Assistant Production Manager - Panama City, FL (On-Site)

Date: May 23, 2023

Location: Panama City, FL, US, 32401

Company: Kraton

Make a +Difference at Kraton!

At Kraton, we make a Positive Difference, and we are looking for individuals who are also looking to make a difference in their jobs, for our customers and to the world.  We are looking to hire a key member of our operations team at our Panama City, FL location. 

 The Production Manager at the site is responsible for managing the production activities of a plant or business unit.

Key Responsibilities

  • Ensure that Safety should be always the first concern in all activities executed and above anything.
  • Drive the optimization of production throughput/outputs and product quality.
  • Sponsor for the work processes Asset Operation & Asset Improvement – within these, is responsible to support the activities and integrate with the others work processes and areas.
  • Ensure a full coordination between the Production, Operations, Business, and the Supply Chain area to achieve the targets & goals, always seeking to improve on the operations. 
  • Coordinate the work done by his team, ensuring that the strategic manufacturing guidelines for the plants are followed.
  • Ensure costs management and control, aligned with the Finance guidelines.
  • Set and achieve S.M.A.R.T. targets & goals in key performance areas including HSE, Quality, Production, and Cost according the Business direction.
  • Lead, develop, coach and evaluate process engineers, production supervisors, and other production employees (hourly and salaried).
  • Ensures all team members are current on required job training and qualifications.
  • Actively participate as a member of the plant’s Lead Team.

Required Skills

  • 5+ years of chemical industry experience with some background in distillation and/or polymerization.
  • Strong leadership skills.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Strong team player.
  • Lean Six Sigma experience.
  • Operations experience.
  • Supervisory experience strongly preferred.
  • Capacity to identify, develop and implement improvements / changes.
  • Experience in a PSM covered facility.
  • Union experience preferred.

Education, Certifications & Licenses

  • Bachelors or higher Degree in Engineering – Preference Production, ChE or ME


The statements above are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to this classification.  Statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities and skills required for this position.


Kraton’s internal talent acquisition team manages our recruiting efforts and from time to time works with pre-selected/pre-approved external staffing agencies. We do NOT accept unsolicited resumes or candidate referrals from recruiters and/or agencies who are not pre-selected/pre-approved.


Kraton is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Nearest Major Market: Panama City