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Date Added: Wed 26/05/2021

Plant Manager

Arlington, TX, US
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Job Type: Permanent, FullTime

Job Description

If you are an energetic, hands-on and results-oriented production professional that enjoys performing a variety of tasks in a fast-paced environment, look no further.

The Plant Manager is responsible for the entirety of plant operations with accountability for all functions that support the manufacturing facility including production, equipment, maintenance and sanitation. The Plant Manager will take ownership for ensuring quality and safety standards are being met across the entire plant and they will serve in a leadership capacity with full accountability for production, budget and cost targets, process improvement and manufacturing optimization.

The primary day-to-day responsibility involves directing and managing all areas of manufacturing and improving upon SOPs and KPIs. The Plant Manager is responsible for ensuring the plant achieves and maintains all food safety requirements (SQF) and is also required to be a member of the HACCP team. Additionally, the Plant Manager will provide leadership in maintaining a safe and sanitary production environment as well as representing the organization within the community and industry in a professionally competent and ethical manner.


  • Lead the buildout for our manufacturing facility in areas including but not limited to production, maintenance, equipment and sanitation
  • Manage business to ensure profitability targets and make sure all quality standards are met
  • Proactively monitor, maintain and repair all production equipment and fixed assets including buildings, grounds and storage facilities
  • Stay current with latest production management and industry best practices to help continually evolve our products and business
  • Maintain a clean, effective, efficient, orderly and safe plant
  • Direct plant policies and procedures and manage plant safety procedures and reporting
  • Manage and maintain sufficient raw materials and finished goods inventory to ensure uninterrupted service to customers
  • Verify and/or perform inventory counts and ensure proper rotation of raw materials
  • Review production orders and/or schedules to ascertain product data such as types, quantities, and specifications of products and scheduled delivery dates in order to plan production operations (batching, mixing, cooking and packaging processes) and establish priorities and sequences for manufacturing products to minimize waste and labor costs
  • Produce and manage the execution of the production schedule
  • Develop systems and processes that optimize productivity and standards, metrics and performance targets to ensure effective return on assets
  • Formulate and develop operating budget
  • Create and develop new methods, operational procedures and systems in production management to improve efficiency and performance
  • Lead continuous improvement initiatives to maximize human capital, realize cost savings, reduce material waste, and eliminate down time
  • Create a work culture that yields a highly disciplined workforce by nurturing and leading associates in a way that fosters teamwork and self-fulfillmen
  • Interview, hire and train new associates; plan, assign and direct work; appraise performance
  • Develop succession plans to ensure continuity of operations in the face of unforeseen turnover
  • Lead the safety efforts of the plant to achieve and maintain a zero lost-time accident record
  • Maintain adherence to company policies, regulatory requirements, quality specifications, safety standards and sanitation practices
  • Participate as a member of the HACCP team
  • Monitor plant operations and initiate corrective actions and ensure follow up is conducted
  • Represent the organization as its brand ambassador within the community and industry in a professionally competent and ethical manner


  • Minimum of three years of experience in a food manufacturing environment leading a team of 40+ associates
  • Experience working in an SQF-certified facility
  • Previous facilities management experience
  • Experience with purchasing, production planning, quality, project management, continuous improvement, maintenance, food processing and food safety practices
  • Knowledge of business and management principles (budgeting, strategic planning, resource allocation and human resources)
  • Firm understanding of technical issues related to manufacturing
  • Analytical and problem-solution oriented mindset
  • Demonstrated flexibility with plans or production needs change and ability to respond accordingly
  • Willingness to make decisions and take action in a changing environment
  • Passion for working hands-on with colleagues on the production floor
  • Ability to recruit, lead, coach and develop associates by operating with a firm but fair practice, holding individuals accountable to their responsibilities
  • Ability to communicate effectively and diplomatically with all levels of staff, from hourly to executive management, as well as with customer and vendor contacts
  • Ability to drive change with a positive attitude

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