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Chemical Production First Line Leader

Chemical Production First Line Leader

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US-KY-Calvert City
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Ashland in Calvert City, is recruiting for a Shift Lead  that provides on shift leadership for chemical and packaging operators (12hour shift) to ensure the shifts meet production schedules in a safe and environmentally compliant manner. Additionally, this individual plays the key role in coaching, supporting and leading the operators in a team-based high performance work organization environment, to achieve safe and efficient operations while focusing on quality, equipment reliability, and other cost issues.



  • Provide proactive leadership of chemical and packaging operators (12/shift) to achieve safe, compliant, and efficient operations.
  • Learn production area logistics and unit operations for the assumption of ownership regarding area/plant performance
  • Troubleshoot processes and equipment.
  • Achieve shift priorities of safety, production, yield, and first pass quality goals.
  • Provide positive performance coaching and communication with hourly employees.
  • Function as a liaison between departments, i.e. other production areas, maintenance, laboratory, engineering, etc.
  • Coordinate raw material and intermediate product movements.
  • Coordinate maintenance activities including the issuance of Hazardous Work Permits


**This position is located in Calvert City, KY.

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


  • Must have High School diploma.
  • Minimum of 5 years industrial plant operating experience required in the chemical industry.
  • Prior supervisory experience highly desired.
  • Must be able to work any shift
  • Demonstrated positive leadership and coaching skills with a cooperative “can-do” attitude.
  • Must have strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Must have good technical/ mechanical aptitude.
  • Must have basic computer skills.
  • Successful candidate will be required to attend “first line leader” development training.
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States


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 2017-6989 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.


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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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