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Plant Manager

Company: Hocking International Laboratories
Location: San Marcos
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

Hocking International Labs is a specialty chemical manufacturer specializing in liquid fertilizers, nutrient stabilizers, adjuvants, and surfactants, supporting private label brands for national and regional agriculture and turf customer s.

This position is responsible for providing day to day supervision and leadership to the entire staff at the plant. The responsibility of this position includes planning and assigning work; meeting production schedules, implementing policies and procedures; developing subordinates; and recommending improvements in production methods, equipment, operating procedures and working conditions. This position is also responsible for budgets and quality requirements, consistent with safety and operating policies.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Manage production, maintenance, and logistics.
Ensure quality, productivity, and performance.
Determine/implement departmental policy, goals/objectives/procedures working with executive management.
Determine staffing requirements. Interview, hire, and train personnel.
Maintain regular communication with the Sr. Director, Operations and Engineering
Ensure that the designated shipping goals are met for the plant.
Responsible for all budget matters to include raw material usage, utility usage and efficiency, operating supplies, and labor spending.
Lead cost savings improvement processes.
Maintain safety, quality, cleanliness, and production standards of Hocking International.
Instruct employees as to their duties.
Monitor employee behaviors and assess the quality of the work performed.
Instruct, train, evaluate, and develop employees.
Organize and complete all necessary paperwork.
Take disciplinary action if situation requires it.
Any other duties assigned.
Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a team environment.
Attention to detail and appreciation of deadlines are essential.
Strong leadership skills, a positive attitude, and proactive approach to problem solving.
Ability to multi-task, prioritize, organize, and follow through in a fast-paced environment.
Ability to effectively communicate with internal and external business partners to find appropriate resolutions and efficiencies.
Bachelor's degree in Chemical or Mechanical Engineering Preferred
Minimum seven years' experience in Chemical Processing Industry, at least five years chemical plant manufacturing experience.
Five years of Supervision experience.
Experience with batch chemical manufacturing processes.
Bachelor's degree in a related field or five years plant management experience in a chemical environment.
Physical Requirements
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individual with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to sit and use hands to touch, handle, or feel. Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, reach with hands, and arms, climb or balance and stoop, kneel, or crouch.
The employee is occasionally required to lift up to 25 pounds.
The vision requirements include close vision and ability to adjust focus. Employees must be able to stand for long periods of time.
Working Environment
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
While performing the duties of the job the employee works in a lab and a manufacturing environment and may be exposed to fumes or airborne particles, moving mechanical parts and vibration.
The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and levels of work performed by employees, but are not a complete list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. Furthermore, they do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of the employer.

Keywords: Hocking International Laboratories, San Marcos , Plant Manager, Professions , San Marcos, California

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