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Assistant Plant Manager

Company: Novolex Holdings, LLC
Location: Fairfield
Posted on: August 13, 2019

Job Description:

At Novolex, we take pride in supporting our families across the globe. Our team is rich in diversity and our entrepreneurial culture encourages continuous personal growth and teamwork. Our careers include manufacturing, engineering, procurement, supply chain, finance, HR, product development, sales, marketing and an ever-expanding array of others to support our continuing rapid growth.

Job Title:

Assistant Plant Manager

Position Summary:

The Assistant Plant Manager will plan, direct, and coordinate the production activities of the plant. They will be responsible for managing the installation and repair of all machinery/equipment as well as supervising maintenance staff.

Essential Functions & Key Responsibilities:

The Assistant Plant Manager is accountable for inspiring and executing strategies which achieve optimum safety, quality, service, productivity, and profitability. They will perpetuate the following responsibilities, either personally or, through subordinate supervisors and subordinate connections:

-- Ensure all employees follow the Employee Health and Safety policies (EHS).

-- Record and communicate "Close Calls"

-- Conduct EHS inspections (weekly, quarterly and annually.


  • Advance initiatives that promote and sustain the safety, health, security, and welfare of all employees.
  • Review, update and implement Standard Operating Procedures (SOP's) regularly.
  • Maintain safe, clean, orderly (5s), and environmentally-compliant production operations.
  • Conduct daily shift walks and meetings with ongoing and off going teams and communicating regularly with Plant Management and leadership on items of concern.
  • Audit the Quality Check logs for accuracy and completion
  • Manage and document training of all hourly employees
  • To review schedule to ensure proper line placement to ensure a smooth transition from one order to the next
  • Maintain, order and communicate when received, required production supplies (issue P.O's and receive supplies for production needs.
  • Inclusive oversight of all production and production support activities of the facility ensuring all are conducted in accordance with Company policies, principles, procedures, values, and standards.
  • Lead assigned projects (CAPEX, 5S, lean ect) as needed.


    • Perpetually assess current strategies, systems, procedures, performance, capabilities, equipment, facilities, and employees for opportunities to optimize safety, flow, service, quality, and profitability.
    • Coordinates and implements predictive and preventative maintenance scheduling
    • Provide technical recommendations and implementation for continuous improvement in plant production process

      -- Supervise the installation and repair of all machinery/equipment in conjunction with the day to day activities of maintenance technicians

      • Proactively conference and collaborate with customers, sales, and internal/external support resources to evaluate, develop, and promote strategies designed to improve service, flow, quality, and product value.
      • Execute supervisory responsibilities in accordance with all policies and applicable laws, including interviewing, hiring and training employees; planning, assigning and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; and addressing complaints and resolving problems.
      • Assist with weekly and end of month inventory count.
      • Monitor and report on received materials, plan for demand and adjust variances when needed.
      • Responsible for Weekly / Monthly reporting on production items to Management.
      • Willingly undertake and perform other duties and tasks as assigned.
      • Will have supervisors and lead personnel as well as the hourly production workforce as direct reports.
      • Partner with HR for production interviews / supporting the selection process
      • Maintain compliance within applicable regulations such as OSHA, HACCP, GMP, employment related regulations
      • Assist to fulfill the essential duties of the Plant Manager in their absence


        Candidate Requirements:

        • Bachelor's Degree required, preferably in engineering
        • Black Belt Certification or the ability to become certified through an accredited organization preferred.
        • Bilingual, English/Spanish preferred
        • A minimum of 5-7 years of related experience and/or training in a manufacturing environment or equivalent combination of education and experience.
        • Experience in a manufacturing environment utilizing TQM, ISO, Lean Manufacturing and/or Six Sigma is preferred.
        • Proven technical leadership with the ability to utilize structured problem solving methods to deliver results.
        • Demonstrated competence to work with minimum supervision effectively with all levels in the organization.
        • Ability to communicate effectively with people at all levels of the organization.
        • Proficient in Microsoft Office, with the willingness and ability to learn new systems.

          Following GMP in compliance with all food safety requirements.

          Novolex does not publically post salary information on job boards.

          Novolex--- is committed to providing equal employment opportunity in all employment practices, including but not limited to, selection, hiring, promotion, transfer, and compensation to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to age, race, color, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, handicap or disability, genetics, citizenship status, service member or veteran status, or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law. Any individual, who because of his or her disability, needs an accommodation in connection with an aspect of the Company's application process should contact Jamie Wells at hrcompliance@novolex.com.

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