• Manufacturing
  • 19711 Newark, Delaware
  • Salary: $150,000+
  • Education: Bachelor’s Degree
  • Years of experience: 5-10
  • Skillset: Green Belt, LEAN, Chemicals, manufacturing, Management
  • Licensures: none
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The company’s Area Managers have shared responsibility and accountability for plant personnel, assets and achievement of the plant related site, business, and corporate goals. Area Managers provide leadership to the plant operations team and act as the primary back-up to the Unit Manager. Area Managers model the company’s core values and behaviors understanding that this shapes the operation team’s culture.

Responsibilities For the EH&S/Reliability Leadership:

Partners with the Unit Manager to drive a strong personal safety, process safety, and environmental improvement plan to achieve EH&S goals.

Ensures PSM (Process Safety Management), regulatory and permit requirements compliance.

Relentlessly pursues maximum plant reliability to reduce department unplanned events and support safe operations. Teaches and encourages behaviors to support reliable operations.

Knows and advocates Life Critical Standards within the facility. Demonstrates priority and commitment through personal behavior and coaching in the field. Provides the needed positive and negative reinforcement to address deviations with urgency and ensures appropriate follow up and investigations. Provides approval for higher risk activities such as Confined Space Entries.

Ensures appropriate technical review of work plans (maintenance or improvement) such that Life Critical Standards are applied appropriately for the job.

Partners with Unit Manager to ensure capital is allocated appropriately to design out industrial hygiene hazards, improve environmental compliance, and reduce personal/process safety hazards. Implements administrative controls and process controls for safe and reliable operation.

Shows courageous leadership by coaching, asking questions, and intervening when needed. Challenges status quo and past norms to make the operation safer and effective.

Keeps active field presence and assesses work activities routinely to maintain awareness of plant needs and understanding of personnel behaviors.

People/Organizational Effectiveness:

Has direct responsibility for Run Plant Engineers, Tech Advisors, and First Line Supervisors

Supports Unit Manager to provide motivation, explanation, context, and communication purpose of messages to the empowered organization.

Inspires and motivates the organization through Felt Leadership and strong connection with the team fostering an empowered organization. Shows appreciation for employees and maintains a servant leadership mindset.

Accountable for maintaining and improving the expertise index for operators for the facility, ensuring that appropriate knowledge remains within the facility.

Works closely with Human Resources as needed to hire employees with strong skill sets. Ensures employees are on-boarded and trained via a comprehensive plant training program to maximize their opportunity for success and increase plant expertise.

Develops their organization and ensures career success via goal setting, performance management, promotion processes, and employee development plan.

Resolves operation discipline issues and escalates to proper channels where needed.

Leads and coordinates Tech Team through projects, unplanned events, and targeted programs such as SPC

Business Owner Mindset/Financial Acumen/Continuous Improvement:

Knows the business model and strategy for facility. Explains to operations how the plant fits into the business and corporation.

Continuously works to improve the total cost of production (raw material, conversion cost and activity rate, etc.). Takes a leadership role in maintaining the budget.

Holds themselves and others accountable for return on investment of projects, and ensures compliance with financial reporting rules/practices within the facility

Supports and drives continuous improvement by being active and ensuring operations participation in opportunity analysis sessions and plant improvements.

Regularly interfaces with the Supply Chain organization to drive alignment in capacity planning.

Partners with the Quality organization by supporting the resolution of high impact customer issues and serving as the voice of Manufacturing during customer audits.

Develops strong partnerships with support functions such as EHS, Maintenance, Supply Chain, Quality Engineering and others to drive improvement in the organization and assure alignment.


Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering preferably Mechanical/ Chemical Engineering (or technical related field)

5+ years of plant manufacturing/technology/maintenance experience is required

Direct supervisory experience required

Demonstrated leadership, collaboration, and communication skills

Demonstrated capability to quickly understand technology and drive / support change

Must be able to manage a diverse workload

Proven commitment focus and effectiveness on advancing core values

Data driven, action oriented, and works with a sense of urgency

Green Belt certification or higher preferred
Experience level: Mid-senior
Experience required: 5 Years
Education level: Bachelor’s degree
Job function: Management
Industry: Chemicals
Compensation: $121,000 – $160,000
Total position: 1
Relocation assistance: Yes
Visa : Only US citizens and Green card holders


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