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St Catharines, CA

Title:  Manager - Plant P&P St Catharines


Kemira is a global chemicals company that provides expertise and tailored combinations of chemicals to improve our customers’ water, energy and raw material efficiency. We help customers create more value by applying our expertise where water meets chemistry.  Kemira aims to promote sustainable economic, environmental and social development in all of our activities.


We are looking for a Plant Manager for our St. Catharines Manufacturing facility in our Pulp & Paper business segment.  This position translates the operations goals of customer satisfaction, Health, Safety, Environmental & Quality into operational policies and procedures.   The role also identifies and employs the necessary resources to satisfy stated goals in a safe and efficient manner within budgetary guidelines.  Provides leadership to production, plant services and warehouse/distribution in order to produce, package or load, and ship products per customer specifications.



Responsibilities include:

  • Oversee safe and environmentally conscious operations on a daily basis for the manufacturing of quality products produced in a timely and cost efficient manner
  • Manage inventory of raw materials and finished products
  • Direct the planning layout of equipment, workflow and workforce utilization
  • Review product quality
  • Instill standards of excellence in site management team
  • Follow all safety procedures and ensure regulatory compliance with all applicable agencies
  • Identify and provide necessary resources for training in all regulatory areas to ensure all employees operate in a safe and environmentally responsible manner
  • Ensure implementation of Kemira policies, programs and standards
  • Develop and implement local plant procedures
  • Prepare annual plant operations financial budgets
  • Monitor plant expenditures to stay within budgeted allowance
  • Recommend and justify capital projects for the site; manage project design and installation
  • Represent Kemira to the community by participation in community projects and committees
  • Schedule and conduct safety meetings



What we offer:  

* Opportunities for professional development and growth within a dynamic Manufacturing environment, learning from successful professionals with specialized knowledge and experience.

* Work with a global company that is committed to innovation, cares for people and is dedicated to customer success.

* Competitive total compensation package including group health benefits and retirement savings plan.


What you need:  


  • Four year Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Chemistry or related technical field with a minimum of 5 years’ chemical plant management experience or a minimum of 8 years’ experience in one or more chemical plant management functions: production, materials management, technical, engineering or maintenance
  • Minimum 3 years’ prior supervisory experience in a manufacturing operation
  • Proficient computer skills with Microsoft applications and SAP (Ideal)
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written (Bilingual preferable)
  • Strong interpersonal relationship skills
  • Proven leadership skills in a fast paced, high stress environment
  • Strong mechanical aptitude
  • Experience with capital/project management
  • Experience with operations accounting and budgeting
  • Experience dealing with Hazardous Materials


Find the right mix of experiences and opportunities at Kemira.


Please apply with resume and cover letter no later than March 15, 2021 online at (internally via MyKem)


Kemira is an equal opportunity employer.  We thank all those interested however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. 


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, mining 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.