Responsibilities: • Plan, organize, and direct the daily plant operating requirements sufficient to meet and exceed operating metrics as defined for a three shift operation. • Initiate plans and processes which minimize manufacturing costs through effective utilization of manpower, equipment, facilities, materials, and capital. Assure attainment of business objectives and production schedules while ensuring product standards meet or exceed customer expectations. • Manage staff, prepare work schedules, and assign specific duties. • Encourage use of innovative productivity techniques and focus on fact based problem solving. • Establish group and individual accountability throughout assigned departments for problem solving and cost reduction, both on a permanent and ad-hoc basis, depending on need. • Establish and implement departmental policies, goals, objectives, and procedures, conferring with senior management and staff members as necessary. • Determine staffing requirements and improve manpower utilization within existing departments and processes. • Coordinate with other department heads as required. • Review daily departmental and plant-wide financial performance and other performance data to measure productivity and goal achievement and determine best course of action to countermeasure any variances. • Assist with the organization’s financial and budgeting activities to fund operations, maximize investments, and increase efficiency. • Continually improve safety record by addressing both physical safety issues and employee safety attitudes. Maintain and improve housekeeping in all areas.
Requirements: • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Food Science, or a technical field. • Minimum 10 years of increasingly responsible manufacturing experience, at least 5 years which must be with aseptic processing in the food industry. • Preference to high speed packaging experience for Aseptic manufacturing experience for liquid processing. • Demonstrated leadership of safety initiatives. • Demonstrated track record leading the improvement of operations while delivering day to day performance. •