Are you the kind of person that is always thinking, sketching, seeking, and adjusting? Who needs to understand how things work and then figure out how they can work better? Are you a passionate, tenacious, solver who loves to work with others who share your drive? Are you positive, constructive, and ingenious?
Are you always solving?
Then we’d like to meet you and bet you’d like to meet us.
Ashland LLC has an exciting opportunity for an Operations Manager to join our Composite team at our Philadelphia, PA site. This is a very visible, significant role within the Company and the Corporate Quality function. This position will report to the Plant Manager.
The responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to, the following:
Supervise and direct activities of the Scheduler, Manufacturing Supervisors, Production Engineer and hourly personnel to ensure a safe and efficient operation.
Labor relations with hourly personnel and union including employee opinion survey improvement, payroll and benefits issues, progressive disciplinary process and attendance issues.
Hiring and training of Manufacturing Supervisors and Operators.
Maintenance of operating procedures and work instructions for the operations department.
Lead continuous improvement initiatives for safety, productivity and employee satisfaction.
Maintain high standards for safety and housekeeping in all areas of the plant.
Maintain adequate operating supplies and budget guidelines.
Responsible for setting and maintaining inventory levels for raw materials and intermediates.
Maintain a system to reduce inventory variances, with a focus on bulk inventories.
**This job is based on a ladder structure and the job level (salary) will be determined by the quantity and quality of your experience.
In order to be qualified for this role, you must possess the following:
Bachelor of Chemical Engineering.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills, highly motivated, goal oriented strong team player.
10 years of experience preferred with 3-5 years of experience in a batch chemical manufacturing environment.
Supervisory experience preferred.
The following skill sets are preferred by the business unit:
Supervisory/management experience in a union environment preferred.
Experience in implementing process improvement initiatives.
Experience with plant automation.
Experience writing procedures and work instructions.
Experience in quality control and quality issues preferred.
Experience with developing and implementing safety programs is desirable.
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NOTE: We do not accept resumes from external staffing agencies or independent recruiters for any of our openings unless we have a signed recruiting agreement in place to fill a specific position.
Ashland Global Holdings Inc. (NYSE: ASH) is a premier, global specialty chemicals company serving customers in a wide range of consumer and industrial markets, including adhesives, architectural coatings, automotive, construction, energy, food and beverage, personal care and pharmaceutical. At Ashland, we are approximately 6,500 passionate, tenacious solvers – from renowned scientists and research chemists to talented engineers and plant operators – who thrive on developing practical, innovative and elegant solutions to complex problems for customers in more than 100 countries. Our people are distinguished by their ability to create and apply specialized chemistry in ways that enable customers to amplify the efficacy, refine the usability, add to the allure, ensure the integrity, and improve the profitability of their products and applications. Visit ashland.com to learn more.
Ashland. always solving™
We are passionate, tenacious, solvers who thrive on developing practical, innovative and elegant solutions to complex problems in applied chemistry, always pushing the boundaries of what’s possible, and advancing the competitiveness of our customers across diverse industries.
Our people—molecular scientists, chemists, process engineers, logisticians, research scientists, economists, analysts, compliance auditors, salespeople, safety experts and more—are distinguished by their ability to create and apply specialized chemistry in ways that enable customers to amplify the efficacy, refine the usability, add to the allure, ensure the integrity, and improve the profitability of their products and applications.
The Ashland Way
Our vision, mission, way and values are the foundation for what makes Ashland, Ashland. What we aspire to accomplish, how we work every day toward that vision, and the way that we do things are what give substance to the promises we make to each other, customers and investors.
Our vision is to make a better world by providing creative solutions through the application of specialty ingredients and materials.
Our mission is to develop practical, innovative, and elegant solutions to complex problems in applied chemistry, always pushing the boundaries of what’s possible, and advancing the competitiveness of our customers across diverse industries.
Our way is to respect, protect, and advance the people we work with, companies we serve, shareholders who invest in our future, communities we’re a part of, and planet we share.
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Ashland is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.