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Chemical Plant Manager

Company: Blue Star NBR
Location: Wytheville
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

Blue Star NBR , a Nitrile Butadiene Rubber (NBR) chemical formulation and glove manufacturing company, is currently undergoing construction in Wytheville, VA.
Blue Star NBR will be a fully integrated chemical facility using raw materials developed and formulated onsite to proudly supply American-made medical-grade NBR for use in the production of nitrile examination gloves.

Role: Plant Manager

Position Description: The Plant Manager leads the activities of all members of Plant Management staff, is primarily responsible for the safety and wellbeing of the employees, the environment and as appropriate the surrounding community. The Plant Manager will ensure that all operations are conducted per the requirements of a PSM facility and in accordance with all permits, applicable laws, and governmental regulations.


Manage/supervise the Plant Management staff

Coordinate government, regulatory, civic and local contacts, and communication

Ensure operations are conducted consistent with the PSM requirements and all applicable regulations/laws

Ensure the proper training and competency level of the workforce is maintained

Oversee that product quantity and quality requirements are met

Manage the overall plant/facility budget

Ensure necessary business and operating policies and procedures are in place and maintained

Provide for the periodic review/audit of business functions and facility operations

Analyze data and provide reports and key findings to executive leadership

Ensure continuous improvement and staff development programs are in place

Communicate goals, objectives, and expectations to employees

Conduct periodic Leadership Site Visits


Bachelor's degree in Engineering or relevant discipline

Senior-level experience in the manufacturing industry

10 plus years in a chemical plant environment

A minimum of 5 years' experience as a site leader managing 100 or more full time staff

Experience managing startup of a major new process or facility

Working knowledge of chemical plant batch process operations

Familiarity with Oracle and/or SAP business process management system

Sound understanding of production processes

Sound understanding of operating as a PSM facility

Familiar with hazard and risk management, work management, defect elimination, management of change and document management processes

Familiarity with failure analysis techniques, Five Whys, Root Cause Analysis, etc.

Strong knowledge of basic HSE programs

Strong communications skills

Strong Excel, Word and PowerPoint software skills

Strong aptitude for quantitative and analytical reasoning

High standards of professional ethics

Does this sound like you? Apply today to join Blue Star NBR!


Keywords: Blue Star NBR, Roanoke , Chemical Plant Manager, Executive , Wytheville, Virginia

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