NewMarket Services

Operations Supervisor

Location US-TX-Pasadena


Responsible for the day to day operations of a process unit, which is a 24/7 operation, by supervising union wage roll employees.  Responsible for safety, production, quality, costs, training, and customer service.  Strong troubleshooting skills are necessary to maintain unit operation. Strong leadership and inter-personal skills are essential.


  • Provide safety leadership and be a safety culture role model for 24/7 operating unit personnel
  • Ensure safety procedure adherence establishing a proactive safety culture within the production unit
  • Prepare and facilitate plant-wide safety meeting
  • Compliance with operating permits, rules and regulations
  • Provides training and daily guidance, maintain operating procedures, and update training materials, and ensure personnel training requirement/documentation are current
  • Responsible for labor productivity and efficiency, employee retention, adherence to labor contract, and employee relations
  • Responsible for inventory management and customer satisfaction
  • Focuses on continuous improvement and process enhancements
  • Analyzes and resolves work problems or assists workers in solving problems
  • Work with Maintenance and Project Engineering to maintain and improve equipment and unit
  • Issue Process Change Forms to ensure documentation of all changes in the area and follow up to ensure closure of these documents upon completion of the change


  • Effective leadership skills and the ability to work productively in a cross functional team environment
  • Analytical Skills - Use thinking and reasoning to solve a problem
  • Innovative - Look beyond the standard solutions
  • Problem Solving - Find a solution for or to deal proactively with work-related problems
  • Safety Awareness - Identify and correct conditions that affect safety and environment
  • Accountability - Accept responsibility and account for his/her actions
  • Communication - Communicate clearly and concisely
  • Interpersonal - Interact well with technical and non-technical individuals and departments


Education & Experience

  • BS degree in Chemical Engineering
  • Minimum 7 years’ experience in Chemical Plant Manufacturing
  • Actual experience in the operating units
  • Minimum 3 years’ supervisor experience
  • Supervised a minimum of 5 wage roll production employees


Working at Afton

Who We Are – We are a diverse, global family of individuals, who share a passion for developing innovative solutions. We build our professional relationships on respect, integrity and a commitment to safety and quality. Just as these values apply to our professional relationships, they also apply to the way feel about our neighbors and communities.


Our Work - At Afton, our innovative R&D programs lead to global growth. Our lubricant and fuel additives are among the most highly developed and widely used in the petroleum industry. Afton is a recognized and trusted supplier of driveline lubricant additives, engine oil additives, fuel additives and industrial lubricant additives.


Benefits / Compensation - We offer competitive compensation and benefit packages that reflect our commitment to our employees. Our employees are our most treasured asset and we have dedicated resources that allow us to reward our employees for their commitment on an ongoing basis - ensuring our compensation packages are competitive in the industry.


An Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to the individual’s race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, religion, age, disability, genetic information, status as a military veteran or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.






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