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Site Leader

Date:  Apr 4, 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. 

Position Overview

This position is responsible for the safe and efficient operation of the total manufacturing operations of the Sheboygan, WI site which consists of 30 personnel. Leads and directs all activities associated with the production effort including environmental, safety and health assurance, recruiting/training/development of operation personnel, directing the production workforce, maintaining inventories of raw materials and finished goods, and optimization of process efficiencies. Implements Company policy, safety, environmental and quality programs and labor relations policy. Coordinates efforts between production areas and other business functions and represents Sheboygan manufacturing in the North Region. Effectively leads the site and its people in alignment with overall business goals. Champions site Productivity projects that drive cost and variability reduction.

Job Responsibilities


Environmental, Health, and Safety

  • Ensure site compliance with all safety, health and environmental laws, codes, and standards.
  • Responsible for driving safety culture at the site
  • Provides leadership to the site and its personnel to drive continuou8s EHS improvement; demonstrates high visibility on the production floor driving improvements and accountability.
  • Work with EH&S staff, develops and implements programs, processes, and procedures to ensure the safety and health of all associates working at the site. Ensures site support of EHS improvements.
  • Ensure site operating guides are maintained and that site associate training is robust to ensure success.
  • Develops and maintains a constructive relationship and dialogue between the site, the community, and local regulatory bodies as appropriate.
  • Review all incident investigations, PHA’s, operator certification check sheets, annual procedure reviews, confided space permits and MOC documents.


Human Resource Management

  • Establishes employee performance expectations and ensure they are met throughout areas of responsibility
  • Establishes and ensures implementation and adherence to training programs for operating personnel
  • Implements safety programs and ensure adherence to employee policies.
  • Aligns site practices with company polies, procedures, and expectations.
  • Effectively communicates Hexion/Site objectives to associates and encourages employee involvement in team activities.
  • Active involvement in recruitment of salaried and hourly individuals
  • Provides annual performance appraisals and direct feedback to reports
  • Models Hexion core values always.



  • Develops annual and multi-year budgets and plans targeting year after year performance improvement.
  • Managers and measure cost performance and takes corrective cost control action
  • Develops, leads, and directs site productivity improvement programs and processes using Six Sigma tools, to drive human and capital resource optimization.
  • Monitor all plant costs and explain adjustments and variances


Capital/Facilities and Process Improvement

  • Manages site capital planning and spending to both reduce business and EH&S risk and improve cost and profitability
  • Ensure site maintenance is adequate and appropriate to support business reliability needs and to maximize unit up-time
  • Utilizes most effective technology assessment to improve overall process capability, yield and configuration
  • Champions continuous improvement Six Sigma methodology usage across the site to reduce waste and variability.


Quality and Customer Satisfaction

  • Uses statistical tools to monitor in-process and finished goods quality, as well as work process improvement activities
  • Ensures timely delivery of quality products to customers
  • Organizes and enables quality improvement efforts at the site, aligned with business and customer priorities.
  • Ensures appropriate internal and external customer focus in daily activities onsite
  • Manages and measures overall customer satisfaction of delivered products and services


  • Ensures effective coordination between work teams
  • Builds trust
  • Demonstrates servant leadership


  • Proven ability/experience leading and influencing teams, groups, and individuals.  
  • Excellent communication skills verbal, written, and comfortable using workplace communications technology.
  • Demonstrated ability to drive associate alignment, engagement, and accountability.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Minimum of 8 years’ experience in supervision.  Strong preference for experience leading/managing a manufacturing site.
  • Must have demonstrated Leadership experience and team building skills
  • Technical writing, math and statistical analysis and analytical problems solving skills.
  • Maintenance and production optimization experience
  • Skilled project manager
  • Demonstrated ability to supervise and motivate subordinates.
  • Ability to work with and motivate peers and within teams.  
  • Significant experience with EHS to include working knowledge and practice of OSHA, EPA, PSM, Incuity, SAP, SAP Maintenance Modules, and Mechanical Integrity
  • Experience in ISO 9000
  • BS Degree in Chemistry, Chemical or Mechanical Engineering. Considerable experience may be considered in lieu of a degree.


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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