Production Manager and Site Lead - SILMIX

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Date: Jan 27, 2022

Location: Chino, CA, US

Company: Wacker Chemie AG


Our world needs ideas! As one of the world’s most research-intensive chemical companies, we have been developing leading solutions for numerous sectors – from construction to photovoltaics and cosmetics to rubber – for over 100 years. We have a global presence with production sites on three continents and 14,600 employees from 70 nations.


WACKER SILICONES is one of the world’s biggest silicone manufacturers with silicone-based system solutions and over 3,000 different products. At our Chino site, we are currently looking for a ​Production Manager and Site Lead - SILMIX​ to join our growing team.


Job Responsibilities

  • Provide direction for all aspects of the SILMIX CA manufacturing operations, including EHSS requirements and leverage the entrepreneurial spirit of the SILMIX business model
  • Analysis of production operations to safely satisfy customer needs and drives continuous improvements for all operations processes.
  • Monitor Key Performance Indicators and guide efforts for improvements in manufacturing costs, effectiveness, productivity, and service metrics including quality measures and on-time deliveries.
  • Coordinates with key Division S partners in Supply Chain, Commercial Team (Sales, Marketing, Technical and Customer Service) and Logistics
  • Coordinates with key Division S partners in Supply Chain, Logistics, and Commercial Team (Sales, Marketing, Technical and Customer Service)
  • Align strategies and actions with larger Silicones Operations goals and objectives for the NCA Region
  • Responsive to organizational policies and ensures compliance of all legal, ethical, EHSS and corporate requirements.
  • Leads tactical execution of production matters.
  • Coordinates with key Division S partners in Supply Chain for production schedule and resource planning, along with Logistics Department and Commercial Team which includes Sales, Marketing, Technical and Customer Service.
  • Communicates regularly with these Division S partners to ensure alignment with their directives, goals and strategy.
  • Works with Silicones Business Partners in EHSS and HR to administer divisional programs in each of these areas.
  • Maintains effective communication channels throughout the Wacker matrix/network by participating in necessary Business Team and Divisional meetings
  • Reports regularly on results and activities



  • Bachelor's degree in a Technical Field or Operations Management required, Master’s degree preferred.
  • Minimum 10 years of experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Supervisory experience (ideally in a production environment)
  • Strong record and passion for Safety practices in a production environment
  • Experience with Silicone or Rubber businesses
  • Experience with developing and managing budgets
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to influence and lead others
  • Strategic thinking and ability to plan
  • Ability to interact in a culturally diverse business setting
  • Working knowledge of financial principles


WACKER, as an innovative chemical company, makes a vital contribution toward improving the quality of life around the world by developing intelligent solutions for sustainable growth. Our culture focuses on building and retaining diverse and inclusive teams. WACKER offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, competitive benefit offerings and beyond through giving back to our communities.


Be part of our WACKER family, across all nations!


We are looking forward to your online application at www.wacker.com.
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The information contained herein is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of the duties and responsibilities of the job, nor are they intended to be an all-inclusive list of the skills and abilities required to do the job. A minimum requirement for this US-based position is the ability to work legally in the United States on a permanent unrestricted basis.  Visa sponsorship is not available for this position, including for any type of US permanent residency (e.g., for a Green card).


WACKER is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.

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