Plant Manager


Houston, TX

Industry: Chemicals


8 - 10 years

Posted 279 days ago

  by    Peter Ansara

This job is no longer available.

Job Description

The Plant Manager is responsible for the safe and efficient operation and maintenance of a manufacturing and distribution facility.

Primary focus of the plant manager is to plan, organize and direct the manufacturing operations, industrial engineering, and maintenance and logistics in a manner which assures the most effective return on assets employed.




Maintain a safe, clean, and reliable plant

Responsible for safety of the whole site, including for personnel of other departments which reside on site as well as contractors

Is the Chair of the Joint Health and Safety Committee.

Lead at least one site safety meeting per quarter



Accountable for meeting plant production goals set by the VP manufacturing through the manufacturing budget process

Review, analyze, plan, coordinate and lead all activities within the manufacturing operations organization.

Assure the development and coordination of systems and programs to promote cost effective manufacturing operations in line with manufacturing plans and objectives.

Support programs and procedures that provide reliable products with minimal quality control, repair, scrap and warranty expense.

Assures attainment of programs and production schedules while insuring high quality standards.



Accountable for product quality control for the plant


selecting, training, and developing plant supervisory, technical, and administrative staff.

Conducting employee performance reviews and fostering a well-trained and motivated staff.

Establish and maintain a positive community relationship to both internal and external customers.

Cultivate a well-trained and motivated staff.

Responsibilities include establishment of training and development programs, assessment of performance, creation of new talent and taking the lead in recruitment efforts to ensure excellence and efficiencies throughout the plant.

Oversee human capital across all functional areas.

Select and train plant supervisory and administrative staff.

Plan and manage plant vacation schedules, ensuring plant productivity and minimizing overtime and cost.




develops and executes capital and expense budgets and operating plans under the guidance of the VP Manufacturing

Schedule and conduct plant meetings.

Initiate plans and processes which minimize manufacturing costs through effective utilization of manpower, equipment, facilities, materials and capital.

Assure development and execution of manufacturing schedules in conjunction with the Materials Manager

Plan and implement manufacturing strategies and action plans to insure that the manufacturing operations group supports the strategic imperatives.

Monitor plant performance and communicate progress against objectives to management.


Minimum Qualifications:


 BS Degreerequired. EngineeringdegreePreferred.

 prefer MS/MA/MBA


Minimum Experience:


 10 years of manufacturing experience including operations, maintenance, quality control and good manufacturing practices

 5years supervisory responsibility with proven leadership record

 Experience in process industries and plastics compounding or extrusion a plus

 Experience of managing relations with government agencies

 Proven ability to direct and lead plant operations to drive production results.

 Independent, passionate in their work, customer focused and safety oriented


Job-Specific Skills:


 Exceptional English reading, writing and speaking skills are required.

 Exceptional analytical skills are required.

 Solid communication skills to include an open communication style.

 Significant manufacturing knowledge as well as advanced interpersonal and supervisory skills.

 Excellent communication skills and external customer presence and knowledge in targeted manufacturing market.

 Strong mechanical aptitude and ability to understand complex technical issues

Excellent planning and communication skills, including the ability to effectively interact with customers, senior management, and community and regulatory groups

 Ability to multitask and quickly and effectively respond to issues in a fast-paced manufacturing environment.

 Computer competency in MS Office, ERP, and MRO systems and ability to interpret engineering drawings and data.

 Proven track record in managing technical, commercial, and personnel issues

Experience with welding and electrical, desired

 Time and project management, problem solving, and management skills are critical.

 Must be able to work and cultivate a team environment; empower others and drive operational excellence.

 A champion of Continuous Improvement, Six Sigma, Lean Manufacturing, 5S and SMED Principles.

 Hands-on knowledge of production equipment. Ability to work in a fluid and changing environment. Must be able to lift a minimum of 50 pounds and the use safety equipment.

In-depth knowledge of how to run a lean manufacturing environment.

 Experience in creation of models and processes that adhere to safety and improved plant operations.

 Flexible shift work schedules is essential to oversee 24/7 plant operations.

 Ability to understand, interpret and communicate company Policies & Procedures



 Ability to travel up to 10% of the time, have a valid passport and a valid driver?s licence

 Possess sound Business Understanding


Conceptual Thinking


Developing Others

Empowerment & Delegation

Team Leadership

Able to influence people who are no (direct) reports

with department heads to ensure coordination.

MUST be US Citizen or Perm Resident.

$130K - $250K