Operations Manager - Specialty Chemicals

Job Description
Operations Manager - Specialty Chemicals (180006K0 )
Closing Date: Ongoing
Location: United States-Alabama-Axis
Organization: Ethylene&SulfurDeriv,ISC
Number of employees needed: 1
Job Family:Manufacturing Operations
Employment Contract:Full-time
The Operations Manager is responsible for the safe and efficient operations of Crystex process operations to ensure meeting targets with respect to production volume, product quality, cost, safety, health, security, environmental stewardship, and management of compliance with PSM regulatory standards.? This position is also the primary liaison between the site and Eastman Chemicals


  • Directly responsible for the planning, directing, and managing the operations of the Crystex? plant.

  • Responsible for monitoring and controlling direct operating costs of the Crystex? Plant, operating efficiencies, capital improvements, and preparation of operating budgets.

  • Responsible for product quality, investigations of quality problems and customer complaints, direction of SPC and designed experiments, and preparation of the AOP.

  • Directly responsible for supervision of the Crystex? Plant safety program, accident investigations, and safety projects.

  • Institutes and monitors all capital and non-capital projects done in the Crystex? Plant.? Completes various projects as planned on the AOP.

  • Directs maintenance activities within the Crystex? Plant by long range planning, weekly schedules, and equipment and parts purchasing.

  • Supervises and monitors all Crystex? Plant operations personnel training.? Completes required training as planned on the ATP.

  • Performs primary liaison responsibilities between site and Eastman personnel.

  • Ensures that both Quality and Environmental improvement projects requiring capital and resources are advocated during Budgeting process.

  • Ensures that the Quality and Environmental Policy & Objectives are implemented and understood by all Department Personnel.

  • Ensures that the ISO Crystex? Procedures Manual is implemented and updated as needed.

  • Ensures that aspect reviews are periodically updated to cover significant changes and the addition of or deletion of facilities.

  • Ensures that operating personnel are familiar with sections of Environmental Compliance Plan and Waste Plan that impact their area.

  • Ensures that all operating personnel are familiar with and follow Responsible Care Initiatives.

  • Responsible for meeting of Responsible Care Codes within the Crystex? Plant.

  • Observes site for potential intruders, trespassers, or other non-authorized person; reporting suspicious items, persons or activities. ?requests and plans routine maintenance in the Crystex Plant and common site utility areas (Boilers, Nitrogen system, Fire Water system).

  • Authorized to make decisions regarding shutdowns, start-ups, rate changes, as well as changes to improve the plant performance and product quality (within specifications) without seeking approval from higher manager/supervisor.?

  • This position also routinely makes decisions concerning staffing, maintenance, and improvements.

  • Administers discipline and improvement plans for employees when needed.

Education:?B.S. Chemical Engineering or Technical Field

Experience:?8+ years of engineering, plant operations, or technical field


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