Plant Manager

Location: Henry TN Posted Date: February 11, 2020
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Employer Job Id: R-004230 Careermine Job Id: 1833600
Job Description Summary

The Plant Manager has total responsibility for the performance of the plant and quarry locations. Accountable for all plant and quarry operations with overall responsibility for plant/quarry safety performance, production, maintenance, quality, compliance, financial performance / cost control as well as all other production-related activities of the plants/quarries. The plant manager must be a take-charge person that can handle the demands of the operation and continually balance the competing needs of maintenance and production. They must also possess the skills needed to develop a team to manage the plant in the most effective way.
Responsibilities, Skills & Experience Ensure the most safe, efficient, and economical operation of the plant
  • Lead and manage the plant/quarry in a manner consistent with the vision of LNA
  • Lead and manage the output of the plant/quarry in a way that maximizes reserves and efficiently utilizes all plant assets
  • Establish targets and priorities for the plant/quarry to ensure consistent performance around all KPI's (production, maintenance, quality, delivery, and cost)
  • Responsible for the establishment of objectives at the plant/quarry consistent with Company and Corporate objectives; the development and the implementation of a strategic plan to meet the objectives; and the monthly and annual review of objective results.

Champion plant/quarry and community communications
  • Communicate effectively with all employees on all levels
  • Clearly establish and communicate the vision for the plant/quarry
  • Serves as the Company's representative or designates a representative from the plant to serve as a representative in all areas related to the business community, the industry, the surrounding community; the news media and with the local government.

Ensure consistent product and process quality
  • Timely response to customer demands
  • Establish and monitor overall plant/quarry performance for production and quality standards
  • Insures that all products produced at the plant and shipped to customers from the plant meet quality and customer requirements.
  • Coordinates with Sales, Technical/Quality, Mining, Customer Service, and Management to assess priorities and production plans and schedules to meet customer orders and shipments for the plants and quarry operations.

Budgeting (Preparation, Execution and Control)
  • Develop and control profits, plans and budget
  • Prepare initial capital project requests consistent with the operating and maintenance needs of the plant/quarry
  • Ensure work is completed to the project standards and guidelines.
  • Follow spares management best practices
  • Monitors manpower utilization at the plant/quarry and reviews for approval all requests for increases in the workforce.

Leadership/Teamwork and Team Development
  • Delegates authority to key team members in safety, finance, production, maintenance, processing, quality control, production control, shipping, and other related operations and administrative functions.
  • Coordinate plant activities through planning with other members of the plant management team to ensure plant objectives are met in an effective and efficient manner
  • Provide leadership and mentoring to accomplish plant/quarry goals and objectives.
  • Provide direction, development, encourage collaboration, and leadership to all plant/quarry staff members
  • Be a positive leader that encourages cross-functional communication between the teams.
  • Track Key Performance indicators to measure progress of goals.
  • Provide feedback to direct reports on daily projects.
  • Establish processes for SAP including training of team members.
  • Good public speaking skills. Must be able to create and communicate a power point presentation to the workforce with confidence concerning the state of the business.

  • Drive positive safety culture. Ensure compliance with safety, housekeeping, environmental, continuous improvement standards and procedures.
  • Demonstrate environmental and safety regulatory leadership.
  • Must comply with company, state, and governmental health, safety, &
  • environmental rules and regulations

Perform other duties as assigned.

  • Proven leadership, management and supervisory experience on all levels are required.
  • Knowledge of minerals processing specifically clay minerals
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills. Must be able to lead 5-Why activities.
  • Proven track record of increasing responsibility and increasing results is required
  • Ability to plan and direct the work of salaried and hourly personnel and to train and develop an effective workforce.
  • Training and experience leading Lean and/or Six Sigma/Continuous Improvement in solving difficult problems is a plus.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills and the ability to communicate on all levels.
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks/projects and meeting all required deadlines.
  • Strong sense of urgency in meeting customer needs.
  • Self-starter with the ability to multi-task and meeting all required deadlines as forth by leadership
  • Knowledge of budget process is strongly preferred.
  • Strong understanding of safety, environmental, and the desire to following all established procedures are required.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of environmental regulations and their impact on operations compliance desired
  • Must have strong working knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook and PowerPoint software. Previous SAP knowledge is a plus.

Physical Demands include, but are not limited to:
  • Must be physically able to perform work assigned.
  • Must be physically capable of accessing all plant/quarry locations.
  • Access all areas within a site which could include heights of 120 feet, confined spaces, climbing ladders or stairs, and accessing tunnels.
  • Will be working in an office environment, mining, clay, and mineral processing environment.
  • The employee will be exposed to the following working conditions: Extreme Heat and Cold temperatures, Noise, Vibration, Oils, and Atmospheric Conditions such as Dust, Fumes, and Metallic Particles.
  • The employee will be required to perform the following actions (from time to time): Standing, walking on uneven surfaces, balancing, stooping, kneeling, reaching, talking, seeing, hearing and sitting.
  • Able to lift up to 50 pounds.
  • Travel up to 20% as needed.

Required Experience: Must have at least seven to ten years previous leadership experience in a fast-paced mining and/or heavy manufacturing, construction, environments. Previous clay, minerals, limestone, chemical, cement processing experience is highly desired. Solid understanding of cost accounting principles and financial statements, including P&L is required.

Required Education: Bachelor's Degree in Mining, Geology, Chemical, Mechanical or other Engineering disciplines is highly desired or equivalent work experience in the field.

Lhoist North America offers a comprehensive benefits package including, but not limited to: medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401K, and vacation. LNA also supports employee work-life balance with telecommuting and compressed workweek options for many positions.

Lhoist North America is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.


About Us

The Lhoist Group is a family owned shareholding with a continuously growing global reach.

We develop high quality solutions from the finest natural mineral resources. The carbonates, oxides and speciality products bring essential functionalities to our customer processes.

Driven by a passion for excellence and innovation, our employees' diverse knowledge and cultural backgrounds constitute the strength of the Lhoist Group.

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