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Sulzer Pumps US Inc. Field Service Project Manager in La Porte, Texas

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Project Managers provide coordination and management support for repair operations executed in the field in multiple areas. Provide complete coordination of all field activities from start to completion of field projects focusing on coordination of vendor services, daily reporting and review of critical data, and solving day-to-day issues that arise during field operations throughout North America. Provide direct input on technical issues during field operations focusing on identifying out of tolerance specifications for “as found” components, approving “as built” clearances for all machinery, and developing and approving disassembly and assembly procedures for all equipment and developing Subject Matter Expert program for target machines. All employees are committed to following and complying with Sulzer’s QESH regulations.

Your main tasks and responsibilities:

  • Actively participate in selling activities

  • Prepare and review estimate quote requests and prepare detailed summary for estimating

  • Coordinate field projects from inception to completion

  • Provide daily project reports to division management for all active projects

  • Contact 3rd party vendors and arrange for services

  • Monitor out of scope work and issue change orders to cover out of scope work

  • Establish a clear line of communication between customer, site management and division management to manage all out of scope work, parts deliveries, issues and force reports

  • Create purchase orders for 3rd party vendors

  • Update weekly scheduling report with completion information

  • Maintain close contact with field supervisors to ascertain the progress of the project

  • Create, maintain and update the project schedule

  • Identify possible technical information data that may apply to the project

  • Develop schedules for planned outages such as CI, HGP and Major, with maximum flexibility when changes may occur & respond to unplanned outages

  • Develop and maintain close working relationships with STS superintendents, sales representatives, and supervisors

  • Receive, edit and review all outage reports and present to customer

  • Interface with customer contacts about operation irregularities and concerns

  • Research and acquire any special tooling needed for outages

  • Develop custom documentation for outage reports

  • Coordinate with the STS shop on parts deliveries and inspections

  • Coordinate all sub-suppliers during outages

  • Finalize project invoicing and payments with accounts receivable

  • Compile all technical documentation for our target machines and create database

  • Analyze information on our competitors including capabilities and objectives

  • Create clearance document packages for our target machines

  • Review all clearance documents and develop hold points in the schedule for review

  • Create work scopes for the primary outages of Combustion Inspection, Hot gas path, and Major inspections

  • Create work packages to detail specific duties in each work scope

  • Develop and maintain tools and procedures implemented within the Field Service Division

  • Support operations quality improvements

  • Takes responsibility for their own, and co-worker’s safety

  • Identify problems and areas of improvement and notify management accordingly

  • Confirm customer visitors have received the required safety induction, are properly signed in and have the required PPE while on shop visits

  • Ensure that projects are properly structured for safe execution, including direct interface with customer and safety personnel

  • Supports, cooperates with, and participates in company-wide LEAN and EHS Management System which includes following all safety, health and environmental policies and procedures.

To succeed in this role, you will need:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering / Business Management is a plus but equivalent education and experience is accepted

  • Seven to ten years minimum execution experience in the field service and/or office environment

  • Broad and extensive knowledge of Legacy gas frame turbines GE, Siemens,Westinghouse as well as steam turbines and process equipment.

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills with the ability to interface with personnel from diverse backgrounds at all levels of the organization

  • Strong mechanical aptitude and ability learn technical and design aspects for Rotating Equipment service and repairs

  • Widespread knowledge of process equipment from many different original equipment manufacturers

  • Strong organizational skills, ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects

  • Time management skills

  • Understanding of basic financial concepts

  • Physical ability to work in a shop and field environments

What we offer you :

  • 11 Paid Holidays

  • 15 Paid Time Off (PTO) Days

  • Medical, dental, vision, life & disability

  • 401K with 6% company match

  • Employee Assistance Program

  • Employee Wellness Program

  • Bonus Programs

  • New onsite cafeteria, all meals subsidized (La Porte Service Center)

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