How to Hire a Plant Manager

Does your growing business need a plant manager? Plant Managers can you help your company increase the productivity of your production plant.

Here are some tips to help you find great plant manager candidates and make the right hire for your business.

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Salary Information

  • Common wage in US: $21.77 hourly
  • Typical wages range from $21.00$107.00 hourly
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*Indeed data (US) – Jan 2019

Why hire a Plant Manager?

A great plant manager hire can help your business increase the output of your production plant by streamlining manufacturing processes. The manager can also ensure that the plant is operating within regulations.

• Increase the production output of your business
• Organize your production structure
• Increase the overall value of your plant

Skills to look for in a great Plant Manager

A great plant manager candidate will have the following skills and attributes as well as work experience that reflects:

• Knowledge of engineering
• Great leadership
• Knowledge of plant processes
• Well organized
• Team player
• Ability to collaborate

Writing a Plant Manager job description

A thoughtful description is important to finding qualified Plant Manager candidates. A Plant Manager job description includes a compelling summary of the role, detailed list of duties and responsibilities, and the required and preferred skills for the position.

Consider including keywords that job seekers are using to search for Plant Manager jobs, such as:

• Management
• Plant Leader
• Manufacturing

Interviewing Plant Manager candidates

Strong candidates for plant manager positions will be confident answering questions regarding:

• Knowledge of manufacturing processes
• Ability to optimize a plant
• Six Sigma Black Belt

See our list of interview questions for more examples.

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