Plant Availability & Turnaround Manager

About the role

Location: Belgium - Kallo, Belgium - Antwerp

Hours: Full-Time

Type of Contract: Permanent


Are you ready to go beyond boundaries?

At Borealis we aim to grow, to do better. We continuously improve by working towards a safer work environment, more sustainable and efficient production processes, circular products,… Currently we are hiring a Plant Availability and Turnaround Manager who is as ambitious as we are. 

In this role, you lead our plant availability and turnaround organization to maintenance excellence. You are responsible for the maintenance of our production plants in Antwerp and Kallo. We currently operate 4 plants in Antwerp and Kallo (high-pressure polyethylene, compounding, propane dehydrogenation and polypropylene plant). In addition we are building a state-of-the art propane dehydrogenation plant in Kallo. 

Together, we rise to the challenge and these will be your contributions:


  • You are responsible for the overall day-to-day maintenance management and the turnarounds of our 4 operational plants and our new PDH plant under construction. You ensure all plant availability and turnaround activities are executed and reported according to national laws and regulations as well as to internal standards.
  • You translate the Borealis group strategy on maintenance and turnaround to a local strategy. Together with your team you define the implementation plan and target setting in compliance with the overall operations strategy. 
  • You actively support local performance and continuous improvement through steering, coaching and close follow up of your direct reports. You drive competence development of your team to ensure the required competence and manning is available.
  • As an inclusive leader, your responsibility for ensuring HSE awareness in the plant availability and turnaround team.
  • You are member of the local leadership team and are a driving force in the overall strategy of the location Antwerp-Kallo. 

About you


You have a Master’s degree and a minimum of 15 years’ experience in an operational role in the (petro)chemical industry. Maintenance reliability and integrity scoping and execution excellence processes are well known to you. You master English at business level. Knowledge of Dutch at business level is an advantage. In addition, you can count on multiple years of experience  in a leadership position. 


As an experienced leader, your people skills are well developed. You act as a motivational and inspiring coach for your team. You are recognized for being communicating, dialogue engaging and setting direction for others. You have a proven ability to establish high performing teams. You manage your local and group stakeholders well and are a networker who likes to work with different departments, teams and cultural backgrounds. You have an analytical mindset and you are able to think, translate and implement strategy. Furthermore, you have a strong focus on HSE and quality, and lead by example.

About Borealis and our offer


We are here for you! If you have any questions, please contact Karolien Vercauteren, (0032 570 52 56). Please note that applications via e-mail will not be accepted since we are serious about protection of your personal data, so thank you for applying online.


We offer a role specific compensation and a competitive salary and fringe benefit package reflecting your profile, experience and the specifics of the country/location you apply for.


We reserve the right to close this vacancy for further applications when we have received sufficient applications that meet the advertised requirements and will contact you as soon as screening is closed.


Borealis is one of the world’s leading providers of advanced and circular polyolefin solutions and a European market leader in base chemicals, fertilizers and the mechanical recycling of plastics. We leverage our polymers expertise and decades of experience to offer value adding, innovative and circular material solutions for key industries. In re-inventing for more sustainable living, we build on our commitment to safety, our people and excellence as we accelerate the transformation to a circular economy and expand our geographical footprint. | |


We go beyond boundaries. Together.




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