Production Supervisor

Fulltime, Integrated Supply Chain

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


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.

Our Surface Chemistry Business Unit makes surfactants and polymers used in everything from agrochemicals to personal care and cleaning products.

Within the limits of approved policies and budgets, the Shift Supervisor is responsible for and has authority to carry out the following duties. The Shift Supervisor may delegate portions of these duties to other employees or contractors but will be held accountable for the results.
• Assist in management of all aspects of State/Federal Regulatory, Nouryon and site compliance programs including: Health, Safety, Environment and Security as well as Inventory Control, Housekeeping, etc.
• Planning and implementation of processes to create a safe work environment and effective use of the resources to achieve production goals.
• Manages area including operators, resources and controls fixed manufacturing costs.
• Liaises with maintenance to ensure preparations are complete and equipment in safe state to assist with maintenance goals.
• Coaching development, training and management support to employees within the facility such that goals of the organization are achieved.

• 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 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.
• Support our Behavior Based Safety (BBS) process through coaching and leading by example.
• Verify that operators perform daily checks of environmental equipment.
• Ensure maintenance work notifications are entered into SAP accurately and in a timely manner.
• Monitor and approve vacation requests insuring that adequate manpower is maintained at all times.
• Monitor and control use of overtime.
• 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.
ISO-9001 Responsibilities and Authority:
Implement and follow Nouryons ISO-9001 programs, policies and procedures outlined by the ISO Standard. Cooperate with the department to meet the requirements of ISO-9001 programs, policies and procedures, and to ensure continued compliance through regular internal audits and team meetings. 

The Shift Supervisor may be required to participate in hurricane duties as prescribed by the Houston Hurricane Plan, or at the request of the Site Director.

• 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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United States
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Integrated Supply Chain
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