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Manufacturing/Operations Manager
Willoughby, OH

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Manufacturing Manager (Chemical)

The Manufacturing Manager will report to the Operations Director and will be fully responsible for their division of the plant including safety, quality, production, cost, and delivery. The role will lead, mentor, and coach a team of operators towards site and business goals in safety, quality, production, cost, and delivery.

  • Develop department plans that include cost, volume, and resource requirements to meet both external and internal customer needs, while including year over year improvement.
  • Engage workforce to eliminate at-risk conditions and behaviors in the site to continuously improve the team’s environmental, health, and safety performance.
  • Maintain solid environmental performance and overall compliance including process safety management requirements (air, water, and waste etc.).
  • Drive maintenance & reliability initiatives to reduce unplanned downtime and improve OEE. 
  • Capital project management to maintain asset health.
  • Lead teams in continuous improvement projects towards yield improvement, reduced process variances, and overall process excellence.
  • Reduce customer complaints through solid root cause and corrective action analysis.
  • Develop key internal stakeholder relationships with all business disciplines.


  • 5-10 years’ experience in Manufacturing with a minimum of 2 years’ experience in a Union manufacturing environment.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Chemical or Mechanical Engineering or related technical engineering field.
  • Demonstrated Project Management Skills including engagement and management of internal and external resources.
  • Demonstrated Mechanical Aptitude.
  • Decisive and hands-on.
  • Energetic self-starter with strong leadership skills.


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