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Job Ref:  Morson1
Employer:  Morson International
Industry:  Manufacturing
Country:  United Kingdom
City:  Cheshire
Post Code:  SK9
14/10/2016 20:19
To manage day-to-day manufacturing operations at the Widnes Site.
Safety, Health and Environment
  • Ensure that all operations are in accordance with site and legislative EHS standards.
  • Be the production champion of safe systems of work including the issuing of general PTW and ancillary permits such as Hot work and confined space entry.
  • Take part in Key Safe Procedure audits and co-ordinate actions arising.
  • Organisation of permits during plant overhauls.
  • Drive continuous improvement in housekeeping and champion 5S initiatives on the plant.
  • Assist the EHS Manager in developing EHS policies and procedures.
  • Champion a zero injury culture amongst the production teams.
Production Management
  • Provide line management for the shift manufacturing teams including performance and absence management.
  • Manage day-to-day plant operations to meet productivity, quality and cost targets.
  • Develop operating procedures and working practices in line with safety legislation, business needs and quality standards.
  • Develop and deliver individual and team development and succession plans in line with business needs.
  • Ensure that all staff are appropriately trained for their job roles.
  • Management and reporting of production related KPIs.
  • Lead the investigation into OEE losses, be they availability, rate or quality with the goal of driving them to zero.
  • Assemble the weekly and monthly production plan in conjunction with the Sales team to ensure that Supply, Demand and inventory levels are balanced for all products.
  • Stand in for Site Manager when required.
  • Interface with the Maintenance and Engineering functions to ensure smooth execution of preventative and reactive maintenance and capital projects.
  • Production liaison for overhaul planning activities.
  • Responsible for operational aspects of plant overhauls (cleaning, shut-down and start-up).
  • Lead the investigation of deviations from normal process conditions with a focus on finding and addressing root cause.
  • Be a champion for continuous improvement.
  • Work with the Quality Manager to investigate customer complaints and other quality issues.
  • A degree in Chemistry or Engineering or significant chemical industry experience.
  • A hands-on individual with an ability to drive forward improvement activities, whilst maintaining a positive working atmosphere across the manufacturing operation.
  • Significant experience managing large teams in a chemical manufacturing environment.
  • Capability of achieving cultural change within an organisation.
  • Effective communication and presentation skills.
  • Effective influencing skills at all levels of an organisation from shop floor to senior management level.
  • Experience of administering safe systems of work (eg. PTW, hot work, confined space entry)
  • Able to demonstrate a sound knowledge of Environment, Health and Safety regulations.
  • Experience of ISO 9001.
  • A strong focus on process and occupational safety.
  • Action Oriented - Enjoys working hard. Is action oriented and full of energy for the things he/she sees as challenging.
  • Composure - Is cool under pressure. Does not become defensive or irritated when times are tough.
  • Conflict Management - Good at focussed listening. Steps up to conflicts, seeing them as opportunities. Can find common ground and get co-operation with minimum noise.
  • Managerial Courage - Doesn't hold back anything that needs to be said. Provides current, direct, complete and actionable positive and corrective feedback to others.
  • Motivating others  - Creates a climate in which people want to do their best. Invites input from each person and shares ownership and visibility.
  • Drive for results - Steadfastly pushed self and others for results. Can be counted on to exceed goals successfully. Is constantly and consistently one of the top performers.
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