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Production Superintendent - Sheboygan WI

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Hexion, LLC

Sheboygan, WI

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Based in Columbus, Ohio, Hexion Inc. is the global leader in thermoset resins. Through a broad range of thermoset technologies and specialty products, Hexion serves and supports customers in a diverse range of applications and industries.

Hexion materials are found in products that touch nearly every facet of modern living. At Hexion, we believe that leadership begins with integrity, ethics and environmentally sound operations. When you work for Hexion, you are partnering with a company that is not only focused on delivering value but on doing it in a safe, ethical and environmentally responsible manner.

To manage the all aspects of operations at the Sheboygan site including formaldehyde, resin, wax units and shipping operations. Responsibility includes EH&S compliance, process excellence, associate empowerment and engagement, initiative management and implementation. Leads operations in a manner consistent with optimum productivity, regulatory compliance, and cost of goods sold. In the absence of the Site Leader, this position will assume the leadership role of the site.


Provide safety leadership on the shop floor through demonstrating a personal safety mindset at all times.

Actively engage associates to actively identify, mitigate and eliminate exposures in the operating areas.

Ensures that safe work practices and behaviors are used by all associates and contractors as outlined in the Life Saving Rules and the Safety Manual.

Ensures OSHA PSM standards are practiced including employee participation, management of change and PM items.

Manage assigned EHS processes and systems, ensuring their effective operation.

Actively participates on plant safety committee and key hazard team.

Leads incident investigations and facilitates corrective actions.

Drives and promotes ownership of safety program throughout the site.

Ensures environmental and safety policies and practices are followed in all departments and all spills are properly reported.

Ensures hazardous and nonhazardous wastes generated in all departments are properly handled and not allowed to accumulate.

Production Management

Responsible for the safe, efficient and reliable operation of all site operations units which includes the effective allocation of resources and staffing.

Responsible for production schedule attainment and achievement of productivity targets.

Responsible for troubleshooting and resolving operational issues.

Responsible for coordination of efficient outage planning and maximizing plant uptime; coordination between production and maintenance.

Responsible for driving good housekeeping standards.

Maintain physical inventory of raw materials and finished goods.

Monitor process order costs; track and explain adjustments and variances.

Execute plant approvals for new recipes in SAP in conjunction with the Site Leader.

Process Improvement

Identify and execute process improvement opportunity to improve production quality, unit efficiency and operating costs.

Effectively engage the floor associates to drive process improvement efforts.

Assist other departments to achieve better efficiency and continuous improvement e.g. Maintenance, Supply Chain etc.


Investigates quality and customer incidents and takes action to prevent recurrence.

Takes an active role reviewing new recipes prior to manufacture with a critical eye toward QC test applicability.

Work in coordination with QA department to drive sustainable quality improvements on a product by product basis.

Human Resources

Sets expectations and holds technicians accountable to meeting expectations.

Empowers area teams to affect and implement change and improvements in their operating areas.

Leads hiring process for recruiting technicians as needed to keep departments staffed effectively.

Continuously assesses manufacturing technicians and provides developmental opportunities as appropriate.

Ensures that all manufacturing technicians receive proper and adequate certification training to allow them to safely and competently perform their duties.

Recognizes good performance and gives corrective feedback as needed.


Strategic Focus and Direction

Translate business strategy into local action by prioritizing and aligning objectives of team with site and business

Demonstrate understanding products, applications, customers and markets of the site s business.

Trust and Teamwork

Foster open, honest, direct and effective cross-functional/cross-team communication

Win the support of others by building trust and credibility

Personal Leadership

Appropriately challenge the status quo and support others efforts to do the same

Lead by example

Proactively address challenging site issues and encourage team members to action

Achieve Business Results

Achieve production and business results through effective team leadership

Maintain persistence despite obstacles and opposition to resolve issues

Prioritize work effectively to focus teams on highest priority opportunities


Complete other tasks as assigned by Leadership

Fill in for the Site Leader in his/her absence

Minimum of five (5) years of supervisory experience in the chemical process industry required.

Organizational, supervisory and motivational skills are required, as well as good analytical and team building abilities.

Must be a self-starter.

Good leadership, communication and interpersonal skills required.

Bachelor degree in Chemical Engineering, Chemistry or the functional equivalent in experience is required. Degree preferred.

Good mechanical aptitude.

Understanding of process equipment.

Excellent troubleshooting skills.

Formal training in supervisory skills

GB/AGB certification within 1 yr. of hire

We are an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender, minority status, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, status as a qualified individual with a disability or any characteristic protected by law.

In order to be considered for this position candidates are required to submit an application for employment through our career site, be at least 18 years of age, willing to take a drug test and submit to a background investigation as part of the selection process.

Candidates are required to have unrestricted authorization to work in the United States.

If currently an employee of the Company, you must have current satisfactory work performance and in most cases, have been in your current role 18 months.

Disclaimer: We are not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms/employment agencies for this employment opportunity. Please, no phone calls or emails to any employee about this position. All resumes submitted by search firms/employment agencies to any employee of the Company via email, the Internet or in any other form and/or method without a valid written search firm agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of the Company; no fee will be paid in the event a candidate is hired by the Company as a result of the unsolicited referral or through other means.

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