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The Manufacturing Manager is responsible for ensuring that the manufacturing capability is in place and aligned to support overall business needs and strategies. This includes: cost, product quality, safety and environmental requirements, along with functional management of production from the receipt of raw materials to the finished product.
Additionally, the position is responsible for supervising, coordinating, planning, and facilitating work related to process engineering. This position is also responsible for day to day technical support and product development support for phosphoric acid and sodium/potassium phosphates, as well as process engineering support as requested for capital projects.
Process engineering responsibilities include technical troubleshooting of process related issues and problems, knowledge transfer to less experienced personnel, and support for process improvements and new product developments. The process engineering function includes supporting the project engineering group needs for planning, estimating, developing and implementing capital project improvements with appropriate cost controls. Process Engineering also provides day to day technical support for operations and maintenance functions.
Reading/comprehension, speaking and writing at required education equivalency level. Ability to read, analyze and interpret general business correspondence, technical/product information, policies/procedures or government regulations. Ability to complete written forms and write routine to complex procedures, reports and correspondence. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions in a group or individual setting.
Requires mathematical skills including proficiency in arithmetic, geometry and algebra, with some requirements for calculus and differential equations. Must be able to analyze data and develop equations. Must be able to read and understand financial information.
Proficient in Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
Proficiency in relevant SAP modules preferred and working knowledge of similar materials management software required.
The work includes varied duties requiring many different and unrelated processes and methods be applied to a broad range of activities and/or substantial depth of analysis within a particular area. Decisions include areas of uncertainty in approach, methodology, interpretation or evaluation resulting from such elements as continuing changes, technical developments, unknown phenomena or conflicting requirements. The work requires originating new techniques, establishing criteria, or developing new information.
To maintain and encourage compliance this position requires a familiarity with basic ESH requirements relevant to a chemical manufacturing facility. Process engineering function requires a working understanding of phosphate manufacturing operations and technical troubleshooting skills including a knowledge of chemistry, mechanical skills, basic electrical and instrumentation skills, distributed and PLC process control systems, material science related to phosphates, PFD and EFD drawings, project management, and unit operations. Employee management function requires basic supervisory skills. Project development support function requires thorough knowledge of capital project management process that includes a working knowledge of finance, engineering, and construction. Leadership function requires ability to work together in a diverse group to make decisions regarding strategic direction of company operations and performance. Knowledge requirements include budgeting and finance, cost control and knowledge of SAP is helpful.
The work requires both sedentary and limited physical exertion to include sitting; walking; standing; bending; carrying of light items such as papers, books or small parts; driving an automobile, forklift, etc. Work routinely requires speaking and hearing (expression or exchanging ideas by means of spoken words and perceiving sounds by ear).
Must be able to work long hours in a manufacturing environment that includes high heat and humidity. Must be able to work “hands on” in troubleshooting process and equipment problems. Must be able to climb stairs.
The work environment requires normal safety precautions typical of such places as offices, meeting and training rooms, personal or commercial transportation methods. Requires use of safe work practices with office equipment, avoidance of trips and falls, observance of fire regulations and traffic signals, etc. Generally, the work area is well lighted, heated and ventilated. Also includes work that requires special safety precautions such as working around moving parts, carts or machines or with irritant chemicals. Employee may be required to use protective clothing or gear such as masks, gowns, coats, safety shoes, boots, goggles, gloves, safety glasses or shields.