Operations Manager

Ashland Chemical Company Jacksonville , AR 72076

Posted 1 month ago

Ashland LLC

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 group at our Jacksonville, AR location. This is a very visible, significant role within the Company and the Operations 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 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.

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 manufacturing 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.

In more than 100 countries, the people of Ashland LLC. (NYSE: ASH) provide the specialty chemicals, technologies and insights to help customers create new and improved products for today and sustainable solutions for tomorrow. Our chemistry is at work every day in a wide variety of markets and applications, including architectural coatings, automotive, construction, energy, personal care and pharmaceutical. Visit www.ashland.com to see the innovations we offer.

At Ashland our vision is to be a leading, global specialty chemicals company whose inspired and engaged employees add value to all we touch. In fact our people, employees, customers and vendors define who we are. They are the driving force behind everything we do.

Not only do we value our customers but we value our employees, and we work to offer them a dynamic and challenging environment. We hold ourselves to high standards at Ashland, and we value integrity and honesty.

Ashland has a history of attracting the best people and keeping them. The reasons are simple: industry competitive salary and benefits, pay-for-performance incentive plans and a diverse work environment where employees feel challenged and valued. People come to Ashland and stay. As a growing Fortune 500 specialty chemicals company, we offer opportunities for development and advancement throughout our global organization. Our values define who we are and what we care about as a company. If you are looking for a relationship with a company instead of simply a job, this may be a great fit.

Ashland is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled/Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation.

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. 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.


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