As the Pant Manager - Poplar at Tangent you will have the opportunity to directly impact the organization by overseeing a 24 x 7 facility manufacturing approx. 40 MM  pounds of high density polymer lumber a year and overseeing a staff of 70.  Our Poplar facility is the primary manufacturing location for our Premium Lumber product.  As Plant Manager you will manage multiple teams of operators throughout our 60,000 sq ft recycling facility.  You will be responsible to hire, train and develop your team to meet the needs of the rapidly growing business.

Supervisory Responsibilities:
  • Recruits, interviews, hires, and trains new staff.
  • Continues and enhances the existing team system
  • Oversees the daily workflow of the department.
  • Provides constructive and timely performance evaluations. 
  • Handles discipline and termination of employees in accordance with company policy.

Duties/Responsibilities:
  • Oversees Safety of the facility and ensures Safety policies are adhered to.
  • Responsible for Quality for the facility and that all Quality procedures are being followed.
  • Oversees production quotas and schedules, ensuring standards are met or limitations are being addressed.
  • Collaborates with purchasing department to verify, review, maintain, and report on materials and production inventories.
  • Facilitates and authorizes repairs or maintenance for production equipment and tools.  Coordinates with Maintenance to minimize downtime
  • Train operators on expected operator maintenance duties.
  • Coordinate interplant material moves with company drivers.
  • Communicate with sales and production planning teams to ensure customer expectations are met.
  • Ensure continuous improvement process is maintained.
  • Identifies and recommends cost controls and other improvements to production process.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Required Skills/Abilities:
  • Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Comfortable learning about processing equipment to facilitate both efficient operation, trouble shooting and repairs.
  • Strong supervisory and leadership skills.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software.

Education and Experience:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Industrial Management, Engineering or related field preferred. 
  • At least four years of manufacturing experience required.
Physical Requirements:  
  • Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
  • Must be able to lift up to 25 pounds at times.
  • Prolonged periods of walking and standing on production floor.

This is a management position
This is a full time position

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