The Heritage Group
  • U.S. Aggregates
  • Flat Rock, IN, USA
  • Full Time

Plant Manager

This position will be responsible for complete plant management, including safety and environmental, quality, maintenance, production, and directing the activities of all employees at the plant location. This role will report to the Area Manager and partner closely to meet operational goals.

Essential Job Functions

Safety & Environmental:

  • Responsible for promoting and ensuring that the plant and all personnel working on or visiting the site are compliant with all State, Federal, Company and MSHA rules and regulations.
  • Requires knowledge and awareness of site hazards and safe job planning and procedures.
  • People:
  • Ensures that employees receive proper training and instructions to perform assigned job duties.
  • Responsible for the management and development of all employees, including coaching, disciplinary counseling, performance reviews.
  • Partnering with HR Business Partner for all employee related issues- investigations, disciplinary actions, hiring, terminations, and any employee changes.
  • Ensure employee productivity, operational efficiency, customer service levels, employee retention and morale by maintaining a positive working environment
  • Partners with Sales to align production with customer needs.
  • Partners with Quality Manager to ensure product compliance with industry and customer requirements.
  • Partners with outside vendors to obtain services as necessary to maintain performance of the facility.
  • Coordinates work assignments of plant clerks.
  • Performance/Reporting:
  • Plans and schedules production requirements (people & equipment) to support daily, weekly and monthly sales forecast to meet customer's needs and optimizes balanced production.
  • Maintains and updates production operating and inventory data.
  • Participates in developing an annual operating budget which includes production volume and capital improvements.
  • Responsible for managing costs and production to meet or exceed production budgets.
  • Responsible for tracking and reporting key performance indicators (tons per operating hour, uptime, delays, mobile fuel consumption, electrical consumption, drilling and blasting cost).Quality Control:
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  • Maintains all production to meet state and customer requirements.
  • Manages quality control personnel activities in coordination with quality control manager.
  • Works with sales team to identify and resolve any customer quality issues.
  • Innovation
  • Utilizes plant production data to identify opportunities to optimize plant and equipment.
  • Works with engineering team to develop long term capital replacement needs.
  • Works with sales team to identify new product opportunities for customers.
  • Works to identify cost saving/continuous improvement activities to improve operating efficiency.
  • Community/Personal
  • Utilizes appropriate resources and recommendations in community relations and legislative efforts and actively participates in the area's community outreach and educational programs.
  • Identifies personal development needs to enable career growth.

Education and Other Skills:

  • Minimum of 2 years of supervisory experience in a salaried or hourly lead-man role. Also, a minimum of 5 years experience, preferably in aggregate industry.
  • High School Diploma required.
  • BS / BA Degree preferred.
  • Must demonstrate excellent leadership, communication (both verbal and written) and problem resolution skills.
  • Must demonstrate ability to motivate employees and builds effective teams.
  • Must demonstrate consistent utilization of organization, planning, and time management skills.
  • Must demonstrate proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (specifically Outlook and Excel) and other software/system packages relevant to the position.
  • Must demonstrate basic knowledge of mechanical components, along with cutting, welding and lifting procedures.
  • Must have a valid Driver's license and a clear driving record.
  • Frequent travel to company and customer sites.
  • Physical Requirements:
  • Must have the ability to continuously stand or walk on level or uneven ground.
  • Must have the ability to ascend and descend ladders, stairways and incline catwalks.
  • Must have the ability to bend, crouch and/or kneel at waist or knees.
  • Must have the ability to lift, push, pull, or carry up to 50lbs.

Ability to work outside majority of the time and withstand extreme weather conditions. Exposure to hot, cold, wet, humid, or windy conditions caused by the weather.

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