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Plant Manager


POSITION SUMMARY
The Plant Manager directs overall plant operations ensuring the achievement of production objectives consistent with the company quality standards, customer delivery requirements and lean initiatives. The Plant Manager is responsible to carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organizations policies and procedures. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring and training employees, planning, assigning and directing work in a team environment. Other duties include disciplining employees and addressing complaints and resolving issues.
QUALIFICATIONS
o Bachelor's degree in Operations Management or related field preferred
o 5-10 years of experience in Operations of a manufacturing facility
o Experience working in a lean environment and clear understanding of lean principles required
o Ability to operate a computer and learn the systems that are in place
o Understanding of electronic manufacturing a plus.
o Be a good communicator. Ability to communicate effectively with others using the spoken word and communicate in writing clearly and concisely.
o Be organized. Be able to process and store information in an organized manner and be able to oversee multiple projects in a fast paced environment.
o Make effective use of time. Utilize available time to organize and complete work efficiently and within given deadlines.
o Understand basic technical documents. Be able to read and understand blueprints, wiring diagrams, schematic drawings, engineering instructions and specifications.
o Be accountable. Accept responsibility and account for his/her actions.
o Be customer oriented. Ability to take care of the customers' needs while following company policies and procedures.
o Must be a U.S. citizen or be a permanent resident alien with legal and valid credentials proving they qualify as U.S. person.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
o Prioritize, schedule and delegate work assignments and directly supervise the plant staff to ensure the achievement of production objectives at the lowest cost consistent with company quality requirements.
o Establish production schedules to ensure timely delivery of customer products.
o Evaluate, recommend and implement improvements in methods and processes to increase productivity and quality.
o Develop plans for the maximum utilization of materials, machines and employees.
o Review production costs and product quality; modify production and inventory control programs to maintain and enhance profitable operation of division.
o Ensure proper maintenance of equipment and building, and establish plant housekeeping standards.
o Develop and recommend plant capital and operating budgets to ensure conformance to budgets.
o Develop policies and procedures to ensure compliance with OSHA, environmental and various regulatory agencies.
o Enforce safety and work rules and company housekeeping standards.
o Ensure compliance with all quality and safety regulations
o Determine and monitor manpower needs, hiring when necessary
o Other duties as assigned by Core Team

PHYSICAL DEMANDS
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, stand, walk, handle tools or controls and listen. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance, bend, squat, crawl or reach. The employee must occasionally lift and /or move reports, files, office supplies, etc. weighing up to 30 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.


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