Production Manager

Full-time, Surface Chemistry

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

Responsibility

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. https://www.nouryon.com/


Nouryon is seeking an outstanding Production Manager in our Morris, IL location.


Key Objectives of Position:
Accountable for directing, controlling and coordinating the manufacture and shipment of metal alkyls and high purity metal organics (HPMO) to meet all customer expectations safely while maintaining an environmentally sound plant.  Responsibilities cover all phases of production operations at the Battleground site.  This position is also responsible for organizing, planning, directing and controlling department functions involving personnel, production costs, capital investments, quality, and HSE&S performance.  Also responsible for directing the process engineering function in support of plant improvements and is a key member of the Site Leadership Team.
 
Essential Job Functions:
Direct manufacturing activities for over 20 production units to meet sales requirements while utilizing personnel and equipment safely and efficiently.
Performs liaison responsibilities between the sales and marketing personnel then defines and implements production plans to meet forecasted sales volumes and inventory (OWC) objectives.  Ensures that BU business objectives are aligned with and executed in the respective production units.
Identify and implement solutions to mechanical, personnel, scheduling, analytical and technical problems within the department.
Direct department related efforts for ISO quality systems and RC 14001 conformance.
Develop annual safety and training plans for the production and maintenance departments and evaluate periodically to achieve plan.  Responsible for leadership and successful implementation of HSE&S programs, including compliance with environmental permits, and HSE&S improvement projects.
Analyze plant operations, plan and develop improvement programs to ensure safe operations, increase rates, improve yields, upgrade quality and ensure reliability of production units.
Develop departmental budget and control costs to meet budget.  Responsible for monitoring and controlling of direct and indirect operating costs, variable operating costs (yields and efficiencies), capital investments and related non-capital expenditures.
Designated as the Site Responsible Engineer (SRE).


  Health, Safety, Security & Environmental Specific Responsibilities:
Understand and help implement the site’s Operating Policy, and HSSE goals and objectives.
Support and participate in on-going HSSE improvement activities and committees including VPP and BBS (Swagger).
Be aware of potential health, safety, security and environmental impacts in area of responsibility and the consequences if an upset occurs.
Understand and implement any parts of the Battleground Environmental Compliance Plan and Waste Management Plan that apply to area of responsibility.
Participate in the site’s on-going Pollution Prevention Process
 
Quality Specific Responsibilities:
Understand and help implement the site’s Quality Policy, Quality goals and objectives, and the Quality Improvement Process (MTQ).
Be fully aware of your specific quality assurance responsibilities.
Be familiar with site wide document control, internal quality audits, corrective action, non-conforming product and record keeping procedures.
Be sure employees under supervision, if applicable, are aware of and are adequately trained in quality procedures.

Job Requirements

Qualifications:
B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering or equivalent experience
10 + years in production experience in chemical plant, with 2-4 years previous supervisory experience.
Knowledge of operating procedures and chemical reactions
Good people management skills
Capable of identifying best practices
Must be able to wear FRCs, steel toed boots, hard hat and safety glasses and be able to go into plant environment
Must be able to read, write and communicate in English
May require individual to comply with Nouryon’s RBPS 12 Corporate CFATS Personnel Surety Compliance Policy for Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standard.

Vacancy data
Closing date
Open until further notice
Vacancy number
1900031W
Organization
Continent
North America
Country
United States
State/Region/Province
Illinois
Site
Morris
Business unit
Surface Chemistry
Job characteristics
Job family
Manufacturing
Hierarchy level
Management
Full time/part time
Full-time
Contract type
Permanent

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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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