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Assistant Plant Manager

Company: Darigold, Inc.
Location: Boise
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

Darigold is seeking an experienced and driven Assistant Plant Manager to be a part of Darigold's Plant leadership team. The Assistant Plant Manager must possess the desire and ability to provide overall day-to-day plant leadership and direct supervisory coordination in all aspects of production. The Assistant Plant Manager's role is to ensure the operations team safely produces high quality products on time to meet customer expectations. The Assistant Plant Manager is also responsible for continuous plant improvement, employee development, and maintaining a cost-effective operation.Essential Duties and Responsibilities (other duties may be assigned):As a leader of safety - working across the organization to build and sustain a culture where no employee is injured.

  • Provide leadership and supervision for all plant production shifts and associated personnel. Effectively motivate, train and communicate with supervisors to assure superior levels of safety, reliability, sanitation, and quality. Ensure individual and team levels of performance meet or exceed goals and expectations.
  • Prepare and conduct team meetings as necessary for proper communications and development of teams. Be able to work with Engineering, EHS, Quality Assurance and Finance staffs to create a cooperative environment.
  • Develop an expert knowledge of the production process and associated equipment. Be able to troubleshoot manufacturing issues using DPS tools and develop the team to be self-directed in the same activities.
  • Be able to perform daily checks and reports to ensure that the products produced are of the highest quality
  • Reinforce sense of urgencyroduction runs and periods of equipment downtime.
  • Optimize the operations cost by managing the inputs of labor, supplies, utilities, and chemicals.
  • Effectively communicate issues and implement preventive actions with the broader plant management team.
  • Ensure that GMP and safety procedures are followed, and lead implementation of changes in procedures as they occur.
  • Be a leader of the Darigold Performance Improvement System program (DPS) - building capability of the organization as strong member of the Steering Committee and using DPS principles/tools to drive results.
  • Work with plant and corporate colleagues to ensure that the operation meets Quality, Safety and Environmental regulatory requirements.
    • Develop systems and processes that track and optimize productivity and standards, metrics, and performance targets to ensure effective return on assets.
    • Address employees' issues or grievances and administer collective bargaining agreements, where applicable.
    • Ensure processes and procedures are in place and followed to hold employees accountable, helping minimize the negative impact on production.
      Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
      • Ability to work with and lead groups of people with varying levels of education, expertise and backgrounds
      • Ability to achieve results through others
      • Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills
      • Demonstrated ability to work with minimal supervision. Must be self-motivated and a self-starter
      • Demonstrated ability to translate operational goals into tactical plans for the production staff.
      • Demonstrated ability to effectively manage competing priorities to meet the goals of the organization.
      • Ability to provide leadership to the site and interface with higher levels of management when the Plant Manager is not available.
        Education, Experience and Certifications:
        • 3+ years of experience managing people in a food manufacturing facility, dairy experience a plus
        • Bachelor of Science degree in Food Science, Engineering, Business or related field preferred. Relevant industry experience will be considered in the absence of a degree.
          Note:*****Our vision at Darigold is to Lead Dairy Forward - achieving that vision requires cultivating and supporting a team with varying backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. We are committed to providing a workplace based on mutual respect where all employees feel included and can bring their best and authentic selves to work every day.We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and Affirmative Action Employer. We welcome all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, veteran status, disability, marital status, creed, religion, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.As a condition of employment applicants offered a role will be required to successfully pass our pre-employment background screen, receive a negative drug screen result & confirm eligibility to work in the U.S. We participate in E-Verify - please follow the links for details, English / Spanish & view our Right to Work Statement, English / Spanish.Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with DisabilitiesThe contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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