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Director of Operations

TETRA Technologies, The Woodlands | TX or Huoma | LA
Employment type: 
Full time
Years of experience: 
5 - 10 years

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Director of Operations

Summary of Responsibilities:

Under the direction of the VP/General Manager, the Director of Operations manages daily operations for the department.


Essential job duties include:

  • Supports, complies with, and participates in HSE Program
  • Oversees the daily operations for department projects, including:

o    Reviewing and evaluating bids

o    Leading and/or participating in job kick-offs by:

  •  Reviewing the scope of the work
  • Participating in hazard identification meetings

o    Managing the overall barge mobilization effort by verifying that the people and equipment required to do the job according to the bid are mobilized

o    Overseeing the daily production of assets as measured by the schedule of the work

o    Supervising the superintendents who manage assets

o    Forecasting asset utilization

o    Preparing budget for approval and managing approved budgets

  •  Annual Operational budgets
  • Annual Capital budget (in conjunction with equipment group leadership)

o    Supervising barge superintendents to:

  • Verify that the project is on schedule
  • Give directions on the scope of the work
  • Verify that there are adequate staffing levels
  • Verify that all personnel and operations are following company safety policies and procedures

o    Supervising the Crew Coordinator to:

  • Verify that logistics (personnel and equipment) are executed to the plan as scheduled
  • Verify that staffing levels required for the work are met

o    Creating weekly operations reports for department managers that outline:

  • Current progress
  • Future work
  • Need for additional help
  • Interfacing with other companies and departments

o    Provide direction to Project Management Leads as assigned to the Heavy Lift Business unit

  • Provide direction and feedback during tender formulation
  • Provide input on pricing during tender preparation

o    Meeting with the General Manager to discuss current operations, including:

  • Ongoing bids
  • Current work in progress
  • Project sequencing
  • Personnel issues

·       Supports and participates in the organization’s Continual Improvement Program to conform to ISO 9001 requirements by complying with Quality Policies and Procedures and meeting Quality Objectives

·       Performs other duties as assigned


Education, Experience and Licenses/Certifications:

·      Minimum education: Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, or equivalent work experience

·      Minimum experience: Five years of offshore experience; in particular, experience with derrick barges and the installation and decommissioning of platform structures

·      Desired experience: Experience managing and directing moored  or DP heavy lift vessel offshore operations; experience managing a department with over 100 employees

Knowledge and Skills:

To perform this job successfully, a Director of Operations must satisfactorily demonstrate the following:

  • Ability to:
    • Lead and manage personnel and company assets
    • Interface with managers of other departments (HR, Accounting, Legal, etc.)
    • Organize projects
    • Manage time effectively
    • Engage in contract negotiations
  • Knowledge of:
    • Engineering principles related to lifting and sea-fastening of offshore structures, facilities modules
    • Marine vessel operations

Phyiscal Demands:

The following physical demands are representative of those that an employee must meet to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Director of Operations must be able to:

  • Sit, squat, walk, and/or bend up to ten hours per day
  • Perform various physical activities when off-site

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job.


Work Environment:

The following work environment characteristics are representative of those that an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of Director of Operations:

  • This job is generally performed in an indoor office
  • This job occasionally requires traveling to client offices and offshore locations to observe work in progress and to perform quarterly inspections of vessels
  • This job may require working in varying weather conditions when off-site

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job.

About TETRA:
TETRA Technologies, Inc. is a geographically diversified oil and gas services company, focused on completion fluids and associated products and services, water management, after-frac flow back, production well testing, offshore rig cooling, compression services and equipment, and selected offshore services including well plugging and abandonment, decommissioning, and diving.

Headquartered in The Woodlands, Texas, TETRA® is a global company with employees and operations on six continents. We were incorporated in Delaware on February 6, 1981 and trade on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol TTI. Our indirect, wholly owned subsidiary Compressco Partners, L.P. trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol GSJK.

TETRA Technologies, Inc. is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer.