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Plant Manager

Salem, OR 97305-9702

Industry: Executive Job Number: 60624

Plant Manager

ABOUT THE REPACK PLANT: A 500+ employee, unionized frozen vegetable and soup packaging plant that operates two shifts a day Monday through Friday, and some weekends. The Plant Manager is the number one manager of this plant, and reports to the Director of Manufacturing (at the Corporate office).

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: • Direct and control day-to-day operations to meet objectives related to production, quality, and recovery consistent with cost requirements. • Answerable for all activities at the plant. • Function independently in achieving required results within Corporate policy and broad direction. • Assure that production meets quality and recovery cost requirements by effectively directing plant operations. • Assure a staff capable of satisfactory performance by developing and motivating key subordinates. • Assure minimum accident frequency and severity by implementing a comprehensive safety program. • Assure efficient plant operations by implementing appropriate operating policies and procedures. • Responsible for development of key operational improvements and oversee projects through to completion in cooperation with broader organization. • Coordinate with Quality Assurance to ensure food safety and quality requirements are met for our customers. • Oversee ordering of equipment, parts, and general maintenance items to provide timely and cost-efficient repairs. • Recommend, research, develop, and train on new equipment to aid in plant operational improvements. • Work with corporate office on sizing of labels and cases for new items. • Plan, organize, and direct supervisory/operator training to ensure continuing education. • Communicate clear and concise goals and standards to team members. • Responsible for waste streams, by-products and process water disposal to assure compliance with city and regulatory requirements. • Assure plant budget goals are developed and met. • Assure that good public relations are maintained in the surrounding community. • All other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATION & REQUIREMENTS: • College degree required (or equivalent experience). • Minimum of 5 years of increasing responsibilities in a management capacity, ideally in the food/vegetable processing and/or packaging industry. • Above average mechanical knowledge and troubleshooting skills with the ability to recommend solutions. • Above average time management and organizational skills with ability to multi-task. • High level of communication skills, both verbal and written. • Team-player with excellent leadership, interpersonal, poise, and professionalism skills. • Confident, self-starter with excellent organizational skills and the ability to work independently and efficiently with minimal direction. • Must be able to analyze and successfully resolve problems in a timely manner. • Ability to prioritize tasks. • Experience managing a budget. • Working knowledge of Microsoft software (e.g. Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, etc.). • All new employee hiring is contingent upon passing a drug screen. HOURS: Full-time. Monday – Friday. 8: 00 am to 5: 00 pm. Occasional evenings and weekends.

Susan Victor-Reed

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