Production Performance/Ops Excellence Analyst - Houston, TX in Houston, United States

at Shell
Location Houston, United States
Date Posted July 1, 2018
Category Petroleum Engineer
Job Type Permanent


Company Description Shell is a global group of energy and petrochemicals companies with over 90,000 employees in more than 70 countries and territories. In the US, we have operated for over a century and are a major oil and gas producer onshore and in the Gulf of Mexico, a recognized innovator in exploration and production technology, and a leading manufacturer and marketer of fuels, natural gas and petrochemicals. We deliver energy responsibly; operate safely with respect to our neighbours and work to minimize our environmental impact. We are in search of remarkable people who will thrive in a diverse and inclusive work environment to deliver exciting projects locally and globally. People who are passionate about exploring new frontiers. Innovators and pioneers. People with the drive to help shape our future. Because remarkable people achieve remarkable things.
  Job Description Lubricants Supply Chain (LSC) is responsible for planning, production and delivery of lubricants to Shell customers and distributor partners all over the world. LSC provides the bedrock of Shell’s customer value proposition through security of supply and assurance of superior product quality. Globally, LSC operates more than 50 Lube Oil Blending Plants, Base Oil Manufacturing Plants and nearly 20 Grease Manufacturing Plants as well as several Distribution Centers worldwide, with approximately 3200 employees.

The Production Performance Analysts are a member of the Regional Performance & Development team. The Regional Performance & Development team is responsible for driving competitiveness and structural change within LSC in the Americas region, looking end-to-end across all supply chain functions, assets and processes. The team drives operational excellence, with a focus on plant operations, engineering and technical support, ensures the regional implementation of global LSC strategies, manages the maturation of regional value opportunities and drives the development and adoption of world class practices. It also champions Continuous Improvement across the supply chain through culture, competency and leadership.


SOX Compliance Focal for LOBP Operations
Network KPI Reporting
GSOM, GSAP Focal Support
Project Scoping supporting SCE&P Team
Support E2E Project Implementations
Support network Business Continuity Plan for the LSC Network
Periodic backfill for Plant Performance Manager in various venues regionally
Support Global Performance & Development team in development of global standards & policies and ensure compliance across network
Using centrally prepared reporting, work with stakeholders to provide commentary, actionable commercial insights and propose Return-To-Green (RTG) actions
Drive Plant Performance Value Drivers of Flush, OEE and Maintenance
Support field-based analysts with ad hoc requests and analysis
Evaluate (Internal/External) Good Practices and drive implementation
Co-Lead biennial PIMS Benchmarking study with Senior Plant Performance Analyst
Interfaces with broader Regional Performance & Development Team members


Must have legal authorization to work in the U.S.
Bachelor's Degree with emphasis in Manufacturing, Quality, Operations or Business preferred
Minimum three (3) years of practical Lean/ Continuous Improvement experience in applying Continuous Improvement and Lean tools (i.e. value stream mapping; identifying and eliminating waste, 5s, Kaizen facilitation, etc.)
Hold CI / Lean Certifications (i.e. Lean Practitioner, Green Belt, Black Belt) preferred
Minimum 2 years’ work experience at a manufacturing site preferred
Practical Lean/ Continuous Improvement experience in applying Continuous Improvement and Lean tools (i.e. value stream mapping; identifying and eliminating waste, 5s, Kaizen facilitation, etc.)
Demonstrated ability to learn and apply new approaches (i.e. SIPOC, A3 Analysis, etc.)
Effective communication skills (presentation, effective conversations, written)
Strong facilitation skills (team work and team building)
Skilled in use of MS-Word, Excel, Power Point and Outlook


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