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Operations Manager

Operations Manager

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Ashland is seeking an Operations Manager to join our team in Lima, Ohio. Great opportunity to utilize your problem solving skills and support our growth.


  • Responsible for safe and environmentally responsible operation of plant, through behavioral coaching, permit and procedure compliance, site observations, and adaptation of operating instructions to maintain safe and compliant process conditions.
  • Assists with safe out planning and appropriate permit requirements.
  • Monitors product quality and adjusts operating instruction to maintain on spec production.
  • Leads and supervises operating team; team leaders and operators-23 people
  • Prepares nightly orders.
  • Organizes and implements periodic procedure review.
  • Key participant in MOC reviews.
  • Prioritizes maintenance work in concert with maintenance leadership.
  • Leads trouble shooting efforts of operational problems.
  • Documents unusual operational situations.
  • Develops team leader and operator skills.
  • Mentors technical personnel.
  • Provides communication link across operational crews.
  • Prepares yield and production plans and forecasts on a  monthly, annual, and 5 year bases using history and projected performance.
  • Fills in for plant manager during absence.
  • Assists with 3rd Party Provider management and accounting.
  • Contributor to annual capex planning process.

**This job is based on a ladder structure and the job level (salary) will be determined by the quantity and quality of your experience.

**This position is located in Lima, OH.


  • 10 years' experience in a chemical plant or refining facility required; line experience preferred
  • B.S. of Chemical Engineering required; can be substituted with 5 year's demonstrated leadership and process understanding abilities
  • Stationary Steam engineer license in the State of Ohio preferred
  • <10% travel, availability for consultation on nights and weekends as required by plant operations


TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION, please select the Apply button. If no Apply button is provided, please visit Ashland's Career Center. Once there, enter job number 2017-6915 in the Keyword Search field to find this posting and apply on-line.


NOTE:  We do not accept resumes from external staffing agencies or independent recruiters for any of our openings unless we have a signed recruiting agreement in place to fill a specific position.


Ashland Global Holdings Inc. (NYSE: ASH) is a premier global specialty chemicals company serving customers in a wide range of consumer and industrial markets, including adhesives, architectural coatings, automotive, construction, energy, food and beverage, personal care and pharmaceutical. At Ashland, we are 6,000 passionate, tenacious solvers - from renowned scientists and research chemists to talented engineers and plant operators - who thrive on developing practical, innovative and elegant solutions to complex problems for customers in more than 100 countries. Ashland also maintains a controlling interest in Valvoline Inc. (NYSE: VVV), a premium consumer-branded lubricant supplier. Visit to learn more.


Ashland. always solving


We are passionate, tenacious, solvers who thrive on developing practical, innovative and elegant solutions to complex problems in applied chemistry, always pushing the boundaries of what’s possible, and advancing the competitiveness of our customers across diverse industries.


Our people—molecular scientists, chemists, process engineers, logisticians, research scientists, economists, analysts, compliance auditors, salespeople, safety experts and more—are distinguished by their ability to create and apply specialized chemistry in ways that enable customers to amplify the efficacy, refine the usability, add to the allure, ensure the integrity, and improve the profitability of their products and applications.


The Ashland Way


Our vision, mission, way and values are the foundation for what makes Ashland, Ashland. What we aspire to accomplish, how we work every day toward that vision, and the way that we do things are what give substance to the promises we make to each other, customers and investors.


Our vision is to make a better world by providing creative solutions through the application of specialty ingredients and materials.


Our mission is to develop practical, innovative, and elegant solutions to complex problems in applied chemistry, always pushing the boundaries of what’s possible, and advancing the competitiveness of our customers across diverse industries.


Our way is to respect, protect, and advance the people we work with, companies we serve, shareholders who invest in our future, communities we’re a part of, and planet we share.


Ashland is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled/Gender Identity/Sexual Orientation. 

Ashland is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.


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