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East Chicago, US

Title:  Production Supervisor

Production Supervisor


Kemira is a global company providing chemicals and expertise to operations around the world. We are committed to being our customers’ first choice by bringing sustainable value through improved product quality, better process and resource efficiency. We offer a result-oriented and collaborative culture that empowers you to drive excellence and innovation with a major impact on the future. If you have the right mix of curiosity, a drive for excellence and an innovative mindset, we want to talk to you.


We are now looking for an experienced Production Supervisor for our I & W North America.

This position directs the activities of plant operations personnel in a 24 hour/day 7 day/week chemical manufacturing plant.  Maintains production schedules and ensures quality standards are met in the production of chemicals, which vary by plant.  Plans work, makes assignments and trains employees. Assists in the hiring process and administers company policies.


  • Coordinate all processes, equipment, employees, safety, and housekeeping activities of the area and meet production quality and quantity standards on the shift(s)
  • Maintain thorough knowledge of all processes and equipment
  • Report any process and equipment problems; call Maintenance on evenings and weekends for assistance with problems
  • Verify that discharges from the plant are within limits
  • Utilize fully integrated IT business system (SAP) in all processes
  • Train, upgrade, evaluate, and review chemical operators
  • Assist with planning, scheduling, and directing production work for efficient operations
  • Assist with ensuring company safety and environmental standards are met
  • Assist with ensuring company quality standards in production are met
  • Assist with ensuring all established policies, rules and regulations, and procedures are followed
  • Distribute plant status reports to the Plant Manager and/or Lead Operator
  • Supervise loading and unloading of trucks and/or rail cars and verify that paperwork is correctly signed
  • Troubleshoot problems 
  • Work to reduce costs through improving product quality and lower operating and supply costs
  • Assist Plant Manager in coordination of capital projects
  • Other duties as assigned


I & W North America located in East Chicago, IN.


What we offer: 


  • Strong safety focused working environment
  • Collaborative team working environment
  • Competitive wages and comprehensibe benefits package, including 401K


What you need: 

  • High School Diploma or equivalent ideally with formal academic training in chemistry or engineering
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in a chemical manufacturing operation with a working knowledge of plant process flows and operations


Please apply with CV, cover letter and salary expectation no later than 31 May 2018 at


Kemira is an equal opportunity employer.


Kemira is a global chemicals company serving customers in water intensive industries. We provide expertise, application know-how and chemicals that improve our customers' product quality, process and resource efficiency. Our focus is on pulp & paper, oil & gas and water treatment. In 2016, Kemira had annual revenue of around EUR 2.4 billion and 4,800 employees. Kemira shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd.



Nearest Major Market: Gary
Nearest Secondary Market: Chicago

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