Plant Manager
Proliant Meat Ingredients - Harlan, IA

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JOB TITLE: Plant Manager

REPORTS TO: General Manager

PURPOSE: The purpose of this job is to effectively manage the daily plant operations to assure maximum production of quality products in accordance with corporate goals and objectives.

JOB DUTIES

Plant Operation Duties:

  • Develops, implements, and maintains policies and procedures related to plant operations.
  • Directs and approves purchasing of appropriate materials/supplies in a timely manner to achieve customer and/or company time-frames.
  • Ensures production equipment/machinery is properly maintained, repaired, or replaced as necessary to maintain smooth daily plant operations.

Management Duties:

  • Hires, assures appropriate training, and evaluates job performance of plant personnel.
  • Controls allocation and use of personnel to ensure fulfillment of production schedules in a cost-effective manner.
  • Conducts regular scheduled safety training to provide a safe working environment, including the application and implementation of new equipment/machinery.
  • Conducts regular scheduled departmental meetings enhancing communication throughout the plant.
  • Ensures adherence to all established company policies and procedures through specialized training of supervisors.
  • Ensure S.O.P’s are developed, accurate and utilized for plant processes.
  • Develop bench strength through training and succession planning efforts.

Administrative Duties:

  • Analyzes, develops, and prepares the plant operating expense budget, monitoring and investigating discrepancies as situations arise.
  • Prepares weekly yield sheets for review by the Vice President of Operations and other reports as requested.
  • Ensures compliance with all federal, state, and local regulations and requirements, as required, including environmental (KDHE).
  • Provides a leadership role in the integration of efforts throughout the plant promoting a positive work atmosphere.
  • Promotes a positive image of PMI, through community involvement.

JOB REQUIREMENTS

  • Must live within 30 minutes of the plant.
  • Specific knowledge and first-hand experience with industrial production processes in an edible or non-edible food processing plant.
  • Ability to monitor the production processes, make necessary adjustments in scheduling and/or improve production methods/techniques to achieve company goals.
  • Knowledge and ability to implement and ensure adherence to all safety techniques and procedures related to plant operations.
  • Knowledge and ability to analyze, forecast, and plan production objectives.
  • Ability to hire, train and evaluate personnel ensuring a competent work force to meet production objectives in a cost-effective manner. This will include goal setting and measurement of performance.
  • Ability to develop and implement standard policies and procedures to maintain consistent daily plant operations, including S.O.P’s.
  • Ability to effectively interact and manage plant personnel.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with corporate office management, contractors, vendors, suppliers, and other business related contacts.
  • Ability to effectively communicate both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality related to all duties and responsibilities, such as production goals and personnel information.
  • Ability to perform basic and complex mathematical calculations.
  • Knowledge of organizational methods and the ability to manage multiple tasks/projects simultaneously.
  • Ability to remain calm and professional during peak periods of activity.
  • Ability to work daily and extended hours as necessary.
  • Ability to assist with special or ongoing projects as instructed by the Vice President of Operations.
  • Knowledge in statistical process control preferred.
  • Formal knowledge in Continuous Improvement/Lean Manufacturing preferred.

JOB QUALIFICATIONS

Education:

College degree in the field of production or management preferred.

Experience:

Eight years experience in a process manufacturing environment required; food industry experience preferred. Prior experience as a Plant Manager is required. Process experience in the meat or ingredient industry is preferred.