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Job Title: Production Manager
Location: Geismar, LA, South United States, USA
Company: Nutrien Ltd.
Industry Sector: Agribusiness
Industry Type: Chemical, Pesticide and Fertilizer
Career Type: Logistics/Distribution
Job Type: Full Time
Minimum Years Experience Required: N/A
Salary: Competitive
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Production Manager- (Geismar, Louisiana, U.S.A.)
At Nutrien, our Purpose is to grow our world from the ground up and we do so with safety and integrity as our core values. Nothing is more important than sending our people home safe, every day.
Nutrien is a leading provider of agricultural products, services, and solutions. With approximately 20,000 employees world-wide, we are the largest producer of potash (by capacity) and one of the world’s largest producers of nitrogen and phosphate. We also operate a leading agriculture retail network that services over 500,000 growers.
We harvest the best. Diverse views and experience make us strong. We look for people who have a safety-first mindset, who are collaborative team players, who deliver on their commitments, who are innovators in search of a better way, and who believe in inclusion.
Working at Nutrien will provide you an opportunity to help us Feed the Future, and grow your career.
Production Manager will report to the site General Manager.
What you will do:
  • Provide day to day departmental product production of Ammonia, Nitric Acid, Urea, and Urea Ammonium Nitrate in an effective, efficient, safe and environmental manner to maximize production levels within Federal, State, Local regulatory requirements, Company Policies and Procedures and industry best practice
  • Interface regularly with local customers to determine product needs and services
  • Lead and facilitate the departmental safety and environmental efforts, programs, (i.e. observations, KPASs, safety meetings) and regulatory compliance and ensures employee understanding of these areas
  • Ensure maximum reliability of quality production output of the process units and the on-time shipment of products
  • Ensure the proper coordination of maintenance repair activities
  • Conduct performance appraisals on direct reports and sets goals and objectives for their job performance and professional development
  • Prepare the annual departmental budgeting, department projects & associated department activities
  • Monitor operational and financial results versus plan and ensure appropriate reporting of the results, as well as identifying issues that could impact goal attainment
  • Represent the Geismar Facility with local vendors and suppliers, various contactor groups in a manner that will support the site and promote positive community relationships
  • Accept and promotes ownership of the area’s operating units
  • Resource for the Engineering departmental activities for process de-bottle-necking and process optimizations
  • Interface with Company Sales and Marketing personnel and plant customers for product shipment and customer complaints
  • Oversee hiring, performance management, development, and motivation of all Production employees
  • Ensure the ongoing training and development of the Shift Supervisors and Operating Technicians, in addition to the departments Operator Certification Program
  • Interact and coordinate with all levels of department personnel, other site department personnel, contactors, local regulatory officials, and local community members
  • Ensure departmental process energy and raw material needs and alternatives are available
  • Assist in process designs including equipment specifications, operating instructions and training, process P&ID’s, and Management of Change
  • Participate on process HAZOP reviews, safety audits, process improvement teams and various other plant team projects
  • Perform process engineering calculations, i.e. energy balances, process flows, etc.
  • Provides technical support for departmental personnel
  • Respond to, contain, and clean up spills such that the release of hazardous waste or hazardous waste constituents to the environment is either prevented or minimized as much as possible
  • Properly containerize hazardous waste
  • Actively participate in plant safety
  • Assist in the development of short and long-range objectives for the improvement of the unit operations
  • Represents Production team as a member of the facility Staff team
  • All other duties as assigned
What you will bring:
  • Bachelor Science degree in Chemical Engineering is preferred
  • 10 plus years’ experience in operations or related areas of manufacturing and/or similar industry
  • Minimum 5 years in supervision
  • Ability to obtain TWIC (Transportation Worker Identification Credential) as issued by TSA (Transportation Security Administration)
  • Management and supervisory skills and be able to effectively manage employees and contractors
  • Ability to organize and prioritize multiple projects and adjust quickly as needed
  • Strong leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills with both company and contract employees
  • Ability to work independently with a goal orientated self-motivated attitude
  • Strong analytical and troubleshooting skills
  • Ability to work all shifts, overtime, weekends, and holidays as needed and required
  • Availability to respond to call-out as assigned
Are you a good match? Apply today!
Nutrien is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to creating an inclusive workplace.  We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics
This job will remain posted until filled. In accordance with Nutrien policies, you will be required to undergo a background check and may be required to undergo a substance test. While we appreciate all applications we receive, only candidates under consideration will be contacted.
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Job Post Date: 01/12/21
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