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Req Id 26662 - Posted 08/25/2017 - Manufacturing Management - Clear Lake / Pasadena, Texas, US

The Plant Manager reports directly to the Acrylics Manufacturing Director Americas.  All Clear Lake employees work directly or indirectly for the Plant Manager.



  • HESQ – Facilitates integration of plant loss control practices with AIMS elements.  Ensures policies and procedures are implemented to promote Arkema safety beliefs and advance safety as a core value.  Ensures that adequate initiatives are in place to deal properly with emergencies. Ensure that all incidents are reported and appropriately investigated and corrective actions implemented. Demonstrate commitment to all loss control matters through high visibility and actions. Ensures that training is conducted, procedures are followed and records kept as required to ensure full compliance with applicable laws and regulations.
  • Operations – Ensures that safe operating procedures and practices are in place and followed.  Ensures that mechanical integrity of all plants is maintained to allow safe and efficient operations.  Ensures that plant produce at volumes to meet demand requirements set forth in S&OP plan.
  • Technical – Facilitates Reliability improvement process to maximize unit OAU’s and minimize operating costs.  Ensures that maintenance work is completed in a safe, efficient, and cost effective manner.  Oversees capital use to provide increase asset value, maintain infrastructure and meet business needs.
  • Human Resources – Ensures that employee activities related to hiring, promotion, layoff, salary, etc. are handled professionally and plant environment is ideal to foster personnel development and growth.
  • Services – Ensures integrity of quality assurance program to satisfy customer and protect ARKEMA from liability.  Ensures that purchasing activities are conducted in an ethical manner that maximizes value to ARKEMA.
  • Community Relations/Government Affairs - Develop and maintain satisfactory relationships with members of the Clear Lake/Pasadena community.  Also, develop satisfactory relationships with local, state and federal elected. Spokesperson for Arkema Clear Lake.



The incumbent works directly with the Plant Staff to manage the activities and drive continuous improvement in the areas of Operations, Human Resources, Engineering, Accounting, Purchasing, Quality, and Laboratories.  The incumbent ensures available resources are properly allocated to best meet those needs of the Plant.

The incumbent must comply with all external regulatory requirements, industry best practices, and internal policies & procedures related to capital, accounting, purchasing, safety, environmental, etc.



  • Ensures compliance with all applicable regulations and policies related to Safety, Environmental (Air, Water & Waste) and Human Resources
  • Ensures new or modified permits are obtained as required for all new/modified plant conditions.
  • Ensures processes are operated to achieve optimum yields, quality, and energy usages.
  • Compliance with ARKEMA Inc. company policies & procedures.
  • Compliance with annual budget.



  • This position requires a minimum of a B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering and 15 years of experience in plant operations, process design, and engineering.
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience as Plant Leader of a large continuous process plant
  • Leadership experience in a specialty chemicals or petroleum plant is required as well as a background in continuous improvement initiatives.
  • Prior experience in the Acrylics industry is preferred
  • Self-motivated, capable decision-maker that is able to effectively influence others
  • Strong communication skills (written and verbal).  Ability to interact with and advise senior level business management
  • Good knowledge of PC applications (including Microsoft Office suite; Lotus Notes; and SAP)accounting systems and the ability to learn new system processes, preferably SAP experience.

A global chemical company and France’s leading chemicals producer, Arkema is building the future of the chemical industry every day. Deploying a responsible, innovation-based approach, we produce state-of-the-art specialty chemicals that provide customers with practical solutions to such challenges as climate change, access to drinking water, the future of energy, fossil fuel preservation and the need for lighter materials. With operations in close to 50 countries, some 19,000 employees and research centers in North America, France and Asia, Arkema generates pro forma annual revenue of some $8.1 billion, and holds leadership positions in all its markets with a portfolio of internationally recognized brands.

Arkema Inc.  provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Arkema Inc. complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

For more information about the EEOC, please refer to The "EEO IS The Law" poster at http://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdf


About Arkema

Headquartered in Paris, France, Arkema is aglobal chemical player consisting of three strategically related business segments: Vinyl Products, Industrial Chemicals, and Performance Products. Present in over 40 countries with 15,200 employees, Arkema achieved sales of 5.7 billion euros in 2007. With six research centers in France, the United States and Japan, and internationally recognized brands, Arkema holds leadership positions in its principal markets. Arkema is present in the United States through its subsidiary Arkema Inc. Headquartered in Philadelphia, Pa., Arkema Inc. has 2,500 employees, operates 19 production facilities in the Americas, and accounts for 25 percent of the company's global revenues.

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