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You might hire a plant manager to:

  • Coordinate manufacturing efforts for all organizational departments
  • Oversee material standards and procedures in support of organizational goals

  • Ensure schedule compliance with facility operational capacity and customer requirements

  • Balance expenses against budget allowance while investigating cost-saving measures

  • Develop documentation protocols while maintaining and reviewing operations records

Required skills and qualifications Preferred skills and qualifications
Demonstrable leadership and team-building skills
Ten or more years of experience in plant operations or engineering
Ability to make decisions in a highly detail-oriented environment
Experience managing employees in a warehouse or plant environment
High degree of computer literacy
Strong familiarity with industry-standard equipment
Knowledge of and adherence to industrial safety standards
Adept understanding of lean manufacturing production method concepts