• Perform first-level supervisor functions for the team of production plant operators.
Set goals, expectations, and job descriptions.
• Create the shift schedule, interview and hire new operators, perform the annual
reviews for the operation’s team, manage the overtime budget, handle grievances,
correct unproductive behaviors, ensure proper resources are available, audit
adherence to safety protocols, and ensure the production plan is met to the extent it
depends on the individuals executing the plan.
• Primary point of communication directly to the operation’s team.
• Deploy all new policies. Safety programs, objectives, feedback, praise, and
constructive criticism are channeled through the operation’s leader.
• Maintain good working relationships with the operators and especially the shift
leaders. Maintain good working relationships with neighboring organizations and
shared services (maintenance, logistics, waste treatment).
• Establish continuous developmental program. Perform drills to audit performance.
• Wield a variety of necessary soft skills relevant to organizational management.
o Strong emphasis on direct feedback and caring personally for people.
o Lead and inspire rather than manage or dictate.
o Cultivate the culture of authenticity, transparency, autonomy, and clear lines
Education: Engineering degree with 4+ years experience or non-Engineering degree with 8+
years experience in a manufacturing supervisory role. Previous experience as an operation’s
shift leader is a plus.
Skills: Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint.
Supervision Exercised (Direct Reports): All chemical plant operators.
Working Conditions: 70% office / 30% chemical manufacturing plant.
Physical Requirements: Navigate chemical plant with ladders, stairs, up to 4 stories.