This he does by guiding the technicians in their daily work, coordinating with up-stream and downstream operations to ensure receipt of raw material and utilities on time, supply of finished product to the next process in the correct quantity and quality, coordinating with maintenance department to attend to equipment requiring attention, ensuring strict compliance of PSMS/QMS/OHSAS, planning for yearly turn-around activities, training new comers and coordination with contractor technicians.
Specific to the SAP, the incumbent is accountable for smooth process of storage of sulphur/rock phosphate. Also specific to this job is the coordination with the utility on utilizing the steam which is a by-product to be used in TG for producing power and other utilities. The incumbent supervises the jobs of the technicians and attends to exceptional cases and ensures that standard operating practices are followed.