PRODUCTION MANAGER - Belle, West Virginia United States - 22020

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Job #: 22020
Job Location: Belle, West Virginia - United States
Employment Type:
Salary: $115,000.00 - $135,000.00 - US Dollars - Yearly
Employer Will Recruit From: Nationwide
Relocation Paid?: Yes


Global, state of the art SPECIALTY CHEMICALS processing plant nestled in the the low ocst of lving area of Charleston, WV seeks a PRODUCTION ENGINEER.  Do you like to hiking, camping, skiing or white-water rafting?  This is the area for you!! Plus the city of Charleston, WV is nearby offering tons of cultural outlets!!


 Provide day-to-day leadership and overall guidance to production professional staff and operating teams and ensure high standards of safety and environmental performance while delivering against production cost, quality, quantity and schedule objectives. PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Following is a list of primary duties and responsibilities which take up the majority of time on a daily basis. The Production Manager will be evaluated and held accountable for being able to perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations will be made when possible. This list is not all inclusive. Other duties may be assigned. • Provides leadership of all production activities - Sets the standards for operation and behaviors - Sets goals, objectives and the vision for the operating area and team - Communicates production plans and over-all company goals and objectives to production personnel. - Supports and guides the production teams to meet business objectives • Ensures effective production is completed to meet business requirements - Produces to plan, quality and schedule meeting budget - Ensures SOPs are written, maintained, certified, and complied with - Ensures raw material demand and production planning and scheduling is executed effectively - Ensures maintenance needs are prioritized, scheduled, and addressed in a manner least disruptive to production - Ensures operating teams and professional staff are properly trained for safe and effective operation • Builds Strong Teams - Coaches and develops staff for high performance - Implements effective training programs and monitors for training gaps - Holds people accountable using feedback, evaluations, and performance management - Supervises direct reports to ensure organizational goals are met - Ensures adequate staffing - • Maintains a Safe Operation - Conducts safety huddles with staff on an on-going basis. - Addresses employee concerns around safety and health - Promptly Investigates and reports safety and environmental incidents; develops and implements solutions to prevent reoccurrence - Ensures appropriate hazard review for process changes and non-SOP operations - Ensures good housekeeping is maintained - Ensures compliance with all federal and state safety / environmental laws and regulations • Drives Long term, Continuous improvements - Implements and/or supports capital, expense and improvement projects including safe startup and reliable operation Page 2 of 4, Production Mgr continued... - Monitors product and process performance - Sets-up systems to track performance and prioritize improvement opportunities. - Develops and implements process "best practices", standards/policies, productivity improvements and work processes for operations that address safety, quality, efficiency and reliability. - Captures operating issues and incidents and investigates, develops and implements solutions to prevent reoccurrence - Involves teams in problem solving activities with emphasis on continuous improvements WORKING RELATIONSHIPS: Peers- Quality Manager, Reliability Manager, SHE/Engineering Manager, Administration Manager Management- President, Executive Vice President, EVP & Technology Manager Subordinates- Production Engineers, Production Specialist, Team Leaders, Operators, Purchasing and Logistics Coordinator, System Specialist, Operations Planner, Operations Trainer, Administrative Assistant QUALIFICATIONS: The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, core competencies, and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job. Education: • BS Engineering Work Experience: • 15+ years of Chemical plant experience. • Demonstrated experience working with teams in a Leadership Role • Demonstrated experience with requirements of PSM (OSHA 1910.119) • Note: prefer some background experience in frequent, major plant turnarounds and startups. Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: • None required Core Competencies Analytical - In order to perform the duties of the Asst Production Manager, an individual must be able to use intuition and experience to complement data and information; design work flows and procedures to accomplish goals. Problem Solving - This individual must identify and resolve problems in a timely manner; gather and analyze information; develop alternative solutions when necessary, work well in group problem solving situations; use reason even when dealing with emotional topics. Project Management- May be called upon to coordinate projects; communicate changes and progress; complete projects on time and within budget; manage project team activities. Technical Skills - This individual should have excellent Engineering and computer skills. He/she must be able to self assess own strengths and weaknesses, pursue training and development opportunities; strive to continuously build knowledge and skills; share expertise with others. Page 3 of 4, Production Mgr continued... Interpersonal Skills - This individual must direct the work of the Team Leaders, Engineers as well as interact and communicate with all staff and plant personnel. He/she should focus on solving conflict, not blaming; maintain confidentiality in specific situations; listen to others without interrupting; keep emotions under control; remain open to others' ideas and tries new things when possible. Leadership- This position collaborates with the Leadership positions within the plant. Strong leadership skills are needed in order to drive a complex change management process. Must have the ability to inspire and motivate others to support organizational goals and objectives. Oral Communication– The ability to speak clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listen and get clarification; respond well to questions; and proactively participate in meetings. Written Communication - Must be able to write clearly and informatively. Individual should be able to read and interpret written information. Must have the ability to read, understand, and explain P&ID’s and PFDs. Teamwork - This individual promotes a teamwork environment which is crucial for the efficient operation of the plant. Therefore, he/she must (and must direct Teamleaders to): balance team and individual responsibilities; exhibit objectivity and openness to others' views; give and welcome feedback; contribute to building a positive team spirit; able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; support everyone's efforts to succeed. Quality Management - Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness. Business Acumen - Understands business implications of decisions (work design, delays, purchases, impact on budget, etc.); Aligns work with strategic goals. Diversity - This individual should be aware of Kureha PGA’s EEO policy when directing and communicating with his/her workforce. He/she should adopt a zero tolerance for harassment of any type and promote a harassment-free environment that focuses on respect for differences in values and beliefs of individuals. Professionalism - Approaches others in a tactful manner; Reacts well under pressure; Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; Accepts responsibility for own actions; Follows through on commitments, does not make promises he/she cannot keep. Organizational- This position requires multitasking of many different tasks and projects. The Production Manager must possess strong organizational skills in order to track the progress and coordinate efforts of all production activities and all shifts. Safety and Security - Observes safety and security procedures; Determines appropriate action beyond guidelines; Reports potentially unsafe conditions; Ensures his employees work safely and take necessary precautions during hazardous situations. He/she uses equipment and materials properly. Ensure incidents are investigated, root causes identified, and corrective action taken. Attendance/Punctuality - Is consistently at work and on time; Ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent; Arrives at meetings and appointments on time. 


BS Chemical Engineering strongly preferred

8+ years of produciton engineering exonerce in a complex chemical processing plant

2+ years of supervisory/management experience