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Plant Manager III

at Chemtrade

Posted: 9/29/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: cfe2d1c0-8f15-4019-ac2f-e911a2ab7152

Job Description

Reports to: Regional Manager

Position:  Salaried


This individual manages all aspects of operations at the facility. The plant manager ensures the safe operation of the facility, ensures environmental compliance, is accountable for achievement of plant performance objectives and product quality, and monitors plant expenditures and budget. The incumbent will oversee some activities (i.e. manufacturing, maintenance) with his direct reports and will manage/direct others (i.e. quality, EHS, engineers) in coordination with the site Quality Manager, EHS supervisor and Engineering group representative. He/she will also ensure the satisfaction of customers by delivering product on time (working directly or indirectly with Logistics and Customer Service department). The incumbent is also responsible for managing the site CAPEX program. This is the top management position at the facility.


• Actively manage the site’s day to day activities in the production of safe, quality products. 50%

o May be required to perform hands on operator and maintenance duties as required – e.g. making batches, loading trucks, repair of equipment, etc.
o Provides motivation, guidance and direction in all plant activities.
o Approves spending and other actions
o Assures product quality meets customers’ requirements
o Assures product deliveries meets customers’ requirements
o Assists at other plant locations when possible
o Provides technical support for customers as required
o Ensures proper staffing of the plant.
o Drive continuous improvement in all aspects of the site operations.
o Focus on Continuous Improvement activities/projects to support value-addition and cost reductions.

• Interface with Chemtrade and other personnel regarding safety, EHS audits and addressing EHS issues. 20%

o Responsible for the overall safety performance at the site/plant.
o Perform routine daily plant walks to monitor activities and safety issues.
o Periodically audit work being performed to ensure that all Chemtrade policies, standards and procedures are being followed.
o Serve as the management representative for the site’s Responsible Care program.
o Ensure timely reporting, investigation, and corrective action for EHS incidents.
o Ensure timely closure of IMS action items.
o Assure site compliance with all federal, state and local regulatory requirements
o Assist in the preparation of site specific safety and maintenance procedures.

• Interface with customers, regulators, and Chemtrade personnel on quality audits, and on addressing quality issues. 10%

o Serve as the management representative for the site’s ISO program.
o Represent the site in customer audits.
o Assist in or provide resources for quality investigations.
o Assist in or provide resources for corrective actions.
o Assure plant is maintaining requisite ISO records
o Assure site compliance with ISO and NSF requirements
o Assist in the preparation of site specific quality procedures

• Report and communicate site performance. Prepare Plans 10%

o Prepare periodic reports on production, spending, reliability, EHS, Capex, etc.
o Prepare and present same at periodic meetings.
o Prepare weekly performance reports
o Prepare annual production plans.
o Prepare maintenance PM and outage plans.
o Prepare capital and period cost spending plans

• Interface with sales and marketing to ensure site goals are aligned with the business goals. 5%
o Participate in periodic planning meetings.
o Review production orders and schedules to ensure material (type, quantity and specification) is available for scheduled orders.
o Provide site resources for maintaining a living production and shipping plan that is consistent with the business plans.
o Interface with customer service and customers as needed.

• Mentor and develop site personnel & Other Activities 5%

o Help direct reports in career planning and training
o Prepare and maintain site personnel continuity plans
o Perform other miscellaneous duties as directed by the Regional Manager.


• Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemical or Mechanical Engineering preferred.
• 5 years’ experience in a related management position preferred.
• Demonstrated hands-on experience in chemical plant operations and maintenance required.
• Demonstrated excellent leadership skills
• Excellent problem solving skills.
• Excellent interpersonal skills.
• Effective written and oral communication skills.
• Ability to act independently and on own initiative.
• Advanced proficiency in using Microsoft Office (Word, Excel etc)
• 0 - 5% travel required. Primary travel within region to assist with vacation/sickness coverage. Travel for attendance in Manufacturing Department functions as required.



Impact, Growth, and Diversity

By joining our team, you will have the chance to be part of a vibrant and growing company. As a company that has grown and continues to grow by acquisition, we offer an exciting work atmosphere and opportunities to make a real impact.  Our vision to be a Great Chemical Company is supported through our EPIC values (Excellence in Operations, People First, Integrity and Customers) and our commitment to the Health and Safety of our employees, and the communities we work in through Responsible Care®.

Our friendly work environment fosters positive interaction between employees within and throughout our 70 locations. We expect all employees to treat each other with dignity and respect. Safety is at the core of our culture and something that we never compromise on.

At Chemtrade, we take pride in rewarding our employees for their commitment, performance and hard work by offering a variety of programs and services. We offer a comprehensive and very competitive health and wellness program, including medical, dental, and a fitness activity subsidy. Our unique culture enables employees to thrive in a supportive and engaging workplace. We offer an exciting rewards program CHEErs! For employee recognition, referrals and milestones.  In addition we offer learning and development opportunities through our Chemtrade University.


CHEMTRADE is a publically traded (TSX: CHE.UN) chemical manufacturing and handling company serving customers for more than half a century. With over 1.6B in Sales, we pride ourselves on our 4 core strategies of Strategic Growth, Operational Excellence, Financial Prudence and our Diverse Business Model, all while maintaining quality service and a commitment to Responsible Care®.

With Headquarters in Toronto, Canada, and operations across North America and Brazil,  Chemtrade operates a diversified business providing industrial chemicals and services to our customers in three main business segments; Sulphur & Performance Chemicals, Water Solutions and Electrochemicals. Chemtrade is a reliable industry partners to the Oil & Gas, Pulp & Paper, Water Treatment, Food & Beverage and Pharmaceutical industries.

Our success in this global industry is the result of our drive to meet the needs of our customers and is deeply rooted in the talents of our employees and the communities where we operate.

Chemtrade is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Chemtrade is committed to fair and accessible employment practices and will, where possible, provide accommodations for persons with disabilities.