Senior Production Lead

Cenovus Energy

Cenovus Energy

Toledo, OH, USA
Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2024
Worker Type: EmployeeGroup: Operations - Toledo OM&S Asset DepartmentJob Post End Date: 07/16/2024

About this opportunity:

The Senior Production Lead is the "go-to" expert for field production related knowledge for a process unit complex. They support Operational Rigor within the Operations Team through maintaining functional operations documentation including Operations Rounds & Checklists. The Senior Production Lead supports the Senior Operations Advisor with training of new hires and cross bid operators (classroom and field). They have the leadership capability to routinely fill in for and backup the Asset Operations Manager and provides long term stability to the Asset Team.

The Senior Production Lead drives PSM compliance ownership and execution within the Asset Squad on behalf of the Asset Operations Manager. They are accountable to establish expectations with the 24/7 team and Asset Squad to continuously reduce process safety risk through compliance with established work processes including safe work permits, procedures, operating limits, the MOC process, isolation plans, and completion of action items. The Senior Production Lead is responsible for leading relevant Operations MOC’s and owning training content associated with all changes. The Senior Production Lead monitors the status of personal safety, process safety, and compliance, and intervenes as necessary to drive performance.

The Senior Production Lead ensures operational continuity by acting as the liaison with the Scheduling & Planning Department and the 24/7 team. They provide guidance for planned outages and ensure operational impacts of planned maintenance are understood with key stakeholders including Senior Production Leads from other areas.


  • Provides leadership to the Asset Team to ensure the short- and long-term plans are delivered

  • Sets expectations and provides a layer of assurance for personal safety, process safety, and compliance

  • Owns operating procedures content, accuracy, and usefulness on behalf of the Asset Manager

  • Ensures delivery of area specific portions of the refinery operating plan through interface with Planning and Scheduling Team

  • Develops and maintains operations critical documentation and work processes. Works in close coordination with Sr. Ops Advisor to support operator training

  • On behalf of the Asset Operations Manager, leads the Asset Team to drive continuous improvement and long-term sustainability of the business through the use and prioritization of asset strategies

  • Supports Annual Maintenance Plan process and leads TAR scoping development process

  • Acts as primary operations contact for project development and TAR planning for assigned asset. Coordinates and engages project and TAR interface with shift team

  • Leads troubleshooting operational issues and conducts investigations as needed

  • Develops guidance, provides prioritization, and supports strategic refinery wide plans including input from Asset Team, 24/7, and other Production Lead peers

  • It is preferred for the candidate to have OM&S experience


  • High School Diploma or equivalent required

  • 10 years’ experience in petrochemical operations OR 5 years’ experience in a relevant industry with a technical degree required

  • Additional technical education or equivalent in engineering preferred

Note: The application deadline for this position is 11:59 PM MT Monday, July, 15, 2024.

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About Cenovus:

We’re a Canadian-based integrated energy company headquartered in Calgary. We’re committed to maximizing value by sustainably developing our assets in a safe, innovative and cost-efficient manner, integrating environmental, social and governance considerations into our business plans. We are currently the largest refiner in Ohio and transport products from our refineries in Lima and Toledo, Ohio and Superior, Wisconsin via pipelines, rail cars and trucks to customers throughout the United States.

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