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Production Superintendent

Date:  May 19, 2024

Sheboygan, WI, US

Company Overview

Grounded by a history that is deeply rooted in innovation, Hexion is a global employer committed to building and protecting the future by producing innovative performance materials. Our materials are the building blocks for critical industries, including construction, agriculture, energy, automotive, and infrastructure protection. Everywhere you look, you will find our materials and people at work to help customers make products that are stronger, safer, and cleaner. When you work for Hexion, you’ll join a team that is committed to operating safely and with integrity to build a more sustainable future for all, our associates, our customers, and the communities where we live and work. 

What We Offer


At Hexion, we prioritize providing progressive, inclusive, and competitive benefits that acknowledge the valuable contributions made by our associates while enhancing their overall well-being and promoting a healthy work-life balance. 


  • Healthcare, Vision, Dental and Parental Leave
  • 3 weeks’ vacation to start
  • 401k Match 
  • 16 hours paid volunteering time


Our commitment to investing in our employees goes beyond these exceptional benefits, as we also offer continuous training and certification opportunities that enable you to advance your career with Hexion. 

Position Overview


Responsible for the safe and efficient operation of the Sheboygan site including formaldehyde, resin, wax, and shipping operations. Responsibility includes leadership and direction of the workforce, associate empowerment and engagement, EH&S compliance, process excellence, initiative management and implementation as directed by Site Leader. Leads operations in a manner consistent with optimum productivity, regulatory compliance, and cost of goods sold. In the absence of the Site Leader, this position will assume the leadership role of the site.  The role requires a multi-talented leader who can execute all job responsibility categories including EHS, Production Management, Quality, Teamwork and most importantly, be a skilled leader of people in a plant manufacturing environment.

Job Responsibilities



  •  Provide safety leadership on the shop floor (all shifts) by always demonstrating a personal safety mindset.
  • Ensures that safe work practices and behaviors are used by all associates and contractors as outlined in the Life Saving Rules and the Safety Manual.
  • Ensures OSHA PSM standards are practiced including employee participation, management of change and PM items.
  • Actively takes part on plant safety committee and key hazard teams.
  • Leads incident investigations.
  • Facilitates corrective actions ensuring they are completed promptly (within 10 days of event).
  • Ensures hazardous and nonhazardous wastes generated in all departments are properly handled and not allowed to accumulate.
  • Responsible for driving good housekeeping standards and 5S.


Production Management

  • Responsible for the safe, efficient, and reliable operation of all site operations units which includes the effective allocation of resources and staffing.
  • Responsible for production schedule attainment and achievement of productivity targets.
  • Responsible for troubleshooting and resolving operational issues.
  • Responsible for coordination of efficient outage planning and maximizing plant uptime; coordination between production, maintenance, and project work.
  • Maintain physical inventory of raw materials and finished goods.
  • Monitor process order costs: track and explain adjustments and variances.
  • Execute plant approvals for new recipes in SAP in conjunction with the Site Leader.
  • Organize and keep standard operating procedures and associate training.



  • Investigates quality and customer incidents and prevents recurrence.
  • Takes an active role reviewing new recipes prior to manufacture with a critical eye toward QC test applicability.
  • Help to support ISO certification with responsible internal/external personnel.
  • Work in coordination with QA department to drive sustainable quality improvements on a product-by-product basis.


Human Resources

  • Be visible and available to manage personnel and process issues.
  • Empower and engage area teams to affect and implement change and improvements in their operating areas.
  • Leads hiring process for recruiting technicians as needed to keep departments staffed effectively.
  • Continuously assess associate performance and provide developmental opportunities as appropriate.
  • Ensures that all manufacturing operators receive proper and adequate certification training to allow them to perform their duties safely and competently.
  • Recognizes reliable performance and gives corrective feedback as needed.
  • Drive a professional and respectful workplace culture at the site.
  • Solid awareness of HR and company policies and ensures adherence at the site.


  1. Complete other tasks as assigned by Leadership.
  2. Fill in for the Site Leader in his/her absence.


  • Strategic Focus and Direction
  • Trust and Teamwork
  • Personal Leadership
  • Achieve Business Results

Minimum Qualifications

  • Minimum five (5) years of proven experience managing and leading others in chemical processing or a closely related field.
  • Organizational, supervisory, and motivational skills.
  • Analytical and team building abilities.
  • Must be an initiative-taking self-starter.
  • Transformational leadership, change management, communication, and people skills.
  • Must be able to coordinate emergency situations.


Education Requirements: 

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering or the functional equivalent in experience is needed.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Good mechanical aptitude
  • Understanding of process equipment
  • Excellent troubleshooting skills
  • Formal training in management and supervision of people
  • Experience with Six Sigma/Lean Manufacturing principles


We are an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender, minority status, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, status as a qualified individual with a disability or any characteristic protected by law.


In order to be considered for this position candidates are required to submit an application for employment through our career site, be at least 18 years of age, willing to take a drug test, submit to a background investigation as part of the selection process, as well as additional periodic background checks as required by the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) or regulations adopted by the department of Homeland Security or other regulatory agencies.


Candidates are required to have unrestricted authorization to work in the United States.


If currently an employee of the Company, you must have current satisfactory work performance and in most cases, have been in your current role for 18 months.


Disclaimer: We are not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms/employment agencies for this employment opportunity. Please, no phone calls or emails to any employee about this position. All resumes submitted by search firms/employment agencies to any employee of the Company via email, the Internet, or in any other form and/or method without a valid written search firm agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of the Company; no fee will be paid in the event a candidate is hired by the Company as a result of the unsolicited referral or through other means.

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