The Production Manager is responsible for the leadership and management of all areas of the facility to produce products and direct activities so that approved products are processed on-schedule, within quality standards and meet cost objectives by performing the following duties personally or through subordinate operators while supporting all related the policies, goals, and objectives of the company.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:
1. Responsible for carrying out the established operations plan and compliance with procedures for maintaining high standards of ethanol and by-products operations to ensure that products conform to established customer and company quality standards. Manages budget and controls expenses effectively.
2. Maintain accurate production records on a daily, weekly, and/or monthly basis of key variables such as production volume, yield, plant uptime, utility consumption, etc. Provide written reports on plant production to the General Manager on a timely basis as required.
3. Manage staffing in the Operations and Material Handling areas with least amount of overhead to meet annual budgetary plan. The Production Manager is responsible to ensure that process operators are adequately trained in current operating procedures, equipped and motivated, so that total manufacturing objectives can be accomplished in a safe, timely, and cost effective manner. Communicates regularly with all process operators, both individually and as a group to ensure consistent operation among the shifts. Conducts employee performance reviews based on job descriptions to determine competency, knowledge, and development needs of all operations employees.
4. Formulate and recommend operations policies and programs that guide the organization in maintaining and improving its competitive position and the profitability of the operation. Direct the establishment, implementation and maintenance of production standards. Initiate and carry out projects that improve efficiency and or reduce operating costs.
5. Ensure compliance with current federal, state and local regulations. Consult with Human Resources Department as appropriate.
6. Direct and coordinate various programs essential to operating procedures (e.g., training, safety, housekeeping, cost reduction, worker involvement, security, etc.). Maintain safety, health, and environmental policies and procedures. Direct, maintain, and enforce the safety program for all process operations; review safety records to uphold standards of maximum safety for all process operators. This position requires use of a respirator.
7. Initiate and coordinate major projects, (e.g., plant layout changes, installation of capital equipment, major repairs, etc.).
8. Exhibit a professional manner in dealing with others, working to maintain constructive working relationships. Communicate directly with maintenance department to coordinate maintenance and repair work in process areas. Communicate directly with QC laboratory to ensure effective participation by the process operators in the implementation of QC policies and procedures.
9. Monitor use and inventories of process chemicals and all other supplies. Initiate reordering when necessary.
10. Complete all other duties as assigned.
Education and/or Experience
This position requires a BA/BS in chemical, industrial or mechanical engineering or business administration, or a 4-year degree in related discipline. In-depth knowledge of the ethanol production process and technology is required. Five years experience in the operation of a dry mill ethanol plant is preferred. A minimum of 5-years experience supervising others in a significant segment of a large manufacturer or the entire operation of a smaller manufacturer is required.
This is a full-time position with generous benefits package including health, dental, disability, and life insurance, 401(k) and profit sharing.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.
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