FPC of Houston
Our client, a large chemical company, has an immediate opening for a Plant Manager/Operations Manager at their cutting-edge manufacturing facility. The Plant/Operations Manager oversees activities within the production department including production planning, production orders and scheduling, production quality, and process improvement. The plant manager directs production operations including the activity of production workers, supervisors, foremen and other plant personnel. Manages and develops production team comprising of department managers and staff members who lead and perform production functions on a day-to-day basis. Works collaboratively and efficiently with other business functions. Performs and/or oversees HR-related functions including interviewing, hiring, onboarding, training and development, mentoring employment reviews, disciplinary actions, improvement plans, terminations and exit interviews. Plans production operations in accordance with production schedules, establishing and evaluating priorities and procedures for continuous process improvement while assuring a safe work environment for all employees by enforcing all safety rules and procedures. Reviews production and operating reports and resolves operational, manufacturing, and maintenance problems, ensuring minimum costs and preventing operational delays. Compiles, stores, and retrieves production data. Inspects plant equipment, ensuring optimal performance and utilization. Communicates with maintenance department when equipment requires service or repair. Develops and evaluates production standards and processes including ISO 9001. Observes workers, ensuring process and standards compliance. Ensures applicable documentation and recording-keeping. Develops and executes methods, ensuring minimal downtime, minimizing changeovers, and reducing waste. Oversees housekeeping activities related to the production area. QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor of Science Degree with at least seven years of production management experience. Previous experience in an industrial setting for a processing facility. MS Word and Excel savvy. Locations in CA and IL.