Production Manager

Alvin, TX

Job Description


The Production Manager has direct responsibility for all unit personnel and is accountable to drive unit performance to all operational entitlement with respect to safety, yields usages, reliability and quality. This position manages unit operations to achieve annual operating targets.

They are accountable for daily direction, technical training including troubleshooting, building effective teams, developing people and following training systems to ensure that safety and ESSH compliance, operational efficiency, and targeted results are met.


Maintain the right to operate through Commitment to ZERO injuries, process the safety or environmental event Overseeing unit operations in support of production plans Production at or above annual operating plan Product is on specification and on time Develop individual processors to advance in knowledge and capabilities Create a culture of employee engagement, teamwork, ownership, trust, creativity, innovation and growth


Accountable for providing the technical and operational leadership necessary to operate and optimize the manufacturing unit safely, reliably and efficiently while complying with all applicable regulations. Leads a manufacturing team with accountability for the following: Providing leadership and people development to set priorities and high expectations, drive for results, engage employees, and effectively measure and manage operating performance in the areas of ESSH, Reliability, Customer and Productivity Driving a proactive, learning, productive, and performance-driven work culture that is aligned to meet key business objectives Driving consistency through visible leadership, developing, and coaching the manufacturing engineers, production specialists, and unit shift leaders, Holding them accountable to their roles Owner of Unit Management Operating System (MOS). Drive unit performance through effective use of meetings, KPIs and resolution of variances Championing and implementing improvement projects and processes that support key business objectives Owns unit compliance with PSM and Environmental regulations Conducting and participating in ESSH audits and completing corrective actions for ESSH recommendations Manage production rates and operating conditions without sacrificing safety or product quality Contributing to development of the annual operating plan and budget, performing unit cost analysis, and driving productivity improvement Providing manufacturing updates/costs reviews to the business team Implementing and leading Operational Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) and ISO management improvement efforts Supporting the capital management process Coordinating and collaborating across the site with customers and support units/departments


Reports to: Operations Director Team Members: Unit Team Members and OLT


BS in Chemical Engineering (preferred) or Mechanical Engineering A minimum of 5 years’ experience in a manufacturing environment plus a minimum 5 years in a leadership position Thorough knowledge and understanding of environmental safety and health policies, procedures, guidelines, and regulations including Process Safety Management Excellent organizational and prioritization skills for a fast-paced, dynamic environment Demonstrated leadership and interpersonal skills Excellent oral and written communication skills Excellent coaching and facilitation skills Demonstrated ability to work in a diverse team environment through all levels of the organization Six Sigma and Lean Manufacturing knowledge and experience

Preferred/Desired Skills:

Knowledge and experience with Solids Handling processes and equipment Experience with packaging and bulk loading operations Demonstrated experience in Root Cause Failure Analysis Experience with effectively leading manufacturing teams in a guest-company contractual relationship


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