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Production Manager in Baton Rouge, LA at PQ Corporation

Company: PQ
Location: Baton Rouge
Posted on: August 14, 2019

Job Description:



Job Description




  • Responds to electronic inquires/memo regarding unit operations/maintenance/safety concerns on computer systems.
  • Directs and coordinates, either direct or through subordinate supervisory personnel, activities concerned with production of company products.
  • Utilizes knowledge of product technology, production methods and procedures to develop short-term and long-term solutions regarding maintenance issues within the unit.
  • Confers with management personnel to establish production and quality control standards.
  • Utilizes knowledge of equipment and machine capabilities to develop action plan to increase the reliability of the unit. Recognizes problems and opportunities to formulate action plan(s)for obtaining/surpassing unit standards and achieving production and quality goals.
  • Obtain data regarding quantities, specifications and delivery dates of products to internal customers - Treatment Services, Shipping and Receiving.
  • Plans and directs production activities and establishes production priorities for products in keeping with effective operations and cost factors.
  • Coordinates production activities with procurement, maintenance, and quality control activities to obtain optimum production and utilization of human resources, machines, and equipment.
  • Work with maintenance/scheduler to maintain a weekly maintenance schedule
  • Reviews and analyzes production, quality control, maintenance, and operational reports to determine causes of nonconformity with product specifications, and operating or production problems. Compiles operational data and displays on graphs to facilitate/enhance unit personnel performance.
  • Develops and implements operating methods and procedures designed to eliminate operating problems and improve product quality. Track procedure and process changes using Management of Change database to document coordination and communication to appropriate personnel in all stages of change implementation through completion.
  • Revises production schedules and priorities as result of equipment failure or operating problems. Consults with engineering and maintenance personnel as well as other resource avenues relative to modification of machines and equipment in order to improve production and quality of products.
  • Coordinates turnaround itinerary with appropriate personnel to insure delivery of appropriate equipment/materials and utilization of human resources to effectively resolve or prevent equipment failure thus improving performance of unit.


    • Track shutdown work orders and make turnaround schedule. Provide leadership and coordinate operations activities during turnaround.
    • Maintain sufficient unit staffing for day-to-day operations and special situations (i.e. start-up, turnaround, etc.)
    • Reviews Incident database and reports to determine cause of incident. Develop causal tree as needed. Document initial incident situation pictorially and track implementation of resolution (s) to insure closure and abatement of cause.
    • Investigate and follow through on correct discipline according to company policies


      • Perform investigations and perform necessary discipline
      • Perform the necessary training and qualify the new operators in the unit; training target 3-6 months for an individual role.
      • Promote favorable labor relations and morale between the company and employees; this includes handling any grievances
      • Review employee timecards for accuracy, approve and submit to Human Resources prior to pre-determined deadline.
      • Track overtime worked and refused, update each Monday and post in control room
      • Schedule overtime for vacation coverage and make schedule for vacation picks the following year, starting in September.
      • Maintains rapport with unit personnel daily through direct communication regarding operational, maintenance, or safety issues.
      • Performs other duties as designated by Operations Manager.


        • Monitor safety performance and housekeeping within the unit daily. Performs bi-weekly assessment of outfall ground water.
        • Maintains rapport with unit personnel daily through direct communication regarding operational, maintenance, or safety issues.
        • Develops appropriate safety training for personnel regarding changes in procedures, and accountability.
        • Conducts meetings to resolve or drive resolution of grievances with management, employee and union representative.
        • Recommends personnel actions, such as promotions, transfers, discharges, and disciplinary measures.
        • Utilizes Personal Protective Equipment per job task specification or specified plant location. Assures departmental compliance with plant PPE standards.
        • Performs other duties as designated by supervisor.
        • Attends monthly meeting to address safety and environmental concerns and incidents as well as current safety performance. Reviews and discusses safety incident occurrences within the industrial community or other plant-sites. Addresses current safety issues brought forth by unit personnel.
        • Performs safety presentations regarding relevant subject matter.
        • Assists in development and coordination of the safety training within the department.
        • Compiles and presents monthly report regarding production, operational and maintenance issues and financial impact.
        • May participate on the Emergency Response Team.





          Job Requirements





          • Completes DOT HAZMAT employee training
          • This position will have direct and indirect reports
          • Bachelor's degree (B.S.) from four year college or university; or

            Equivalent combination of education and experience.

            • Transportation Worker Identification Credentials (TWIC)
            • Interprets a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagrammatic, or schedule form.
            • Applies principles of logical or scientific thinking to define problems, collect data, establishes facts and draw valid conclusions.
            • Interprets an extensive variety of technical instructions, in books, manuals, and mathematical form.
            • Deals with several abstract and concrete variables.
            • Utilizes algebra that deals with system of real numbers; linear quadratic, rational, exponential; logarithmic, angle and circular functions, and inverse functions; related algebraic solution of equations and inequalities; limits and continuity, and probability and statistical inference. Also utilizes geometry including deductive axiomatic geometry, plane and solid; and rectangular coordinates. Will utilize shop math including practical application of fractions, percentages ratio and proportion, mensuration, logarithms, slide rule, practical algebra, geometric constructions, and essentials of trigonometry.
            • Reads periodicals, journals, manuals, dictionaries, thesauruses, and encyclopedias.
            • Prepares business letters, expositions, summaries, memos, electronic messages and reports, using prescribed format, and conforming to all rules of punctuation, grammar, diction, and style.
            • Participates in panel discussions, and debates. Speaks extemporaneously on a variety of subjects to employees within the company.


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