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Supervisor, Operations


Edison, NJ, US, 8817

Req ID:  80552
Facility:  Edison-Lyo
Department:  Production/Logistics
Division:  Olefins and Polyolefins and Global Procu


Basic Function

  1. Leadership of production shift team, including managing, developing and communicating with their team.
  2. Assists in planning, directing, and managing the day-to-day personnel and operations of the Production Department, including operator scheduling in order to meet sales requirements.
  3. Assists the Production Manager in monitoring and controlling direct operating costs of the Production Department, operating efficiencies, capital improvements, and preparation of operating budgets.
  4. Is responsible for daily product quality, investigations of quality problems and customer complaints, direction of SPC and designed experiments, and assists with the preparation of the AQP and the AOP.
  5. Administers the Production Department safety program, accident investigations, and safety projects.  Ensures that housekeeping and hazard communication standards are maintained. 
  6. Assumes overall plant responsibility on off-hours and weekends, including but not limited to Incident Command responsibilities.
  7. Directs maintenance activities within the Production Department by daily and weekly planning.  Responsible for coordinating and sometimes supervising maintenance personnel on off-shirts and weekends.
  8. Supervisors and monitors all Production Department operations personnel training.  Completes required training as planning on the ATP. Ensures that all operator certifications required for TCPA and OSHA PSM regulations are maintained.
  9. Ensures that all job analysis procedures are updated, documented and followed as work is completed in a timely manner.
  10. Ensures that operators know their responsibilities and holds operators accountable to accomplish their responsibilities.
  11. Ensures that weekly time sheets are filled out accurately and submitted timely.
  12. Must satisfy all ERT requirements and perform the ERT functions and responsibilities.
  13. Ensures that the Safety, Quality and Environmental Policy & Objectives are implemented and understood by all department personnel.
  14. Ensures that the ISO Production Department Procedures Manual is implemented and updated as needed
  15. Directs warehouse activities as needed.
  16. Ensures that operating personnel are familiar with sections of the Environmental Compliance Plan and Waster Plan that impact their area.
  17. Responsible for meeting of Responsible Care Codes within the Production Department.
  18. Assists the engineering and technical departments in new product trails and the commercialization of new products in the plant.  Ensures that any temporary procedures adhere to safety rules and environmental standards, and that operators are trained adequately.
  19. Ensures all SAP transactions are done accurately, for example maintenance work orders, production orders, etc.
  20. Performs other duties that may be assigned.

Roles & Responsibilities


  1. Understands and helps implement the site’s Quality Policy and Continuous Improvement Process (CIP).
  2. Is fully aware of all position-specific quality assurance responsibilities.
  3. Is familiar with site wide Document Control, Internal Quality, Corrective Action, Non-Conforming Product, and Record Keeping procedures.
  4. Ensures that all subordinate employees are aware of and are adequately trained in quality procedures.


  1. Understands and helps implement the Edison Site Environmental Policy and Objectives.
  2. Is aware of potential environmental impacts within this position’s area of responsibility and the consequences if an upset occurs.
  3. Understands and implements any parts of the Edison Environmental Compliance Plan and Waste Management Plan that applies to this position’s area of responsibility.
  4. Participates in the site’s on-going Pollution Prevention Process.


  1. Understands and helps implement the site’s Safety Policy.
  2. Actively participates in site’s health and safety programs.
  3. Understands and complies with all health and safety rules.
  4. Routinely demonstrates safe work practices.
  5. Attends all required health and safety related meetings and training sessions.
  6. Corrects or reports all non-conforming conditions

Min. Qualifications

  • High school diploma required, Associate’s Degree in Engineering, Chemistry, or technical field preferred
  • At least 5 years’ experience in engineering, plant operations, or technical field in addition to supervisory experience.
  • Demonstrated strong technical skills in the Production area including the following areas:  batch and continuous unit operations, utilities and wastewater.
  • Strong communication skills-both verbally and in writing to effectively work with a diverse set of cross functional groups and W.R. Grace
  • Demonstrated ability to supervise and motivate others with strong leadership and teamwork abilities.
  • Demonstrated strong independent decision making skills

Preferred Qualifications


Builds effective teams
Cultivates innovation
Customer focus
Demonstrates courage
Drives results
Ensures accountability
Instills trust and exemplifies integrity

LyondellBasell (NYSE: LYB) is one of the largest plastics, chemicals and refining companies in the world. Driven by its employees around the globe, LyondellBasell produces materials and products that are key to advancing solutions to modern challenges like enhancing food safety through lightweight and flexible packaging, protecting the purity of water supplies through stronger and more versatile pipes, improving the safety, comfort and fuel efficiency of many of the cars and trucks on the road, and ensuring the safe and effective functionality in electronics and appliances. LyondellBasell sells products into more than 100 countries and is the world's largest producer of polypropylene compounds and the largest licensor of polyolefin technologies. In 2022, LyondellBasell was named to Fortune Magazine's list of the "World's Most Admired Companies" for the fifth consecutive year.


We have the potential — and responsibility — to use this scale and reach to make a positive impact across our value chains. That’s why we are working to make meaningful progress to address some of the world’s most pressing challenges such as reducing plastic waste in the environment, helping to mitigate climate change and contributing to a thriving society for our employees, the communities where we operate and the people who depend on our products. To learn more, click here.


Must be at least 18 years of age and must be legally authorized to work in the United States (US) on a permanent basis without visa sponsorship.


LyondellBasell does not accept or retain unsolicited résumés or phone calls and/or respond to them or to any third party representing job seekers.


LyondellBasell is an equal opportunity employer.  We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, veteran status, and other protected characteristics.  The US EEO is the Law poster is available here.

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