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Manufacturing First Line Supervisor

Frankford, Philadelphia, PA, USA Req #352
Tuesday, November 15, 2022

AdvanSix plays a critical role in global supply chains, innovating and delivering essential products for our customers in a wide variety of end markets and applications that touch people’s lives, such as building and construction, fertilizers, plastics, solvents, packaging, paints, coatings, adhesives and electronics. Our reliable and sustainable supply of quality products emerges from the vertically integrated value chain of our three U.S.-based manufacturing facilities. AdvanSix strives to deliver best-in-class customer experiences and differentiated products in the industries of nylon solutions, chemical intermediates, and plant nutrients, guided by our core values of Safety, Integrity, Accountability and Respect. More information on AdvanSix can be found at http://www.advansix.com.

AdvanSix plays a critical role in global supply chains, innovating and delivering essential products for our customers in a wide variety of end markets and applications that touch people’s lives, such as building and construction, fertilizers, plastics, solvents, packaging, paints, coatings, adhesives and electronics. Our reliable and sustainable supply of quality products emerges from the vertically integrated value chain of our three U.S.-based manufacturing facilities. AdvanSix strives to deliver best-in-class customer experiences and differentiated products in the industries of nylon solutions, chemical intermediates, and plant nutrients, guided by our core values of Safety, Integrity, Accountability and Respect. More information on AdvanSix can be found at http://www.advansix.com.


The AdvanSix Frankford facility is a respectful workplace that supports safety, workforce capability, and employee engagement at all levels. We treat each other with respect, look out for each other’s safety, continuously learn, and identify opportunities for improvement to drive higher performance. Our facility is located on 50 acres in Northeast Philadelphia in the Bridesburg neighborhood at 2501 Margaret Street. Our facility is one of North America's largest phenol manufacturing plants. Our key products are chemical intermediates: phenol, acetone, and alpha-methylstyrene, which are sold to customers around the world. Our facility provides a vital feedstock to our Hopewell, Virginia Site, where it is used to make caprolactam, the primary raw material in the production of nylon polymer, used in the manufacture of carpet fibers, performance plastics and films.


The Front Line Supervisor is responsible for leading and directing the Frankford Plant’s workforce in the safe operation of the Frankford Chemical Plant. The position directly reports to the Plant’s Operations Leader and is responsible for key plant metrics in Safety, Quality, Delivery, Productivity and Cost


Responsibilities:


•Lead and direct the plant workforce in problem identification, problem solving, and implementing continuous improvement measures

•Engage team leaders and employees to improve department/area processes and performance

•Manage overall performance of all process equipment (adherence to standard work, attendance, safety, code of conduct, etc.) to achieve expected standards in the areas of Safety, Quality, Delivery, Productivity and Cost

•Interview, select, and train team leaders and employees

•Create a work environment conducive to employee morale and motivate team members to accomplish performance objectives

•Manage employee performance including setting/adjusting pay rates, rewarding/recognizing, and disciplining

•Provide daily communication with team leaders, other shifts, and peers regarding safety, quality, productivity, staffing, equipment, continuous improvement activities

•Make decisions on issues related to productivity

•Act as first point of contact for team leaders and employees in escalating process of problems/concerns and participate in the escalation process as appropriate

•Communicate Advancing Together (operating system) principles to employees to improve their understanding and execution

•Conduct employee performance appraisals, both formally and informally

•Drive the creation and improvement of standardized work

•Audit team leaders’ standardized work to ensure adherence to standard processes and procedures

•Make departmental decisions around waiving or deviating established procedures, considering any and all safety, environmental, or operational protocols and requirements

•Responsible for conducting training for and auditing of standardized work

•Establish and share best-in-class manufacturing processes

•Responsible for leading and executing the 5S activities to maintain the area to standard

•Drive a continuous improvement culture by instilling Plan, Do, Check, Act methodology

•Accountable to identify opportunities for improvement and continually seek to eliminate waste

•Evaluate, address, and support employee suggestions and ideas for continuous improvement

•Practice rapid-problem solving processes to ensure corrective action at the appropriate level

•Responsible for the safe and proper management and handling of hazardous and non-hazardous waste in compliance with plant requirements

•Participate in site health, environmental, PSM and safety activities

•Perform work outdoors in adverse weather conditions (cold, hot, humid, rain, snow, etc.)

•Other duties as required


Basic Qualifications:


•High School Diploma or GED

•5 years of operations experience in an industrial environment.

•3+ years of supervisory experience


Additional Qualifications:


•Associates or Bachelors in a technical field preferred

•Experience working in a 24/7 operation preferred

•Ability to climb stairs and ladders and ability to lift up to 30 lbs.

•Ability to work at elevated heights – often greater than 50 feet

•Knowledge of and experience working in chemical process operations preferred

•Experience leading a unionized environment preferred

•Strong commitment to safety

•Computer proficiency in SAP/RF, Kronos, and Microsoft Office

•Demonstrated troubleshooting and problem-solving skills

•Demonstrated mechanical and electrical aptitude

•Demonstrated leadership skills

•Demonstrated ability to motivate others to achieve safety and productivity goals

•Demonstrated conflict resolution skills

•Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment

•Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a unionized environment

•Demonstrated ability to initiate and implement change

•Ability to use influencing skills to accomplish goals and objectives

•Ability to work effectively with individuals at all levels of an organization

•Ability to work in a team environment

•Strong written and verbal communication skills


AdvanSix is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will be considered without regard to age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality, sex, religion, or veteran status.


Don’t meet every single requirement? At AdvanSix, we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyways. You may just be the right candidate for this or other roles.
 

AdvanSix is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will be considered without regard to age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality, sex, religion, veteran status, or any other protected classification.
 

To all agencies: Please, no phone calls or emails to any employee of AdvanSix about this opening. All resumes submitted by search firms/employment agencies to any employee at AdvanSix via-email, the internet or in any form and/or method will be deemed the sole property of AdvanSix, unless such search firms/employment agencies were engaged by AdvanSix for this position and a valid agreement with AdvanSix is in place. In the event a candidate who was submitted outside of the AdvanSix agency engagement process is hired, no fee or payment of any kind will be paid.


Other details

  • Job Family SC01 - ISC Non-Engineering
  • Pay Type Salary
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  • Frankford, Philadelphia, PA, USA