• Production Supervisor

    Job Locations US-SC-North Charleston
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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 Production Supervisor will have the unique opportunity to supervise production for the Lignin, Asphalt and Oil Field Chemicals (OFC) production areas of our North Charleston plant, including day to day operations and maintenance.  Safety and Sustainability is a top priority for us so the Production Supervisor will coordinate activities to identify and eliminate safety hazards and environmental excursions, implement Operational Excellence and cost reduction initiatives; and drive continuous improvement efforts. Specific responsibilities include:

    • Lead and develop a high-performance team to include two salaried operations supervisors and 16 hourly employees to ensure the daily production and maintenance plans are executed effectively
    • Provide coaching to drive continued improvement          
    • Collaborate closely with Production Engineers to implement improvements to drive plant success
    • Promote and champion area safety activities
    • Ensure environmental compliance           
    • Identify, troubleshoot and prescribe innovative solutions to complex operational issues
    • Cover Area Production Manager responsibilities as needed

    What you need to succeed

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical or Chemical Engineering.  Advanced degree a plus.  Equivalent experience will be considered in lieu of a degree.
    • Minimum of 5+ years related experience is ideal.  Will consider all experience levels.
    • Experience/knowledge with unit operations such as batch reactors, centrifugation, spray drying, packaging, etc. is preferred.
    • Strong analytical skills and mechanical aptitude.
    • Project Management skills with the ability to manage several projects simultaneously.
    • Ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of people at all levels of the company to achieve results.
    • Demonstrates a commitment to process and systems improvement initiatives as both an individual contributor and by influencing others.
    • Strong computer skills in Microsoft Excel, Word, and Access. Experience in DCS Systems, PI, Kronos, Domino.Doc, Proficy, and SAP a plus.

    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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