With support from the corporate office, the Plant Manager will be responsible for Plant Safety, Quality, High Productivity, Regulatory Compliance, Scheduling, and Customer Service among other responsibilities. The Plant Manager plans, organizes, and directs all aspects of plant operations and has final responsibility for cost control and customer satisfaction.
- Monitor and control costs to achieve goals.
- Monitor and control: quality, customer satisfaction, and productivity.
- Regularly meet with the Sales staff to ensure that Paulo is promptly resolving any customer issues and to review plant business process improvement initiatives for increasing customer satisfaction.
- Regularly meet with the Sales staff to ensure that actions to develop and win new business opportunities are defined and being completed.
- Supervise directly or indirectly, all personnel at the plant with the exception of the sales staff. Select the best available candidates for positions and develop people to the maximum of their abilities.
- Maintain the equipment and the facility to minimize unscheduled downtime, maximize productivity, and maintain a safe, pleasant, and organized working environment.
- Ensure that effective communication is occurring with customers, employees, supervisors, and corporate personnel/functions.
- Oversee the scheduling of all work, equipment, and staff so that work will be completed per customer TAR requirements and as efficiently as possible.
- Utilize lean manufacturing principles to create a productive and continuously improving operation. This includes constant evaluation of plant layout, work flow, and minimizing waste. Focus should be on keeping work simple, efficient to do, and easy to manage.
- Implement and sustain effective safety, environmental, and 5S programs.
- Create an environment that will fully engage plant employees to constantly improve and sustain a successful business operation.
- Define and implement action plans to support the plants and corporate strategic initiatives.
- Be familiar with and comply with applicable government regulations, including safety, environmental, and transportation requirements.
- Coordinate the efforts of plant personnel and engineers on joint projects.
- Travel to and participate in job-related meetings, conventions, training, etc. Such travel may include overnight stays of one or more nights.
- Five years of experience in a similar or related operations management position.
- Must have at least 5 years’ experience in a manufacturing environment with progressively increasing leadership responsibility.
- Must have a 4-year college degree in Business, Manufacturing, or Engineering or related discipline or extensive related work experience.
- Experience in the heat treating industry, strongly preferred.
- Business acumen and basic strategic thinking to anticipate and respond to future needs of the organization
- Must be able to read instructions, charts, and production paperwork.
- Must be able to participate in and encourage team working and communication.
- Able to effectively lead a diverse workforce establishing production priorities based on current demands.
- Exhibits the flexibility needed to respond to frequent changes in production requirements and/or systems and equipment failures.
- Strong customer communication and relationship building skills required.