Chemical Plant Area Leader
Muscatine , Iowa
February 17, 2017
Job Summary:  The purpose of this position is to provide leadership, set strategic direction and facilitate safe and efficient operation of an area in a chemical manufacturing plant.

Scope/Specific Responsibilities of the Position:

•Optimizes people performance and development through mentoring, coaching, training, recognition, creation of progression plans, appraisals/reviews, discipline, documentation, follow-up, and providing developmental opportunities
•Facilitates communication by interfacing between plant leadership and personnel
•Sets strategic direction and priorities for staffing and production capabilities of each unit
•Identifies and drives infrastructure and capital projects to ensure longevity of units
•Develops, forecasts, and manages the area's annual budget
•Drives continuous improvement initiatives, identifies key cost leverages, and assigns resources to minimize costs
•Ensures adherence to all policies related to the area, the plant, and Monsanto
•Communicates key area information to the Manufacturing Business Unit Leader 
•Participates in committees and allocates resources to support plant-wide initiatives 
•Ensures area compliance with ESH, OSHA, PSM, environmental and personal safety standards, and the completion of Process Hazard Analyses (PHA)

Required Education
Bachelors degree, with emphasis in engineering preferred

Required Experience
Three to five years manufacturing/engineering experience

Preferred: At least five years manufacturing/engineering
One to three years people leadership
Candidate must be proficient in Microsoft Office Programs. This position requires strong skills in oral/written communication, time, task, and project management, priority setting, decision making, resource allocation, budgeting and cost management, and people leadership including coaching, influencing, conflict resolution, team/individual goal setting, and effective performance management.

The ideal candidate will also possess familiarity with SAP or a similar system, some understanding of multiple engineering disciplines, the ability to read and understand engineering flow diagrams, and an understanding of chemical processes in a chemical manufacturing environment.

Specific Work Conditions and Physical Requirements

Manufacturing office environment combined with some plant process management activities including working around agricultural chemicals and equipment.

This position requires the ability to use a computer/keyboard for extended periods of time and the ability to work a full eight hour day within the flexible schedule of 6:00am to 5:30 pm. Limited travel and after-hours support of critical needs is expected .

A little about us:
At Monsanto, we believe that diverse perspectives solve big challenges and deliver a broad range of solutions to help nourish our growing world.

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