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Site Manager/Production Manager

Company: Arxada
Location: Valparaiso
Posted on: May 27, 2023

Job Description:

Arxada is a pioneering leader with a powerful legacy: Over 120 years of creating specialty chemicals and solutions that potentiate the performance of our customers and their products. Our solutions, our expertise and our support help them to perform better - to be more efficient, more effective and more sustainable. We are passionate about empowering high performance and enabling our employees, partners and customers to realize their full potential. Together we make daily life safer, cleaner, healthier and greener. If you like making a difference, we are the company for you!

Arxada is looking for a Site Manager/Production Manager in Valparaiso, IN to drive continuous improvement and optimization of all processes.

This role will oversee all daily operations of the plant from production and manufacturing to ensuring policies and procedures are followed. They develop processes that will maximize stewardship, safety, quality and productivity. The independent leader needed for this role will be required to wear many hats to lead the team of 4-6 employees to be successful.

Key Responsibilities

  • Plan, organize, direct and run optimum day-to-day operations to exceed our customers' expectations
  • Increase production, assets capacity and flexibility while minimizing unnecessary costs and maintaining current quality standards
  • Be responsible for production output, product quality and on-time shipping
  • Allocate resources effectively and fully utilize assets to produce optimal results
  • Implement strategies in alignment with strategic initiatives and provide a clear sense of direction and focus
  • Monitor operations and trigger corrective actions
  • Share a trusting relationship with workgroup and recruit, manage and develop plant staff
  • Collect and analyze data to find places of waste or overtime
  • Commit to plant safety procedures
  • Develop systems and processes that track and optimize productivity and standards, metrics and performance targets to ensure effective return on assets
  • Address employees' issues
  • Influence and learn from below
  • Stay up to date with latest production management best practices and concepts Key Requirements
    • BS degree in Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Business Management or related field
    • 5-7 years' work experience in a chemical plant environment
    • Adequate knowledge of business and management principles (budgeting, strategic planning, resource allocation and human resources)
    • Familiarity with industry standard equipment and technical expertise
    • Be knowledgeable of safety, quality, productivity, demand creation, inventory and stewardship processes
    • Computer literacy
    • Ability to create accountability and to lead by example
    • Strong team building, decision-making and people management skills

      Arxada - Potentiating Performance

      Arxada is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a qualified individual with disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Keywords: Arxada, Gary , Site Manager/Production Manager, Executive , Valparaiso, Indiana

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