Plant Manager - Chemicals


Baton Rouge, LA

Industry: Manufacturing


11 - 15 years

Posted 179 days ago

  by    Luke Greene

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Plant Manager

Baton Rouge Area



Client is currently seeking a Plant Manager for a major new monomers plant. Reporting to the VP Manufacturing, The position will report to the Site Manager and be accountable for all manufacturing metrics of that plant. Up to 4 Production Engineers, a Plant Supervisor Lab Manager will report to this position.   




  • Continually optimize plant operations to maximize the Efficiency and On-Stream-Time of the manufacturing equipment
  • Monitor and address daily production and quality metrics
  • In conjunction with the EHS department, drive EHS excellence in the plant
  • Develop and maintain standard operating procedures that meet ISO9001 and PSM requirements
  • Minimize/eliminate out of specification production by ensuring equipment is maintained in the condition that is required
  • Conduct thorough non-conforming product and customer complaint investigations necessary to identify root causes. Drive effective corrective/preventive actions to eliminate quality issues
  • Investigate/identify causes of product waste in order to minimize generation
  • Apply troubleshooting/problem solving techniques and resources, as required, to quickly respond to operational issues
  • Collaborate with Maintenance and Engineering, as needed, to address production bottlenecks and equipment issues
  • Train the salaried and hourly staff, as appropriate, on technical matters




  • BS degree in Chemical Engineering

?        Minimum 10 years of leadership experience in chemical plant operations including a minimum of 3 yrs (consecutive) and 5 yrs (total) of chemical manufacturing management.

?        Experience reacting highly hazardous chemicals.

?        Prefer production experience in Acrylonitrile, Acetonitrile, or methyl methacrylate MMA).

?        Oleum experience a plus.

  • Experience in PSM, environmental and other regulatory requirements
  • Plant design, construction, and commissioning experience is a plus
  • Demonstrated commitment to continual improvement
  • Comfortable in fast-paced, collaborative Operations department
  • Demonstrated ability to make timely decisions.


$150K - $180K