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Production Supervisor Job

Date: Feb 7, 2019

Location: Crosby, TX, US

Company: Arkema

Req Id 30476 - Posted 02/07/2019 - Production / Operations - Crosby. Texas. US

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. 

Responsible for ensuring safe, environmentally compliant, and efficient operations of the MPU, CPU, and waste water treatment units and developing a culture of continuous improvement.  Reports directly to the Operations Manager. Direct reports include 6-10 hourly production employees


  • Supports full compliance of all Safety related regulatory requirements including: OSHA, PSM, RMP, TCEQ/EPA and Company Policies and programs and ensures all safety policies / practices are followed.
  • Ensures units are operated in full environmental compliance and that proper records are maintained.
  • Ensure timely implementation of incident investigations and recommended action items (Impact).
  • Actively involved in the behavioral safety process through leadership, practice and encouragement of direct reports.
  • Ensures employees attend all required Safety meetings and remain up to date on all training requirements
  • Facilitates operations training and qualification process
  • Directs supervision of production employees; motivates workforce for high productivity.
  • Responsible for efficient use of manpower and scheduling of OT as needed to minimize costs
  • Maximizes operational efficiency by ensuring that units run in optimal operating conditions to maximize product yields
  • Minimizes unit downtime by defining priorities with maintenance; help reduce costs by ensuring proper coordination between maintenance and operations personnel.
  • Identifies reasons for OAU losses and develop solutions for improving plant reliability.
  • Leads weekly shift tool box meetings
  • Acts as PEO coordinator during plant emergencies
  • Supports Loss Control policy, AIMS, ISO 9001 and OHSAS 18001 management systems.


Qualifications/Experience Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Minimum 5 years supervisory experience in chemical manufacturing or 10 years exp as chemical operator
  • Demonstrated ability to understand /troubleshoot plant processes and batch operations
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Intermediate skills in MS office;  working knowledge of SAP preferred


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.


Nearest Major Market: Houston

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