Winston-Salem, NC

GENERAL FUNCTION AND SCOPE: Responsible for the over-all operation of a manufacturing plant (i.e., personnel safety, training, production, process, efficiency, quality, specifications, volume, budget, buildings, and equipment).

Ensure company policies are consistently applied and followed.
Coordinate the production schedule with Production Planning.
Maintain product quality by taking action based on quality control and process data. Optimize product quality, plant utilization/throughput and plant efficiency through coordination with Engineering and/or Product Development Department.
Maintain cost control within the approved budget. Coordinate and define with Plant Engineer and Plant Manager the annual capital project budget. Submit capital requests for equipment and building renovations, upgrades, modifications and maintain facility and equipment in state of good repair.
Coordinate with other Supervisors, Superintendents, Departments, and E&PS in Krefeld, Germany to minimize duplication of effort.
Attend weekly manufacturing meetings, monthly manufacturing staff meetings and safety meetings.
Serve on committees to develop or review company programs and policies.
Plan succession of plant personnel in key positions, e.g. Lead Operator from Chemical Operator.
Coordinate with Human Resources on personnel matters.
Prepare a personnel review for direct reports on an annual basis.
Manage through supervision the training, direction and evaluation of production personnel and ensure operating procedures and instruction remain current and are consistently applied.
Provide a safe and healthy work environment.
Seek, continuously, a “better” way to maximize total plant operation.
Adhere to all aspects of Responsible Care®.

Other Duties:
Monitor all environmental systems and procedures to ensure high level of plant housekeeping.
Provide waste control procedures to minimize waste.
Provide all supplies and tools as needed.
Attend technical, project and planning meetings as needed.
Perform other duties as assigned by the Plant Manager.

Technical university degree in Chemical or Engineering field.
Experience in chemical plant operations and demonstrated leadership capabilities.
Character and Scope of Supervision: Supervises the plant operation with responsibility for personnel, process, quality, budget, and cost. The number of persons supervised can vary depending upon the size of the plant and the complexity of the process.