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First Line Supervisor

Hopewell, VA 23860, USA Req #191
Friday, October 22, 2021
About AdvanSix AdvanSix plays a critical role in global supply chains, innovating and delivering essential products for our customers in a wide variety of end markets and applications that touch people’s lives, such as building and construction, fertilizers, plastics, solvents, packaging, paints, coatings, adhesives and electronics. Our reliable and sustainable supply of quality products emerges from the vertically integrated value chain of our three U.S.-based manufacturing facilities. AdvanSix strives to deliver best-in-class customer experiences and differentiated products in the industries of nylon solutions, chemical intermediates, and plant nutrients, guided by our core values of Safety, Integrity, Accountability and Respect. More information on AdvanSix can be found at http://www.advansix.com.

Position Summary: The First Line Supervisor works to achieve operational targets and standards by directing hourly employees to complete tasks that have a direct impact on overall results within assigned job area(s).


Duties and Responsibilities:

· Ensure assigned tasks are achieved through supervision of direct reports in the Ammonium Sulfate Plant

· Plan and administer procedures and budgets in compliance with collective bargaining agreement

· Lead and direct the workforce in problem identification, problem solving, and implementing continuous improvement measures

· Engage team leaders and employees to improve department/area processes and performance

· Manage overall performance within a 10-20 employee department (adherence to standard work, attendance, safety, code of conduct, etc.) to achieve expected standards in the areas of Safety, Quality, Delivery, Productivity and Cost

· Ensure compliance with all health, safety and environmental regulations, which includes protecting the environment and community

· Interview, select, and provide training for team leaders and employees

· Create a work environment conducive to employee morale and motivation to accomplish performance objectives

· Manage performance including setting/adjusting pay rates, rewarding/recognizing, and disciplining

· Communicate with team leaders daily and make decisions on issues related to productivity

· Communicate daily with other shifts and peers regarding safety, quality, productivity, staffing, equipment, and continuous improvement activities

· Act as the first point of contact for team leaders in escalation process of problems/concerns

· Communicate AdvanSix Operating System principles to employees to improve their understanding and execution

· Communicate and conduct performance appraisals, both formal and informal

· Drive the creation and improvement of standardized work

· Audit team leaders standardized work to ensure adherence to standard processes and procedures

· Make departmental decisions around waiving or deviating established procedures, considering all safety, environmental, or operational protocols and requirements

· Conduct training and audit standardized work

· Manage and adjust employee work schedules

· Establish and share best-in-class manufacturing processes

· Lead and execute the 5S activities to maintain the area to standard

· Drive a continuous improvement culture by instilling Plan, Do, Check, Act methodology

· Constantly search for improvement and continually seek to eliminate waste

· Evaluate, address, and support employee suggestions and ideas for continuous improvement

· Practice rapid-problem solving processes to ensure corrective action at the appropriate level

· Execute the escalation process, as appropriate


Basic Qualifications:

· High school diploma or equivalent required; Associate’s or bachelor’s degree in a technical or related field preferred

· 2-5 years of relevant experience, experience in a manufacturing, industrial, and/or chemical plant environment preferred

· Supervisory experience preferred


Additional Qualifications:

· Experience working in a 24/7 operation preferred

· Experience working on a rotating shift preferred

· May require working in adverse weather conditions (cold, hot, humid, rain, snow, etc.)

· Knowledge of and experience working in chemical process operations preferred

· Experience working in a unionized environment preferred

· Strong commitment to safety

· Knowledge and demonstrated use of Six Sigma Lean tools preferred

· Computer proficiency in ERP/ Timekeeping (SAP/RF, Kronos preferred), and Microsoft Office

· Demonstrated troubleshooting and problem-solving skills

· Demonstrated mechanical and electrical aptitude

· Demonstrated leadership skills

· Demonstrated ability to motivate others to achieve safety and productivity goals

· Demonstrated conflict resolution skills

· Demonstrated ability to work independently and in a team environment

· Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a unionized environment

· Demonstrated ability to initiate and implement change

AdvanSix is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will be considered without regard to age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality, sex, religion, veteran status, or any other protected classification.  AdvanSix Inc. requires all new hires to demonstrate that they are fully vaccinated for Covid 19 prior to beginning employment, subject to any legally required accommodation.  In accordance with the law, AdvanSix Inc will consider accommodation requests for an exemption due to medical conditions, including pregnancy, or sincerely held religious beliefs that prevent vaccination.

To all agencies: Please, no phone calls or emails to any employee of AdvanSix about this opening. All resumes submitted by search firms/employment agencies to any employee at AdvanSix via-email, the internet or in any form and/or method will be deemed the sole property of AdvanSix, unless such search firms/employment agencies were engaged by AdvanSix for this position and a valid agreement with AdvanSix is in place. In the event a candidate who was submitted outside of the AdvanSix agency engagement process is hired, no fee or payment of any kind will be paid.

Other details

  • Job Family SC01 - ISC Non-Engineering
  • Pay Type Salary
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  • Hopewell, VA 23860, USA