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Operations Manager

GEO Specialty Chemicals Shreveport, LA Full-Time
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Purpose:


The Operations Manager serves a critical role within the GEO Specialty Chemicals organization and is a key contributing member to the success of the high profile Bastrop facility.  The Operations Manager is responsible for overseeing the Ultrafloc and Aluminum Sulfate production unit supervisors and the Loader/Blender hourly staff in order to produce, prepare, and ship products safely, at the lowest possible cost, with the highest possible yield, and with acceptable quality in accordance with all Federal, State, local, and Company laws, rules, and regulations.



Primary Areas of Responsibility:

  • Enforce company and plant-specific policies and best practices regarding safety and environmental compliance.  The Operations Manager must be seen as a safety leader.

  • Under the direction of the Plant Manager, schedule production personnel and other resources to assure smooth operation of the production and truck loading processes.

  • Oversee and provide training (including safety training) for new employees and supplemental training for experienced hourly employees.

  • Identify and implement opportunities to improve production efficiencies to improve quality, increase output, and reduce operating costs.

  • Oversee the implementation of capital projects.

  • Manage/schedule raw material receipts and final product shipments.

  • Directs daily quality control activities to ensure that in-process and finished goods analytical results meet specifications.

  • Ensure an acceptable level of housekeeping is maintained throughout the facility.

  • Review the performance of hourly employees and take corrective action if necessary.

  • Night and weekend on-call duty is a job requirement.
  • Coach, mentor, and supervise supervisors and hourly production to ensure that production goals and objectives are achieved.

     

      


 

 

 



Education and Experience Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree required; chemical engineering degree preferred.
  • A strong commitment to safety and environmental excellence.
  • Experience in a chemicals manufacturing environment preferred.
  • Minimum 5 years experience directly supervising hourly employees.
  • Experience in a 24/7 operating environment is a plus.
  • Experience with specialty batch chemicals manufacturing is a plus.
  • Project management experience is a plus.

 

Other:


All GEO Personnel are required to participate in all Corporate Safety Training Programs and any site-specific safety training and policies.


 


Skills required

Quality Assurance
Reports
Management
Operations Management
Supply Chain Management
Lead Employee
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GEO Specialty Chemicals is proud of its reputation for quality, service and solving customer problems. The company is committed to meeting requirements and exceeding expectations for quality, delivery and service each and every time. These qualities have not only made GEO an industry leader, they make GEO customers more competitive and effective in their own businesses.

Today GEO currently manufactures over 300 products for a broad customer base of more than 1,000 and boasts an impressive list of leadership positions.

GEO is a leading producer of naphthalene sulfonate products used as dispersants in the concrete admixture, gypsum, oil field, ceramics and polymerization industries. Our LOMAR® brand is the most widely utilized worldwide.

GEO is one of the largest domestic manufacturers of calcium stearate dispersions. Our NOPCOTE® brand calcium stearate is widely used in the concrete admixture and block industry as a water proofing aid.

GEO is the #1 North American manufacturer and supplier of Glycine.

GEO is a leader in clay products for oil, gas and agrochemical applications.

GEO holds a number one global position in additives for high performance alkyd and polyester liquid and powder resin coatings using TRIMET® Trimethylolethane (TME) and environmentally friendly aqueous polyurethane dispersion resins using Dimethylolpropionic Acid (DMPA®).

GEO is a leading U.S. producer and marketer of aluminum sulfate and a leader in the market with ULTRAFLOC® aluminum-based flocculants and coagulants for water treatment and papermaking.

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