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Production Manager – Milling
Company  : Growing Mining / Minerals Leader
Location   : Domestic U.S.
Production Manager – Milling

Operational responsibility and accountability for production in Milling operation.  Responsible for setting the vision and to achieve business objectives while building a positive plant culture.  Additionally, provide leadership and  implement organizational strategies in production area(s) to meet safety, quality and production design goals in addition to cost objectives, product/technology development and promoting a strong team atmosphere.  

Responsibilities

•    Actively lead and support the plant safety programs
•    Establish systems to ensure conformance to quality requirements
•    Manage production operations to meet product demand requirements, exceeding design parameters, and facilitating product/technology development opportunities
•    Actively pursue ways to meet site yield expectations
•    Actively pursue ways to achieve cost objectives established by the business
•    Create an environment that promotes positive teamwork and accomplishments

Requirements
•    Demonstrated ability to lead people and get results through others.
•    Demonstrated knowledge of costs and financial controls.
•    Demonstrated ability to think ahead, plan, prepare and execute action plans to achieve results.
•    Demonstrated ability to effectively take action to solve problems while exhibiting sound judgment and successful stress tolerance.
•    Demonstrated ability to act independently upon information and make decisions that achieve optimal results.
•    Strong interpersonal and written/oral communication skills.
•    Demonstrated ability to enhance performance of direct reports and develop personnel for broader organizational opportunities.
•    Demonstrated ability to measure an employee’s performance to goals.
•    Ability to balance and achieve positive results in the areas of safety, employee relations, quality, productivity and cost.
•    Ability to successfully manage multiple tasks and prioritize workload while paying attention to detail.
•    Demonstrated ability to function as a strong team player.
•    Knowledge of Six Sigma and/or Lean Manufacturing.
•    Demonstrated skills with the standard features of various personal computer word processing and spreadsheet software (Microsoft Word and Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Internet, and other proprietary software).

Education/Experience:

•    BS Engineering
•    5+ years in an engineering or supervisory role
•    Lean, Six Sigma and/or Continuous Improvement

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Production Manager / Assistant Plant Manager
Company  : Global Manufacturing Leader with Operations in More than 50 Countries
Location   : Southeast U.S.
Production Manager / Assistant Plant Manager

The Assistant Plant Manager will enjoy high visibility within a global company while exercising significant managerial responsibility on the production side of the operation.  This role will be based in an important operation that is key to company success.  The incumbent will work to achieve established production and shipping goals while ensuring quality assurance levels, and will plan, schedule, and supervise all operational functions.

Those looking to join a global manufacturing leader will find this role a fit.  The client, in business for more than 100 years, maintains operations in more than 50 countries.  It is a company with sales in the billions that is considered a leader in their focus.  Continual investment in technology ensures cutting edge technologies and applications. 

In addition to those mentioned above, additional responsibilities include:

•    Supervsing the operating departments of Environmental, Furnaces, Refining.
•     Scheduling furnace operations and refining to meet production requirements and coordinating the maintenance activity to minimize costs.
•    Maintain safe working conditions and practices and operate the plant in compliance with all OSHA and other environmental regulations.
•    Prepare reports, attend meetings, etc. to promote open communication between plant personnel.
•    Assist subordinates in the accomplishment of their business objectives and their efforts to develop themselves professionally.
•    Evaluate superintendents and supervisors’ performance and periodically review results.  Assist them to meet objectives, performance standards, quality, housekeeping and all areas of their responsibilities.
•    Recommend salary merit and promotion increases for his direct reports.

Requirements:

•    It is imperative that interested candidates come from a 7+ year background in heavy industrial manufacturing preferably in process industries such as Chemicals, Polymers, Petroleum, Pyrometalurgy, etc.
•    Prefer experience in those industries that rely on high temperature processing.
•    Engineering Degree in Chemical Engineering, Metallurgical Engineering, Metallurgy, Mechanical Engineering, or the like.

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Shift Supervisor – Process Plant
Company  : Our client is known for its continual financial growth and respect for employees
Location   : Domestic U.S.
Shift Supervisor – Process Plant

Our client is known for its continual financial growth and respect for employees.  The client has continually met the stated goal of delivering some of the industry’s highest stockholder returns.  The financial future is strong and will continue to grow due to the acquisition of reserves internationally.

•    Responsible for directing and coordinating the activities of employees engaged in the plant chemical processing production.

•    Maintain a safe work environment for all employees on the assigned shift. 

•    Plan and establish work schedules, assignments, and production sequences to meet production goals

•    Utilize scheduling, planning, time and attendance software. 

•    Read and analyze work orders, production schedules, and other records and reports to determine production requirements and to evaluate current production estimates and outputs. 

•    Observe and monitor operators and instrumentation and other indicators to ensure that operators conform to production or processing standards.

•    Resolve both people and equipment issues while maintaining environmental, safety and productivity standards. 

•    Confer with other supervisors to coordinate operations and activities within or between departments.

•    Experience should include directing and managing the time and work of operators, with responsibility for personnel directions, including hiring, firing, promotions, etc.

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Shift Supervisor - Mill
Company  : Our client is known for its continual financial growth and respect for employees
Location   : Domestic U.S.
Shift Supervisor - Mill

Our client is known for its continual financial growth and respect for employees.  The client has continually met the stated goal of delivering some of the industry’s highest stockholder returns.  The financial future is strong and will continue to grow due to the acquisition of reserves internationally.

•    Responsible for directing and coordinating the activities of employees engaged in the mineral processing / mill production.

•    Maintain a safe work environment for all employees on the assigned shift. 

•    Plan and establish work schedules, assignments, and production sequences to meet production goals

•    Utilize scheduling, planning, time and attendance software. 

•    Read and analyze work orders, production schedules, and other records and reports to determine production requirements and to evaluate current production estimates and outputs. 

•    Observe and monitor operators and instrumentation and other indicators to ensure that operators conform to production or processing standards.

•    Resolve both people and equipment issues while maintaining environmental, safety and productivity standards. 

•    Confer with other supervisors to coordinate operations and activities within or between departments.

•    Experience should include directing and managing the time and work of operators, with responsibility for personnel directions, including hiring, firing, promotions, etc.

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Production / Shift Supervisor – Process Plant
Company  : A World Leader in Significant Growth Mode
Location   : Western U.S.
Production / Shift Supervisor – Process Plant

About Our Client: A World Leader in Significant Growth Mode

What makes this role different and leads it to stand out from other similar roles is the strength and future of our client.  

Our client is an innovative and unique global leader whose products are KEY to a wide variety of critical and emerging technologies.  They are one of a small group of producers of these key products.  This exclusivity means a client base that will only grow as demand increases. Their unique market position has led to outstanding stock performance and financial growth with analyst projections for further growth to greater than current level.  Due to this success, the client recently secured nearly $800 million for expansion projects, and recently completed two strategic acquisitions to increase their overall reserves.

The compensation and benefits for these roles are very competitive & are worth hearing about.

Responsibilities:

Responsible for directing and coordinating the activities of employees engaged in the plant chemical processing production OR mineral processing / mill production.

Maintain a safe work environment for all employees on the assigned shift.

Plan and establish work schedules, assignments, and production sequences to meet production goals.

Read and analyze work orders, production schedules, and other records and reports to determine production requirements and to evaluate current production estimates and outputs.

Observe and monitor operators and instrumentation and other indicators to ensure that operators conform to production or processing standards.

Resolve both people and equipment issues while maintaining environmental, safety and productivity standards.  

Experience should include directing and managing the time and work of operators, with responsibility for personnel directions, including hiring, firing, promotions, etc.

Tracked attendance for crew, reviewed procedures, conducted safety meetings with crews.

It will be necessary for the incumbent to work 12 hour rotating shifts.
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Production Manager - Milling
Company  : Significant International Leader in Specialty Chemicals / Minerals
Location   : Mid-Atlantic U.S.
Production Manager - Milling

Operational responsibility and accountability for production in Milling operation. Responsible for setting the vision and to achieve business objectives while building a positive plant culture.  Additionally, provide leadership and implement organizational strategies in production area(s) to meet safety, quality and production design goals in addition to cost objectives, product/technology development and promoting a strong team atmosphere.  

Responsibilities:
  • Actively lead and support the plant safety programs;
  • Establish systems to ensure conformance to quality requirements;
  • Manage production operations to meet product demand requirements, exceeding design parameters, and facilitating product/technology development opportunities;
  • Actively pursue ways to meet site yield expectations;
  • Actively pursue ways to achieve cost objectives established by the business; and
  • Create an environment that promotes positive teamwork and accomplishments.
Requirements:
  • Demonstrated ability to lead people and get results through others;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of costs and financial controls;
  • Demonstrated ability to think ahead, plan, prepare and execute action plans to achieve results;
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively take action to solve problems while exhibiting sound judgment and successful stress tolerance;
  • Demonstrated ability to act independently upon information and make decisions that achieve optimal results;
  • Strong interpersonal and written/oral communication skills;
  • Demonstrated ability to enhance performance of direct reports and develop personnel for broader organizational opportunities;
  • Demonstrated ability to measure an employee’s performance to goals;
  • Ability to balance and achieve positive results in the areas of safety, employee relations, quality, productivity and cost;
  • Ability to successfully manage multiple tasks and prioritize workload while paying attention to detail;
  • Demonstrated ability to function as a strong team player;
  • Knowledge of Six Sigma and/or Lean Manufacturing; and
  • Demonstrated skills with the standard features of various personal computer word processing and spreadsheet software (Microsoft Word and Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Internet, and other proprietary software).
Education/Experience: 
  • BS Engineering;
  • 5+ years in an engineering or supervisory role; and
  • Lean, Six Sigma and/or Continuous Improvement.
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Plant Production Manager
Company  : Significant International Leader in Specialty Chemicals / Minerals
Location   : Midwest U.S.
Plant Production Manager

This person will champion the effort to improve overall productivity and profitability. This individual will lead the operation. Looking for an individual who has a solid track record mentoring and developing personnel. Experience should include:
• Supervised production and processing operations;
• Maintained and continuously improved employee and labor relations;
• Successful track record providing direction for a manufacturing plant and/or site;
• Developed and implemented creative, innovative, proactive operations improvements;
• Directed training and development of site personnel;
• Successful track record in Safety, Health and Environmental areas;
• Track record implementing progressive, team oriented management philosophies; and
• BS Chemical Engineering

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Production Manager
Company  : One of the Largest Global Producers of Key Products
Location   : Northwest U.S.
Production Manager

Profitable, stable, diversified company is looking to add a key person to direct their Operations and Production Areas that has an interest in moving to Plant Management. This person will champion the effort to improve overall productivity and profitability. Looking for an individual who has a solid track record mentoring and developing personnel.

Experience should include:
  • Supervised production and processing operations;
  • Maintained and continuously improved employee and labor relations;
  • Successful track record providing direction for a manufacturing plant and/or site;
  • Developed and implemented creative, innovative, proactive operations improvements;
  • Directed training and development of site personnel;
  • Successful track record in Safety, Health and Environmental areas;
  • Track record implementing progressive, team oriented management philosophies; and
  • BS Chemical, Industrial, Mining, Metallurgical or Mechanical Engineering.
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MANAGER OF PACKAGING
Company  : Highly Profitable Leader Whose Products Are Used in a Wide Variety of Markets
Location   : Southeast U.S.
MANAGER OF PACKAGING

Duties/Responsibilities:
• Be a safety leader with solid safety behaviors and demonstrated leadership.  Working with others to perform against the plant site safety plan with the goal of being a zero injury workplace.
• Lead the effort with others to maintain a clean and safe production environment.
• Plan, organize and direct packaging operations to optimize performance.
• Work closely with others to motivate and improve knowledge of packaging personnel.
• Create Standard Operating Procedures, then train and hold people accountable to using them.
• Operate packaging at a high level of efficiency using Key Performance Indicators and a continuous improvement approach to hold yourself and your team accountable for achieving performance targets.
• Establish fluid transitions between shifts, including establishing shift schedules.
• Meet with direct reports twice per year to formally review their performance.  
• Hold people accountable administering the collective bargaining agreement.  
• Ensure employee grievances are addressed in a timely manner.
• Use root cause analysis to permanently solving problems.
• Work with purchasing to ensure packaging supplies are available to perform at a high level.
• Work closely with the Maintenance Manager to ensure proper preventative maintenance is occurring.
• Track and manage expenses versus agreed upon annual budget.
• Provide solid people leadership that lives our Core Values of:  Safety, Integrity, Openness & Trust, Teamwork, Entrepreneurship, and Social Responsibility.
• Help to implement a Customer Focused Strategy of Leading Customer Service, Competitive Cost Position, and High Quality & Innovative Products.  This includes supporting Good Manufacturing Practices and Third Party Audit requirements. 
• Spend majority of the time in the plant work areas engaging with employees to listen, troubleshoot and provide support for improving performance.
• Willing to work more than 40 hours per week and weekends on occasion.

Requirements:
• Bachelor’s degree  
• 5+ years in packaging operation supervisory role.    
• Demonstrated experience with improvements in safety, productivity, and quality.
• Communication skills working with all levels, including hourly workforce and senior management.
• Experience using continuous improvement processes like Lean Sigma and Root Cause Analysis.
• Computer competence (Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Excel).
• Customer focus mind-set.
• Results oriented and collaborative.
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