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At INVISTA, we make the chemicals, polymers, fabrics, and fibers that can handle life’s toughest demands, create new solutions for life’s biggest needs, and deliver products and brands incorporated into your clothing, your car, and even your carpet. With a business presence in more than 20 countries, INVISTA delivers exceptional value for its customers through market insights, technology innovations, and a powerful portfolio of global trademarks including Dytek® intermediates, and Cordura® Advanced fabrics.

The Camden, SC. plant is seeking a Team Leader to join our dynamic team.

The Team Leader is responsible for leadership and direct supervision of a team of Technicians in the production of Batch Polymer/Cordura to meet Safety, Environmental, Production, and Plant Operating Cost goals. INVISTA’s Camden facility has been proudly producing Nylon fibers for over 50 years. 

What You Will Do In Your Role

  • Accountable for cultural development of team members to further the understanding and practice of PBM®.
  • Articulate and drive the Operations Vision, creating a shared vision environment, and a culture of Principled Entrepreneurs with a contribution mindset.
  • Understand innate abilities of the team, enhancing Self-Actualization of team members.
  • Provide employees on-going coaching and focused development that facilitates personal transformation.
  • Motivate, influence, and drive good business decisions forward while working with a diverse workforce.
  • Champion of Shift Runs Shift, accountable for results regarding Shift Runs Shift progress.
  • Enables team to accelerate transformation through creative destruction, embracing new technologies, and driving innovation.
  • Select, develop, and retain the right people with the right values, beliefs, knowledge, and skills to optimize value creation

Process Safety & EHS Performance:

    • Ensure the safe, reliable, and environmentally sound operation of the Camden, SC manufacturing site
    • Manage regulatory compliance, environmental, health, and safety standards of the Operating Units
    • Responsible for Incident Investigation Process (Enablon), RCA quality, and Corrective Actions to improve EH&S / Reliability of Assets
    • Develops and shares EHS metrics for the shift team, expands the team’s knowledge and capability in the Enablon System, accountable for incidents being entered timely and zero overdue investigations or action plans
    • Mentor & Coach for the team around Compliance Systems, PSM Elements, and EHS Requirements
    • Responsible for managing risk in alignment with the site’s Risk Management Procedures and Process 

Production Performance, Reliability, and Operating Cost:

    • Accountable for team performance metrics: Personnel/Process Safety, Environmental, Production, Product Quality, and Reliable Operations.
    • Develops team members and helps them understand the economics of their units and how that impacts our market competitiveness. They recognize all types of resources consumed and are focused on using fewer of them.
    • Leads shift to achieve site BETs by driving innovation, acting as principled entrepreneurs, and prioritizing and completing playbook initiatives.
    • Provide team members with work assignments, training, feedback, coaching, support, and development opportunities.
    • Effectively communicate progress, plans, and issues with site and offsite leadership.
    • Quickly assess operating gaps and take corrective action.
    • Use benchmarking and best practices to drive value creation

The Experience You Will Bring


Must meet one of the following:

    • Bachelor’s degree in a technical field (Engineering, Industrial, etc.)
    • 2 or more years of experience at a KOCH Manufacturing Facility
    • 5 or more years of experience as a Supervisor in a Manufacturing or Petrochemical facility.

What Will Put You Ahead

  • Bachelor's degree in a technical field
  • Experience effectively managing teams of 10-25 direct reports
  • Experience in emergency response including firefighting, hazmat response, rescue techniques, and/or medical response
  • Experience relative to computer and production reporting systems (i.e. SAP, KRONOS, etc.)
  • Willing to work a 12-hour rotating shift or day shift as business needs dictate

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORKING CONDITIONS (with or without reasonable accommodation):

  • Candidate must be physically able to climb ladders and stairs
  • Ability to work in outdoor conditions
  • Must be able to lift a minimum of 50 pounds
  • Role requires:
  • Accessing elevated platforms by ladder (includes egress), accessing multiple floors of open structures by stairway (includes egress
  • Accessing equipment by ladder or stairway
  • Operating company vehicles
  • Manipulating and donning respiratory protective equipment
  • Donning flammable resistant clothing
  • Periodic workdays in excess of assigned work schedule
  • Periodic outside work in extreme temperatures at various times throughout the year

Our goal is for each employee, and their families, to live fulfilling and healthy lives. We provide essential resources and support to build and maintain physical, financial, and emotional strength - focusing on overall wellbeing so you can focus on what matters most. Our benefits plan includes - medical, dental, vision, flexible spending and health savings accounts, life insurance, ADD, disability, retirement, paid vacation/time off, educational assistance, and may also include infertility assistance, paid parental leave and adoption assistance. Specific eligibility criteria is set by the applicable Summary Plan Description, policy or guideline and benefits may vary by geographic region. If you have questions on what benefits apply to you, please speak to your recruiter.

At Koch companies, we are entrepreneurs. This means we openly challenge the status quo, find new ways to create value and get rewarded for our individual contributions. Any compensation range provided for a role is an estimate determined by available market data. The actual amount may be higher or lower than the range provided considering each candidate’s knowledge, skills, abilities, and geographic location. If you have questions, please speak to your recruiter about the flexibility and detail of our compensation philosophy.

Equal Opportunity Employer, including disability and protected veteran status.
Except where prohibited by state law, all offers of employment are conditioned upon successfully passing a drug test. 
This employer uses E-Verify.  Please visit the following website for additional information: www.kochcareers.com/doc/Everify.pdf

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