Plant Manager

  • Location

    Staffordshire, England

  • Sector:

    Lubricants & Chemicals

  • Salary:


  • Contact:

    Keeley Robinson

  • Contact email:

  • Job ref:

    A - J6576_1562834370

  • Published:

    11 months ago

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This reputable and specialist niche company has a rare opportunity to make a key appointment as Senior Plant Manager to lead on operational aspects at their base in Staffordshire. 

This independent niche refinery processes a high volume of automotive lubricants circa 40,000 tonnes per annum. Lubricants will be processed on site to produce a range of products including gasoline diesel, base oil and a bitumen substitute.


Reporting directly to the Managing Director you will be responsible for all day-to-day plant activities encompassing:

  • HSE
  • Production
  • Quality Control of Feedstock, 
  • Refinery Production (and Maintenance) 
  • Liaising with the Commercial Department for Product Sales and Distribution

The role will also encompass Project Management as the refinery looks to double capacity over the next 2 years, a proven background of demonstrating and leading on investments and expansion of a facility would be advantageous.
Applicants should hold a Degree in Chemical Engineering and have at least 10 years experience in industry with specific knowledge of distillation. Experience specifically within the oil sector would be preferred. The role requires an individual with good communication skills at all levels, someone who displays confidence at working with a range of stakeholders.

The successful applicant will be expected to live within 20 miles of the refinery, a relocation package can be considered.

Degree in chemical engineering
Previous hands on refinery experience is essential, ideally 10+ years
Distillation experience is essential
Proven experience of chemicals management from a refinery/chemical manufacturing environment
Experience of identifying and managing process improvements.
Project management experience
Previous mentoring/supervisory experience or ideally management of a small team
Able to multi task with a flexible approach to work.
You will enjoy both the engineering and theoretical/chemical aspects of the role
Capable of performing manual tasks if required
A confident communicator and team player with a good sense of humour!
Evidence of long term senior management potential
Ambitious individual with a long term career outlook and entrepreneurial flair.

A very attractive base salary commensurate with experience, flexible benefits package to suit, pension, healthcare.
For full details contact Keeley Robinson or Elena Cragie on 0044 (0)1565 626754 or send your CV and application directly via our website.

Eleven Recruitment has been recruiting within the lubricants and additives sector since 1999. We work with major oil companies, lubricant, additives and chemical manufacturers and independent blenders. We specialise in the recruitment of R&D, manufacturing, formulation, sales and marketing, operations, commercial, technical and engineering professionals across the UK and Europe.
Eleven Recruitment is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy. The recruiter has stated that all applicants for this job should be able to prove they are legally entitled to work in the EU.