Production Manager

Decatur, AL 35601

Employment Type: Direct Hire Job Function: Engineering Job ID:: 131581

Job Description

A Production Manager job in Decatur, AL is available through Burnett Specialists. Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering preferred. Advanced degree is a plus and eight to ten years of experience in Chemical Manufacturing in a PSM covered plant with a proven track record of five years in a leadership capacity. You will grow and develop capable teams and leaders who are able to drive execution of plans and deliver targeted results and lead to ensure employees have the resources and direction to do their jobs. Will also pursue excellence in all safety and environmental areas. Ensure all regulatory and corporate requirements – this includes, but is not limited to ESSH core practices, environmental compliance, Process Safety Management (PSM), ISO 9001 and RC 14000 compliance. You will be responsible for one of the area manufacturing units at the Decatur site which may include HMD, ADN, BHU, or Logistics and include direct and indirect reports to support the unit.

Production Manager job responsibilities include:
  • Provide necessary resources to ensure a productive and consistent operation by continuously improving productivity, reduce waste and energy as well as utilize lean manufacturing concepts and processes across the organization.
  • Lead the development of manufacturing engineering capabilities and ensure that Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) targets by ensuring the organization clearly understands the goals and priorities accordingly are met.
  • Implement the standards where Quality Controls are concerned – by measuring and ensuring that products are released within specs; and gauges are properly maintained, as it pertains to the relevant procedures.
  • Meet business commitments and coordinate changes and impact through the Business Operations Planner (BOP). This role has oversight of site logistics capability including payload efficiency/quality management, DOT requirements, and intra-plant movements. As well it acts as a key interface with the business SIOP process and external logistics function to optimize the total logistics chain.
  • Develop complete knowledge of the cost drivers for the manufacturing units and be responsible for meeting budgeted and forecasted cost targets.
  • Use company process to drive performance and achieve best available cost position in the areas of materials usage (yield) and conversion costs.
  • Responsible for delivering and maintaining superior safety and environmental performance measured by lagging indicators (first aids, recordable injuries, near misses) and leading indicators (leadership audits, permit compliance, hazard recognitions, etc.) within the manufacturing units.

  • Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering preferred. Advanced degree is a plus.
  • Eight to ten years of experience in Chemical Manufacturing in a PSM covered plant with a proven record of five years in a leadership capacity.
  • Minimum eight years of demonstrated knowledge in chemical processing fundamentals. Experience with electro-chemical processes is highly preferred.
  • Six Sigma/Lean Certification is highly preferred, not a requirement.
  • In-depth knowledge and understanding of Environmental, Safety and Health policies, procedures, and regulations.
  • Sound knowledge and expertise in finance management, i.e., cost accounting principles & practices, reports, and budgets.
  • Proficiency in the use of DMAIC process to drive sustainable results and exhibited competency to use.
  • Solid knowledge and understanding of hazardous chemical logistics such as barge, rail, intermodal, truck, and small containers; as well as DOT requirements for shipment of hazardous chemicals.

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