Exterran Area Manager in Houston, Texas

Area ManagerTX - Houston 77041 Shop|Manufacturing

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About Exterran

Exterran is a global leader in full-service natural gas compression and a premier provider of services and equipment for oil & gas production, processing, treating, transportation and storage.

Exterran Corporation (NYSE: EXTN) is a publicly traded company with about 6,000 dedicated professionals working in about 30 countries. We cover every major oil & gas region of the world and serve the full spectrum of energy clients, from the super majors and National Oil Companies (NOCs) to the independent Exploration & Production and distribution companies. They count on us for fast, expert products and services. And we work hard to deliver.

Exterran Is An Equal Employment Opportunity

Exterran is committed to ensuring equal employment opportunity, including providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with a disability. Applicants with a physical or mental disability who require a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process may contact the HRD at Accommodation.Requests.NA@Exterran.com

Job Description

Position Summary:

Oversees the manufacture of parts and/or equipment, and develops and implements production methods, schedules, procedures, and standards. Implementer and teacher of lean principles as they pertain to improved safety, quality, delivery, cost, and employee engagement.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manages the work activities of department personnel to achieve maximum quality and productivity of the department

  • Leads and drives good housekeeping and 5S(Visual Management)

  • Maintains staff by recruiting, selecting, and training employees

  • Maintains job results through coaching, counseling, and disciplining employees

  • Reviews and approves production schedules to establish priorities

  • Analyzes reports to determine the cause of manufacturing problems and resolves problems

  • Resolves personnel issues to include hiring, counseling, discipline, pay, benefits, and termination

  • Develops and controls departmental Opex and Capex budget along with developing Capex justification with minimal assistance

  • Coordinates production requirements with other departments

  • Audits processes, quality procedures, and production quantities for compliance and correctness

  • Reviews new or updated production processes and/or test procedures

  • Interfaces with vendors, sales, project management and engineering personnel to resolve equipment problems and improve quality of products

  • Develops & manages operational metrics for achievement of Safety, Quality, Delivery, and Cost objectives

  • Develop and utilize current and future state value stream map and create 3-6 month kaizen plan for the assigned area

  • Leads, participates, and drives lean initiatives to support business objectives

  • Teach and coaches employees on basic lean tools and methods

  • Maintains a safe, secure, and productive working environment for department personnel

  • Develop staff to upgrade supervisory ability and increase floor leadership

  • Manages preventative maintenance of all equipment within the department and insures effective use of company resources such as utilities, tools, consumables, and other supplies

  • Responsible for inventory control/material flow within their assigned areas

  • Other responsibilities as needed and assigned


  • Should have Valid Driver’s License

  • Ability to read, write, speak and understand basic English

  • Solid computer skills (excel, word, power point required)

  • Should be able to work under pressure

  • Must be willing to work a flexible schedule

Education and Experience

  • 2 to 5 years of manufacturing experience required. Education in a related field may be substituted for experience on a one-to-one exchange.

  • Production management experience preferred.

  • Prefer candidates who are willing and capable of relocating

  • Manufacturing/Operating within the Oil & Gas industry preferred

Our core values – safety, service, respect, global perspective and integrity – define our culture. And our skilled employees are among the most respected experts in our industry. Perhaps you should be the next among us.

Exterran is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Exterran provides equal employment opportunity to all qualified individuals regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, citizenship, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or any other factor protected by applicable federal, state or local law.