Plant Manager

Posted on Feb 22

Location: Austin, TX
Job Type: Full Time
Job ID: W4153478

Seeking a talented Plant Manager to lead operations for a manufacturing plant north of Austin. This high-profile position reports directly to the company’s Chief Operating Officer and has full ownership of daily plant operations. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Production & Maintenance:
  • Maintain production schedule and finished product inventory to ensure on-time delivery.
  • Coordinate maintenance related activities (in house staff and outside contractors) to ensure the plant is operating efficiently and downtime is minimized.  
  • Manage capital projects to improve or replace equipment across the facility.  
  • Coordinate plant trials and subsequent evaluations for the improvement or development of products. 
  • Ensure good housekeeping throughout the facility and proper organization of raw materials/finished product.

Quality Control: 
  • Manage Quality Control process including establishment of appropriate quality systems and personnel levels to ensure finished product meets all specifications.
  • Collaborate with R&D Manager and Sales Managers to resolve quality related claims, and implement corrective actions.

Continuous Improvement:
  • Analyze plant metrics and data to determine areas to improve and initiatives to reduce costs.
  • Develop strategies to increase productivity while reducing plant labor costs via overtime and head count reduction.
  • Eliminate waste and excess spending on plant expenses/supplies.
  • Optimize finished product construction while reducing waste, and resolve negative raw material variances.

Safety Culture:
  • Oversee the facility’s EH&S program, ensuring compliance with all OSHA, state, and local regulations.
  • Maintain and submit all required environmental reporting.
  • Implement new processes, procedures, and equipment to improve employee safety across the plant; and monitor plantwide adherence to safety procedures to ensure compliance.

Workforce Development:
  • Work with the appropriate plant personnel and corporate office to manage all HR related issues.
  • Enforce all company policies and oversee the implementation of disciplinary action and other personnel related decisions.
  • Ensure required employee documentation is completed and maintained.

  • 4-year degree Engineering, Business Management, or related field required
  • 10+ years of experience in a manufacturing environment required; roofing industry strongly preferred
  • 5+ years of experience as a Plant Manager, Operations Manager, or similar role
  • Experience managing safety programs or maintaining OSHA compliance
  • Ability to develop production schedules to maximize efficiencies and on-time delivery
  • Proven experience with Lean Manufacturing, continuous improvement, Six Sigma, or related methodologies and concepts. Certification(s) a plus.
  • Able to troubleshoot and address quality issues.
  • Demonstrated excellence and success in leadership, mentoring, team building, and coaching employees. 
  • Ability to communicate effectively with plant employees and all levels of management.
  • Strong analytical, problem solving, and decision-making skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and familiar with MRP and ERP systems. 
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