Plant Manager

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Baton Rouge, LA
$165,000 - $180,000
Job Type
Direct Hire
May 09, 2018
Job ID
Plant Manager 
PSM regulated chemicals plant
Baton Rouge, LA area

Looking for a leader to provide direction and strategy to the plant team at this PSM regulated plant in the Baton Rouge, LA area. 
The position will report to the VP of Manufacturing and be accountable for all manufacturing metrics of the plant.  The position will have approximately 7 direct reports.  This company is a leader in their industry worldwide.  

•            Bachelor’s Degree required in Chemical Engineering.
•            Minimum 10 years of leadership experience in Chemical Plant Operations.
•            Acrylonitrile, Acetonitrile, Methyl Methacrylate MMA, Oleum or related other highly hazardous  chemical manufacturing experience is required. 
•            Experience in PSM, environmental and other regulatory requirements.
•            Plant design, construction, or commissioning experience is a plus.
•            Demonstrated commitment to continual improvement.
•            Comfortable in fast-paced, collaborative Operations department.
•            Demonstrated ability to make timely decisions.

•            Continually optimize plant operations to maximize the Efficiency and On-Stream-Time of the manufacturing equipment.
•            Monitor and address daily production and quality metrics.
•            In conjunction with the Safety Department drive safety excellence in the plant.
•            Develop and maintain standard operating procedures that meet ISO9001 and PSM requirements.
•            Minimize/eliminate out-of-specification production by ensuring equipment is maintained in the condition that is required.
•            Conduct thorough non-conforming product and customer complaint investigations necessary to identify root causes. 
•            Investigate appropriately all EHS incidents to identify root causes and appropriate corrective/preventive actions.
•            Investigate/identify causes of product waste in order to minimize generation.
•            Apply troubleshooting/problem solving techniques and resources, as required, to quickly respond to operational issues.
•            Collaborate with Maintenance and Engineering, as needed, to address production bottlenecks and equipment issues.
•            Train and develop plant staff, as appropriate through performance management, on technical and leadership matters.