Plant Manager
Compass Minerals - Lyons, KS

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Summary: The Lyons Plant Manager reports to the Vice President of Manufacturing and is responsible for driving operational excellence throughout the entire salt plant operation. Responsibilities include leading all plant employees to meet/exceed targeted plant goals. Key goals are continuous performance improvement in Safety, Employee Engagement, Cost Management, Reliability, Production and Product Availability, and Quality.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following: (Leadership reserves the right to add or modify these duties and responsibilities at any time.)

Cultivates a proactive and sustainable health, safety and environmental culture that supports company policy, practices and complies with local, state and federal laws.

Evaluates, manages, and is responsible for meeting plant targets on operational costs, equipment/process efficiencies (labor, energy, etc.) and departmental productivity. Provides related guidance to direct reports as necessary.

Builds upon current high morale through active engagement of employees. This includes listening and involving inclusive levels of employees in driving fact-based decisions that deliver timely results aligned with overall business expectations. Recognizes individual and team contributions, ideas, and performance.

Reviews and approves departmental short term/long term plans and production schedules. Ensures that related strategies in plant efficiency management, inventory control and coordination of shipments support overall objectives.

Controls and/or coordinates the allocation of departmental personnel, machinery and other resources to optimize production at the lowest effective cost.

Approves proposed facility maintenance shutdowns and/or equipment repairs. Considers relevant cost and service impact to benefit ratios, and approves or reschedules accordingly.

Maintains plant operating instructions and efficiency performance. Insures that KPIs are properly tracked, communicated, and recorded.

Oversees the plant Management of Change process.

Ensures that all company standards, practices and procedures are followed.

Overall responsibility for preparation, presentation and results of plant budget and capital program.

Monitors departmental employee performance, development, training and succession management needs. Establishes processes which promotes performance improvement.

Networks and actively seeks help from available company resources. Develops positive interdepartmental relationships between Lyons plant, other plants, and the corporate office.

Promotes and has an expectation for building a culture conducive to generating continuous improvement in the operation, customer satisfaction and adherence to CMP Core Principles.

Leads and measures Operational Excellence initiatives for production units.

Must be comfortable setting and juggling multiple priorities; delivering the day-to-day performance of the plant with confidence while setting the longer term vision and strategy for the processes and people at the plant.

Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to carry out each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and Experience : A Bachelor’s Degree in engineering from an accredited educational institution. A minimum of 10 years experience in Operations Management in the chemicals or mineral processing industries; preferably with roles of increasing responsibility in multiple plant locations. Distinct preference for a degree in Chemical Engineering with understanding and experience in inorganic chemistry processes and crystallization.

Computer Skills: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be PC proficient and possess the ability to quickly master skills required to function with expertise in ERP systems. Must be proficient in Microsoft Windows, Word, Excel, Power Point, and Outlook.

Competency Areas:
To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

Interpersonal Skills - Ability to lead plant employees through the use of Lean principles and employee engagement. Clearly demonstrated ability to present issues clearly and concisely in group settings; small and large. Ability to communicate effectively with employees at all levels of the organization.

Written Communication - Concise, complete and well organized written communications are essential.

Planning/Organizing - Must have the ability to independently and effectively plan organize, coordinate and follow-up on assignments.

Professionalism - Approaches others in a tactful manner; Reacts well under pressure; Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; Follows through on commitments. Professionalism and ability to maintain confidentiality are critical.

Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Applies feedback to improve performance; Monitors own work to ensure quality. Understands and can correctly apply SPC knowledge.

Language Skills: The abilities listed are representative of the level of competency the individual needs in order to effectively perform the essential duties.

Ability to read, analyze and interpret job related information, Ability to write technical reports, business correspondence, prepare and/or review procedures, brochures, manuals, etc.

Mathematical and Reasoning Ability and Skills: The ability to perform higher level math functions pertaining to engineering disciplines. Must be able to proof own work for accuracy. Ability to collect, accurately assemble, and present data / information in a logical manner.

Essential Job Functions : The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear. The employee is regularly required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.

Work Environment: The work environment demands described here are representative of those that an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties, the employee may frequently be exposed to moving mechanical parts; high, precarious positions; fumes or airborne particles and outside weather conditions. The employee may occasionally be exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, toxic or caustic chemicals, and extreme heat. The noise level in the work environment may typically be moderate to loud. When and where required, all work environment exposures are reduced to acceptable occupational levels through the distribution and usage of personal protective equipment.

Compass Minerals in an equal opportunity employer dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or other group status protected by Federal, State, or local laws.

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