Superintendent-Production(North) at Westlake Chemical Corporation in Westlake, Louisiana

Posted in Other 5 days ago.





Job Description:

Westlake Chemical offers you the potential to enrich your work life and career experience in an entrepreneurial environment. We work together to enhance peoples' lives through our products and presence in the communities in which we operate. Westlake Chemical is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to any characteristics protected by applicable legislation.
If you are an active Westlake Chemical employee (or an employee of any Westlake Chemical affiliates), please do not apply here. Please go to your Workday homepage and click on the "Careers" worklet and view "Westlake Career Opportunities".
SUMMARYWe are looking for world-class talent to join our team as a Production Superintendent in Lake Charles, LA. Westlake Chemical represents a new kind of chemistry company; one that works to responsibly harness applied chemistry to solve common problems, improve everyday life and drive human progress. Blending a strong, downstream building products business with core materials capabilities, Westlake Chemical delivers life-enhancing benefits. Westlake Chemical's chemical products can be found in high performance plastics, pulp and paper production packaging, chemical intermediates, pharmaceuticals, medical and agricultural applications and paints, acrylics and varnishes. With its scale and resources, Westlake Chemical is committed to being a leader in sustainable practices, a responsible environmental steward, and a force for progress.DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIESMay include, but are not limited to, the following:Establish safety and housekeeping goals and objectives for the production plant.
Responsible for environmental compliance issues.
Ensure that solutions to operational and mechanical problems are actively and aggressively pursued, particularly with regard to operating continuity.
Directly supervises the Unit Performance Engineers, Shift Supervisors and Operations Supervisors along with indirectly supervising Operators.
Responsible for promoting teamwork, resolving conflict and building strong work relationships as well as providing training and counseling for his or her staff.
Keeping his/her staff informed about changes in the business climate, environmental regulations, labor policy, quality considerations and conditions in other plants that could affect operations.
Along with the Production Manager, responsible for developing and managing cost and profit plans for their area of responsibility.
This includes an expense and production forecast consisting of operating rates, fuel requirements, various operational supplies and services, and yield efficiencies for the year along with an estimate of capital requirements.
On 24-hour call to respond to plant problems or emergencies.
Understanding of Furnace operation and Distillation systems is preferred.
The incumbent must have a strong technical background and a college degree in engineering or equivalent manufacturing and technical experience in plant operations.
He/she must be self- confident, a strong communicator, skilled in management techniques, and willing to accept significant responsibility.
The Production Superintendent position requires an understanding of complex continuous chemical manufacturing operations and state-of-the-art computerized control systems. These systems operate large scale and dynamic mechanical and fluid systems containing hazardous chemicals powered by high energy systems.

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONSA current, valid Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) card is required.
B. S. degree in Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or a related Engineering degree.
A minimum of 5 years chemical production experience.
Experience in Chlor-Alkali/Vinyl processes preferred

PHYSICAL DEMANDSWhile performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit; stand; walk; use hands to touch, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, or crouch. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.WORK ENVIRONMENTThe noise level in the work environment is usually moderate as normally based in an office. Some of the work may be required in the operating units which can require usage of required PPE including safety glasses, hearing protection, etc. May also result in exposure to outside elements and may require usage of stairs and elevators. Travel including air travel or auto travel may occasionally be required.
Westlake Chemical is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to any characteristics protected by applicable legislation.
If you are an active Westlake Chemical employee (or an employee of any Westlake Chemical affiliates), please do not apply here. Please go to your Workday homepage and click on the "Careers" worklet and view "Westlake Career Opportunities".