• Production Manager

    Job Locations US-KY-Wickliffe
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  • Overview

    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!

    How you will impact Ingevity

    The Wickliffe Production Manager oversees all aspects of plant production activities in a 24/7 operation.  The Production Manager is responsible for the safe, reliable, and environmentally sound operations of the plant; establishes the primary strategy with the Maintenance, Operations, and Engineering organizations to maintain the facility and improve its reliability while meeting the expense budget; complies with all Environmental, Health , and Safety laws and regulations as well as all company policies and procedures.

    • This role is expected to pursue improvements to individual and plant performance. This may require oversight of special teams to foster and drive improvements.
    • Build strong knowledge and understanding around SHE rules regulations to maintain a strong culture of compliance and values.
    • Oversee all grades of activated carbon production and packaging.
    • Manage and direct Plant area engineers, area coordinators, and shipping coordinator.
    • Work with the S&OP team to ensure that operational schedules are efficiently executed to meet business demands.
    • Has authority to set vision, implement short-term and long range strategy, set budget, and represent the company in interactions concerning the facility. Authority to make all decisions that are necessary to operate the facility safely, reliably and in an environmentally sound manner.
    • Serve as a member of the plant leadership team developing the overall plant vision and culture.

    What you need to succeed

    • BS in Engineering or equivalent.
    • 10 years Production \ Manufacturing experience.
    • Proven managerial and leadership skills.
    • Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma experience is preferred.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
    • Be an active and engaged safety leader to build and maintain a strong safety culture to achieve zero personal and process safety incidents.

    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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