Ashland - Kenedy, TX

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In more than 100 countries, the people of Ashland Inc. (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, food and beverage, personal care, pharmaceutical, tissue and towel, and water treatment. Visit to see the innovations we offer through our four commercial units - Ashland Specialty Ingredients, Ashland Water Technologies, Ashland Performance Materials and Ashland Consumer Markets.

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.


The receptionist acts as the first contact for all incoming calls and visitors. This position is instrumental in plant communications and presenting a positive plant image.


Monitor the plant switchboard for internal and incoming calls.

Greet and sign in all plant visitors and contractors according to documented protocol.

Provide office services for plant personnel (mail distribution, copying, etc.)

Provide clerical support to staff as needed.

Assist Quality Assurance with coordination of product sampling.

Maintain material safety datasheets in associated database.

Coordinate the maintenance of plant operating procedures and ensure that changes are communicated as required to affected operations.

Promptly provide accurate product labels and documents to operations.

Coordinate the approval process for vendor contracts through associated database.


EDUCATION: High School Diploma or equivalent

Good computer and secretarial skills required, proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel desired.

Good interpersonal and oral communication skills, required.

Ability to multitask and prioritize is a must.

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.

TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION, please select the Apply button. If no Apply button is provided, please visit Ashland's Career Center. Once there, enter job number 2013-3714 in the Keyword Search field to find this posting and apply online.

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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