Operations Manager
Arkema - Torrance, CA

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Safety and Environmental:
•Ensures compliance with chemical plant regulatory and environmental requirements with special emphasis on Process Safety Management (PSM) compliance within Operations group.
•Participates fully in plant safety initiatives & programs including Behavioral Based Safety (BBS) program.
•Ensure that all incidents are reported & appropriately investigated and corrective actions implemented.
Production: Coordinates resources to meet short & long term production forecast through participation with Business Team, ensuring goals and commitments are met safely and within budget.
•Monitor daily production, shipping activities, product quality and direct adjustments to production and shipping plans as appropriate. Ensure continuous evaluation & implementation of improvements.
•In coordination with R&D and Sales, drive continuous improvement in our processes through product improvement, development & new process scale-up.
Department Staff Management: Direct & lead the members of the Production, Shipping & Receiving groups to ensure the safe and efficient operation of the plant and meet customer deliveries.
•Participates in strategic goal setting for the plant.
•Motivate workforce through visibility and direct contact to ensure maximum safety and productivity.
•Identify skills development and training needs to maintain highly competent workforce.
Assist Plant manager: Serve as a backup to Plant Manager as required. Act as media contact as required.
Profile/Education/Experiences/Skills (internet) BS in Chemical or Mechanical Engineering or related field with at least 7 years experience in the manufacturing environment.
Previous supervisory experience is required.
Solid understanding of both technical and financial impacts of process-related decisions.
Demonstrated personnel management and organizational skills, ability to shift priorities and meet deadlines.
Excellent verbal and written communications skills to communicate with hourly workforce, business leaders, customers and Business technical organization.
Excellent judgment and problem analysis skills are required as well as tolerance for stress.
Ability to understand and troubleshoot chemical processes in order to act as Technology Plant Focal Point.
Highly motivated team player able to work at a fast pace

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