NewMarket Services

Operations Supervisor

Location US-IL-Sauget


Supervisor has overall responsibility for the performance and continuity of supply from manufacturing areas.  Responsible for safety, quality, management of change, discipline, and operating budget.


  • Supervise subordinates, complete employee evaluations and plan and arrange for development and training.  Resolve employee problems and discipline issues.
  • Overall responsibility for the safety within the unit. Perform walkthroughs and issue all life safety permitting within the production unit. 
  • Consult daily with operations area personnel to discuss and define operational issues and corrective actions.
  • Determine priorities for the area regarding maintenance, operations, and engineering resources.
  • Develop goals and objectives for the area and monitor progress.
  • Review and schedule all maintenance activities for the production unit.
  • Schedule and manage personnel scheduling and overtime to support the operations and demand plans for the unit operations.
  • Attend meetings for the operations manager in absence when needed. Cover the Area Supervisor responsibilities during the absence of Area Supervisor.
  • Lead initiatives associated with safety, environmental and VPP. Monitor and track activities in these areas and insure appropriate resources are available. Investigate all safety incidents for root cause and determine appropriate follow up actions to be taken. 
  • Lead initiatives involving quality, reduction of process variation and improvement of process capabilities in the Area.
  • Consult with Human Resources and department heads to assist in the resolution of union issues and concerns. Actively participate in grievance discussions.
  • Develop and implement detailed plans for introduction of new production into operating units to insure success of operations. Work with logistics and maintenance in the planning of unit turnarounds.
  • Review and approve TMPs, MCRs, and all raw material specifications to ensure accuracy and appropriate documentation. Rewrite all Standard Manufacturing Procedures manuals on a periodic basis to insure proper documentation of manufacturing guidelines. 
  • Review capital projects for safety and operability. Issue Process Change Forms to insure documentation of all changes in the area and follow up to insure closure.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • 5 + years manufacturing plant experience required.
  • Science or Engineering BS degree preferred.
  • Petrochemical experience preferred.
  • Experience in plant operations including quality control, project engineering, process control, production planning, plant safety and scheduling.



Afton Chemical supports global operations through its corporate headquarters in Richmond, Virginia, and operates globally through local offices, research facilities and manufacturing plants strategically located throughout the world.


We offer competitive pay, excellent benefits including medical, dental, vision, 401K matching contributions, pension, life insurance, short-term and long-term disability, and a casual working environment.


Equal Opportunity Employer



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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