Superintendent, Chemical Operations

Job req id:  12806

Kennewick, WA, US, 99337

Pay Band: J 


At Nutrien, our purpose is Feeding the Future and we do so with safety, inclusion, integrity and results as our core values. Nothing is more important than sending our people home safe, every day.


Nutrien is a leading provider of agricultural products, services, and solutions. With nearly 25,000 employees world-wide, we are the largest producer of potash (by capacity) and one of the world’s largest producers of nitrogen and phosphate. We also operate a leading agriculture retail network that services over 500,000 growers globally.


We harvest the best. Diverse views and experience make us strong. We look for people who have a safety-first mindset, who are collaborative team players, who deliver on their commitments, act with integrity, and who support inclusion.


Working at Nutrien will provide you an opportunity to help us raise the expectation of what an agriculture company can be and grow your career.


The Superintendent, Chemical Operations reports to the General Manager.

This position is located in our nitrogen chemical production facility in Kennewick, Washington, U.S.A. and is not available for remote work.


What you will do:

  • Meet plant targets in safety, production, operating cost, quality, and environmental performance
  • Support, coach, and develop operations personnel including the four shifts to ensure their work is focused on delivering site Key Performance Indicators
  • Supervisory responsibilities include personnel development activities, team direction, and building and performance counseling
  • Coordinate operations through the Supervisors including day to day issues between the operations, maintenance, and technical areas
  • Provide planning for longer term (2 to 5 years) operations
  • Work with commercial teams to meet and achieve short term and long term forecasts
  • Facilitate the resolution of unit production issues I.E. shutdowns, equipment replacements, product quality, etc.
  • Participate in the development of the department budget and is accountable to operate within the budget
  • Support the Management of Change (MOC) process


What you will bring:

  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • 7 or more years of production experience in similar industry
  • Capable of understanding complex chemical processes and equipment
  • Working knowledge of work redesign concepts and change management principles
  • Demonstrated ability to solve problems using standard techniques, unique approaches, and through the involvement of others
  • Ability to interface between operating group and maintenance, technical, and external teams


Compensation & Benefits:


Salary Range $112,800.00 - $155,100.00. This range is estimated for Superintendent, Chemical Operations under Washington's Pay Transparency Law. Actual salary and benefits may differ based upon location.


We provide an attractive benefits package that includes comprehensive medical, dental, vision coverage, and life insurance and well as disability coverage for positions working more than 30 hours per week. In addition, we have a retirement program that encourages our employees to save for the longer term, with generous matching employer contributions.  Our benefit package also demonstrates our culture of care with paid vacation, sick days and holidays as well as paid personal and maternity/parental leaves and an Employee and Family Assistance Program.  Details of the benefits package will be shared in the application process. 


In addition to base pay, this role is also eligible to participate in our annual incentive plan and long-term incentive plan, consistent with the terms of our plan(s), which provide discretionary award opportunities reflecting components such as performance of the company and the employee.  Details will be discussed through the application process.


This information is provided in compliance with applicable state equal pay and pay equity legislation and is the company's good faith and reasonable estimate of the compensation range and benefits offered for this position.  The compensation offered to the successful applicant may vary based on factors including experience, skills, education, location, and other job-related reasons.  Nutrien also makes internal equity a consideration in all pay decisions. 


Are you a good match? Apply today!


Nutrien is an equal opportunity employer.  We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.


This job will remain posted until filled.  While we appreciate all applications we receive, only candidates under consideration will be contacted.


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At Nutrien, we never stop growing, because our world never does. Our size can help us weather a storm, but with that ability comes a great responsibility—to our growers and customers, our employees and shareholders, our communities, and the planet. 

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