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Production Superintendent-Plant B - 2639 in Lake Charles, LA at Westlake Chemical

Date Posted: 11/18/2017

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Job Description

We are looking for world-class talent to join our team as a Production Superintendent in Lake Charles, LA. Westlake Chemical represents a new kind of chemistry company; one that works to responsibly harness applied chemistry to solve common problems, improve everyday life and drive human progress. Blending a strong, downstream building products business with core materials capabilities, Westlake Chemical delivers life-enhancing benefits. Westlake Chemical's chemical products can be found in high performance plastics, pulp and paper production packaging, chemical intermediates, pharmaceuticals, medical and agricultural applications and paints, acrylics and varnishes. With its scale and resources, Westlake Chemical is committed to being a leader in sustainable practices, a responsible environmental steward, and a force for progress.

Description:

The Production Superintendent reports directly to the Production Manager. The incumbent has direct responsibility for meeting production plans for his/her area of responsibility. 

Responsibilities:

  • Directly supervises the Logistics Coordinator, Shift Supervisors and Operations Supervisors along with indirectly supervising Operators.
  • Responsible for promoting teamwork, resolving conflict and building strong work relationships as well as providing training and counseling for his or her staff.
  • Keeping his/her staff informed about changes in the business climate, environmental regulations, labor policy, quality considerations and conditions in other plants that could affect operations.
  • Along with the Production Manager, responsible for developing and managing cost and profit plans for their area of responsibility.
    • This includes an expense and production forecast consisting of operating rates, raw material requirements, various operational supplies and services, and yield efficiencies for the year along with an estimate of capital requirements.

Requirements:

The Production Superintendent position requires an understanding of complex continuous chemical manufacturing operations and state-of-the-art computerized control systems.  These systems operate large scale and dynamic mechanical and fluid systems containing hazardous chemicals powered by high energy systems.

The incumbent must have a strong technical background and a college degree in engineering or equivalent manufacturing and technical experience in plant operations. He/she must be self- confident, a strong communicator, skilled in management techniques, and willing to accept significant responsibility.

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