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Production Supervisor – Kankakee, IL Job

Date: Apr 14, 2018

Location: Kankakee, IL, US

Company: BASF

Production Supervisor – Kankakee, IL-1801482

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, citizenship, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, disability status, gender identity or expression, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

At BASF, we create chemistry through the power of connected minds. By balancing economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility, we are building a more sustainable future through chemistry. As the world’s leading chemical company, we help our customers in nearly every industry meet the current and future needs of society through science and innovation.

We provide a challenging and rewarding work environment with a strong emphasis on process safety, as well as the safety of our employees and the communities we operate in, and are always working to form the best team—especially from within, through an emphasis on lifelong learning and development.

And we are constantly striving to become an even better place to work. BASF has been recognized by Forbes Magazine as one of America’s Best Employers in 2017. Come join us on our journey to create solutions for a sustainable future!

Where the Chemistry Happens…

We are seeking a Production Supervisor for the Care Chemicals plant in Kankakee, IL to manage the safe and efficient day-to-day operations through active engagement of employees. This is a 12-hour rotating shift position that will lead a team of approximately eight chemical operators to maintain operations on a 24/7 basis. In addition to leading the operations team, the Production Supervisor will also serve as an Incident Commander, who leads the Emergency Response Team during significant incidents at the BASF Kankakee facility.

Production Supervisor – Kankakee, IL(1801482)

Formula for Success: You Will…
- Execute daily operating plans under the supervision of the Production Execution Manager for all Care Chemicals production & utilities areas.
- Direct operations personnel in observance of safe work practices, quality regulatory requirements, labor relations, and good housekeeping. Take immediate steps to correct any unsafe working conditions.
- Coordinate equipment and process adjustments based on previous shift activities, review of operator and supervisor logs, physical survey, and laboratory test results.
- Participate in maintenance activity by entering work notifications, giving feedback on maintenance schedule priorities, leading equipment preparations via lockout/tagout procedures, and issuing safe work permits as needed for hot work and confined space entry.
- Collaborate with engineers to troubleshoot and implement process improvements via the site Management of Change (MOC) policy.
- Provide coaching for shift operators, supervise necessary training qualifications for new operators, and assist in problem resolution.
- Participate in safety incident investigations by providing initial reports and attending root cause analysis meetings where corrective actions are assigned to prevent reoccurrence.
- Ensure compliance with quality regulations through enforcement of procedures and management of non-conforming material.
- Manage time and attendance program for operators to track hours worked, overtime, holidays, and absences. Ensure adequate staffing levels for upcoming shifts through scheduling of vacation and overtime as appropriate.

Leadership Core Responsibilities:
- Coach and develop team members to reach their full potential.
- Support development assignments and movement of talent across units.
- Motivate and challenge to drive high performance.
- Commit to "hiring the best" internally and externally.
- Create an inclusive environment which embraces and derives value from diversity.
- Execute performance and career development discussions.
- Role model and enable development of competencies in others needed to implement BASF's strategy.
- Establish and support a safety culture in which all accidents are preventable.

Create Your Own Chemistry: What We Offer You…

Adding value to our customers begins with adding value to you. You@BASF is the suite of benefits, perks, programs and unique opportunities we offer to support you—the whole you—in all stages of your life and career. With you@BASF, you create your own chemistry.

The total rewards that you receive as a BASF employee go way beyond a paycheck. From competitive health and insurance plans, to robust retirement benefits that include company-matching contributions, to making sure you never stop learning, we believe investing in you is investing in our success. Working for a large, global organization, you’ll have a chance to grow professionally and personally, expand your network and build a rewarding and dynamic career.

Qualifications - BASF recognizes institutions of Higher Education which are accredited by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation or equivalent

Ingredients for Success: What We Look for in You…
- High school diploma or equivalent required; higher education preferred.
- 3 years in a manufacturing environment preferred. Process knowledge and/or technical experience is helpful, but not required.
- Leadership experience preferred, and supervisory experience is a plus.
- Previous experience in PSM and/or cGMP environment preferred.
- Commitment to EHS and demonstration of personal accountability, resulting in a “Zero Incident Mindset” and “Zero Loss of Containment Mindset”.
- Strong interpersonal skills to establish effective relationships quickly.
- Experience in working as part of a team with a strong technical aptitude.
- Possess solid communication skills, both verbal and written.
- Display initiative and a have a strong drive for results. Skillful in leading change.
- Proficiency in a variety of computer applications including e-mail, inventory, production reporting, maintenance systems, and plant controls systems (e.g. Microsoft Office, SAP, DCS).

Primary Location: US-IL-Kankakee
Function: PROD - Production, Maintenance & Technicians
Job Type: Standard
Shift: Day Job
Organization: N-EMN-Care Chemicals NA

Nearest Major Market: Kankakee
Nearest Secondary Market: Bradley

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