Plant Manager – Wichita, KS
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Assistant Plant Manager
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position is responsible for assisting the Plant Manager in planning, leading,
guiding, directing, and managing a small or single business unit site
consistent with policies and procedures of Smithfield as well as with
Federal, state and local law. Accountable for the high quality of all
products produced, the profitability of the facility, the safety of
employees, security of the facility, budget planning, management and control,
human resource utilization and treatment, and the development of a total employee
team. Indirectly responsible that plant labor, raw material, yields;
supplies, waste and human resources are managed in the most effective manner,
resulting in a positive contribution to the bottom line of the company P
is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action (EEO/AA) Employer. All
qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race,
color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion,
age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with disability,
or any other protected group status or non-job related characteristic as
directed by law.
Training - Train, manage, and direct all support staff activities to include
HR/Safety, Food Safety/QA, Accounting, maintenance and production
supervision. Enable plant to ensure all aspects of the operation are
consistent, and operate within the Smithfield standards. Facilitate a
profitable operation that produces safe quality products efficiently.
2.20% Yield & Labor - Establish achievable goals and follow up all
progress positive or negative. Train supervisors to recognize opportunities
and realize their impact on the operation. Track progress of yields, labor,
and all related expenses. Identify opportunities and implement solutions.
3.20% Safety & Quality - Ensure efficient and profitable operation by
conformation to specifications and procedures.
4.20% Employee Relations - ensure approachability and support to all levels
of employees. Ensure management and hourly interaction remains contributable
to a positive and effective team. Maintain accurate and open communication at
5.15% Budget – Establish accurate fixed and capital budgets for annual
planning purposes. Work to ensure operation is functioning to cost and budget
so all aspects of the operation contribute to the total P & L.
- Bachelor’s degree from a
four-year college or university in Agriculture, Animal Science, Business
or related field and 5-8 years experience in
plant management; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Strong critical thinking and
problem solving skills.
- Capable of communicating and
expressing ideas clearly and concisely, in both written and oral
- High level of written and oral
communication skills, organizational planning, teamwork, analytical
reasoning, and adaptability.
- Knowledge of Microsoft
spreadsheets, Word processing, the Internet, Sales software and UNIX
- Have sufficient knowledge of
different pork products.
- Manufacturing knowledge and
understanding of yields, plant efficiencies, and operations procedures.
- Knowledge of OSHA Standards and
USDA /HACCP regulations.
- Should be bi-lingual in at
least two languages.
- Ability to work in a diverse
- Must be able to travel 5% of
- Assist the Plant Manager in
having responsibility for the overall direction, coordination, and
evaluation of the specified plant, which includes all managers,
supervisors, office workers, and 500+ production employees.
- Carries out
managerial/supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the
organization's policies and applicable laws.
- Responsibilities include
interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and
directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining
employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
- Occasionally lift and/or move
up to 100 pounds.
- Frequently exposed to wet
and/or humid conditions; moving mechanical parts; outside weather
conditions; extreme cold and vibration.
- Noise level in the work
environment is usually loud.