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Mapleton DP Plant Manager

Date: Oct 10, 2021

Location: Mapleton, IL, US

Company: Evonik Industries AG

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Mapleton DP Plant Manager


Location: United States : Mapleton, IL

Function: Production & Technology

Career Level: Senior professionals (> 5 years)

Legal Entity: Evonik Corporation

Business Line: Care Solutions


What we offer

You will work on exciting and challenging topics together with a team in an ultra-modern, innovative and creative environment. Intensive on-the-job training with expert colleagues guarantees you will quickly become familiar with your duties and perform them independently. Performance related pay and the opportunity for personal and professional development are of course part of the package. Since 2009 Evonik Industries AG has been certified as a family-friendly company by the German Hertie Foundation.

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Supervise and manage the daily operation of the Mapleton Derivatives Plant (DP) and Hydrogen Plant (HP) to produce products and intermediates that meet or exceed the internal and external customers' requirements. Insure the safe operation of the Mapleton Derivatives Plant and Hydrogen Plant and meet or exceed all environmental policies and regulations. Control manufacturing costs within budgets and maintain a culture of continuous improvement. Develop and motivate employees. Responsible to ensure Hazardous Waste from DP plant is managed correctly. Coordinate the operation of the DP with other Mapleton functional groups, such as EHSQ, Maintenance, Engineering, Financial and Human Resources.



  • Manage the Mapleton Derivative Plant in a safe, environmentally conscience, cost effective manner so that customer requirements are met on a timely basis and the company assets are protected.
  • Responsible to ensure Hazardous Waste from DP plant is managed correctly. Minimize unanticipated events and communicate DP information to/with the appropriate Evonik Corporation management levels. Manage and administer corporate, and plant policies and procedures for the DP. Indirectly supervise the hourly employees and administer the collective bargaining agreement. Supervise and develop the DP process engineer/chemist, plant engineer and production supervisors.
  • Manage and directly supervise the Mapleton Hydrogen Generation Department to safely and efficiently produce compressed air and hydrogen for the Mapleton Operation.
  • Monitoring / Analysis - Monitor DP and Hydrogen Plant operating data and monthly financial cost data. Analyze information to minimize variances and improve profitability. Optimize inventories to minimize net working capital requirements and inventory adjustments.
  • Continuous Improvement - Apply technical training and managerial skills to improve process chemistry and unit operations by cycle time reduction, yield improvement, raw material usage, energy conservation and manpower productivity. Develop ideas to improve productivity, efficiency or cost reduction. Promote the continuous improvement concept within the Derivatives Plant.
  • Assist in the management of the Mapleton plant by participating as a member of the Mapleton plant senior management team.


  • Bachelors’ Degree in Engineering or other technical discipline, (Chemical Engineering preferred).
  • 10+ years of experience in a manufacturing environment, (chemical plant experience preferred).
  • 5+ years of leadership experience.
  • Skilled in safety and team leadership, good communication.
  • PSM knowledge preferred.

Your Application

To ensure the fastest process of your application and to protect the environment, please apply online via our careers portal at https://careers.evonik.com.


Evonik Corporation is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status.

Please note that Evonik will not accept any unsolicited application documents sent by staffing firms. Evonik works in conjunction with preferred service providers and will not pay any fee to staffing firms in the absence of an appropriate framework agreement. Should Evonik receive a candidate profile from a staffing firm with which it has no framework agreement, and should this candidate subsequently be considered in the recruitment process or offered employment, no claims from the staffing firm will be entertained in this regard.

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