Production Manager* – Eastern, OK USA

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With this small eastern Oklahoma plant of a multinational corporation you will be responsible for the safe, efficient day-to-day operation of the Engineering, Production, Maintenance and HSE teams. Efficient operation means delivering a quality product, while optimizing costs, ensuring a safe work environment, and complying with all environmental permit conditions for all employees and contractors. You will directly supervise Plant Engineers, Maintenance Manager, HSE Manager, Shift Supervisors, and Plant Administrator – total of about 40 people.  As the Plant Manager is also responsible for a larger facility in the Houston area and spends most of his time there, you will in effect be the plant manager there in Oklahoma.  
 
Responsibilities:
 
— Work in tandem with Sales and Customer Service team to schedule all customer jobs, and update that schedule as needs change; ensure a production schedule that not only meets customer delivery needs, but also creates the most efficient operating configuration for the plant production team, while providing a quality product.
— Maintain frequent communications with Customer Service to provide job updates and ensure constant communication on progress of current, upcoming and closed jobs. 
— Be a key contributor on special projects and capital projects and provide significant input into the formulation of the annual capital plan for the plant.
— Balance preventative maintenance needs with the uptime required to meet business demands.  
— Be a key hiring manager in the process of hiring both Operators and Shift Supervisors; fully participate in the interview process for any of these position openings as well as with any position as requested by HR or the Executive VP.
— Show effective decision making skills by shutting down units and maintaining production schedule when necessary.
— Complete material balances and work with the Plant Engineers on material balances for various production areas.
— Partner with Sales and Customer Service for the overall success of customer site visits that include Plant site tours, and customer troubleshooting and production meetings upon visit to the plant.
 
Supervisory Responsibilities:         
                             
— Manage the Maintenance Manager, Plant Engineers, the HSE Manager, the Shift Foreman and subordinately the Plant Operators.
— Responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of the Production department.
— Overall supervisory responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
 
Qualifications:
 
— Bachelor's degree (B. S.) from four-year college or university, preferably in Chemical or Mechanical Engineering.
— 15-20 years Plant Supervision and/or Engineering experience; preferably in a Specialty Chemicals, or Petrochemicals Manufacturing environment.  
— Computer skills including Inventory Management System, Microsoft Suite, Outlook, PLC’s. 
— Experience in ISO-9001 a plus.
— Professional Engineer certification not required, but a plus. 
— Able to work legally in the USA without sponsorship now or in the future.
 
 

Salary: $115,000.00 – $130,000.00

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