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Operations Manager - South Bend Ethanol Print

Company: CAMS, LLC

Date Posted: Jan 4, 2022

South Bend Ethanol is hiring an Operations Manager

Job Purpose

As a member of the plant leadership team, you will be responsible for all aspects of plant operations for the South Bend facility.  You will ensure safe, reliable, cost-effective operations in compliance with all environmental and regulatory requirements. You will be accountable for the direction and development of the operations staff. 

Essential Responsibilities

  • Provide leadership, vision, long-term strategy and oversee the day-to-day operations of the facility to support the achievement of company objectives.
  • Develop an injury and incident-free EHS culture. Ensure that all safety and environmental requirements are complied with at all times.  Support all EHS improvement activities.
  • Select, train and manage a work force that is motivated, flexible in skills, cross-trained and technically astute.
  • Promote a team atmosphere and strong culture of plant ownership.  Build a great place to work where all employees are engaged. Manage the operational metrics and develop and execute plans to improve the Key Performance Indicators.
  • Ensure the accurate reporting of production and environmental data while ensuring inventory accuracy.
  • Drive continuous improvement efforts and advance operational excellence. Provide technical and managerial expertise to solve processing and quality problems, make recommendations, and oversee implementation of improvements. 
  • Drive root cause identification, analysis, and actions.Establish, communicate and sustain high standards for facility housekeeping and order.
  • Work collaboratively with all support functions to ensure safe, reliable, cost-effective operations.
  • Accountable for budgeting and cost control in relation to production activities.
  • Make expeditious appropriate decisions to non-routine plant operating conditions.
  • Establish and implement performance management development plans for self as well as direct and indirect reports.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or related field (prefer chemical or mechanical), or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Minimum of 10 years’ experience and operations management in chemical/refinery plant required.
  • Knowledge of ethanol technology preferred.
  • Enthusiastic, self-starter, energetic, organized, and service minded.
  • Demonstrated record of successfully leading people, setting and communicating standards and expectations and holding employees accountable.  Able to cope with a wide range of situations.
  • Demonstrated experience indicating effective communication skills, analytical ability, detail orientation, and ability to make decisions and meet deadlines.
  • Excellent judgment and problem analysis skills are required as well as tolerance for stress.
  • Ability to understand and troubleshoot chemical process operations in order to support effective operations.
  • Proficiency with personal computers, including Excel
  • DCS/PLC experience is preferred

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

 

  • Competent oral and written communication skills are required.
  • Change agent
  • Knowledge of computer systems and software, and the ability to read and understand operating procedures, technical manuals and drawings.
  • Experienced with use of Microsoft Office tools, with emphasis on Excel.
  • Requires wearing personal protective safety equipment (safety glasses, hard hat, safety footwear, ear plugs, etc.)
  • Requires standing, sitting, walking, kneeling, twisting, climbing stairs and ladders, entering plant equipment to access, inspect, or collect data on plant equipment and lifting up to 50 pounds.
  • May be required to work around rotating and energized equipment, hazardous materials and chemicals.
  • Knowledgeable on operational best practices

Application Instructions

Send resumes to hr@camstex.com.  When submitting your resume, please include the job title and name of the facility.

Equal Employment Opportunity


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Location South Bend, IN
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