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Operations Manager

INEOS Composites US LLC

INEOS Composites is a global chemicals business with sales volume of 320 kte and revenue in excess of $1 billion.  The Composites business has 6 manufacturing operations in the US, 1 in Brazil, 4 in Europe, 2 in China along with offices and headquarters in Ohio, Barcelona and Shanghai. The Composites Business primary products include unsaturated polyester resins (UPRs), vinyl ester resins (VERs) and gel coats. 

Job Function

The Philadelphia Operations Manager manages all aspects relating to the operation of the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Site.

INEOS Composites hourly employees are represented by the United Auto Workers which covers operations and maintenance employees.

Philadelphia uses, makes, stores, handles, and/or ships large quantities of hazardous materials including styrene, dicyclopentadiene, maleic anhydride, phthalic anhydride and various UPRs and VERs.  Specific regulatory requirements exist due to the nature and location of our operations.  A rigorous and preventative approach to safety, health, security and the environment is of the utmost importance.

The INEOS Composites Philadelphia chemical plant is situated adjacent to the Philadelphia Port Authority. The community demands a safe and environmentally sound operation, particularly given the nature of the materials at the site.

All job activities must be executed in a safe and efficient manner consistent with the INEOS 20 Principles and PSM compliant standard operating procedures. The Plant is certified in ISO9001:2015 and the Total Quality Management System is incorporated into all job activities. 

Comprehensive Benefits Program

  • Employee benefits include Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance and Disability Benefits
  • Highly competitive 401(K) plan; 3% employer contribution and an employer match of 100% on the first 6% of employee contributions

Responsibilities include

  • Champion for the Culture of Prevention
  • Champions the implementation and improvements versus the AsCare standard within the site.
  • Safe, secure, legally compliant and reliable operation of the Philadelphia operations group:
    • Strict compliance with INEOS 20 Principles
    • Strict compliance with OSHA PSM and other applicable US Laws.
  • Operate in compliance with ISO standards.
  • Maintain and review operational reliability data.
  • Review and prioritize open work orders with maintenance group.
  • Coordinate, manage and monitor all production activities, including production scheduling and liaise with purchasing/logistics.
  • Supervise and direct activities of the Scheduler, Manufacturing Supervisors and hourly personnel to ensure a safe and efficient operation. Establish work schedules, monitor, and evaluate performance.
  • Labor relations with hourly personnel and union including employee satisfaction improvement, payroll and benefits issues, progressive disciplinary process and attendance issues.
  • Hiring and training of Manufacturing Supervisors and Operators as needed.
  • Maintenance of operating procedures and work instructions for the operations department. Including annual procedure review process.
  • Improve processes and procedures to support organizational goals and drive continuous improvement initiatives for safety, productivity, and employee satisfaction for the operations department.
  • Maintain high standards for safety and housekeeping in all areas of the plant.
  • Maintain adequate operating supplies and budget guidelines.
  • Drive operational improvements to reduce inventory variances, with a focus on bulk inventories.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of strategic plans for operational activity.
  • All new hires will be required to become fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to their first day of employment


  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering or related discipline; preferably Chemical Engineering
  • 10+ years of experience preferred with 3-5 years of experience in a batch chemical manufacturing environment
  • Supervisory experience preferred.

Desirable Qualifications

  • Supervisory/management experience in a union environment preferred. 
  • Experience with plant automation.
  • Experience writing procedures and work instructions.
  • Experience in quality control and quality issues preferred.
  • Experience with developing and implementing safety programs is desirable.
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