Production Manager

Date: May 28, 2024

Location: Pensacola, FL, US, 32501-5009

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 Pensacola, Florida location. 
They are responsible for ensuring a full coordination between Production and Supply Chain to achieve safety and manufacturing targets, always seeking to continuously improve through Operational Excellence. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Ensure full compliance with all laws and corporate requirements.
  • Ensure that the Zero Harm Safety culture is prioritized in all activities executed.
  • Manage a team of 9 union operators. 
  • Support for a 24/7 operation, occasionally taking after hours calls.
  • Work with supply chain to develop the production schedule.
  • Manage small (<$500,000) CAPEX projects.
  • Provide process engineering expertise, including support for a Delta V control system.
  • Set and achieve S.M.A.R.T. targets & goals in key Operational Excellence performance areas including Safety, Waste Reduction, and Employee Engagement.

Required Skills

  • 7+ years of chemical manufacturing experience in a PSM facility.
  • Proven leadership skills.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Strong team player.
  • Delta V (or similar) experience.
  • Capacity to identify, develop and implement improvements / changes.

Education, Certifications & Licenses

  • Bachelor Degree in Chemical Engineering degree 


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.