Operations Team Lead

Full-time, Surface Chemistry

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

Responsibility

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 - has an outstanding opportunity for an Operations Team Lead. 



Key Objectives/Principal Accountabilities
The reliable operation of a production unit in a team-based environment, including safety aspects, environmental aspects and chemical manufacturing:
 
Ensures Business Line, Operations and Supply Chain are fully coordinated
Converts Business Plan to daily operations plan
Provides technical expertise in the daily operations of the unit
Assists Operators in resolving gaps between production and the plan
Analyzes and allocates production losses
Works with the Improvement Engineer to ensure operating plan and reliability issues are coordinated
Accountable for creation of the PPM plan and its effects on the business, safety, and environmental concerns
Maintains data integrity of production loss accounting database and manages MAC values and calculations
Emphasis also includes customer satisfaction, product quality, production rates and schedule in a JIT setting.  Daily activity optimization to increase Unit rate and utilization;
Meeting budgets and maintaining the correct variable and fixed cost elements for products manufactured in the unit.  This includes correct raw material usage ratios, minimizing scrap, controlling the cost of quality (scrap, rework, recycle, man hours, etc), manpower allocations, overtime and others;
Utilizing understanding of customer ‘critical to success factors’ for betterment of AN & customers;
Daily reconciliation of production using tools in SAP.
Development of technical competencies among team members;
Maintenance of this PSM unit through the Maintenance Team; optimizing utilization (on-stream) with due consideration of safety, reliability and customer requirements;
Ensuring high quality and customer satisfaction for products, through systemization, training and processes in the unit;
Continual improvement of products and processes; strong quality orientation;
Integration of new projects, production methods, equipment and work processes in a unit largely controlled by DCS.
Contribute to an effective KPI and metrics process for Process Safety. Provide insights regarding quantitative and qualitative developments by means of periodical and ad hoc reports and/or analyses for Site Morris.
Build and maintain a network of in- and external stakeholders/partners and represent Site Morris in Process Safety related matters.
 
PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
This position requires frequent walking to various units in the plant as well as ability to climb ladders, check valves and climb stairs.
 
WORK ENVIRONMENT:
50% office, 50% plant


Job Requirements

Requirements:
Bachelor’s Degree. Chemical Engineering preferred or minimum of five years chemical plant experience.
Thorough understanding of unit operations, process equipment, and technology
Thorough understanding of the sales and operations planning process; production system capabilities and limitations; and knowledge of the different conversion costs associated with product mix
SAP production accounting experience, creating, closing and production variance troubleshooting.
Understanding of Lean manufacturing and its applications
Ability to listen generously and practice open advocacy
Ability to provide people the information to perform their assigned roles by spoken word
Ability to give encouragement, guidance and direction to others to improve performance
Ability to use simple statistical tools such as fish bone, histogram, Pareto charts, etc. for data analysis
Ability to collect relevant data, history trends, process information, RCA results, and other data to identify or troubleshoot process problems
Ability to use in depth analysis and structured methodology to identify the true root causes of a situation or event


Vacancy data
Closing date
Open until further notice
Vacancy number
1900031Z
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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