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Monday, November 24, 2008

Employment Opportunity

POSITION TITLE: Operation Supervisor
REPORTS TO: Plant Manager
DIRECT REPORTS: Team Leaders, Material Handling Operator

SUMMARY: Provides day-to-day leadership and overall guidance to production and material handling operators. Ensures high standards of safety and environmental performance while delivering against production cost, quality, and schedule objectives.
This position incorporates three phases: 1) Engineering and Construction phase, 2) Start-up, and 3) Production.

Serves as the leader of shift production and material handling activities. Communicates daily production plans and overall company goals and objectives to production personnel.
Write, maintain, and comply with Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
Ensures sufficient production staffing.
Works with staff to determine maintenance needs for production in a manner that is least disruptive to production.
Investigates incidents, maintains good housekeeping in production areas, tracks inventory.
Ensures compliance with all federal and state safety/environmental laws and regulations.
Issue, verify, and sign special work permits, confined space entry permits, and tank entry permits.

Supervises and coaches Team leaders and production personnel to ensure organizational goals are met.
Involves team in problem solving activities with an emphasis on continuous improvement.
Conducts safety huddles with staff on an on-going basis.
Serves as a role model for ensuring compliance with company’s policies.
Monitors training for operations personnel as required

High School diploma or GED.

Work Experience:
10+ years of Chemical plant experience.
At least five years of experience must have been in a leadership role including direct supervision of personnel.
Working knowledge of Distributed Control System
Experience with shift work

Skills Required:
Language skills. Ability to read and interpret P & IDs and PFDs and other documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports, correspondence and other documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to speak effectively before groups of employees if necessary.
Mathematical skills. Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent.
Computer skills. Proficient in Microsoft Office Products.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations Required:
Chemical Operator formal training or certification

To apply contact:

Sandra Ashley
497 First Avenue South
Nitro, WV 25143


Valerie Jacobs SPHR, CCP
300 Capitol Street
Suite 924
Charleston, WV 25301


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