Fertilizer Plant Manager

5 - 7 years experience  •  Business Services

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 11/15/17
Burrel, CA
5 - 7 years experience
Business Services
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 11/15/17

Fertilizer Plant Manager

Ref ID: REF1272U
Department: Live Operations & Milling
Location: Burrel, CA
Employment Type: Full-time
Shift: Day

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Foster Farms has been a family-owned and operated company for four generations. Since our founding days back in 1939, we have always been committed to providing consumers with the highest-quality, best-tasting poultry products available. The hope is that our commitment to excellence, honesty, quality, service, and our people will shine through in everything we do.

We are always looking for talented individuals to join the Foster Farms team. We offer the experience of a large organization, but operate like a family business. More than half of our job openings are filled by internal promotion, and we encourage employees to gain a variety of experiences across different functional groups.

Job Description


Manage safe and cost effective operation of the Fertilizer Plant to include: Production scheduling, preparation of annual budget, determination of capital needs, raw material supply and environmental compliance..Manage decision making for manure removal from company ranches including changing quantity and quality, Bio-Security requirements for Live Production and customer demand. Oversee product recalls for the facility. Oversee records and SOPs required for all Plant Functions. Manage truck drivers and all accompanying policies and regulations to ensure safe and cost effective transportation of liquid and dry products.

Essential Functions:

Manage the Fertilizer Plant to insure the following:

Safe, efficient, and economical transloading/storage and production of fertilizer.

Compliance with Department, Division, and Corporate policies and procedures.

Compliance with company and government health and safety regulations.

Manage daily production schedule.

Manage plant maintenance program including PMs and work schedules.

Ensure plant is ready for customer inspection at all times.

Insure adequate staffing levels to meet current and long range production demands.

Insure plant equipment is adequate to meet current and long term demands, this includes replacement plans and modifications to the plant.

Plan, request, and implement Capital Projects as needed for current and long-term demands.

Maintain adequate inventory of raw material for the facility.

Manage facility food safety and HACCP plan

Ensure all products are produced within parameters of the HACCP program.

Verify daily production and shipment records to ensure that CCPs are complied with and properly documented.

Member of the fertilizer HACCP team.

Ensure all plant employees are trained on plant HACCP plan and accompanying SOPs.

Ensure all records are in place for potential product recalls.

Manage accounting, purchasing, and organic production documentation functions of the plant

Conduct period end inventory.

Ensure inventory adjustments are made in a timely manner during the period for recall purposes.

Verify production transactions are correct and timely.

Ensure production variances are properly documented for organic production.

Work with purchasing agents to ensure MRP parameters and up to date and utilized.

Field buyer for facility.

Approve purchases and issue purchase orders.

Manage EHS compliance including:

Oversee plant safety meetings and audits.

Compliance of Air board requirements in regards to particulate emissions on dust control measures for the Fertilizer Plant, roadways, and storage yard.This includes responsibility for monitoring, maintenance to systems, record keeping, and employee training.

E.P.A. Compliance on audits, nutrient management practices, groundwater and storm water issues.

Assist Environmental Manager with annual environmental training, audits, and documentation.

Compliance with all hazardous material use, training, storage, and disposal issues.



5 years of supervisory work experience in all phases of Operations, Maintenance, and Production.

BS/BA is Business Management or related field preferred.

Working knowledge of heavy equipment.

Experience with fleet operations of heavy trucks, working in both on-road and off-road situations.

Good interpersonal and communication skills required.

Knowledge of farming, fertilizer/nutrient management preferred.

Ability to forecast and respond to variables, including: production fluctuations and sales demand.

Ability to respond and thrive in a frequently changing and fast paced work environment.

Proficient in Microsoft Office. SAPexperience helpful.

Ability to work at heights and climb ladders up to 100′.

Ability to work in adverse weather conditions and a frequently dusty environment.

Ref ID: REF1272U

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