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Monday, November 24, 2008

Employment Opportunity

REPORTS TO: Operations Specialist
DIRECT REPORTS: Chemical operators

SUMMARY: Supports production by serving as the onsite leader for shift operators. Ensures production is conducted in an efficient and safe manner.
This position incorporates three phases:
1) Engineering and Construction phase,
2) Start-up, and
3) Production.

Engineering and Construction Phase:
April 2008 to September 2009
Develop SOPs, Training Material and train operators.

Start-up Phase:
October 2009 to April 2010
Develop commissioning and start-up plans.
Lead commissioning/start-up teams in preparing equipment for operation and start-up.
Perform pre-start-up safety reviews.
Troubleshooting and problem solving of start-up issues.

Production Phase:
April, 2010 and beyond
Communicates company goals and objectives to shift production personnel.
Conducts on-going safety huddles with personnel.
Tracks and monitors production goals for hourly personnel.
May perform some or all operator responsibilities.
Complies with SOPs and maintains work standards.
Ensures good housekeeping standards are met in all production areas.
Ensures operating units are sufficiently staffed.
Improves throughput and on-stream efficiency to support production goals.
Reports any process deviations or process issues.
Determines maintenance needs for production areas.
Investigates incidents regarding health, safety and environmental
Ensures compliance with all federal/state safety/environmental regulations and procedures.
Fulfills ERT role.

Supervises and coaches hourly production personnel to ensure organizational goals are met.
Involves hourly personnel in problem solving activities with an emphasis on continuous improvement.
Issues, verifies, and signs special work permits, confined space entry permits and tank entry permits.
Monitors training for hourly personnel as required (OJT, JPM, etc.).
Schedules overtime work.

High School diploma or GED.

Work Experience:
5+ years of Chemical/Polymer experience
Shift work experience
Supervisory experience
Distributed Control System knowledge, skill, experience

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 Streets
Suite 924
Charleston, WV 25301


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