Ashland Corporate

  • Utilities First Line Leader

    Job Locations US-KY-Calvert City
    Job Post Information* : 1 month ago(9/24/2018 4:26 PM)
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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.


    Ashland has an exciting opportunity for a Utilities First Line Leader to join our Ashland Specialty Ingredients business at our Calvert City, KY location. This is a very visible, significant role within the Company and the Manufacturing function. This position will report to the Utilities Manager.


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

    • Provide positive leadership and coaching to operators on shift to achieve safe, compliant and efficient operations
      • Communicate daily goals & priorities to Operators and provide tools, knowledge and support to achieve them
      • Communicate frequently with Day Staff in order to address the issues/obstacles to achieve them
      • Ensure that all units are covered with appropriate manpower at all times, by issuing weekly OT schedule and communicating daily changes
      • Perform preliminary Accident/incident investigations, issue ITMS reports, corrective actions and lessons learned
    • Troubleshoot processes and equipment
      • Apply knowledge of unit processes
      • Use process and operating manuals, and work closely with operators
    • Facilitate maintenance activities
      • Work with operators to assure equipment is prepared for maintenance and that jobs are complete
      • Establish R&M priority based on production needs and equipment integrity
      • Issue work orders and permits and follow to completion
      • Serve as site maintenance coordinator for the site during nights and weekends
    • Function as liaison between support groups and Utilities
      • Coordinate material and supplies movements by working with operators and materials
      • Participate in Safety/Environment Audits and follow-up on issues by writing Work Orders and/or Communicating to Operators/Day Staff to achieve completion
    • Participate in Process Improvements
      • Participant in NWG meetings whenever possible, as a member or leader
    • Participate in Project scope discussions, P&ID reviews, maintenance job plans, PSSR’s, etc
    • Support safety culture improvement efforts through direct participation and/or facilitation of department members’ participation
    • Issue daily report and participate in the follow-up discussions


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

    • Three to five years industrial supervisor experience desired
    • Demonstrated positive leadership and coaching skills with a cooperative “can-do” attitude
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills; ability to multi-task and prioritize; reliable and responsible to work independently
    • Ability to identify critical issues and formulate action plans
    • Develop and foster a positive work environment at all levels
    • Resolve conflicts through problem resolution skills


    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 2018-7327 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 approximately 6,500 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. Our people 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. 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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