Assistant Plant Manager

Hereford, TX
Full Time
Job Title: Asst Plant Manager
Department: Manufacturing/Production
Reports to:  Manager
Company:  Nutrius, LLC
Location:  Hereford, TX 
Employment Category:  Full Time
FLSA Status:  Exempt
The Assistant Plant Manager is responsible for overseeing plant operations, ensuring everything runs smoothly and efficiently. Their responsibilities revolve around managing the daily plant operations, assessing the workforce performance, and performing administrative support tasks such as producing progress reports and presentations, managing budgets and schedules, answering inquiries, and handling calls and correspondence. Furthermore, as an assistant plant manager, it is essential to lead and encourage the workforce to reach goals, all while implementing the company's policies and regulations.

Essential duties and responsibilities may include and are not limited to:
  • Foster a culture that drives and builds a positive, safe, and efficient work environment
  • Develop and hire team members to aid in culture development; assists with training of new employees and implementing training programs
  • Provide direction and oversight to production and maintenance teams to ensure optimal production and ensure proper care of facilities and equipment
  • Manage and comply with all safety policies, procedures, and established safety practices, as well as quality assurance and regulatory programs
  • Maintain effective communication and work collaboratively with all departments including Sales, Dispatch/Transportation, and other areas to ensure smooth operations
  • Prioritize and coordinate rail logistic and unload activities for optimal performance. 
  • Provide technical and managerial expertise to solve problems, makes recommendations and oversees implementation of improvements
  • Responsible for hiring, development and retention of employees including resolution of disciplinary actions and employee issues; takes appropriate action with the assistance of the Human Resources Department
  • Assist operations management in performance reviews and providing feedback to employees; establish succession plans.
  • Review and approve employee timesheets; monitor overtime, vacation schedules and sick usage; assist with employee scheduling
  • Maintain all required documentation and records, ensuring compliance and accuracy
  • Responsible for managing facility housekeeping
  • Assist with management of the SAP inventory system ensuring adequate and efficient inventory levels are maintained
  • Coordinate maintenance activities for increased machine reliability and reduction of downtime events. Ensure   critical spare parts inventory.
  • Lead planning efforts to execute facility projects. Includes coordination of contractors and resources and the accurate tracking of capital approvals and expenditures.
  • Responsible for managing the following Quality and Regulatory areas at the Nutrius facility and across network:
 - Quality Control Programs
 - Quality Control Audits and compliancy
 - FSMA/ SFSF compliance

  • Perform other duties and/or special projects as assigned.
  • Strong computer skills
  • Strong interpersonal, oral and written communication skills
  • Detail oriented and thorough, analytical abilities
  • Available to respond to emergency calls; work weekends and/or holidays.
  • Valid driver’s license and insurable driving record; class A CDL license preferred

AttendanceAttendance is essential in demonstrating dependability. A reliable team member is on time for all scheduled shifts and is present as scheduled. Any team member with two or more active steps of discipline for attendance does not meet expectations of position.
PerformanceDemonstrates the skills and abilities to perform his or her job. Any team member with two or more active steps of discipline for any combination of disciplinary actions does not meet expectations of position.
SafetyGood judgement is demonstrated at all times to maintain a safe work environment. Any team member with two or more active steps of discipline for safety related incidents does not meet expectations of position.
TrainingCurrent training is an indication of job preparedness from a safety, job skills, and safety perspective. An employee that has completed all training expectations throughout the year as it pertains to his or her job requirements demonstrates that he or she meets the expectations of his or her position. A person that has past due trainings does not meet the expectations of his or her position.
LeadershipProvides strong leadership, sets a good example, skilled decision maker, motivator, encourager.
QualityStrives to eliminate errors, accurate work is a priority, seeks opportunities to improve product/services.
CommunicationCommunicates well (written and verbal), delivers presentations, and has good listening skills.

The usual and customary methods of performing the job's functions require the following physical demands:  frequent standing, walking, bending, kneeling, stooping, crouching, crawling and climbing. Frequent lifting, and or moving over 50 pounds. Constant use of overall vision and hearing abilities; frequent detail, reading and close up work.

Work is performed in a field or production environment in connection to agriculture business. Defined on site work schedule. Indoor and outdoor temperatures with varying temperatures and weather may be experienced. Working around slippery and uneven surfaces.


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