Chemical Department

Chemical Production Lead


This responsibility includes carrying out the plan, directing, or coordinating work activities, resources, and employees necessary for manufacturing quality products according to the production schedule’s specifications.

In the Chemical Department, chemicals products are mixed, packaged, boxed and palletized for shipment to customers.

Essential Functions

  • Assist and ensure the line is set up and ready for production.
  • Verify availability of all raw materials and labor needed for that days’ production run and account for material/product loss (yield variances).
  • Conduct all work requirements in accordance with all applicable company policies and work rules.
  • Responsible for all employees while assigned to line. Ensure and enforce that all employees are wearing proper PPE’s, following safety rules and quality requirements, and hold employees accountable for work rule violations.
  • Train new employees on their respective positions on the line and train all employees moved from one position to another prior to starting new assignments.
  • Coordinate and confer with technicians, maintenance, and administration to resolve production, processing, and equipment issues.
  • Notify maintenance or chemical supervisor immediately of problems that may occur.
  • Notify quality assurance (QA) of any out of spec product or labeling issues that may occur.
  • Complete all required paperwork correctly.
  • Maintain a clean and safe work area.
  • Ensure timely changeovers when required.
  • Overtime when required.
  • Note:  This description is not all-inclusive.  Other duties requested by supervisor are required.

Knowledge and Education

  • Team oriented individual who is self-motivated and identifies with company objectives and is able to work with minimal supervision.
  • Bi-lingual preferred.
  • Able to make decisions and problem solve
  • Ability to learn each piece of equipment on the line assigned in order to facilitate training new employees.
  • Ability to motivate and guide others.
  • Lead continuous improvement efforts (Lean Manufacturing)
  • Basic computer skills to use manufacturing software, email, and Excel
  • Read, write, and speak basic English.
  • Work with simple arithmetic.
  • Ability to operate a forklift. (Training available)
  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED) preferred; some high school education required.

Physical Demands

Essential functions can require:

  • Ability to walk, stand, or set for extended periods of time.
  • Use hands and arms to finger, handle, reach, or feel objects, tools, or controls;
  • Talking or hearing;
  • Stoop; kneel; crouch;
  • Lifting/handling: exert up to 50 pounds occasionally; up to 20 pounds of force frequently; and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
  • Vision: color; close; peripheral vision; depth perception; and, ability to adjust focus.
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Working Conditions

  • Manufacturing environment
  • Wear required PPE