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Vow Green Metals AS is building its first biocarbon production plant at Treklyngen Industripark (Follum) located in Hønefoss. With a production capacity of 20.000 tons of biocarbon, the plant will be one of Europe's largest, enabling a abatement potential of 100.000 tons of fossil CO2.
We are now looking for a Site & Maintenance Manager with industrial experience who wants to be part of an exciting journey and are motivated by the opportunity to contribute to the green shift while building a new green industry.
The successful candidate will be responsible for the operation and maintenance of the production plant, which will supply volumes of biocarbon at an industrial scale to the metallurgical industry. In addition, the Follum plant will be our competence center for testing and further development of an exciting product portfolio. In other words, there are great development opportunities for the right candidate.
The main product from the production plant is biocarbon, which will replace fossil-reduction materials in metal production. Elkem will be the main customer of the biocarbon produced, and the qualification process is already underway. In addition, the plant will produce bio-oil, which can replace fossil oil in many industries, and bioenergy which be used in surrounding industries and to produce district heating.
Vow Green Metals has a growing pipeline of global biocarbon projects, and ambitions to maintain its leading position in the emerging biocarbon industry. With us, you will become part of a growing company that is built on the shoulders of Vow ASA, a global provider of advanced technologies and solutions with a proud industrial history.

We offer you
  • Varied, exciting and challenging tasks in a completely new industry
  • Great opportunities for development and influence professionally and personally
  • The opportunity to shape your own position
  • The opportunity to build up a new industry
  • The opportunity to contribute to build up the organization
  • A central leadership position in a growing competence environment
  • A meaningful job in an industry that contributes to the green shift
  • Competitive pay and benefits

Roles & Responsibility
  •  Responsible for day-to- day operation management
    • Reports to Managing Director Biocarbon Production Norway
  •  Manage and oversee production and areas relevant to production such as:
    o HSE
    o Quality
    o Improvement activities
    o Logistics related to feedstock and finished product
  •  Responsible for plant maintenance
  •  Report KPI’s
    o Keep up-to-date production, downtime, preventative maintenance, training and other records
  • Develop plans that help operations run smoothly
  • Train and onboard new employees
  • Collect and review data to reduce inefficiencies and waste.
  • Analyze data and create reports to present to executives regarding processes
  • Oversee work schedules to ensure coverage

The Operation & Maintenance Manager is responsible for day-to-day operations. All daily operations of the plant from production and manufacturing to ensuring policies and procedures are followed. Develop processes that will maximize stewardship, safety, quality and productivity.

  • BSc or MSc within technology e.g., mechanical-, electrical/automation engineer or process engineer background. Other relevant education or experience can replace this.
  • At least 3-5 years of experience from position within process industry / industrial experience.
  • Experience and/or knowledge about productions systems covering ISO 9001 / 14001, continuous improvement, Norwegian legislation regarding HSEQ etc.
  • Experience or education within maintenance systems.
  • Leadership training and / or experience with leadership is an advantage.
  • Written and verbal communication at a good level.
  • Norwegian and English language.

Personal characteristics
  • Attention to detail
  • Multitasking and time-management skills
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Ability to create strong and successful teams
  • Values working in teams
  • Good problem-solving abilities
  • Interest for the green transition and sustainability is an advantage
Does this sound interesting?  Maybe it's you we're looking for!
If you want more information about the position, contact Temp-Team Hønefoss Glenn G. Hovde; phone. 982 44 777.
All inquiries and applications are treated confidentially, also vis-à-vis the client in the initial phase if desired.
Application deadline: 14.04.2024

About Vow Green Metals Vow Green Metals’ strategy is to be a leading producer of biocarbon and other carbon neutral products that enables the green transition in hard-to-abate industries. We are on a mission to accelerate the world’s transition to renewable materials by offering green alternatives to replace fossil reduction agents in the metallurgical industry. The core of our business is to build, own and operate biocarbon production plants using state-of-the-art pyrolysis technology to turn biomass and biomass waste-streams into our core product, biocarbon. Our biocarbon production process also creates other valuable products like bio-oil and bioenergy. With our standardized solutions, unique access to proprietary technology, and a growing global pipeline of projects, we are upholding our first mover position in a growing market where speed and scale will be determining factors. Vow Green Metals is building a new biocarbon industry on the shoulders of its main owner and technology partner, Vow ASA, which provides access to competence and capabilities acquired through decades of industrial innovation.