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Front End Area Manager

Company: DuPont
Location: Newark
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

DuPont Area Managers have shared responsibility and accountability for plant personnel, assets, and achievement of the plant related site, business, and corporate goals. Area Managers provide leadership to the plant operations team and act as the primary back-up to the Unit Manager.EH&S/Quality/Reliability Leadership:

  • Accountable for the safety of a PSM high hazard process.
  • Partners with the Unit Manager, EHS coordinator, and the First Line Supervisors to drive a strong personal safety, process safety, and environmental improvement plan to achieve EH&S goals and ensure compliance with regulatory and permit requirements.
  • Ensure production area is compliant with product quality expectations with a focus on customer service.
  • Relentlessly pursues maximum plant reliability to reduce department unplanned events and support safe operations. Teaches and encourages behaviors to support reliable operations.
  • Knows and advocates Life Critical Standards within the facility. Demonstrates priority and commitment through personal behavior and coaching in the field. Provides the needed positive and negative reinforcement to address deviations with urgency, and ensures appropriate follow up and investigations. Provides approval for higher risk activities such as Confined Space Entries.
  • Ensures appropriate technical review of work plans (maintenance or improvement) such that Life Critical Standards are applied appropriately for the job.
  • Partners with Unit Manager to ensure capital is allocated appropriately to design out industrial hygiene hazards, improve environmental compliance, and reduce personal/process safety hazards. Implements administrative controls and process controls for safe and reliable operation.
  • Shows courageous leadership by coaching, asking questions, and intervening when needed. Challenges status quo and past norms to make the operation more safe and effective.
  • Keeps active field presence and assesses work activities routinely to maintain awareness of plant needs and understanding of personnel behaviors.
  • Ensures the operation team is fully prepared for immediate response situations, including where technical resources might be needed to analyze process conditions and guide the response.People/Organizational Effectiveness:
    • Has direct responsibility for Run Plant Engineers, Tech Advisors, and First Line Supervisors
    • Supports Unit Manager to provide motivation, explanation, context, and communication purpose of messages to the empowered organization.
    • Inspires and motivates the organization through leadership and strong connection with the team fostering an empowered organization. Shows appreciation for employees and maintains a servant leadership mindset.
    • Accountable for maintaining and improving the expertise index for operators for the facility, ensuring that appropriate knowledge remains within the facility.
    • Works closely with Human Resources as needed to hire employees with strong skill sets. Ensures employees are on-boarded and trained via a comprehensive plant training program to maximize their opportunity for success and increase plant expertise.
    • Models DuPonts core values and behaviors and understands that his/her behavior shapes the operation teams culture
    • Develops operation employees and ensures career success via goal-setting, performance management, promotion processes, and employee development plan.
    • Creates a strong culture of operating discipline and resolves operation discipline issues and escalates to proper channels where needed.
    • Enhances the working relationship with operation team, collaborates with work force, and supports Labor contractual agreements if applicable.
    • Leads and coordinates Tech Team through projects, unplanned events, and targeted programs such as Statistical Process ControlBusiness Owner Mindset/Financial Acumen/Continuous Improvement:
      • Knows the business model and strategy for facility. Explains to operations how the plant fits into the business and corporation.
      • Understands how much money the plant makes each day along with product margins, and takes actions as needed partnering with the Unit Manager and business to maximize total margin, EBITDA, and productivity.
      • Continuously works to improve the total cost of production (raw material, conversion cost and activity rate, etc.). Takes a leadership role in maintaining the budget.
      • Develops financial acumen skills across the organization (operators, engineers, maintenance, etc.) to accelerate profitability and productivity.
      • Holds themselves and others accountable for return on investment of projects, and ensures compliance with financial reporting rules/practices within the facility
      • Supports and drives continuous improvement by being active and ensuring operations participation in opportunity analysis sessions and plant improvements.
      • Partners with improvement teams to reach agreement on proposed improvement plans, and ensures plant resources are available to achieve the plan. Ensures controls are implemented in operating discipline and process control as applicable to sustain improvements.
      • Develops strong partnerships with support functions such as EHS, Maintenance, Supply Chain, and others to drive improvement in the organization and assure alignment.Qualifications
        • Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering preferably Chemical Engineering (or technical related field)
        • High hazard Chemical processing experience
        • 3+ years of previous supervisory experience
        • Demonstrated leadership, collaboration, and communication skills
        • Demonstrated capability to quickly understand technology and drive / support change
        • Must be able to manage a diverse workload
        • Proven commitment focus and effectiveness on advancing core valuesDuPont is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability or any other protected class. If you need a reasonable accommodation to search or apply for a position, please visit our Accessibility Page for Contact Information (http://www.dupont.com/global-links/accessibility.html) .For US Applicants: See the Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law poster at: http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdfFor our U.S. Affirmative Action Policy, click here (https://www.dupont.com/content/dam/dupont/amer/us/en/corporate/microsites/now/news-articles/EEO%20Policy%20Final%20Version%20Oct%202020.pdf) .

Keywords: DuPont, Newark , Front End Area Manager, Executive , Newark, Delaware

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