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Plant Manager


Direct plant operations to ensure safety of personnel, quality of products, productivity, and profitability; to meet the goals of the organization.
Plan and implement changes in equipment and physical structures in support of organizational objectives.
Provide leadership and direct supervision to all production and maintenance personnel.


Job Classification: Salaried, full-time, exempt.
Reports to: CEO/President
Supervises: Assistant Plant Superintendent/Manager, Production and Department Supervisors, Shipping/Receiving Supervisor and plant office and production personnel. May provide direct and indirect supervision to maintenance


Supervise and direct departmental activities to ensure safety of personnel and practices, quality of work and profitability. Provide leadership to all plant and maintenance personnel.
Perform first-level reporting responsibilities to departmental personnel. Including but not limited to scheduling project assignments and time-off, completing and submitting personnel change forms and
warning notices and conducting training and performance evaluations.
Apply policies fairly to workforce.
Act as liaison with other plants and departments, including scheduling, purchasing, quality control and technical services, maintenance, customer service, sales/marketing, human resources and accounting.
Prepare and submit reports, including budgets, material, waste, manpower, weekly operations, etc.
Develop new products and processes, or modify existing ones, or assist in development or modification in cooperation with technical services and quality control.
Operate within expense, manpower and capital budgets.
Audit plant activities to verify accuracy of shop orders and compliance/quality of product.
Coordinate physical inventories bi-annually or annually, monitor and report on raw stock inventory requirements and production.
Monitor production: review orders for accuracy and take needed steps to prevent or solve production or quality problems. Ensure that raw materials/supplies are available for production and plant operations
Encourage efficient utilization of equipment and facilities and maintenance thereof. Recognize and suggest changes in working conditions, use of equipment or products to increase efficiency, performance and quality of product.
Develop plans for efficient use of materials, equipment and personnel. Minimize waste and machine “down” time.
Attend scheduled meetings and coordinate with other departments to ensure smooth production and to achieve company goals.
Adhere to and enforce the use of safe work practices following safety rules and regulations.
Coordinate or perform tasks related to special or ongoing projects.
Other responsibilities/duties as required or requested.


Communicates extensively with others at all levels of organization and frequently uses high-level communication skills including persuasion and motivation.


Decision-making occurs on a frequent basis and is guided primarily by generally accepted principals of the field, moderate levels of situational analysis, and interpretation of company policies and procedures.
Reviewed by CEO/President on a daily basis.


Can vary when in production areas. Exposure to varying noise and heat levels. Exposure to various
types of fibers, chemicals and dyes. Office in factory/warehouse environment.

Training/Education: High School/GED/4-year diploma, Associates Degree in Marketing preferred.

Experience: Training/Education: Bachelors’ Degree in Business, Chemical/Textile/Mechanical Engineering, or equivalent preferred.
High School/GED/4-year diploma required.
Experience: 12 years’ experience in nonwovens production, supervision/plant management.
Other requirements: Excellent communication and organizational skills.

Computers, telephone, printers, common office equipment. Software: Microsoft Office, Microsoft Dynamics NAV
Production machines, supplies, and related equipment. Safety and personal protective

*Responsibilities allow frequent opportunity for varying work routine.
*Frequent computer work (not data entry/word processing): finger dexterity, close visual attention, usually in sitting position.
*Frequent telephone usage: finger dexterity, arm manipulation, vocal clarity.
*Occasional data entry/typing: fine motor skills, hand/arm manipulation, eye/hand coordination, usually sitting position.
*Frequent filing: varying positions (standing, bending, reaching and sitting), eye/hand coordination, arm manipulation and Steadiness, close visual attention.
*Occasional close figure work: close visual attention.
*Occasional writing: manual dexterity, fine motor skills.
*Physical demands may be similar, at times, to those of any production position.

This job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this position. It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of this position.