Grand Rapids, MI

Manufacture products at a quality to meet customer, employee and company expectations. This will be accomplished by performing duties in a safe, efficient, and environmentally responsible manner.
Performs review of work for potential losses and loss control opportunities.
All activities of this position will be consistent with the Plant’s loss control objectives.
Develops and manages a skilled workforce of production supervisors and chemical operators.
Operates in a safe (injury-free) manner, promotes safe behaviors and risk-aware culture.
Maintains environmental compliance of assigned area(s).
Meets customer demands in a specialty chemical plant environment.
Continuous reduction of operating costs by improving CpK’s.
Minimizes working capital.
Organizes and documents high-volume data.
Investigates and documents loss incidents.


Documents and measures standard cycle time and tracks asset utilization for assigned areas.
Analyzes labor utilization and schedule manpower to minimize overtime.
Meets all orders on time.
Assures raw material availability based on production schedule.

Provides necessary training required by law and the company.
Ability to embrace and promote change.
Ability to teach operators and forepersons to assume responsibility.
Assures completion of scheduled training.

Quality: Documented CpK improvement
Drives continuous improvement in the process by using statistical process control and visibly displaying SPC charts.

Ensures preventative maintenance tasks are done on time and in compliance with the PM schedule.
Departmental shutdowns are scheduled and required tasks are completed.
Daily equipment inspections are completed.
Supports and develops capital planning objectives.
Ensures MOCs are documented with approvals.

Inventory Management:
Minimizes working capital by managing raw material and finished goods inventory levels per the plant priorities.
Appropriate inventory level defined and maintained for partials and scraps
Off-spec reworked within plant targets

Procedural Documentation:
ISO compliance: follows documented procedures, ensures control sheets are accurate and filled out by operators.

REQUIREMENTS: Operations Management/Leadership experience in a manufacturing environment.