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Operations Superintendent


INEOS Oligomers

Organizational Context and Job Purpose

Organizational Context:

INEOS is a global manufacturer of petrochemicals, specialty chemicals and oil products. We comprise 36 businesses with 194 sites in 29 countries throughout the world.

INEOS products make a significant contribution to saving life, improving health and enhancing standards of living for people around the world. Our businesses produce the raw materials that are essential in the manufacture of a wide variety of goods: from paints to plastics, textiles to technology, medicines to mobile phones - chemicals manufactured by INEOS enhance almost every aspect of modern life.

Purpose of the job:

The Operations Superintendent proactively leads the Operations team toward the achievement of safety objectives, business goals and improvements in an environment of conflicting and rapidly-changing priorities to meet the site performance objectives. The Superintendent is accountable for the effective utilization of all resources and career development of the Operations team members.

Environment/Context :

The Operations Superintendent position reports directly to the Site Director. The Operations Superintendent leads and manages Operations personnel to support the PAO business.  The Operations Superintendent interfaces daily with maintenance, engineering, SHE and commercial/business personnel to prioritize activities to meet the performance goals.

Responsibilities and Accountabilities

Accountability 1:

Has direct accountability of Operations Team consisting of one (1) Day Supervisor, one (1) QA Chemist, four (4) Lead Operators, and twelve (12) Process Operators.

  • Supervises Operations team to ensure development of each team member.
  • Ensures the work force is adequately trained and has the tools necessary to perform their roles safely and efficiently.
  • Engages shift teams to push constraints and optimize the facility.
  • Effectively communicates plant strategies/performance measures and asset objectives/goals to shift teams.

Accountability 2:

Sets the safety and environmental expectations for the shift teams and visibly demonstrates safety leadership through:

  • Coordination of environmental activities for the shift teams to ensure compliance with federal, state and local regulations while maintaining efforts to reduce emissions for permitting as applicable.
  • Coordination of shift teams’ SHE activities, meetings, and inspections to ensure compliance with plant policies and procedures, OSHA, PSM, and EPA.
  • Supporting HAZOP’s and SHE compliance audits by ensuring resources are available to participate and resolve recommendations through to completion.
  • Ensuring appropriate Operations employee and supervisory involvement in SHE systems and processes.
  • Ensuring Benchmark entries are completed for all non-conformance events.

Accountability 3:

Has accountability for components of cash fixed-costs in the Operations Cost Centers – namely operator overtime, equipment rentals, and supplies.

Accountability 4:

Interfaces with Maintenance in order to set and manage priorities to ensure the immediate and long-term reliability of plant operations.

Accountability 5:

Provides oversight for the day-to-day activities to ensure the materials produced and services rendered meet or exceed the requirements of customers.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Chemical Engineering or equivalent
  • Minimum 7 years progressive experience in a Chemical manufacturing facility.
  • The successful candidate must have at least 2 years experience directing the work of operations teams in a manufacturing environment.
  • The ability to inspire, motivate and clearly communicate the company’s vision and mission to subordinates is a must.

Technical Skills:

  • Strong process knowledge and ability to learn and stay abreast of industry changes.
  • Strong knowledge on unit operations, project management, engineering, and quality assurance methodologies.

Behavioral Skills:

  • Strongly developed interpersonal, leadership and communication skills.
  • Proven ability to lead diverse groups of people successfully.
  • Possesses a track record of accomplishment in leading roles by driving accountability.

ADA Physical requirements, visual acuity requirements and environmental conditions

The physical activities of this position require hearing and talking constantly; climbing, stooping, reaching, standing, and repetitive motion of the wrist and hand and fingers occasionally; and feeling, balancing, kneeling, crouching, crawling, pushing, pulling, and lifting rarely.

The physical requirements of this position are considered light work, exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects.

The worker is required to have close visual acuity to perform activities such as preparing and analyzing data and figures, transcribing, viewing a computer, reading, visual inspection of small parts or pieces, operating machines or tools, taking measurements and or assembly or parts.

The worker is occasionally subject to various environmental conditions- activities occur inside and outside, is exposed to extreme temperatures (hot and cold) with and without protection, and noise; rarely exposed to vibration, and hazards such as proximity to moving parts, moving vehicles, electric current, working at heights, fumes, odors, and dust. The worker is rarely required to work in narrow spaces or enclosed areas.

Our culture is one of honesty and integrity with an emphasis on safety, health and environmental performance.On our team, people are acknowledged for embracing new practices that help create real value for customers.

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