Ashland Corporate

  • Operations Manager

    Job Locations US-OH-Lima
    Job Post Information* : 1 week ago(5/18/2018 11:51 AM)
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  • Overview

    Are you the kind of person that is always thinking, sketching, seeking, and adjusting? Who needs to understand how things work and then figure out how they can work better? Are you a passionate, tenacious, solver who loves to work with others who share your drive? Are you positive, constructive, and ingenious?


    Are you always solving?


    Then we’d like to meet you and bet you’d like to meet us.


    ISP Lima, LLC has an exciting opportunity for an Operations Manager to join our engineering team in Lima, Ohio, This is a very visible, significant role within the Company and the Operations function. This position will report to the Plant Manager.


    The responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to, the following: 

    • Responsible for safe and environmentally responsible operation of plant through behavioral coaching, site observations, and permit and procedure compliance
    • Supervision of 5 Team leaders and 18 operators
    • Key participant in MOC reviews
    • Develops team leader and operator skills and mentor’s personnel
    • Prepares nightly orders and prepares yield and forecasts on a monthly, annual and 5-year basis using history and projected performance
    • Leads troubleshooting efforts of operational problems
    • Active participation in maintenance planning
    • Active participant in Safe Out Planning
    • Provides technical input and mentoring to plant engineers
    • Reviews and updates plant operating procedures per the designated schedule
    • Participates in plant HAZOPs as required
    • Fills in for plant manager during absence
    • Monitors product quality and adjusts operating instruction to maintain on spec production

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



    In order to be qualified for this role, you must possess the following:

    • 10 years + of experience in a chemical plant or refining facility required. Line experience is preferred
    • Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering required (can be substituted with 5 years demonstrated leadership and process understanding)
    • Experience troubleshooting complex issues
    • Experience with liquid and vapor phase reactions at high temperatures and pressures.
    • Continuous process background
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

    The following skill sets are preferred by the business unit:

    • Experience in a team based, participative plant environment.
    • Demonstrated performance as an innovator.
    • Understanding of risk assessment techniques and communication.
    • Experience working in cross functional teams.

    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 2018-7181 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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