Assistant Master Blender

Calumet Specialty Products Partners

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Shreveport, LA

Job Description

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Job Overview:

Who are we?

At Calumet we deliver innovative specialty products trusted by companies across the globe. We are the foundation to everyday essential products that help millions of people live and thrive. We are headquartered in Indianapolis and have numerous production locations in the US. We are customer focused and utilize our values of collaboration and entrepreneurship to grow the business. We offer a dynamic, high-performance environment where team members can have real input and impact on our business. If you’re ready to roll up your sleeves, treat the business as if it is your own and add value accordingly, come see why we’re Calumet Proud!


To manage blending and bulk fluid handling (truck, rail, and tote) operations to include but not limited to blending, loading/unloading bulk fluids, tank management, bulk fluid and blending additive inventory management, bulk shipment/receipt scheduling, develop and administer the blending schedule and management of related personnel. Direct report to Master Blender.


  • Serve as the Sr. Blender– perform blending duties as required
  • Develop blending schedule and ensure availability of blends to support bulk shipments and packaging lines consistent with the Master Schedule and bulk shipment lead times
  • Develop and manage shipping schedule for outbound bulk and outbound packaged shipments from CP warehouse
  • Prepare blends according to formulations and procedures developed by the lab and outlined in our ISO9001:2015 QMS
  • Ensure accuracy of all base oil and additive inventories
  • Coordinate monthly cycle counts of bulk and additive inventories
  • Ensure accuracy of outbound bulk shipments
  • Accurate tracking of flush and residual blends in heel, cone, pumps, and pipes
  • Coordinate with lab sampling and QC of blends, inbound receipts, and outbound shipments
  • Coordinate with Maintenance to ensure adequate time is allotted for scheduled line maintenance and/or repairs
  • Assist in physical inventory count and reconciliation
  • Initiate Corrective and Preventive Actions as needed
  • Day to day management of blending, bulk handling, and shipping personnel
  • Must comply with all plant safety guidelines
  • Health, Safety and Environment – Support the HSE program through active participation in the development, implementation, and maintenance of HSE policies, standards and programs. Manage HSE programs and tasks as required by role. Demonstrate HSE leadership throughout the organization.
  • Improve blending efficiency and first pass QC approval
  • Implement, develop, and train to best practice blending, loading and unloading procedures
  • Manage tank farm for maximum turns and increased flexibility
  • Evaluate current tank utilization for highest and best use of each
  • Evaluate and improve handling of slop oil
  • Evaluate and decrease amount of flush / manage flush for highest and best use
  • Assist in developing acceptable fluid inventory variances and track performance against targets
  • Ensure proper training to procedures to ensure blending operation continues in your absence (vacation, illness, other PTO)
  • Additional duties as assigned.


  • High school diploma or GED required.


  • Demonstrated critical thinking skills
  • Ability to make good decisions using sound judgement within a short timeframe
  • Good computer skills including Microsoft Office -Excel, Word, and Outlook
  • Excellent multitasking skills required
  • Demonstration of Calumet Values – Safety, Excellence, Entrepreneurship, Integrity, Innovation, Collaboration, Respect
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