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Operations Leader

Olin Epoxy, a division of Olin Corporation, has an opening for an Operations Leader, located in Freeport, TX. Under the general direction of the Production Leader, the Operations Leader is responsible for supervising the manage production activities of the plant to assure safe operation of the facility, in full compliance to produce quality products at the planned rates at low cost. Olin Chemical's Epoxy Business is leading the way for Innovation across broad and diverse industries around the world by applying advanced epoxy chemistry to address critical material challenges and help meet society's energy, transportation, electronics, infrastructure and other strategic needs.  With a heritage built on more than 50 years in the industry and as one of the most vertically-integrated epoxy suppliers, we are the reliable leader in innovative epoxy products and technology solutions.  We offer a diverse portfolio of Epoxy products to help meet specific formulation and applications requirements.  In addition to providing one of the broadest epoxy offerings today, our epoxy innovation ensures that the epoxy products required by the marketplace tomorrow are being created by us today. Essential Job Functions: Optimizes the daily production in the facilities under consideration of Operating Discipline requirements as well as the planning and control of cost to achieve the maximum asset utilization. Assists the run plant engineers, technical advisors and process operators in making decisions concerning operation of the plants, and in troubleshooting/correcting safety, environmental or quality problems.  Functions as mentor and senior advisor for run plant engineers to coach on plant operations. Facilitates the implementation of safety, quality, environmental, productivity, or cost control programs into the operational organization. Prioritizes the allocation of resources, and provides focus and coaching in areas needing attention. Assures accountability at all levels in these activities. Serves as administrative supervisor for the Operators. This includes regularly assessing, evaluating, and coaching operating personnel on their performance versus expectations and goals.  Documents examples of exceptional or poor performance for personnel working in the processes. Approves hot work procedures, vessel entry procedures, etc., and issues electrical safe work permits or other special permits as needed for activities in the production processes. Identifies areas for improvement in the day-to-day operation of the plant, and implements changes as appropriate.  Assists in initiating, reviewing, approving, and completing management of change documentation for the modification in the production processes. Defines training needs in cooperating with the training coordinator to enforce the implementation of training goals for process operators and technical staff Facilitates process safety analyses and compliance programs (LPP, SIS, GMIMM, GMISS, RCPHA etc.). Drives gap identification and closure of LPP compliance gaps as defined in the compliance plans. Objective owner for all operational goals in the department MI plan, such as asset utilization and cost of manufacturing related goals.  Provide technology-based leadership for the development and execution of plant specific goals and action plans with various work teams in the implementation of the business strategy and goals. Focuses on asset and technology related strategies and goals Focus on performance of operational teams and individual in regards to technical competencies and expectations Focal point and coordination for overall cost tracking and compliance program for responsible accounts. Works closely with production leader in goal setting sessions for process operators and technical staff. Reviews progress toward those goals and documents performance for performance evaluation process.   Leverage globally best practices in his/her field of expertise. Ensures implementation and application of MET (most effective technology) for operating discipline, process control software and hardware. Works closely with technology center experts to achieve this. Acts as primary contact with production planning personnel and relays production decisions to other operations personnel. Coaches/develops operator natural work teams, and encourages teamwork and focused participation by all members. Tracks/reviews overtime requirements and SRO operator utilization, identifying areas for improvement in manpower scheduling. Minimum Requirements: Bachelors of Science degree in Chemical or Mechanical required Minimum 5 years combined experience as a Production Engineer, Unit Leader or Operations Leader in a chemical manufacturing plant required Experience in Process Automation preferred Experience working/planning Turnarounds in excess of $2-5 million Proven experience delivering excellent EH&S results in a large chemical manufacturing process Degree must be from a school that is accredited by an accrediting agency recognized by the Secretary of Education of the U.S. Department of Education This position is not eligible for an expat assignment Olin does not provide any form of sponsorship to applicants not authorized to work in the US.
Salary Range: NA
Minimum Qualification
5 - 7 years

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