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Date: Jul 18, 2018

Location: Louisville, Kentucky, US, 40211

Company: Lubrizol Corporation

Req ID: 42023


Lubrizol Advanced Materials is an essential ingredient in improving lives. Our innovative products enhance the shampoos, lotions and soaps you use; the medicine you take; the sports apparel and shoes you wear; the detergents that keep your whites whiter and your colors from fading; the medical devices that speed your recovery and enhance your comfort; the specialty coatings that make your wood furniture, floors and cabinets more durable, more beautiful and more sustainable; and the plumbing systems in your home that will never corrode, pit or scale.  With such a diverse portfolio, Lubrizol Advanced Materials offers unparalleled career growth opportunities for top-talent.  To learn more about each of our core businesses, click on the following links: Estane® Engineered PolymersPersonal CareHome CareLubrizol LifeSciencesPerformance Coatings, and Lubrizol CPVC Piping Systems.


Summary of Responsibilities:

The Plant Manager provides overall leadership of the Engineered Materials segment of the Lubrizol Advanced Materials division in Louisville, KY.  This position is responsible for setting the vision for the site that allows for the effective planning  and execution of all activities needed to support delivery of products and services to our customers, while ensuring overall sound operation of the facility.


Essential Job Functions:

  • Lead and exemplify a culture where ‘safety is a core value’ is a true belief and ensure safety accountability across the organization.
  • Manage and lead the central functions including manufacturing, HSE&S, plant logistics, purchasing and maintenance/engineering including an expense budget.
  • Ensure establishment of Lubrizol systems and procedures that support HSES, Quality, operations, HR and Finance programs.
  • Lead projects and teams following Lean, Continuous Improvements or Six Sigma principles.
  • Promote a plant culture  that is responsive to the manufacturing environment and business needs through teamwork and personal responsibility of the processes.
  • Drive and support continuous improvement and operational reliability management systems.
  • Oversee talent management and employee development and promote constructive employee relations.
  • Work closely with marketing, sales, and the R&D functions to support and contribute to new product development, scale-up, and product modifications.
  • Be active and visible within the organization in order to improve and bridge the gap between the business strategy and the employees.
  • Lead and complete miscellaneous projects as necessary.


Skills, Qualifications, Experience, Physical Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Chemical or Mechanical Engineering.
  • Previous plant experience plus manufacturing supervisory/managerial experience of minimum 7-10 years is required.
  • Proven ability to effectively lead with minimal supervision, demonstrating an entrepreneurial attitude
  • Proficient in leading the plant, providing direction, support and development for manufacturing teams across the plant.
  • Can effectively work in a matrix organization.
  • Strong communication and networking skills.
  • Strong PC skills, including MS Office software; strong understanding of SAP.
  • Strong interpersonal and relationship building skills as well as facilitation experience.
  • Self-motivated, proactive with the ability to multi-task and work in a fast-paced, “high energy", team oriented environment
  • Must demonstrate enthusiasm, a sense of urgency, attention to detail, commitment and follow-through while maintaining confidentiality and meeting deadlines
  • Experience working with unions considered a plus.





Located in the largest city in Kentucky, Lubrizol’s Louisville facility is a great place to work in a great place to live.  Known simultaneously as one of the southernmost Northern cities and one of the northernmost Southern cities, Louisville offers the best of both regions.  Famous for the Kentucky Derby on the first Saturday in May, Louisville’s many other assets make it notable 365 days a year!  With a thriving downtown area, an abundance of parks and recreational areas, rich arts and cultural opportunities and an affordable cost of living, Louisville offers something for everyone.  There’s a reason we like to call ourselves “Possibility City” - the possibilities are endless!


Lubrizol is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, color, national origin, citizenship, age, religion, marital status, military service, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, or any other characteristic or trait protected by federal, state, or local law.

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