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Plant Manager I

Company: Lignetics
Location: Show Low
Posted on: November 23, 2022

Job Description:

Salary: $100,000 - $130,000 / year DOE Job Type: Full-time ** Pre-employment background check and drug screen required. Lignetics, Inc., offers clean, renewable solutions. We have 30 years of experience innovating eco-friendly essentials for everyday life. Lignetics manufactures a variety of consumer brands in several different categories including wood pellets for home heating, BBQ pellets for grilling, wood pellets and shavings for animal bedding, and a wood fiber-based cat litter. Each of our products have unique features and benefits but are all linked with a wonderful recycled, renewable, sustainable, and carbon neutral story. We turn recycled sawdust into value-add, branded consumer products. Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Plan, direct and coordinate the operations of all major departments, including safety, production, maintenance, and processing, within company guidelines.
  • Operate in a safe manner to the highest standards to improve our safety culture and performance throughout the facility.
  • Embrace and model the company values at all times.
  • Utilize problem solving skills to pursue both task-oriented work and strategic initiatives.
  • Prioritize and prepare production schedules and communicate production goals to the appropriate departments,
  • Analyze equipment efficiency, materials supply and coordinate manpower requirements.
  • Manage department expenses and purchasing within budgetary guidelines.
  • Implement process improvements that are meaningful and sustainable utilizing capital management and Management of Change (MOC processes)
  • Manage inventory accuracy at the plant level, of both raw materials and finished goods
  • Develop a workforce that is cross trained, flexible and productive.
  • Own and drive strategic and tactical improvement processes that increase productivity and reduce costs
  • Practice situational leadership characteristics to ensure engagement and involvement of all employees.
  • Properly lead, train and supervise department managers, shift leads and production personnel.
  • Assist in the research and development of new equipment, products and processes.
  • Oversee corrective action policies and procedures, employee performance evaluations, and training schedules as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.

    Qualifications / Education:
    • Bachelor's degree in Manufacturing/Industrial Management or related field preferred.
    • 10 + years of manufacturing related experience with 5+ years in a managerial/leadership role, preferably in the forest products manufacturing industry.
    • Lean/Six Sigma Manufacturing experience a plus
    • Must have a roll up your sleeves approach, be highly analytical and forward thinking.
    • This is a day to day operating role but also one that requires resourcefulness, strategic thinking, and exceptional leadership and motivational skills.
    • Requires a high degree of technical and analytical skills.
    • Requires the ability to do simple to complex math calculations.
    • Must be able to work in weather extremes. Benefits:
      • Annual Bonus
      • Employee referral bonus program
      • 2 weeks paid time off + 2 floating holidays
      • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance (FSA & HSA options)
      • Life insurance, short term & long-term disability
      • 401(k) with employer match & immediate vesting
      • Employee heating pellet program
      • Lignetics SWAG gear to include an annual pair of work boots & other PPE PI196664009

Keywords: Lignetics, Scottsdale , Plant Manager I, Executive , Show Low, Arizona

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