Job Description

Benefits day 1, 4% 401k match plus 2% annual employer contribution, quarterly incentive plan up to 8%, plus programs for fitness reimbursement, educational assistance, and employee assistance.  Take your career to the next level and join us now!

Westlake Pipe & Fittings, a Westlake company (NYSE:WLK), is the second-largest polyvinyl chloride pipe and fittings manufacturer in North America. Westlake Pipe & Fittings supplies gasketed, solvent weld and restrained joint pipes and a wide range of fittings for a diverse list of markets including municipal water and sewer, plumbing, water well, pool and spa, and agricultural and turf irrigation. Westlake Pipe & Fittings is an industry leader in product development with Certa-Lok® spline-lock technology and product systems that are focused on building A Better Foundation. To learn more, visit the website at WestlakePipe.com

We believe in creating a supportive and inclusive culture that empowers and encourages our associates to succeed through individual achievement and teamwork.  A career at Westlake Pipe & Fittings, is enriched with an innovative spirit, high work ethic, and rewarding experiences.  We foster a culture that supports professional development, personal growth, and opportunities for advancement.

SUMMARY  

Supervise, direct, and develop personnel in the safe and effective utilization of the plant's manufacturing facilities.  Produces those products to the company's and customer's specifications according to production schedules.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Perform the primary thinking encompassed by this job description.

Comply with all Company policies and procedures.

Perform and promote the use of 5-Why program for root cause problem solving.

Administers the Westlake Safety Program on the production shift level; including, but not limited to, conducting safety training, shift meetings, inspections, reporting, incident investigation, and follow-up.

Completes accurate and timely reports and paperwork including any documents generated during the shift including, but not limited to; DSI, SAP Production Reports, SPC Charts, shift personnel's attendance, overtime, and disciplinary events.

Recommends alterations and redesign of equipment through use of root cause analysis as they become either obsolete, or in need of alteration or redesign.

Directs, supervises, and develops personnel to meet or exceed goals and objectives such as production output, scrap rates, material utilization, and regrind usage. 

Also recommends promotions, demotions and disciplinary action of subordinates. 

Directs, supervises, and develops the personnel within his responsibility with regard to the quality of the product to Westlake standards, to include testing and record keeping.

Oversees the effective and timely changeover of production lines to meet customer requirements.

Maintains self-appearance, morals, comments, gestures, befitting a representative of Westlake.                   

Conducts actions on the job with professionalism.

Attend Supervisor’s meetings as required.

Responsible for the total housekeeping of plant during the work shift and enforcing all housekeeping policies.

Any other duties assigned by his immediate supervisor.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

Direct supervisory responsibility for designated shift

QUALIFICATIONS 

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

High School Diploma and at least five year experience working in a production environment with a thorough understanding of PVC extrusion cause and effects.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand and walk.  The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to sit.  The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to wet and/or humid/cold conditions and moving mechanical parts.  The employee is frequently exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, risk of electrical shock, and vibration.  The employee is occasionally exposed to high, precarious places.  The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

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