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Plant Manager

Company: Chemtrade
Location: Richmond
Posted on: June 26, 2022

Job Description:

Job Description:
Scope of the Position
The Plant Manager at our Richmond, California sulphuric acid production facility is responsible for leading all aspects of operations. They ensure the safe operation of the facility, ensure environmental compliance, accountable for achievement of plant performance objectives, product quality and monitors plant expenditures and budget. The incumbent will oversee some activities (i.e. manufacturing, maintenance) with his direct reports and will manage/direct others (i.e. quality, EHS, engineers) in coordination with the site Quality Manager, EHS supervisor and Engineering group representative. They will also ensure the satisfaction of customers by delivering product on time (working directly or indirectly with Logistics and Customer Service department). The incumbent is also responsible for managing the site CAPEX program.


  • Competitive base salary, commensurate with experience & capability
  • annual incentive compensation potential
  • up to 6% of base salary 401k contribution match
  • Company unit purchase plan matches 100% of up to 4.5% of employee base salary
  • Relocation Assistance
    What You Need To Be Successful
    • Bachelor of Science Degree. Chemical or Mechanical Engineering preferred.
    • 7+ years' experience in a related management position preferred.
    • Demonstrated hands-on experience in chemical plant operations an asset
    • Demonstrated excellent leadership skills
    • Excellent problem-solving skills.
    • Excellent interpersonal skills.
    • Effective written and oral communication skills.
    • Ability to act independently and on own initiative.
    • Advanced proficiency in using Microsoft Office (Word, Excel etc)
    • 5 - 10% travel required. Primary travel within region to assist with vacation/sickness coverage. Travel for attendance in Manufacturing Department functions as required.
      Key Responsibilities
      Actively manage the site's day to day activities in the production of safe, quality products. 45%
      • Provides motivation, guidance and direction in all plant activities.
      • Approves spending and other actions
      • Assures product quality meets customers' requirements
      • Assures product deliveries meets customers' requirements
      • Assists at other plant locations where possible
      • Provides technical support for customers as required
      • Ensures proper staffing of the plant.
      • Drive continuous improvement in all aspects of the site operations.
      • Focus on Continuous Improvement activities/projects to support value-addition and cost reductions.
        Interface with Chemtrade and other personnel regarding safety, EHS audits and addressing EHS issues. 25%
        • Responsible for the overall safety performance at the site/plant.
        • Perform routine daily plant walks to monitor activities and safety issues.
        • Periodically audit work being performed to ensure that all Chemtrade policies, standards and procedures are being followed.
        • Serve as the management representative for the site's Responsible Care program.
        • Ensure timely reporting, investigation, and corrective action for EHS incidents.
        • Ensure timely closure of IMS action items.
        • Assure site compliance with all federal, state and local regulatory requirements
        • Assist in the preparation of site specific safety and maintenance procedures.
          Interface with customers, regulators, and Chemtrade personnel on quality audits, and on addressing quality issues. 10%
          • Serve as the management representative for the site's ISO program.
          • Represent the site in customer audits.
          • Assist in or provide resources for quality investigations.
          • Assist in or provide resources for corrective actions.
          • Assure plant is maintaining requisite ISO records
          • Assure site compliance with ISO and NSF requirements
          • Assist in the preparation of site specific quality procedures
            Report and communicate site performance. Prepare Plans 10%
            • Prepare periodic reports on production, spending, reliability, EHS, Capex, etc.
            • Prepare and present same at periodic meetings.
            • Prepare weekly performance reports
            • Prepare annual production plans.
            • Prepare maintenance PM and outage plans.
            • Prepare capital and period cost spending plansInterface with sales and marketing to ensure site goals are aligned with the business goals. 5%
              • Participate in periodic planning meetings.
              • Review production orders and schedules to ensure material (type, quantity and specification) is available for scheduled orders.
              • Provide site resources for maintaining a living production and shipping plan that is consistent with the business plans.
              • Interface with customer service and customers as needed
                Mentor and develop site personnel & Other Activities 5%
                • Perform annual performance reviews
                • Prepare SMART - (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, Timely) site goals for direct reports
                • Help direct reports in career planning and training
                • Prepare and maintain site personnel continuity plans
                • Perform other miscellaneous duties as directed by the Regional Manager.CHEMTRADE is a publically traded (TSX: CHE.UN) chemical manufacturing and handling company headquartered in Toronto, Canada with 65+ locations across North America and Brazil. Chemtrade provides industrial chemicals and services to our customers in three main business segments; Sulphur & Performance Chemicals, Water Solutions and Electrochemicals. Chemtrade is a reliable industry partner to the Oil & Gas, Pulp & Paper, Water Treatment and Food & Beverage industries and is committed to the codes and ethics of Responsible Care 14001.
                  We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for the position; however, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.
                  Learn more about Chemtrade by visiting www.chemtradelogistics.com or follow us on Facebook.Chemtrade is committed to fair and accessible employment practices and will, where possible, provide accommodations for persons with disabilities.
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Keywords: Chemtrade, Richmond , Plant Manager, Executive , Richmond, California

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