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Production Director

Syzygy Plasmonics

Syzygy Plasmonics

Houston, TX, USA
Posted on Monday, September 25, 2023

Syzygy Plasmonics Inc. (Houston, Texas) is a deep-decarbonization company. It builds reactors that use light instead of heat to electrify chemical manufacturing and power a cleaner, safer world. Utilizing technology licensed from Rice University and advanced engineering, Syzygy is commercializing a universal light-driven reactor platform. When powered with renewable electricity, this tunable technology reduces both cost and emissions from many different chemical reactions.

Job Summary: Syzygy Plasmonics Inc. is hiring a Production Director to join our team. The Production Director provides leadership and strategic direction related to the operations of Syzygy Plasmonics’s plants.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Oversee plant operations, production engineering and facilities and monitoring plant activities
  • Provide necessary program direction (tracking and reporting tools) for planning, organizing, developing, and integrating projects across multiple functional areas.
  • Hands-on lead in troubleshooting efforts related to processing and process equipment problems.
  • Writes and/or reviews SOPs, and other technical documents.
  • Reporting of operations metrics and critical project updates to senior leadership
  • Implements necessary plant improvements as dictated by business needs.
  • Produce key operations deliverables including commissioning, start-up, steady-state operations, and operator training.
  • Collaborates with the HSE group on environmental, health and safety-related aspects of all operations.
  • Participate in multidisciplinary alignment meetings, safety, and quality risk assessments.
  • Operational management and planning to execute pilot plant trials and testing in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Lead all aspects of maintenance and improvement of pilot plant equipment.
  • Lead the development of the long-term capital investment strategy for pilot plant capabilities.
  • Lead and coach team to deliver on performance objectives, define personal and professional develop plans / career development.

Required Qualifications and Experience:

  • Bachelors’ Degree in Engineering, Technology, or related field
  • Experience in managing people in a plant operations function
  • Minimum of 10 years’ experience in plant operations and/or supply chain, site safety, health, quality in a manufacturing environment
  • Basic knowledge in Quality, Occupational, Safety, Health and Environment requirements
  • Ability to lead, coach and develop people.
  • Strong team player, excellent communication/relational and stakeholder management skills
  • Able to lead/manage/complete projects with minimal supervision. Creative, innovative and flexible with a sense of urgency and passion
  • Prior experience with Continuous Improvement tools and systems (LEAN/Six Sigma/ Kaizen and value stream mapping.)


  • Competitive Salary
  • Comprehensive Benefits (medical, dental, vision, life, and disability coverage)
  • Career growth opportunities
  • Friendly work environment
  • Paid vacation/holidays

Syzygy Plasmonics Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.