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Plant Manager

Company: Zeon Chemicals
Location: Hattiesburg
Posted on: January 19, 2023

Job Description:

Who We Are: Do you want to work for a company named to the Best Places to Work in Rubber and Plastics? Zeon Chemicals is the leading developer and supplier of innovative polymers, including synthetic elastomers and specialty chemicals and other selected products used in countless applications worldwide. We develop superior elastomers for the hottest parts of automotive engines, polymers for longer lasting laser printer rolls, and synthetic rubber to survive oil wells' most aggressive fluids. Our team is outstanding at what they do, and we enjoy a great company culture and work environment. This combination truly makes us a best place to work! Purpose: Provides overall strategic and tactical management and leadership to the Mississippi Plant to meet site objectives (e.g., workplace health and safety, environmental and sustainability, cost control, quality standards, positive employee morale and culture, etc). Guides the formulation and implementation of operating plans to assure the profitability and competitiveness of the plant products, while meeting customer needs and providing a safe and high-quality work environment. Represents plant in the community. Job Functions/Accountabilities (Essential & Marginal): QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Operates a safe and environmentally sound plant by installing proper procedures, equipment controls and training to meet or exceed all standards, laws, rules, and regulations.
  • Oversees operations with goal of continuous improvement in performance including continued safety and environmental awareness and the prevention of unsafe acts, spills and releases.
  • Directs the plant's manufacturing and support activities toward the accomplishment of organizational objectives. Develops, recommends, and implements policies which lead to the production of plant products at lowest cost consistent with established specifications for quality according to the production schedule.
  • Defines and recommends short and long range plans or programs with supporting budget requests to meet or exceed the expectations of our customers, community, and employees.
  • Fosters an atmosphere of teamwork and respect for people by encouraging employee cooperation and involvement. Opens lines of communications and makes certain that employees are prepared to meet expectations. Provides opportunities and direction for employees through training, coaching, developmental experiences, and identifying personal, plant and company objectives.
  • Enhances the plant's relationship and image with the community by working with local residents, schools and civic groups to better balance community and plant needs.
  • Continuously seeks ways to improve performance of our facility's operation and ensures that customers' (both internal and external) needs are met.
  • Adhere to the ISO Integrated Management System for Quality, Environment, and Safety standards (9001, 14001, 45001).
  • Performs all other duties as assigned by the VP of Operations. TYPICAL ESSENTIAL JOB TASKS:
    • Responsible for ensuring the plant is in compliance with applicable safety/health/environmental regulations and requirements.
    • Ensure that the site is manufacturing products at the highest quality, most cost effective, and most productive methods available.
    • Develop site leadership and culture standards through goal setting, training, and accountability.
    • Develop plant annual budget goals to conform with site and corporate objectives.
    • Maintain plant morale and communication by providing plant objectives, interacting with site leadership, supervision, and operators daily while providing constant feedback.
    • Actively participate in Zeon process improvements and organizational effectiveness groups including business planning, process improvements, and plant strategy.
    • Work with Zeon leadership teams to help set site-wide goals, requirements, and direction.
    • Develop and maintain accurate and complete production data. Report production information horizontally and vertically in the organization. Regular attendance, visibility, and engagement both in the plant and with corporate partners is essential for satisfactory performance in this position. Supervises: Manufacturing Services Manager, Quality Leader, Production Supervisors, and Administrative Assistant Travel: Less than 10% Qualifications: Education: Bachelors in Chemical Engineering is required. Experience: Must have a minimum of 15 years' experience in a complex chemical manufacturing environment with multi-functional leadership experience. Other Qualifications: Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required. Ability to interact with all levels of the organization is essential. Work Conditions: Office environment/Chemical Manufacturing Plant environment. Extensive time will be spent in the plant environment. Plant office environment with significant exposure to Plant elements. Plant environment is a multi-acre site that includes high noise levels, some exposure to fumes and dust, and at times working with hazardous materials. This position is expected to spend a significant portion of each shift walking through the plant up and down stairs and ladders as required to adequately direct activities in a large multi-acre facility. Benefits: Zeon employees enjoy growth opportunities as well as a highly competitive salary and benefits program. Zeon Chemicals does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, physical or mental disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.PI200133810

Keywords: Zeon Chemicals, Hattiesburg , Plant Manager, Executive , Hattiesburg, Mississippi

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