Production Superintendent Job


Beaumont, TX, United States

Employment Type:  Regular
Category:  Production / Operations
Posting Date:  May 15, 2024

​​Arkema Inc. is actively recruiting for a Production Superintendent to support our Beaumont facility.  This position reports to the Operations Manager and has a direct interaction with the Maintenance and HES departments, process engineers, and other members of plant staff directly related to the success of the Beaumont Plant and Thiochemicals Business Unit.


The Beaumont Plant is located in Southeast Texas about 30 miles inland from the Gulf of Mexico and is about one hour drive east of Houston.  Our facility is responsible for the production of methyl mercaptan, ethyl mercaptan, dimethyl sulfide (DMS) and methylmercaptoproprionaldehyde (MMP).


Roles and Responsibilities:


  • Directly manages Shift Leaders and Process Operators in the H2S and Mercaptan process areas. 
  • Recommend equipment and process modifications to improve efficiencies. 
  • Maintain active involvement in safety program to ensure safe work operations, good housekeeping, and assist in safety training of personnel.  
  • Applies strong technical support by analyzing, reviewing, and recommending changes in process to improve the H2S and Mercaptan production performance, productivity, and profitability focusing on continuous improvement. 
  • Manages the direct interaction with Maintenance, HES, and other departments for fluid communication as it relates to the H2S and Mercaptan units. 
  • Support full compliance of all safety related regulatory requirements including OSHA, PSM, RMP, and Company Policies and programs (MSM). Ensure timely implementation of incident investigations, technical review, and recommended action items (Impact).  Ensure 100% completion of safety inspections. 
  • Maximize operational efficiency by ensuring, in team with Process and Production engineers, operating at optimal conditions. Minimize unit downtime by defining priorities with Maintenance Department and help reduce costs by ensuring good coordination between maintenance and operations personnel.  Support plant initiatives for new product development, Process Technology Projects, and debottlenecking efforts from the asset owner’s perspective. 
  • Leads prioritization of maintenance work for H2S and Mercaptan with Maintenance/Safety Coordinator to ensure that work has been completed and the equipment is turned back over to operations personnel.  
  • Accountable for Overall Asset Utilization of H2S and Mercaptan chemical production units. 


Qualifications/Experience Required:


  • BS in Chemical Engineering from an accredited University preferred. 
  • 5-10 years process engineering or process management.
  • 2+ years of leadership experience preferred.
  • Ability to understand and troubleshoot chemical processing to achieve production goals.
  • Strong communication skills – written, interpersonal, verbal (including presentations skills).
  • Able to develop, coach, train and counsel others.
  • Excellent at problem solving and analytical skills.
  • Experience with MS office suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc.).
  • Excellent interpersonal and leadership skills.
  • Must be able to respond to off hour emergencies.

Who we are? Arkema is a world leader in Innovative Materials for a Sustainable World with the ambition to become a pure Specialty Materials player.

We thrive as One Arkema, comprised of many businesses and brands including Bostik, ArrMaz, and more! and operating with a global reach in 55 countries with more than 21,100 employees. Each one contributes to positioning Arkema as a recognized leader of specialty chemicals and advanced materials, reporting annual sales of €9.5 billion, of which 2.9% allocated to R&D for 1,800 researchers in 17 R&D centers.

If you pursue excellence, love innovation and are inspired by challenges, we encourage you through to learn more about our values – Solidarity, Performance, Simplicity, Empowerment, and Inclusion – and how we concentrate on advances in bio-based and recyclable materials, new energies, water management, electronic solutions, lightweight materials and design, home efficiency and insulation.

Changing the world requires the right formula. The right formula consists of our innovative and sustainable materials, and you. Join us to develop the materials of tomorrow and make a difference together. What are you made of?

The legal information below pertains specifically to positions posted in the United States, however we strive for diversity, equity and inclusion in all the countries that we hire.
Arkema Inc. provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Arkema Inc. complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting and hiring.

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