• Shift Leader

    Job Locations US-AR-El Dorado
    Posted Date 2 months ago(2/16/2018 2:30 PM)
    Requisition ID
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    Category (Portal Searching)
  • Overview

    Role Overview:


    The Shift Leader will ensure the compliance of the environmental, health & safety standards and processes in a chemical plant. This position is also responsible for implementing production schedules, methods and processes while ensuring the effective use of manpower and equipment and resolving operating problems. Providing on-the-job-training, coaching and managing first step disciplinary problems is also expected of this position.


    Primary Duties & Responsibilities:


    • Responsible for the production of several process / unit lines
    • Reviews daily/regularly plant operation performance and advises on changes in operation conditions that will improve efficiencies/quality
    • Troubleshoots analyses operational problems and advises on the resolution
    • Holds regular discussions with Operators (and/or supervisors) to coach performance and improve operational understanding
    • Revises and evaluates ideas for plant improvements
    • Works with qualified engineers to develop project proposals and provides technical / operational advice to project teams
    • Ensures the compliance of EHS programs and processes for Operators
    • Responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of assigned shift. Responsible of setting the goals and objectives of the operations staff for the shift
    • Responsibilities include interviewing, training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work for shift; appraising performance; providing information regarding rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing and resolving complaints 


    Required Experience, Skills and Abilities:

    • High school diploma/equivalent and Industrial Wage Certificate OR a 2 year degree required
    • Chemical Engineering degree is strongly preferred; however, multiple years of increasing responsibility in a chemical manufacturing plant will be considered in lieu of formal education
    • Strong knowledge of manufacturing processes with hazardous products
    • Technical/mechanical skills in production environment
    • 5-7 years in operations leading teams or shift teams if no Engineering degree
    • Must be able to work 12 hours rotating shifts 
    • Must be able to work in a constant state of alertness and in a safe manner

    We offer competitive salaries, a wide array of benefit options, and an exceptional retirement savings plan.  These are just some of the many ways we recognize our employees for the large difference they make to the success of the company.  At Lanxess, our employees are our greatest resource.  We invite you to explore the employment opportunities at our company today and invest in a terrific company for your career.

    We are an Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled


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