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Chemical Plant Manager

Chemical Plant Manager

Posted 21 September by The Sammons Group
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Plant Manager


Ref: 1374378


To be responsible to the Production Manager for:

  • The safe and efficient operation of process operations and site utilities.
  • Compliance with Health and Safety Regulations, all relevant Quality Assurance Procedures and all relevant Environmental Legislation within the Production department
  • Accountable for the upkeep and maintenance of Plant Training and Operating Manuals within the Production Department.
  • Co-ordination of the training requirements within the Production department.
  • Maintaining optimum plant performance and process efficiency.
  • Liaison with Front Office, Sales and Transport Department on production related issues to meet the business requirements.
  • Support day to day activities within the Production Department during periods of absence of the Production Manager.

Key Duties:

  • Responsible for ensuring the safe and efficient operation of process plant and site utilities, whilst maintaining effective operational communication and management of resource within the Production department.
  • Ensure production is operated in a manner conducive to Health, Safety, Quality & Environmental Practices, with particular reference to maintaining excellent standards of housekeeping
  • Co-ordination of personnel and site process operations in consultation with other departmental managers, supervisors and staff, optimising production performance.
  • In conjunction with other departmental managers, implement, control & maintain safe systems of operation ensuring effective and precise reporting mechanisms are maintained.
  • Participate in the "on call" rota out of "normal hours"
  • Maintain and issuance of Operating Instructions.
  • Review of process technology providing process efficiency improvements in production rates, yields, environmental performance and quality.
  • Implement production schedules in response to business requirements in consultation with the Production Manager and Logistics & Sales
  • Provide weekly & monthly performance & forecast reports
  • Support & lead CI, SHEQ & process initiatives
  • Deputise for the Production Manager in his absence

Essential Skills

  • Experienced in the Chemical / Chemistry industry
  • Experience in batch manufacturing
  • Proven team leadership skills, enthusiastic, adaptable and flexible
  • Excellent verbal and numerical skills
  • Excellent IT skills

Desirable Skills:

  • Experience of fractional distillation
  • Steam generation
  • Safety qualification
  • HAZOP/RA experience


Educated to Degree level in Chemical Engineering or Science


Minimum of 2 years manufacturing experience within a GMP or Fine Chemicals top tier COMAH environment

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Reference: 35404502

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