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Chemical Operations Manager

Kersey & Associates, Inc.
Canton, OH
November 02, 2019


Operations Manager will be responsible for overall management, direction and coordination of plant, maintenance and distribution operations of this chemical plant. Responsible for performance result expectations of the site for Production Produced, EH&S, Operating Budget, Operating Equipment Efficiency targets, Quality, Service, Inventory and Distribution, Waste Control, Government Regulatory Compliance - OSHA and EPA, Efficient Plant Shutdowns, Startups and employees. Will drive continuous process improvements to achieve optimum operating efficiencies, lowest manufacturing cost. EH&S performance and positive labor relations. The Operations Manager has community contact/ interaction with various civic groups, local government officials and regulatory agencies as required. 8-10 Direct Reports, 100 Hourly

Experience Desired:

•B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering.

•Minimum of 10 years of progressive experience in the chemical or petro-chemical industry.

•Working knowledge of Lean Sigma practices

•Progressively responsible management/supervisory experience.

•Computer skills a must, with knowledge of MS Outlook, MS Word, MS Excel, and MS PowerPoint. ERP knowledge and experience is a plus.

•"Change Agent" - experience fostering and sustaining cultural work environment change.

•Knowledge and experience working in environments utilizing Continuous Process Improvement, Six Sigma and Lean Management techniques while fostering a strong on-going commitment to EH&S.

•Knowledge of Federal/ State EPA and OSHA compliance requirements.

• Project management experience

• Budgeting experience.

•Strong management, organizational, planning, interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to plan and manage multiple priorities.

• Ability to clearly and effectively communicate with all levels of the organization and job site personnel.

•Experience in a union environment

•"Team Player" -Ability and experience successfully working with senior level functional peers to collectively drive policies, projects, culture change, etc. to achieve business/site goals and objectives.

•Successful experience working in a culturally diverse team environment.

•Strong oral presentation skills in small and large venues.

•Experienced interfacing and communicating with local government officials, regulatory officials and local media

•Crises management experience.