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Assistant Production Manager - Production Engineer

Date: Jul 18, 2021

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, Florida location.  

The Shift Supervisor ensures that operational areas meet safety, compliance, and production goals while developing shift leader capabilities.

Key Responsibilities

  • Adhere to all established safety, environmental, security, and health policies
  • Prioritize safety action items and work notifications for timely risk reduction
  • Understand environmental targets and appropriate responses to ensure department remains in compliance and meets established targets
  • Work directly with operations maintenance coordinator to keep environmental equipment reliable and efficient.
  • Ensure compliance in all areas and make necessary production decisions to meet compliance requirements
  • Promote leading indicator initiatives that result in personal and process risk reduction
  • Support, participate, and review failure analysis to ensure actions result in risk reduction
  • Coordinate with all shifts leaders to establish shift to shift and department to department consistency
  • Improve shift leader capability through mentoring and coaching on effective leadership, proactively addressing plant needs, and how to meet employee needs
  • Implement strategies to ensure shift leaders and employees understand their responsibilities and how to respond to employee questions/concerns
  • Be the lead for Kronos, employee work schedules, execution of daily notes, supports shift leads with managing union relationships
  • Execute on direct report development opportunities through use of the IDP process
  • Ensure operational targets are met and deficiencies are corrected to meet goals
  • Coordinate entire plant for resource needs: flow to work, coordination with ops and supply change
  • Implement and maintain processes for shift to consistency for safety, cleanliness, operator rounds, and shift to shift communications
  • Participate in RCFA’s and 5-whys as required and meet deadlines for completion
  • Coordinate with shift leads to implement strategies to reduce fixed and variable costs
  • Eliminate production variances in the production to increase predictability

Required Skills

  • Experience in leading teams and managing others.
  • Effective communications skills (verbally, written, presentation).
  • Collaborates effectively with site leadership.
  • Knowledge and capability to use advanced systematic and creative problem solving tools.
  • 5+ years of experience in engineering and/or related fields within an industrial manufacturing setting (chemical preferred)

Education, Certifications & Licenses

  • Bachelor Degree in Engineering or related field.


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