TAR Superintendent


Our client, a Major Operator within the Oil and Gas Industry, have a need for an experienced TAR (Turnaround) Superintendent for their refinery in Ohio. This will be a contract position for approx. 18 x months.

Job Overview:

The Turnaround Superintendent reports directly to the Maintenance & Reliability Manager and has overall accountability for delivery of well-planned, safe, environmentally sound, and efficiently executed turnarounds. The Turnaround organization leads the planning and execution of maintenance and project work during turnaround execution, ranging from $30 to $300M per year. This job description is intended to provide an overview of the position and does not include all the tasks that might be required to provide support for your area job requirements.


  • Responsible for health, safety and environmental performance and awareness in area of responsibility to achieve our goals of no accidents, no harm to people and no harm to the environment. Investigates accidents and near-misses.
  • Works closely with Operations, Engineering, Inspection & Reliability, and Commercial teams to develop long- and short-range plans for maintaining and improving the Refinery performance.
  • Participates as member of the Refining Turnaround Continuous Improvement Forum.
  • Estimate and plan TARs expenditure early enough, and with sufficient accuracy, to create the flexibility and opportunity for timely business decisions.
  • Ensure all the appropriate Turnaround work scope is captured and aligned with the Refinery Availability, Reliability and Commercial goals.
  • Develop TAR plans (HSSE, Quality, Schedule, and Cost) are consolidated into a clear, continuously updated and transparent accessible format.
  • Take a disciplined approach to efficiently & effectively execute TARs following the TAR Common Process (TCP).
  • Develop and implement plans to deliver 2Q Solomon MEI performance in terms of cost and 1Q in terms of duration.
  • Understand & practice Continuous Improvement. Leads the reviews and improvement of the existing TAR work processes, as well as, implement new processes. Provide training on TAR work processes thus allowing the improvements to be effectively implemented.
  • Broaden Organization awareness, engagement and alignment around TAR planning preparations and efficient execution.
  • Ensure the broader Organization understand their roles and responsibilities within the TAR workflow processes and are delivering per the agreed expectations.
  • Develop a best in class TAR Organization.
  • Pro-actively manage individual & team performance and invest the time to improve team skills.
  • Provide timely, thoughtful, and respectful communication within the TAR Team and across the Organization.


Bachelor's Degree in Engineering
Minimum of 10 years' experience and it has managed and led a diverse Team deliver significant complex Capital Projects or Turnaround events.
Candidate should have significant Refining or similar manufacturing experience and must have demonstrated strong leadership and project management technical capabilities.

About Petroplan:

Petroplan is a global organisation which specialises in connecting skilled professionals with exceptional contract and permanent career opportunities throughout the oil, gas and energy industry. This has been our focus since Petroplan was formed in 1976.

Our company aim isn't to be the largest industry recruitment specialist but rather the best. As such, our recruitment services, contractor management and specialised support is tailored to meet the individual needs of candidates, contractors and clients. Petroplan's local offices across Europe, the Middle East, North America, Asia-Pacific, Africa and Australasia support projects throughout forty countries. Our client portfolio includes multi-national companies, together with niche organisations focusing on a specialist discipline or location.

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