Plant Operations Lead

Our client is recognized worldwide as the largest in their industry with a long history of growth and success. “State of the art continual improvements, lively and constant growth” are often comments made by employees as to why they enjoy working for this top notch organization.


• Bachelor’s degree or the knowledge and skills normally acquired by completing such a degree.
• At least 3 years of manufacturing experience, including experience in leading a team of direct reports.
• Demonstrated ability to handle a large variety of tasks and information in a fast paced environment where timely decision making from often limited data and research time is critical.
• Strong analytical skills.
• Knowledge/experience in using Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint and/or other software tools.
• Strong team player and comfortable in a matrix organization.
• Excellent verbal and written communications skills, including the ability to present shift reports, lead meetings, and review/write SOP’s.


The responsible role of key on-site contact for any site emergencies. They will also provide leadership for off-shift, weekend, and holiday plant operations. Other responsibilities include, but are not limited to supporting growth initiatives and collaborating and communicating across functions


• Key internal and external contact in the event of any environmental, health, and safety related emergency situations (Incident Commander).
• Provide first responder services to the extent of his/her training and qualification as determined by the EHS group, and notify the appropriate parties inside and/or outside the Company should the situation require.
• Responsible for management and resource allocation regarding emergency maintenance activities for the facility.
• Lead efficient and effective facility operation. This involves maintaining oversight of ongoing operations; recognizing undesired operating conditions or potentially undesirable operating trends; and following up with the appropriate personnel to facilitate timely and proper resolution.
• Identify and communicate potential and ongoing process improvement projects in all areas of the manufacturing process.
• Support the management team in following through on information sharing, training, capital project implementation, and other initiatives designed to improve plant operating effectiveness and efficiency.
• Support key growth initiatives and objectives. Agility and Innovation:

• Work with the Operations, EHS, and engineering teams to understand and add value to the business goals and direction.
• Work closely with the site work force to locate opportunities for improved safety, operational efficiencies, and cost savings. Relationships and People:

• Maintain a productive and effective relationship with all members of the team as well as company affiliates, to ensure clear rapid flow of information
• Act as the ambassador for the company in team settings and encouraging product collaboration.
• Be a member of and/or lead committees and teams.

Benefits: Very competitive to include bonus eligibility, medical, dental and life insurance to name a few.

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