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Production Superintendent Job

Date: Jan 10, 2019

Location: Beaumont, TX, US

Company: Arkema

Req Id 30401 - Posted 01/18/2019 - Production / Operations - Beaumont. Texas. US

The Production Superintendent reports directly to the Plant Operations Manager and directly manages all Operations shift hourly employees and Shift Team Leaders.  This position has asset responsibility for H2S, B1, and B2.  Has a direct interaction with the maintenance and HES department and Process engineers. 


This position is the manufacturing asset owner for the Mercaptan, and is accountable for leading and coordinating the production of H2S and Mercaptan.  He/she is also responsible for developing tools and procedures to optimize the hourly operations group. 






  • Directly manages Shift Leaders and Process Operators in the H2S and Mercaptan process areas.
  • Recommend equipment and process modifications to improve efficiencies.
  • Maintain active involvement in safety program, ensure safe work operations, good housekeeping and assist in safety training of personnel.  
  • Applies strong Technical support by analyzing, reviewing and recommending changes in process to improve the H2S and Mercaptan production performance, productivity, and profitability focusing on continuous improvement.
  • Manages the direct interaction with Maintenance, HES and other departments for fluid communication as it relates to the H2S and Mercaptan units.
  • Support full compliance of all Safety related regulatory requirements including: OSHA, PSM, RMP and Company Policies and programs (MSM). Ensure timely implementation of incident investigations, technical review, and recommended action items (Impact).  Ensure 100% completion of safety inspections. -
  • Maximize operational efficiency by ensuring, in team with Process and Production engineers, operated at optimal conditions. Minimize unit downtime by defining priorities with maintenance department and help reduce costs by ensuring good coordination between maintenance and operations personnel.  Support Plant initiatives for new product development, Process Technology Projects, and debottlenecking efforts from the asset owner’s perspective.
  • Leads prioritization of maintenance work for H2S and Mercaptan with Maintenance/Safety Coordinator to ensure that work has been completed and the equipment has been turned back over to Operations personnel.
  • Accountable for Overall Asset Utilization of H2S and Mercaptan chemical production units.



  • BS in Chemical Engineering from an accredited University preferred. 
  • 5-10 years process engineering or process management /leadership experience required. 
  • Ability to understand and troubleshoot chemical processing to achieve production goals.
  • Strong communication skills – written, interpersonal, verbal (including presentations skills).
  • Able to develop, coach, train and counsel others.
  • Excellent at problem solving and analytical skills.
  • Experience with MS office suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc.).
  • Excellent interpersonal and leadership skills.
  • Must be able to respond to off hour emergencies.



A designer of materials and innovative solutions, Arkema shapes materials and creates new uses that accelerate customer performance. Our balanced business portfolio spans High Performance Materials, Industrial Specialties and Coating Solutions. Our globally recognized brands are ranked among the leaders in the markets we serve. Reporting annual sales of €8.3 billion in 2017, we employ around 20,000 people worldwide and operate in some 55 countries. We are committed to active engagement with all our stakeholders. Our research centers in North America, France and Asia concentrate on advances in bio-based products, new energies, water management, electronic solutions, lightweight materials and design, home efficiency and insulation. 

Arkema Inc.  provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Arkema Inc. complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence.

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