Production Shift Supervisor

Full-time, Surface Chemistry

Texas, United States Apply Now Apply until: Open until further notice


- Shares knowledge and experience in order to attain goals in a more effective way. Crosses functional, geographical, cultural or other borders in working with others. Encourages teamwork and synergies throughout the organization.
- Stands up for personal and organizational values and principles, even in difficult situations. Is fair, honest and reliable. The ability to link decision-making and actions to company and business unit values.
- Sees beyond the immediate job assignment and constantly generate and apply new ideas which can improve products processes and systems and which will benefit the company. Recognizes and seizes improvement opportunities and challenges the status quo.
- Sets and achieves high standards of performance. Meets and exceeds requirements stated in Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) policies and regulations.
- Proactively serves customers to meets Nouryon standard.
- Takes all actions necessary to deliver the expected results (and more) on time.

- Your first and foremost responsibility is the safety of all of our employees, contractors, visitors and community members, in compliance with zero release program
- In the event of any incident, responsible for first draft preparation of Incident Reports and entry into the incident reporting system.
- Perform the duties of Incident Commander in the event of an incident at the plant.
- Perform Safe Work Practice Audits to ensure compliance.
- Ensure that all operators use, understand and follow all manufacturing and standard operating procedures.
- Train operators in all aspects of workplace safety.
- Ensure that the operators are completing all required safety training.
- Conduct monthly safety meetings and prepare presentation material.
- Conduct weekly toolbox meetings.
- Perform daily plant area safety inspections.
- Perform daily site security and environmental audits to ensure compliance.
- Frequently perform and document management contacts in the database.
- Support our BBS process through coaching and leading by example.
- Participate in the Safety Action Committee meetings and complete assigned action items in a timely fashion.
- Verify that operators perform daily checks of environmental equipment.
- Develop procedures and processes for operators to provide Monthly/Quarterly/Annual Data to plant’s HSES Manager
- Ensure maintenance work notifications are entered into SAP accurately and in a timely manner.
- Keep up with time card data and attendance.
- There will be some acceptable level of performance that will allow us to be successful in a lean manufacturing environment.  The key factor in attaining and maintaining this level is performance management.  The Production Supervisors will be the key individuals who manage the performance of the operators.  The Supervisors must understand that they are the primary individuals responsible for the workers’ performance and a high level of performance will be attained only by their coaching, mentoring, and teaching.
- Participate in disciplinary contacts when requested.
- Monitor and approve vacation requests insuring that adequate manpower is maintained at all times.
- Monitor and control use of overtime.
- Be in frequent contact with other Production Supervisors so that there is a common understanding of the total resource needs of the plant.  Use this information to ensure that we are making human resource assignments throughout the site based on BUSINESS NEED.  
- Communicate detailed information regarding shift activities and task assignments in shift change reports.
- Conduct yearly performance reviews with each operator on shift.
- Participate in individual P&D Dialog performance program.

Job Requirements

- Preferred Associate degree in Leadership/Management capacity.

- 7 to 10 years of chemical plant operations experience may be substituted for a lack of an Associate degree.

- Supervisory or leadership experience in a high paced manufacturing setting a plus.

- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

- Computer skills - Proficiency in Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, and SAP a plus.

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Open until further notice
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North America
United States
Fort Worth
Business unit
Surface Chemistry
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About Nouryon

We are a global specialty chemicals leader. Industries worldwide rely on our essential chemistry in the manufacture of everyday products such as paper, plastics, building materials, food, pharmaceuticals, and personal care items. Building on our nearly 400-year history, the dedication of our 10,000 employees, and our shared commitment to business growth, strong financial performance, safety, sustainability, and innovation, we have established a world-class business and built strong partnerships with our customers. We operate in over 80 countries around the world and our portfolio of industry-leading brands includes Eka, Dissolvine, Trigonox, and Berol.

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