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BASF Production Manager in Jackson, Michigan

Production Manager

Location Jackson, MI


A chemical structure is only as strong as the bonds between the molecules. At Chemetall/BASF, the strength of the bonds lies not just in the chemicals but is also mirrored in the links forged between the global companies and employees of the Chemetall/BASF world.

We are a company with highly qualified talent, who give their contribution each and every day across the different sectors to make the Chemetall/BASF difference. We demonstrate uncompromising ethics and appreciation for our employees, as well as respect for the environment. Chemetall/BASF is a leading specialty chemical company whose quality, innovation, and service exceed the expectations of our customers.

Where the Chemistry Happens:

Supervise and coordinate activities of employees engaged in all phases of a plant operation. This position reports to the Plant Manager and is responsible for preparing operation schedules and coordinates manufacturing activities to ensure production and quality meet specifications. This position is required to guide and meet company certifications. Manages subordinate staff in the day-to-day performance of their jobs. Ensures that project/department milestones/goals are met and adhering to approved budgets. Extensive knowledge of department processes.

Formula for Success:

  • Develop, implement and enforce SHE / Responsible Care goals and objectives of facility

  • Manage staff which will include annual development of goals, performance reviews, and corrective/disciplinary actions. Coaching is a critical component of this role; ensure all managerial actions are aligned with corporate policy and procedures

  • Daily assessment and assignment of Production staff to meet workload requirements, thus ensuring daily productivity and shipping goals/objectives are met

  • Complete KPI (Key Performance Indicators) and department effectiveness assessment reports, as requested by Plant Manager

  • Direct participation in performing day-to-day duties of department’s team

  • Ability to work daily or weekend overtime

  • Develop, implement, and monitor training goals for Production & Staff employees

  • Other duties as assigned by management

Ingredients for Success:

  • Bachelor of Science related to the chemical industry

  • 4+ plus experience in the chemical manufacturing, chemical engineering discipline.

  • Previous experience in a Plant Manager role in a manufacturing environment

  • Supervisory experience with coaching, training and developing employee goals

  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills to assist other sectors of the organization. Ability to multi-task in a busy environment

  • Cooperate in high-level decision making with the management team in the organization.

  • Excellent computer experience including outlook and Microsoft office

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, citizenship, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, disability status, gender identity or expression, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.