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Operations Supervisor - Olla, LA

Urania, LA
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
Job Description

Position Overview

This position is responsible for supervising the production of biomass in Southeast U.S manufacturing facility. Will manage a crew of 8-12 operators on a rotating 12 hour shift pattern as their primary duty. The individual will be required to perform maintenance activities on equipment, administrative functions to support the site operations and provide supervision to operations personnel.

Essential Functions

1. Will manage a crew of 8-12 operators on a rotating 12 hour shift pattern as their primary duty

2. Create a Safety culture that believes that all incidents and occupational illnesses can be prevented

3. Support and implement the Drax Safety culture and Drax Biomass policies

4. Mandatory to learn and thoroughly understand the “System Safety Rules” and appropriate Safety documents

5. Become a “Senior Authorized Person”, who is responsible for ensuring that adequate precautions are taken to provide “Safety from the System” while work is being carried out

6. Must perform specific roles and duties under the DBI System Safety Rules (SSR)

7. Manage the crew performing operations and manufacturing process of producing, handling and storing biomass at Southeast U.S manufacturing facility

8. Continuously encourage, seek, identify, and implement the means and methods to improve plant productivity and efficiency without compromising product quality, safety or environmental

9. Insure that the biomass is produced in compliance with the manufacturing and quality specifications

10. Communicate and support the philosophy of the Continuous Improvement Process

11. Must oversee and carry out the supervision of maintenance activities as a Senior Authorized Person on pumps, valves, fans, piping systems, compressors, conveying systems, etc. that are within the “System”

12. Responsible and accountable for the plant and equipment that fall within the “System” problems can be solved safely, logically and confidently

13. Must be able to identify and assess all foreseeable risks and implement control measures to an acceptable level to perform a task

14. Will be trained and required to be a “1st Responder” for the facility

16. Implement housekeeping standards to minimize hazards and to eliminate OSHA recordable and lost time injuries

17. Develop training manuals and Standard Operating Procedures (SOP)

18. Schedule and maintain training records for all employees on their respective crew

19. Communicate to all employees on their respective crews the Company’s expectations, business goals and organizational issues

20. Oversee the completion of operator logs and records where necessary to record plant inspections, adjustments and operating parameters on a daily basis

21. Will provide recommendations regarding hiring and discipline of employees on his respective crew. Participate in the interview process for operator roles

22. Review each crew member’s performance and provide feedback

23. Recommend promotions and/or pay increases based off of performance

24. Respond to crew member’s complaints and direct to crew members to the appropriate personnel, as needed, such as the Manager and/or Human Resources Manager

25. Will be regularly put in situations to make sound judgments on behalf of the business

26. Will ensure that the crew maintains housekeeping to Drax Biomass’s standards

27. Must have the ability to work effectively within a self-directed team framework

28. Demonstrates interpersonal skills that enhance the team approach to work and problem solving

29. Must work flexible hours including at times working longer hours, weekends and holidays in a noisy industrial environment

30. Possesses the ability to perform repetitive & physically demanding tasks for extended periods (lifting, walking, working at heights, climbing, pushing, twisting, stooping)

Additional Responsibilities

Other duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required

High school diploma, GED certification or equivalent required; 2 year vocational/technical degree preferred; 10+ years operations or related with previous management experience required; candidate must possess excellent communication skills, both written and verbal; knowledge of specific production process a plus. Minimum of 2 years industrial experience; Demonstrated electrical and/or mechanical aptitude. Be able to adapt to working within a team with minimal supervision.

Organizational Impact

The individual will provide leadership for the Operations Team, as well as being expected to contribute at both a strategic and facility level in order to identify priorities and recommend solutions to support the business.



Urania, LA
71480 USA



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