Contribute. Grow. Lead...with OxyChem. Looking for a challenge?
Desire to achieve your true potential? OxyChem is a growing,
action-oriented, safety driven chemical manufacturing company
continually striving to be the best in the business while staying
focused on environmental protection. The secret to our success has
and will continue to be our people.
Occidental Chemical Corporation (OxyChem) is a leading North
American manufacturer of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) resins, chlorine
and caustic soda - key building blocks for a variety of
indispensable products such as plastics, pharmaceuticals and water
treatment chemicals. Other OxyChem products include caustic potash,
chlorinated organics, sodium silicates, chlorinated isocyanurates
and calcium chloride. OxyChem's market position is among the top
three producers in the United States in 2020 for the principal
products it manufactures and markets. Based in Dallas, Texas, the
company has manufacturing facilities in the U.S., Canada and Latin
In a fast-paced industry that demands precision, we create a
supportive workplace where the safety and well-being of our
employees are paramount. We are committed to rewarding top
performers, offering very competitive pay and benefits, and
providing tremendous career development opportunities.
We are looking for an experienced and self-motivated individual
to fill the position of Process Supervisor with our Chemical
Manufacturing Facility located in Wichita, Kansas.
Essential Job Duties:
Maintain protection of the environment and the health and safety
of our employees, customers, and the communities in which we
operate and/or transport our products, as our highest priority.
Ensure consistency of operation, application of
policies/procedures, and accountability across all shifts for
employees working in the assigned unit.
Plan and direct the activities of the process area in a manner
that achieves production of quality products in a safe, efficient,
and reliable manner.
Develop new and enhance existing management systems and
procedures to quantify and compare operating performance with
established standards and assures compliance with such
Manage reliability priorities and maintenance backlogs for the
operating area. Work with planners and lead techs to support
maintenance excellence. Work in conjunction with Maintenance to
ensure that the maintenance backlog is managed, planned, and
Identify capital projects and assist in development of detailed
scope as needed for the areas.
Provide outage planning and support for planned shutdowns.
Identify outage timing and scope. Help develop the operations plan
for the outage and coordinate with Maintenance on the maintenance
plan and cost.
Assure that raw material and product inventories are in
compliance with established minimum-maximum levels, that these
materials meet specifications, and are handled in a manner which
minimizes degradation or loss. Work to meet the objectives of the
business and logistics leaders to establish raw material
needs/usage targets, permissible inventory flexibility, production
needs, and shipment targets.
Develop and implement specific projects to improve manufacturing
Provide direction to the process technicians on key parameters,
plant operating instructions, preparation of equipment for
maintenance, process troubleshooting, operating plans, and safety
High school diploma or G.E.D. required.
Engineering or Technical Degree is preferred
Minimum 5 years of experience in a chemical plant
Must be able to communicate effectively with outside vendors and
customers as well as various government agencies such as OSHA, EPA,
Must be able to respond to off hour emergencies.
High proficiency in Microsoft applications (such as Word, Excel,
PowerPoint and Outlook) and good working knowledge of SAP.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Ability to read, write and speak in English.
Excellent interpersonal skills including the ability to work as
part of a team.
Ability to work weekends, holidays and respond to callouts on a
Physical requirements - Must be able to lift 40 lbs, climb
ladders and stairs. Walking, bending, stooping is required. Must be
able to wear personal protective equipment including the use of a
respirator. Must be able to respond to visual and audible
Occidental is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment
without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, marital status,
political preference, sexual orientation, gender identity, national
origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.