Head of Production

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    November 30, 2020
    El Dorado, AR
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    Job Highlights
    • Manages and directs the daily production operations for four chemical manufacturing units
    • Selects, organizes, trains, and motivates the production staff of approximately 30 individuals to ensure consistent attainment of production schedules at optimum productivity and cost levels
    • Analyzes, modifies and upgrades existing processes and procedures
    • Assesses safety and potential environmental impact of operating units and continually improve safety, efficiency and output of the units
    • Coordinate with support functions to improve operations (Maintenance, Reliability, Engineering, HR, Safety, Environmental, Purchasing, Finance, supply chain, etc.)
    • Develops and implements improvements in facilities, equipment and manpower utilization to improve product quality and productivity while lowering operating and maintenance costs
    • Recommends improvements in production flow or methods
    • Coordinates and integrates with other plant function areas to ensure support in attaining output, productivity and quality
    • B.S. in Engineering (Chemical or Materials) is preferred but not required.
    • Certification in at least one process-improvement methodology (e.g., Six Sigma Green Belt, Lean) is preferred.
    • Minimum 5 years of demonstrated increasing responsibility preferably in a chemical manufacturing facility.
    • Strong time management and prioritization skills
    • Strong leadership, communication and interpersonal skills
    • Thorough knowledge of regulations concerning material standards, safety and control

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