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Plant Manager Print

Company: Glacial Lakes Energy,LLC

Date Posted: Jan 11, 2019

Glacial Lakes Energy (GLE), a corn ethanol industry leader, is looking to fill the Plant Manager position with the Mina Production team.
This position reports to and works directly with the Director of Operations and is responsible for all aspects of the ethanol plant operation. 

The Plant Manager is responsible for all aspects of the ethanol plant operation, including production, maintenance, shipping and receiving and quality control. Responsibilities include plant optimization to ensure maximum production, quantity and quality. The Plant Manager oversees all plant operations and production by working directly with and providing leadership to managers in the following departments: Production, Maintenance, Laboratory and Grains. Employment for this position is conditioned upon successfully passing certain pre-employment requirements.


  • This Successful Candidate is accountable for all plant operations, maintenance and production goals
  • Manage the development of direct reports through teamwork, coaching and innovation.
  • Working through the Production Manager, Maintenance Manager, Lab Manager and Grain Manager, the Plant Manager is responsible for quality control on shift by emphasizing safe work practices and a team atmosphere to obtain desired production and working conditions.
  • Responsible for cost control and efficiency initiatives relating to the plant operations.
  • Works directly with Lab Manager for the quality control, samples and tests of products, process and utilities. Coordinate lab analysis and recommendations with operations.

Experience/Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree or greater in related field highly desired.
  • Minimum of five years’ experience in a processing plant environment, with an emphasis on strategic oversight of biological and chemical processes.
  • Five (5) or more years’ management experience in an operating processing plant environment
  • Has a strong desire to promote the collective interests of a team.
  • Must be a self-starter, highly organized; able to work well within all levels of the organization
  • Excellent business acumen and experience managing teams


  • Medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance; flexible spending account-save money pre-tax for eligible medical expenses.
  • 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan with company match - to prepare for your future
  • Continuous Learning and Development programs and Tuition Reimbursement. - encouraging growing our own
  • Paid Holidays, Personal/Vacation and Sick Leave - encouraging work-life balance.

GLE is committed to providing equal employment opportunity in all aspects of employment to all applicants and employees, regardless of age, color, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and sexual orientation), national origin, disability, veteran status, genetic information or other legally protected status.  


Application Instructions

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Job Details
Location Mina, SD
Salary Starting at 100,000.00 DOE
Closing Date Apr 4, 2019