The Plant Manager is responsible to coordinate and oversee
all manufacturing and converting operations at the Tillamook plant. This
position provides the vision, leadership, and coaching needed to develop
and maintain the competencies, performance, and collaboration of
departmental employees in production, engineering, and quality
assurance. Direct supervision for Cheese, Ice Cream, Packaging &
Whey production departments along with Quality Manager and Engineering
Ensure the establishment and maintenance of a strong safety
culture within the plant and that a safe work environment is maintained for
Uncompromising in promoting and following all company safety
Is familiar with the safety requirements of regulatory
agencies including OSHA, OR-OSHA
Understands local safety plans concerning hazardous
chemicals including ammonia (PSM)
Insures that an evacuation plan is updated and trained on as
Develop a manufacturing organization in Tillamook capable of
producing desired business results for the production and packaging of
premium quality cheese, ice cream, and whey.
Provides coaching and mentoring to all direct reports
Establishes, monitors, and reviews individual and team
Accountable for establishing, communicating, and reporting
on Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for manufacturing at Tillamook
Establish effective working relationships with all support
departments and other Tillamook locations
Facilitate and maintain an effective working relationship
with QA and engineering
Interface and collaborate with multiple departments
including sales, supply chain, HR, and finance
Maintain effective communications with other Tillamook
manufacturing locations with an eye toward continuous improvement and
to develop budget and authorize expenditures within approved department
Labor (staff count/wages)
Recommend capital budget needs
Accountable for establishing and maintaining a culture of
Provide the time, tools, and training needed for employee
Model the behavior expected from the plant teams
Promote, celebrate, and communicate wins
compliance with USDA, OSDA, FDA, and other regulatory product safety
requirements for dairy products
Define and monitor standard operating procedures (SOPs)
Establish manufacturing quality control point testing and
Implement plans to correct any problems that are identified,
determine where and why the problem occurred, and oversee specific
Review the previous day’s production and laboratory reports
for items produced
degree in Food Science or Business Management; or 5 – 10 years of dairy
manufacturing experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of
education and experience. Union Supervisory experience.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships
with employees, supervisors and the general public.
Ability to communicate effectively.
Must be computer literate with basic knowledge of Microsoft
Word, Excel, PowerPoint and SharePoint.
Must be a team player and be able to interact with staff at
all levels of the company.
Must be able to work under pressure, meet deadlines, and be
flexible in working on multiple projects simultaneously
Excellent time-management skills with the ability to work
independently with little supervision.
Physical Requirements: Some travel is required. Ablility to work off-shift and weekend hours as needed.
Salary is DOE with excellent benefits. There is relocation
assistance for this role.
Creamery Association is a Drug-Free Workplace and an Equal Opportunity Employer , which includes disabled veterans,
recently separated veterans, other protected veterans, and armed forces
service medal veterans.