Plant Operations Manager

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monticello, IA
$95,000 - $113,000
Job Type
Direct Hire
Apr 11, 2017
Job ID

Plant Operations Manager


You must have Fabrication, Metal or similar (no food industry or chemical industries)

"Must be a leader of people and desire to ensure a great, positive work environment for the employees"

Lead 8 supervisors directly that oversee 160 employees.

Company is growing at 17%

Desire to lead from the ground up and high competency in Continuous Improvement.

Job Description


Our client is the industry leader in their market across the US and has won the "employer of the year" award. "Best places to work" and "most admired companies in industry"

Newly created role!

Custom Engineered fabricated products.


Reporting to the Vice President Operations, the Plant Operations Manager is responsible for leading the employees to include coaching, mentoring and developing them. Identifying areas for improvement. Establishing production and shipping goals while ensuring that the overall quality of the product is maintained.

RESPONSIBILITIES: To perform this job successfully an individual must be able to perform each duty satisfactorily.

  • Ensure that the plant meets or exceeds all environmental and safety standards in accordance with all government standards.
  • Establish and modify plant operations, policies and goals
  • Promote continuous improvement opportunities and delegate responsibility for action.
  • Manufacture all assigned products in conformance with established engineering and quality standards.
  • Provide leadership in the facility that will actively engage employees in the achievement of all plant and company KPIs.
  • Continuously evaluate production equipment and processes to ensure competitiveness in the field. Coordinate with design and manufacturing engineering groups to implement and evaluate new or revised processes.
  • Monitor levels of production, shipments, labor performance, scrap and rejects, and housekeeping. Take action to correct unfavorable deviations improve favorable trends.
  • Insure plant and equipment is maintained to achieve production requirements and provide a safe and clean work environment.
  • Lead the development of a high performing workplace culture, especially in the areas of safety, quality, productivity, communications and employee relations

Required Skills

QUALIFICATIONS: The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

  • Bachelor's Degree in Business, Engineering or related field from an accredited college/university.
  • Minimum five (5) years of manufacturing management experience at the plant level .
  • Ability to read and interpret safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of the organization.
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills, including the ability to deal effectively with individuals at all levels of the organization.
  • Experience with lean manufacturing tools (i.e. Build to Order Processes, Kan-Ban Implementation, Inventory Reduction, TPS).
  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint