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Associate Manager, Manufacturing Operations, Processing

Racine, Wisconsin Job ID 15446 Apply


  • Provide leadership and direction for chemical processing operators

  • Responsible for performance with respect to safety, quality, on-time delivery, environmental goals and productivity

SC Johnson is a fifth-generation family company built on a spirit of adventure and winning the right way. We have been leading with purpose for over 130 years, building top brands such as Raid®, Glade®, Kiwi®, OFF!®, Windex®, Ziploc® and more, in virtually every country. Through these household names, we are making a positive difference to the world around us. But we only succeed with the combined vitality and strength of our 13,000 people who we truly value and support in their pursuit of individual and shared goals.

SC Johnson’s total compensation packages are at or above industry levels. In addition to salary, total packages may include bonuses, long-term incentives, matching 401(k) contributions and profit sharing based on company profitability, job level and years of service. As a family company, we’re committed to providing benefits such as subsidized health care plans, maternity/paternity/adoption leave, flexible work arrangements, vacation purchase options, recreation and fitness centers, childcare, counseling services and more.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Accountability for defined business objectives and people management responsibilities

  • Ability to make tough decisions and convert business strategy into action

  • The incumbent is charged with meeting Plant safety, quality, cost, productivity & environmental goals

  • Responsible for ensuring regulatory compliance for areas managed

  • Key contact and technical leader for Processing emergency issues as they arise across shifts

  • Collaboratively work with other functions (i.e. maintenance, production lines, engineering, IS, security, medical center, MHG, SHE, QA, etc.) as needed to coordinate activities and conduct issue resolution

  • Interpret and ensure compliance of all company and HR policies and procedures

  • Assist in the resolution of employee conflict and discipline issues as they occur while striving for consistency and fairness

  • Foster continuous improvement activities that support the department’s goals while building the team’s capabilities

  • Ability to coordinate and deliver projects by leading internal and external resources

  • Participate in teams that resolve tactical and strategic operational issues

  • Oversee and ensure the training and development of the team

  • Develop effective communication channels with necessary personnel to keep them apprised of shift related activities and team metrics

  • Creatively work to meet customer needs in a highly effective manner

  • Positively influence and manage change

Required Skills / Experience / Competencies:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering

  • Minimum 5 years relevant experience and bachelor's degree or minimum 3 years of experience and advanced degree

  • Chemical Processing/Compounding experience

Preferred Skills / Experience / Competencies:

  • Experience in Process Safety Management (PSM)

  • Demonstrated ability to deliver effective coaching and mentoring

  • Ability to convert goals into action-oriented initiatives, and the skill to execute accordingly

  • Demonstrated ability to lead cost savings initiatives and productivity improvement opportunities

  • Assertive self-starter with high initiative and ability to prioritize effectively

  • Open, honest communication style with interpersonal and facilitation skills

  • Packaging, Aerosol Production, and Maintenance experience is a plus

  • Past experiences in highly regulated chemical manufacturing is a plus

Job Requirements:

  • Full-time

  • 1st shift with ability to work on other shifts as needed

  • Available to support 24/7 continuous manufacturing operations

  • Requires the use of safety equipment to include but not limited to, safety glasses, hearing protectors, and steel toed work boots

  • Exposure to noise and subject to regular bending, twisting, and reaching

SC Johnson & Son, Inc. is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, status as a qualified individual with a disability, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, ancestry, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

If you are an individual with a disability and you need an accommodation or other assistance during the application process, please call our Human Resources department at 262-260-3343 or email your request to All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply. Download the EEO is the Law poster for more information.


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