Plant Manager Job Description

Plant Manager Job Description

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Plant Manager Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Ensure compliance with Company standards for cost control, waste reduction, quality, OSHA, safety, and on-time delivery at the lowest possible cost
Champion the EHS, fulfillment, Lean and Quality strategy for the plant
Successfully drive and maintain high morale, employee engagement, safety and teamwork in a non-union facility
Improve & Monitor cost productivity while ensuring all customer commitments are met in a timely, quality & compliant manner
Maintain the highest standards of integrity and of quality for all production procedures
Promote a working environment that empowers and inspires employee involvement to achieve excellence in productivity, customer service, quality, inventory and EHS
Lead and engage organization to achieve goals in asset utilization, process / manufacturing loss improvement, delivered quality and cost reduction
Provides the direction and necessary resources to establish safety and environmental performance that meets established goals for the Plant
Interaction with administrative support, reviewing daily production, EHS, Quality, HR activities, including operating, billing, and inventory reports to determine changes that need to be made in the facility
Ensure work meets AAR requirements and quality standards

Plant Manager Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Plant Manager

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: VPP, MBB, DBS, LEAN, PMP, STAR, TEOA, TPM, ISO, WCOM

Education for Plant Manager

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the plant manager job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Engineering, Business, Manufacturing, Management, Education, Technical, Science, Leadership, MBA, Business/Administration

Skills for Plant Manager

Desired skills for plant manager include:

Microsoft Office applications
Division in all units of measure using whole numbers
Fractions and decimals
Microsoft Office products
Raw materials

Desired experience for plant manager includes:

Researches, plans, targets and controls reductions in costs of operations
Must have a can do attitude and project this to direct reports
Provides assistance to supervisors and technicians or personally handled difficult situations relating to maintenance repairs/inspections
Reviews and controls departmental productivity
Serves as a liaison between service technicians, maintenance technicians, construction, headend, RNOC system engineers, CSR’s, and dispatch personnel
Collaborate with P&L to create strategic vision for organizational roadmap to achieve significant growth (including key business milestones)

Plant Manager Examples


Plant Manager Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking for a plant manager. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for plant manager
  • Confers with management personnel to establish production and quality control standards
  • Establishes and maintains an effective employee relations climate safety consciousness
  • Drives a strong safety culture ensuring a safe and healthy workplace
  • Act as a company liaison with local, state and federal regulatory agencies (DOT, EPA, OSHA) community agencies, police and fire departments
  • Manage facility ISO Certification and Responsible Care Compliance
  • Responsible for the annual budgeting process, including capital and expense budgets
  • Utilize capital and expense budgets efficiently to support global business strategy
  • Oversee training programs for all new and current employees
  • Develop strong working relationships with customer support team and sales management to maximize customer service
  • Responsible for labor relations in a non-union environment – drive team towards a high performance organization
Qualifications for plant manager
  • Build an execution engine that delivers predictable monthly performance and aggressive quarter over quarter continuous improvement
  • Identify and implement effective KPI’s that drive results
  • Develop and execute plant operating annual budgets and monthly forecasts
  • Continue developing and implementing an overall production and manufacturing strategy including infrastructure of systems, processes and personnel designed to accommodate the business strategy maximize results
  • Maintain effective communication and coordination with all internal customers, leaders, team members
  • Researches, plans, targets and controls reduction of costs operations

Plant Manager Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking to fill the role of plant manager. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for plant manager
  • Leading the local team, external contractors to deliver ongoing operations – engineering (basic and detailed), procurement, quality, safety, environment
  • Own Safety Key Element 1, Quality Key Element 1, and Leadership Pillar
  • Provides direction, ensures resources and manages programs to ensure the plant's safety and environmental performance
  • Develop, drive and support plant activities towards achieving customer awards and Quality registrations (ex
  • Communicate on a regular basis with Regional Manager or VP to ensure companywide goals are met
  • Monitor variable operating expense to obtain msf objective as it pertains to production
  • Coach and develop supervisors and professionals to maximize their effectiveness their teams' effectiveness
  • Hold people accountable for performance
  • Develops strategic direction, goals, plans and policies for an area of responsibility
  • Manage, coach and develop the team
Qualifications for plant manager
  • Minimum of 5 years of progressive leadership experience is required, preferably within a manufacturing environment
  • Must demonstrate ability to effectively communicate with and influence large groups of employees
  • 7-10 years progressive Operations/Supply Chain experience
  • Continuous Improvement (six sigma, lean manufacturing, ) process and good manufacturing practices (cGMP) experience
  • Ability to build high performing and collaborative teams
  • 10-15 years of operational management experience in the packaging industry

Plant Manager Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking for a plant manager. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for plant manager
  • Accountable for directing overall operation of the facility and its people with an emphasis on assuring the business is operated in compliance with all applicable safety, environmental, regulatory, and statutory requirements of the business
  • Manages site compliance with all local, state, regional and national laws, regulations and directives
  • Act as a company liaison with local, state and federal regulatory agencies (DOT, EPA, and OSHA) community agencies, police and fire departments
  • Develop and manage plant & driver productivity process improvement plans utilizing continuous improvement techniques
  • Manage facility expense budget
  • Manage AOP and deliver on controllable costs
  • Meet all internal and external audit targets
  • Develop a manufacturing team to provide exceptional customer service at the lowest possible cost while maintaining a safe work environment
  • Establishes a baseline that monitors overall plant performance
  • Develop and implements recovery plans for off-schedule and unanticipated occurrences
Qualifications for plant manager
  • Bachelor’s Degree is required, preferably in Management or Engineering
  • 5-7 years minimum in a similar role within a manufacturing environment
  • Experience working in a unionized facility
  • Proven track record of achieving consistent plant growth
  • Previous experience/best practices implementing and using continuous improvement/lean tools such as
  • Able to plan, execute and control multiple tasks at the same time, with the ability to assign those tasks that would be most effectively handled through delegation

Plant Manager Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of plant manager. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for plant manager
  • Monitors and takes action on a daily basis for Safety and Quality performance
  • Build a vision and operating strategy (OGSM – Objectives, Goals, Strategies and Measures) and ensure the effective execution to achieve or exceed quality, service, cost, safety, inventory and bottom-line results
  • Serves on Quality Improvement Teams as needed
  • Identifies Quality critical parameters for SMS
  • Operates, directs, and reviews the Shaw Management System (SMS) and Plant Quality Policy
  • Formulates or approves short−and long−term operating objectives in areas such as cost reduction, quality improvement, new product development and/or integration as undertaken at the plant level
  • Drive quality programs to ensure product meets or exceeds customer expectations
  • Foster a culture where safety is a core value in daily operation and strive towards an accident-free workplace
  • Ensure that products are produced on time and are of good quality
  • Responsible for accurate inventory management
Qualifications for plant manager
  • Technical skills are not required upon initial hire into this position
  • Demonstrated experience in increasing efficiencies, variation improvements and continuous improvement projects
  • Ability to read and understand building materials, overhead, direct and indirect expense classifications and operating income reports
  • Drive product/process QCD improvement
  • 3 or more years supervisory experience in a feed milling or similar industry OR 5 or more years of supervisory experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Must be able and willing to work from heights

Plant Manager Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of plant manager. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for plant manager
  • Delivers on Plant Reliability, Quality and Quantity Demands
  • Ensures delivery of the quality and quantity of product required by the business
  • Applies the elements of Process Safety
  • Develops long and short term plans for improving safety, reliability and efficiency
  • Models exemplary safety behavior
  • Participates in the capital improvement plan for reliability, growth, safety, environmental, and efficiency
  • Monitors predetermined preventative maintenance measures designed to minimize equipment related downtime supporting production/warehouse
  • Meets customer requirements by managing plant operations according to established company policy
  • Responsible for purchasing and/or approving materials for shop, facilities, tooling, fixtures, , under the guidance of the General Manager
  • Support Market Business Leader (MBL) in the development and execution of actions to maintain a positive relationship with external stakeholders in the market
Qualifications for plant manager
  • Liaise with key stakeholders in the system – Planning, Logistics, Sales, HR and Marketing on delivering business needs
  • Part of the Supply Chain Leadership Team and help to drive the overall SC agenda in line with the organizational needs
  • Bachelor degree (or equivalent) in Engineering, Business Management, or a related field
  • A minimum of 5-7 years in a plant management role, preferably in an engineered-to-order manufacturing environment
  • Ability to organize, manage, and control a variety of technical and manufacturing operations including industrial engineering, machining, production planning, and scheduling
  • Solid understanding of aggregate processing and equipment and rail load out operations

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