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Danaher Corporation Production Manager in Ashland, Virginia

At ChemTreat, we understand and respect the awe-inspiring power of water to impact industries, and to sustain and enhance lives. Our 2,000 associates across North and South America maximize this power for our customers—from power producers to food and beverage companies to the automotive industry.

When you join the nation's largest and fastest growing specialty chemical company dedicated solely to industrial water treatment, you’ll work side-by-side with those customers, helping them save millions of dollars and grow their businesses, all while protecting people and the environment. Our “whatever-it-takes” mindset allows us to turn our 50 years of experience and innovative thinking into meaningful outcomes for our customers—and rewarding careers for our people.

ChemTreat is proud to be one of Danaher's Water Quality companies (https://www.dhwaterquality.com/) . Motivated by the highest possible stakes of climate change and global health, we’re working together within a rapidly digitizing industry to find innovative technologies that guarantee the safety of our water and our environment.

About the Production Manager

Our chemical manufacturing plant in Ashland, VA, is seeking a Production Manager. This is a specialty chemical blending and packaging company where hazardous materials are present. Our ideal candidate will be fully trained in all departments of Plant Operations. The Production Manager is an exciting opportunity with an outstanding organization, ranked #162 on the Fortune 500 list. Reporting directly to the Plant Manager, this role will ensure processes and staff are operating efficiently and safely. Our team loves to go above and beyond to get the job done and satisfy the customer!

This position is instrumental in driving organizational change. We will rely on this Manager to implement our proven continuous improvement processes, called DBS (Danaher Business Systems) through Standard Work, the Problem Solving Process and Kaizen event suggestions and participation. We offer full benefits including medical, dental, vision, 401(k) matching all on day one!

Essential Functions & Responsibilities

  • Provides managerial oversite to the production team

  • Responsible for championing employee development and associate engagement

  • Owns Production KPI daily management, continual improvement, and problem solving efforts

  • Change agent for evolving manufacturing process

  • Cycle Counting and Inventory Control Process Management

  • Acts as Onsite Emergency Coordinator and Liaison to Emergency Response Providers (Fire, Medical and Environmental Agencies)

  • Assists in the development of the annual operations budget; identifying capital and facility maintenance costs; and identifying/implementing cost minimization practices

  • Ensure compliance with SOP; improve employee job skills; provide specialized training and seminars

  • Enforce policy; maintain documentation; and ensure compliance with EMS (ISO14001), HSMS, and QMS (ISO 9001), work with Compliance Conformance Manager and associated staffs

Supplemental Responsibilities

  • Assist with Recruitment; Hiring; Staffing

  • Participate in corrective and preventative action practices as it relates to product quality

  • Identification and proper handling of hazardous materials/waste

  • Development of staff training program

  • Field customer/sales inquiries; resolve customer/sales issues

  • Develops the 1 to 5 Year Capital Appropriations Plan; oversees project management; develops plant expansion needs to match operations growth

  • Awareness of ChemTreat EMS policy and procedures

Are you qualified?​

  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field required and 2 - 5 years of Industrial Management/Supervisory Experience

  • Lean Manufacturing Experience

  • QMS (Quality Management System) experience

  • EMS (Environmental Management System) experience

  • Experience in inventory management

  • Forklift inspection, operation and training experience

  • 29 CFR OSHA; 49 CFR DOT; IATA Certified

Some information about the physical demands and environment:

  • Will be subjected to mechanical parts in motion, electrical currents, vibrations, fumes, odors, dusts, gases, chemicals, oils, extreme temperatures and work space restrictions.

  • Required to wear the proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) that may include: eye, hearing and respiratory protection, protective apron, steel toe shoes, gloves, hard hats, or face shields.

  • Routinely required to reach with hands and arms, squat, turn/twist, or reach, lift, carry, push, or pull up to 75 pounds and sometimes required to maneuver drums weighing 250-800 pounds.

When you join us, you’ll also be joining Danaher’s global organization, where 80,000 people wake up every day determined to help our customers win. As an associate, you’ll try new things, work hard, and advance your skills with guidance from dedicated leaders, all with the support of powerful Danaher Business System (https://www.danaher.com/how-we-work/danaher-business-system) tools and the stability of a tested organization.

Danaher Corporation and all Danaher Companies are committed to equal opportunity regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other characteristics protected by law. We value diversity and the existence of similarities and differences, both visible and not, found in our workforce, workplace and throughout the markets we serve. Our associates, customers and shareholders contribute unique and different perspectives as a result of these diverse attributes.The EEO posters are available here (https://www.dol.gov/agencies/ofccp/posters) .We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform crucial job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us at applyassistance@danaher.com to request accommodation. If you’ve ever wondered what’s within you, there’s no better time to find out.

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