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Manufacturing Operations Superintendent
Ashtabula, OH

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The Operations Superintendent is accountable for managing a team (10 direct; 39 indirect) to deliver safety, reliability, quality, compliance and cost performance in support of business strategies and objectives.  This role is also responsible for setting expectations, coaching, and developing for unit personnel consistent with the objectives above.  This is classified as a Safety Critical role. The position reports to the Site Operations Manager. Ideally, they’d like an engineering degree, or if non-degreed a strong background in chemical plant leadership in a union environment. 
 
Job Duties/Responsibilities:
 
  • Ensure that process systems are operated in accordance with safe operating procedures
  • Ensure robust safe work systems are in place and hazard assessments are performed (both process and behavioral)
  • Ensure operations systems and personnel are prepared to respond to site emergencies
  • Assure compliance with environmental permits and legal regulations
  • Ensure assets are maintained to operate within their designed parameters and appropriate standards
  • Plan, coordinate and monitor the activities of the Operations team to ensure safety, production and quality targets are met in accordance with company policies, procedures and work instructions
  • Utilize manufacturing engineer and other resources to troubleshoot production issues and work toward resolution in a collaborative and effective manner; this includes reporting of process deviations, evaluating equipment failures and hazards, and assisting in plant investigations and problem resolution
  • Manage personnel (including performance, compensation, succession planning and discipline)
  • Maintain and foster collaborative efforts with production, maintenance, reliability, engineering, other technical resource teams to identify, share, implement and maintain best practices
  • Help to prioritize maintenance activities and execute Workflow procedure
  • Oversee planned maintenance activities, project engineering and technical improvements in the area
  • Set and meet budget requirements by efficiently managing resources, inventories and raw materials
  •  Report on operational performance and Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s)
  •  Oversee raw material deliveries and coordinate supply as necessary
  •  Reconcile daily production, working with the area Operators, Process Specialist, PMC, Manufacturing Engineer and Production clerk 
 
Required Qualifications:
 
  • A minimum of 10 years of related experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Experience as a supervisor/manager, with highly developed knowledge of operations
  • Working knowledge of chemical/industrial equipment function, design, and regulatory requirements and Process Safety Management
  • Understanding of chemistry and physics
  • ISO System and procedures knowledge
  • Computer literacy (Microsoft Office, SAP) 
 
Preferred Qualifications:
  • BS in Engineering or related
  • Six Sigma training
  • Union Experience

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