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Bold. Energetic. Ingenious. Genuine. These qualities best describe employees who work for Ingevity. We believe it takes extraordinary people to create extraordinary results.


At Ingevity, we harness the bold spirit, innate curiosity and remarkable ingenuity of our people to develop innovations that purify, protect and enhance the world around us. Our products enable oil to flow better, crops to grow fuller, roads last longer, and ensure that the air we all breathe is cleaner.


Already a leader in markets in which we compete, we leverage our deep technical expertise and knowledge of our customers’ industries to turn complex challenges into powerful possibilities and value-added solutions. We prize creativity and imagination and we’re always looking for a better, smarter way of doing things.


We know it takes the right people with the right attitude to achieve the improbable. People who understand that there is no challenge too big and no contribution too small. People with the ability to solve and the commitment to stay the course. People who work together to create meaningful impact and exponential results, for our customers and the world around us.


Our people are our most valued asset, and the foundation of our success. Interested? We thought you might be, and we’re so glad!


The Area Supervisor position is responsible for the tactical day-to-day operation of a specific area of the Covington Carbon Plant.  The Area Supervisor works closely with the maintenance coordinator, shift foremen, and maintenance supervisors to ensure production goals are met and necessary tasks are coordinated and executed for the safe and efficient operation of their plant area.

How you will impact Ingevity

  • Supervise and maintain manufacturing equipment and processes in a fast-paced union environment.
  • Establish work expectations, issue instructions and monitor performance for a specific work area.
  • Monitor environmental systems for a specific area to ensure permit conditions are met.
  • Monitor trends, process parameters and equipment condition to ensure quality specifications are met.
  • Work with the area engineer to ensure necessary changes and improvements are made for plant area to improve safety, equipment reliability, efficiency, quality of products and processes.
  • Train, coach and develop hourly personnel for plant area.
  • Identify, coordinate and facilitate maintenance needs for specific plant area to ensure safe and reliable operation.
  • Issue and ensure correct use of LOTO, safe work permits, contractor work authorization permits, etc.
  • Become part of a high performing management team; supporting and executing business strategy and cultural goals.

What you need to succeed

  • Candidate must have aptitude for problem solving, effective decision making, experience in training others, and be effective at leading individuals and groups toward resolution of issues.
  • Ability to support systems to maintain IATF 16949 and RC 14001 certifications.
  • 5+ years’ experience in a manufacturing environment, production supervision experience preferred, technical degree a plus but not necessary.
  • Knowledge of chemical processes, equipment, and manufacturing technologies including mechanical conveying, piping systems, pumps, and instrumentation.
  • Ability to communicate effectively through electronic means, using current software platforms and mobile devices.
  • Knowledge of maintenance processes including mechanical, electrical, and instrumentation.
  • Knowledge of safety, health, and environmental regulations and principles.

About us

Ingevity provides specialty chemicals and high-performance carbon materials and technologies that help customers solve complex problems. These products are used in a variety of demanding applications, including asphalt paving, oil exploration and production, agrochemicals, adhesives, lubricants, publication inks and automotive components that reduce gasoline vapor emissions. Through a team of experienced people, Ingevity develops, manufactures and brings to market products and processes that purify, protect and enhance the world around us.
With about 1,500 employees worldwide, we operate in 13 countries and serve customers in more than 100 nations. But no matter where we’re doing business, we do things the right way – with a focus on integrity, sustainability, and positively contributing to the communities in which our employees live and work.
Ingevity is an Equal Opportunity Employer, Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled.


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