Production Manager – Batch Chemicals
Cleveland, TX Operations
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Production Manager – Batch Chemicals

Location: Cleveland, TX

About Us: Element Chemicals is a leading chemical manufacturing company, known for our commitment to quality and innovation. We specialize in reaction and blending of specialty chemicals and pride ourselves on maintaining a safe and efficient work environment.

Position Overview: We are seeking a talented and experienced Production Manager to oversee our reaction and blending operations in a batch plant. This role is critical to ensuring the efficient and safe functioning of all manufacturing processes, developing a high-performing team, and optimizing production systems. 

Key Responsibilities:

Operational Excellence:

Lead and manage daily operations of reaction and blending processes to achieve production targets.

Implement best practices for process optimization and efficiency.

Continuously monitor production metrics and identify areas for improvement.

Leadership and Team Development:

Inspire, mentor, and develop a high-performing production team.

Foster a positive and collaborative team culture.

Conduct regular performance reviews and provide constructive feedback to team members.

Safety and Compliance:

Ensure compliance with all safety regulations and industry standards.

Conduct regular safety audits and training sessions.

Promote a culture of safety and accountability within the team.

Strategic Planning and Execution:

Develop and implement strategic plans to optimize production processes and reduce costs.

Collaborate with senior management to align production goals with company objectives.

Lead initiatives to drive continuous improvement and innovation in production methods.

Problem Solving and Decision Making:

Analyze production data to identify and resolve operational issues.

Make informed decisions to address production challenges and minimize downtime.

Utilize root cause analysis to prevent recurrence of issues.

Risk Assessment and Management:

Identify potential risks in the production process and develop mitigation strategies.

Conduct regular risk assessments and implement measures to minimize risk.

Ensure contingency plans are in place for unexpected production disruptions.

Communication and Collaboration:

Maintain effective communication with cross-functional teams, including engineering, quality, and maintenance.

Build and maintain strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders.

Provide regular updates on production status and performance to senior management.

Technical Expertise:

Leverage technical knowledge of chemical processes to optimize production.

Stay updated on industry trends and advancements in chemical manufacturing.

Ensure the proper functioning and maintenance of all production equipment.


Desired Qualifications:

  • At least 5 years of experience in production management within the chemical manufacturing industry.
  • In-depth understanding of chemical plant operations, including reaction and blending processes.
  • Proven track record of enhancing production efficiency and optimizing processes.
  • Strong commitment to safety and experience with implementing safety protocols and conducting audits.
  • Excellent leadership skills with a focus on team development and performance management.
  • Exceptional problem-solving abilities and both a strategic and tactical mindset.
  • Effective communication skills, capable of building strong relationships across all levels of the organization.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering, Process Engineering, or a related field is a plus

Why Join Us?

  • Competitive salary and benefits package.
  • Opportunity to lead a dedicated and skilled production team.
  • Work in a dynamic and innovative environment.
  • Contribute to the growth and success of a leading chemical manufacturing company.