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Plant Manager

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Date: Mar 15, 2023

Location: Wilmington, MA, US, 1887

Company: Lubrizol Corporation

About Lubrizol  
The Lubrizol Corporation, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is committed to enabling a sustainable future. Our unmatched science unlocks immense possibilities at the molecular level, driving sustainable and measurable results to help the world Move Cleaner, Create Smarter and Live Better. Our solutions are used by people every day, improving billions of lives around the world. 

We value diversity in professional backgrounds and life experiences. By enabling a consistent, unbiased, and transparent recruitment process, Lubrizol seeks to create a positive experience for candidates so we can get to know them at their best. We recognize unique work and life situations and offer flexibility, ensuring our employees feel engaged and fulfilled in every aspect of life. 

Job Summary:

  • The Plant Manager provides overall leadership of the operation of the Wilmington site. The Wilmington site supports both Estane and Life Sciences businesses within the Lubrizol Advanced Materials division. The Plant Manager is accountable for safety, quality, delivery, cost, people, capital management and continuous improvement.  The Plant Manager is responsible for setting the vision for the site that allows for the effective planning and execution of all activities needed to support safely deliver products and services to our customers, while ensuring overall sound and responsible operation of the facility


Duties & Responsibilities: 

  • 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, HSES, Quality, Plant logistics (scheduling, shipping & receiving), Maintenance & Engineering including an expense and capital budget.
  • Ensure establishment of Lubrizol systems and procedures that support HSE&S, operations, HR and finance programs and goals.
  • Promote a plant culture that is responsive to the manufacturing environment and business needs through teamwork and personal responsibility of the processes.
  • 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 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.




If you’re interested in the position, we encourage you to apply. Lubrizol is always looking for candidates who embody our cultural beliefs in everything they do. If you’re All In, Lead Decisively, Take Action, Think External, and can Be Courageous, Lubrizol could be the place for you.

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