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Unit Operator - TS/AWT at Ecovyst

Unit Operator - TS/AWT

Ecovyst Houston, TX Full-Time

This position is accountable for the day-to-day safe, reliable, and efficient operation of the site and is responsible for both the Operations and Logistics departments.  Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  •  Assist Operations Manager in hiring, training, and developing Operators & Loaders, promoting accountability culture on site.
  • Work with Operations Manager to document hourly recognition and/or discipline.
  • Oversee daily operations.
  • Address current issues and opportunities to improve by coordinating with Maintenance, Lab, Logistics, HS, Environmental.
  • Set Operator and Loader work schedules.
  • Review & approve timecards and vacations.
  • Make field observations daily, and commend or correct observations as needed.
  • Ensure all log-sheets, inspections checklists, start up and shutdown checklists, and SOPs are current, accurate, understood, and well utilized.
  • Monitor daily raw material and finished good inventory levels, and forecast future levels.
  • Set daily production rates.
  • Write daily production and shipping instructions.
  • Write work notifications on equipment issues found.
  • Review, edit, and approve site’s SAP work notifications into work orders
  • Coordinate priorities of work order with maintenance department through Planning and Scheduling meetings.
  • Prioritize/authorize daily work order Break Ins to maintenance schedule.
  • Oversee shutdown, work execution, and start up with emphasis on safety, schedule, and quality.
  • Support planning, execution, and documentation of turnaround activities.
  • Drive shop floor equipment ownership and engagement.
  • Track and respond to quality trends to make sure unit is consistently producing on specification product.
  • Enforce site standards and best practices such as equipment labeling.
  • Review monthly safety inspections performed by operators and loaders.
  • Review operator log sheets daily.
  • Manage water treatment program, including semi-annual program reviews.
  • Review water treatment logs daily.
  • Lead daily MDI Meeting.
  • Lead daily Production Meeting.
  • Periodically serve as On Duty Supervisor.
  • Supervise contractors as needed.

Health, Safety, and Environmental Responsibilities:

  • Be your brother’s keeper.
  • Comply with environmental limits and permit.
  • Complete all quarterly & yearly training. (FMTs)
  • Follow the 10 Expectations of Leaders.
  • Follow Life Saving Behaviors.
  • Use Stop Work.
  • Participate in BBS.
  • Properly inspect, use, maintain PPE in accordance with PPE Matrix.
  • Do ONLY what you have been trained to do.
  • Be knowledgeable of and comply with all applicable site, corporate and regulatory safety and environmental requirements.
  • Ensure procedures are written, understood, followed, and kept current for your area.
  • Engage your team members in reviews of the procedures.
  • Ensure all SOPs are certified annually.
  • Ensure Incident Reports are submitted in a timely manner.
  • Investigate all assigned incident investigations in a timely manner.
  • Communicate results of investigations to Operations Manager timely.
  • Understand and support continuous improvement through RC14001 and Ecovyst 20 Principles.
  • Ensure timely resolution/completion of Safety Work Orders.
  • Responsible for employee safety. 
  • Ensure employee compliance with HSE Expectations.
  • Recognizes and encourages good safety behaviors.
  • Attend and periodically lead Plant Wide Safety Meetings.
  • Attend and contribute to weekly Wed Safety Surges.
  • Be present in the work area to recognize and address HSE issues with employees, contractors and visitors.
  • Conduct field audits such as HSE Tours, My Check 5 Leadership, Shipping Audits, LCP Audits, and housekeeping.
  • Encourage open discussion of safety concerns in the area and then follow through to a timely resolution with feedback to the employees.
  • Understand Life Critical Procedures. 
  • Serve as guarantor over implementation of them in your area of responsibility.
  • Lead/facilitate weekly/monthly department safety meetings take place.
  • Ensure housekeeping is to high standard.
  • Ensure waste is properly labeled in compliance with local regulations.
  • Ensure next day lockout tagout (LOTO) and permitting activities are well organized and right first time.
  • Organize routine and tabletop ERT discussions with operators and loaders

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