Top Plant Manager Skills

Below we've compiled a list of the most important skills for a Plant Manager. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Plant Manager resumes they appeared on. For example, 13.9% of Plant Manager resumes contained Safety Program as a skill. Let's find out what skills a Plant Manager actually needs in order to be successful in the workplace.

The six most common skills found on Plant Manager resumes in 2020. Read below to see the full list.

1. Safety Program

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Here's how Safety Program is used in Plant Manager jobs:
  • Prepared site for Volunteer Protection Program and Occupational Safety and Health Administration five-star application with aggressive Environmental Health and Safety Program.
  • Developed manufacturing SOP's to meet operational expectations; heavily involved in employee safety & food safety program development.
  • Developed and practiced sound teammate relations and safety programs to ensure positive teammate relations and maintain a non-union status.
  • Improved employee productivity while increasing safety by authoring a comprehensive employee handbook and establishing a sound safety program.
  • Created comprehensive environmental, health and safety program to gain compliance with major chemical company contract plant requirements.
  • Established and implemented safety programs to ensure a safe working environment; maintained long-term relationships with stakeholders.
  • Monitor and improve on effective quality control processes and safety programs encouraging proactive participation across the factory.
  • Designed and implemented new safety programs that resulted in a zero-incident facility for two consecutive years.
  • Implemented safety programs for new recruits - increasing manufacturing productivity and creating safer working environment.
  • Established and implemented safety programs to coordinate with division and corporate Total Accident Control program.
  • Established site safety programs resulting in recognition by Omaha Safety Council for excellent safety record.
  • Achieved accident free environment by engaging Unionized work force and implementing behavior based safety program.
  • Developed safety programs, enhanced workplace policies and procedures, and instituted employees involvement programs.
  • Led Behavioral Based Safety Program for company which was implemented in all manufacturing facilities.
  • Integrated new safety programs that resulted in a zero-incident facility for 2 consecutive years.
  • Developed safety program and manual as well as assuming responsibility of Safety Director.
  • Implemented effective work safety programs, including emergency action planning and OSHA regulations.
  • Implemented new safety programs aimed at reducing and eliminating violations and incidents.
  • Improved safety program by initiating safety recognition and corrective action programs.
  • Implemented an extensive safety program including MSDS and emergency medical program.

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2. Production Facility

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Here's how Production Facility is used in Plant Manager jobs:
  • Developed and implemented site shutdown work process that permitted business to divest itself of production facility with minimal cost or investment.
  • Designed and built system to anneal blown film in-line at customer production facility with no production line modifications or production interruptions.
  • Assumed leadership and facility management role for this acquired failing international Class 100 (ISO-5) aseptic manufacturing production facility.
  • Managed the entire production facility, including the management of an additional facility comprised of a warehousing and fulfillment center.
  • Provided overall leadership, profit/loss accountability, and daily management for the industrial uniform and linen production facility.
  • Managed packaging, order fulfillment, and general inbound/outbound operations of an organic compost fertilizer production facility.
  • Retail cashier for over 8 years before company moved to a larger predominantly wholesale production facility.
  • Implemented and sustained lean principles in the production facility resulting in reduced waste and increased productivity.
  • Managed plant operations of various manufacturing functions within a large production facility driving maximum financial results.
  • Initiated regular maintenance program to ensure production facility operates at maximum efficiency with minimal downtime.
  • Instituted and monitored safe work practice procedures to maintain an injury-free and efficient production facility.
  • Managed operations of a non-union production facility that manufactures batch coatings for the printing industry.
  • Plant manager responsible for the complete operation and maintenance of green energy production facility.
  • Supervised all production work of approximately 90 employees in a textile production facility.
  • Manage day-to-day operation of a 24-hour hydraulic fracture sand mining and production facility.
  • Demonstrated an ability to purchase/manage food inventory for a production facility and restaurants.
  • Led cultural implementation 60 new local employees and production facility from acquisition.
  • Managed production facility of approximately 111 employees, consisting of five departments.
  • Managed 150+ person mail presort production facility with on-site postal verification.
  • Provided expert oversight in the operations of a 100,000-square-foot production facility.

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3. ISO

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Here's how ISO is used in Plant Manager jobs:
  • Managed over 200 highly skilled manufacturing personnel and supervisors in production of major equipment for defense and power generation customers.
  • Instituted cultural change with respect to safety practices, employee engagement, and front-line supervisor responsibility.
  • Spearheaded establishment of Statistical Process Control program and trained managers and supervisors in its use.
  • Managed and coached department manager, professional assistant, maintenance manager and eight supervisors.
  • Orchestrated start-up operations of painting department and held supervisory responsibility during initial six months.
  • Managed responsibilities of Senior Plant Accounting Manager while performing as the Quality Assurance Supervisor.
  • Manage staff that includes Scheduler/Production Supervisor, Manufacturing/Industrial Engineer, and facility maintenance.
  • Have active involvement in supervisor development providing leadership development and tools for success.
  • Established supervisor standards in order to ensure supervisor support and consistent management standards.
  • Managed and supervised 200-plus permanent and temporary workers, foremen and supervisors.
  • Developed and implemented manufacturing and quality procedures, including an ISO9000 program.
  • Improved performance metrics by implementing Lean Manufacturing and ISO/TS Quality Systems.
  • Re-engineered manufacturing processes as required in preparation for ISO/QS 9000 certification.
  • Led improvement - communications, supervisory development, lean production systems.
  • Manage subordinate supervisors who supervise employees in the area of manufacturing.
  • Coordinated liaison between management department and other field service units.
  • Purchased and set-up new Isotropic vibratory finishing process for rollers.
  • Demonstrated effective presentation skills managers and Supervisors C3 procedures.
  • Set daily and weekly production quotas for supervisory personnel.
  • Provided weekly and monthly operations reports to my supervisor.

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4. Product Quality

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Here's how Product Quality is used in Plant Manager jobs:
  • Reviewed production costs and product quality and modified production and inventory control programs to maintain and enhance profitable operations of plant.
  • Managed day to day operation of manufacturing facility including: personnel management, product quality, machinery acquisition, and facility maintenance
  • Work with Quality Assurance departments to ensure the product quality, to maintain engineering specification and promote continuous improvement activities.
  • Developed with staff a rudimentary control chart plan for weights, product quality characteristics and raw material degradation monitoring.
  • Establish and maintain production procedures to maintain high standard of manufacturing operations, product quality, reliability and safety.
  • Developed and implemented operating methods and procedures designed to eliminate operating to eliminate operating problems and improve product quality.
  • Developed comprehensive SPC control charting and Pareto Analysis system for key product quality characteristics in eight product lines.
  • Established a new leadership team resulting in the elimination of daily negative production variances and improved product quality.
  • Identified and recommended production improvement strategies that enhanced equipment and worker performance, efficiency and product quality.
  • Managed product quality, productivity, safety and environmental, on time delivery, and facility maintenance.
  • Lead supervisory staff in achieving key goals of improving safety performance, product quality and productivity.
  • Increased production capacity and flexibility, lowered cost, and implemented processes to improve product quality.
  • Improved and maintained consistent product quality utilizing process controls and establishing areas of responsibility and accountability.
  • Implemented Quality System to track and remove Non Tobacco Related Materials to improve finished product quality.
  • Managed daily production and coordinated with technical manager to optimize product quality and production yields.
  • Established and adjusted work procedures and production schedules to ensure product quality and on-time delivery.
  • Provided leadership to drive continuous improvement in process reliability, product quality and operating cost.
  • Improved reliability, cost structure and product quality increasing contribution margin on the products delivered.
  • Engineered and implemented an automated inspection system that significantly improved product quality by 99%.
  • Improved product quality by driving the accountability back to the production operators with ongoing training

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5. Plant Operations

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Here's how Plant Operations is used in Plant Manager jobs:
  • Developed and managed the unit budgets - controlling manufacturing costs within budget while improving plant reliability and predictability of plant operations.
  • Coached and mentored 2 new managers in plant operations resulting in streamlined operations, reduced operating costs and increased equipment/process reliability.
  • Led and managed day-to-day plant operations with direct responsibility for the management and oversight of plant operations and staff activities.
  • Managed the full spectrum of plant operations, developing and implementing dynamic strategies and efficient processes that drove organizational excellence.
  • Managed plant operations in non-union environment for 3 separate manufacturing processes: flexible packaging, hot-fill process and carbonated beverages.
  • Maintained full responsibility for leveraging excellent coordination, organization, and facilitation skills to manage and oversee plant operations.
  • Direct and manage all plant operations with overall responsibilities for production, maintenance, quality and other production-related activities.
  • Maintained overall responsibility for plant Operations, Maintenance, Site budgets, development and implementation of site procedures.
  • Coordinated with community leaders and state officials to ensure plant operations were compliant with established regulations and statutes.
  • Promoted in 2011 to oversee all plant operations based on exceptional performance and ability to over-deliver on expectations.
  • Directed all plant operations related to production, engineering and maintenance, research and development and warehousing.
  • Managed plant operations that provided a diverse portfolio of quality dairy products to retail and wholesale customers.
  • Performed R&D on new window product lines/hardware/glass providing manufacturing and plant operations improvement recommendations.
  • Ensured all departments were optimally staffed in order to maximize effectiveness and efficiency of plant operations.
  • Managed all plant operations at this manufacturing facility specializing in assembly of refrigeration control valves.
  • Plant Manager-Burlington Facility Overall responsibility for plant operations consisting of 250 employees on all shifts.
  • Provided strategic and tactical direction for 140M+ wellhead manufacturing facility, successfully leading plant operations.
  • Assumed full responsibility for managing all plant operations including shipping, maintenance and production.
  • Directed daily plant operations and headed execution of long-term strategic production and shipping initiatives.
  • Managed plant operations and personnel for paint and coatings manufacturing and packaging facility.

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6. On-Time Delivery

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Here's how On-Time Delivery is used in Plant Manager jobs:
  • Build customer relationship by improving quality, on-time delivery, responsiveness and plant to plant communication resulting in a contract extension.
  • Improved on-time delivery 21% through implementation of master and finite scheduling based on process/equipment/materials capacity constraints coupled with SOP meetings.
  • Ensured on-time delivery of high- quality products by maximizing utilization of resources and managed scheduling activities to meet that goal.
  • Improved quality and achieved three-tier manufacturing objective on-time delivery and inventory through continuous improvement activities to manufacturing processes and reviews.
  • Encouraged performance improvements by measuring on-time delivery, efficiency, utilization and scrap and sharing results with all associates.
  • Ensured flexibility in production volumes by building consistent and high-quality customer relationships, achieving on-time delivery of 95%.
  • Manage all manufacturing operations, ensuring efficient shipping and receiving schedules and on-time delivery of all customer orders.
  • Launched lean manufacturing activities with associates participating in improvement activities achieving an on-time delivery rate of 99.6%.
  • Delivered 96% on-time delivery at both plants by running efficient and effective manufacturing and distributing operations.
  • Maximized equipment utilization and overall productivity while maintaining excellent customer service and on-time delivery.
  • Coordinated purchasing, receiving and on-time delivery of materials to warehouse and customer facilities.
  • Work with Master Scheduler and Controller to reduce inventory levels while improving on-time delivery.
  • Implemented a production bonus program that controlled labor cost and improved on-time delivery performance.
  • Implemented lean manufacturing principles, reducing labor, reducing inventory and improving on-time delivery.
  • Monitored and improved production efficiency, product on-time delivery, and quality ratings.
  • Improved quality and on-time delivery of raw materials by introducing a vendor scorecard.
  • Determined and implemented truck delivery routes which improved the on-time delivery of orders.
  • Performed the manufacturing scheduling process to ensure on-time delivery targets were met.
  • Achieved profit and productivity goals while also increasing customer critical on-time delivery.
  • Scheduled equipment installation and production to ensure on-time delivery of product.

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7. Process Improvement

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Here's how Process Improvement is used in Plant Manager jobs:
  • Delivered year on year improvements in overall equipment effectiveness by establishing and implementing process improvements that added to the bottom line.
  • Establish operational policies and implement process improvement to ensure superior quality and out standing output of custom process and extruded parts.
  • Champion continuous process improvement that identifies quality, safety, production capacity and performance through collaborative initiatives using lean manufacturing techniques.
  • Established operational procedures and policies and implemented process improvements to insure increased throughput, improved quality, and decreased costs.
  • Restructured the manufacturing and distribution process by assessing, analyzing, and implementing process improvement directives impacting every functional area.
  • Cultivated a strong teamwork environment and established culture of process improvement and waste elimination; trained staff in Lean management.
  • Established and maintained all operational polices and implemented process improvements to meet and exceed safety, quality, productivity initiatives.
  • Establish operational policies and implement process improvements to ensure quality and outstanding output of customer tailored protective packaging products.
  • Directed all engineering activities for new product development, process improvement, capital programs and Lean Manufacturing initiatives.
  • Specialized in championing continuous process improvement initiatives that reduced process waste, enhance quality, and engage/develop people.
  • Led numerous process improvement projects on equipment utilization, operator development and job duties within a manufacturing facility.
  • Drive productivity and continuous process improvement meeting or exceeding all established corporate goals for plant performance and productivity.
  • Refocused operational policies and implemented process improvements to ensure superior quality and increased output of custom machinery.
  • Directed business development strategy creation, facilities expansion and process improvement projects, and cost reduction initiatives.
  • Planned and implemented process improvements and workforce support strategies to maintain union-free status and enhance overall performance.
  • Implemented Lean manufacturing program to drive process improvements, innovation and cost reductions throughout the entire facility.
  • Achieved critical organizational restructuring, by using process improvements to reduce labor hours needed to complete orders.
  • Cost controls: Captured significant savings through process improvements and cost controls-cumulative total reflects a hard-dollar savings.
  • Performed detail cost analysis of process improvements in an effort to develop and implement efficiency enhancements.
  • Worked directly with customers on cost reduction redesigns as well as internal process improvement implementations.

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8. Customer Service

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Here's how Customer Service is used in Plant Manager jobs:
  • Total involvement with all aspects of customer service including: customer complaints, corrective action reports/preventive action reports and scheduling departments.
  • Provided facility-wide leadership, driving operational excellence in safety, quality, superior customer service, cost and team member development.
  • Interfaced with senior management, salesmen, customer service and warehouse personnel to discover collectively solutions to challenge and optimizing productivity.
  • Established program to identify mail preparation problems and educate customer service offices on proper mail preparation for processing within processing facility.
  • Coordinated scheduling with production and customer service to meet strict deadlines, while managing customer expectations and ensuring customer satisfaction.
  • Managed the 130 employee manufacturing facility in Cincinnati, Ohio with responsibility for manufacturing, engineering, and customer service.
  • Accomplished the consolidation and relocation of the manufacturing facility and Customer Service facility from two separate locations into one facility.
  • Revised storage, order pulling and product handling procedures to increase accuracy and improve on-time delivery percentage and customer service.
  • Developed and Implemented a Customer Service Improvement program to strengthen relationships with client base and improve Customer Service quality.
  • Resolve customer service issues and collaborate with distributors to prioritize order fulfillment requests and ensure timely delivery of products.
  • Implemented local procedures for transition to a centralized customer service center and dispatching with a centralized scheduling team.
  • Introduce Administrative principles, customer service standards, personnel development, resource optimization & strategic succession planning.
  • Spearheaded the implementation of strategic partnerships and commodity management for increased sales and improved customer service.
  • Increased production capacity in US and Mexico operations; improved customer service and exceeded profit targets.
  • Worked in conjunction with Quality and Customer Service Supervisors to improve operations and meet customer requirements.
  • Led unionized manufacturing facility with responsibility for quality, profit, customer service, and engineering.
  • Addressed mail quality issues from business mailers and customer service offices that negatively impacted processing efficiency.
  • Supervised company operations, ensuring safety, efficiency and outstanding customer service in all task.
  • Improved customer service process, expediting delivery inside quoted lead times, increasing customer satisfaction.
  • Coordinate manufacturing and production to support customer service needs and shipping and receiving requirements.

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9. Human Resources

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Here's how Human Resources is used in Plant Manager jobs:
  • Coordinated production activities with procurement, maintenance, and quality control activities to obtain optimum production and utilization of human resources.
  • Drive Human Resources applications by methods of hiring, conflict resolution, constructive feedback, progressive disciplinary actions and terminating employment.
  • Decreased production costs 3% through better utilization of human resources and improved productivity.effective internal controls and always operated within budget.
  • Partnered with Human Resources to develop on-line application system and selection process for screening of all applications, increasing selection efficiency.
  • Direct responsibility for operations including production, quality control, engineering, scheduling, human resources, distribution/delivery and receiving.
  • Direct all operations including production, engineering, quality control, inventory/materials management, scheduling, shipping and human resources.
  • Directed all Human Resources initiatives to maintain company's position of leadership in providing employment opportunities for disabled workers.
  • Induced flexibility and improvements through idea sharing supplemented by an incentive Program developed by myself and Human Resources.
  • Conducted all human resources activities inclusive of all hiring and terminations with regulation and company policies and procedures.
  • Coordinated plant safety, environmental and training activities in cooperation with Human Resources and Safety Manager.
  • Directed Human Resources, Environmental Health and Safety services as well as ongoing continuous improvement initiatives.
  • Direct accountability for manufacturing, human resources, purchasing, inventory control and customer service.
  • Managed all operations, including engineering, finance/accounting and human resources for a 300-employee facility.
  • Direct reports: Manufacturing Manager Engineering/Continuous Improvement Manager Quality Manager Human Resources Manager Plant Controller
  • Participated in direct matters related to human resources including wage and benefit administration.
  • Collaborated with human resources on new hire, disciplinary action and termination procedures.
  • Provided human resources support including performance reviews, progressive discipline and termination.
  • Partnered with corporate human resources to develop staff for organizational succession planning.
  • Create safety training and awareness programs by collaborating with Human Resources department.
  • Created effective developmental action plans in conjunction with Human Resources Department.

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10. Osha

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Here's how Osha is used in Plant Manager jobs:
  • Delivered 68% reduction in OSHA fines through identification of problem areas and implementation of previously non-existent safety measures and procedures.
  • Coordinated monthly safety meetings, provided training and led internal inspections that fostered OSHA awareness.
  • Participated with OSHA investigations regarding safety of equipment and safety programs resulting in zero findings.
  • Champion of internal Safety metrics to ensure organization exceeded OSHA standards.
  • Implemented OSHA Process Safety Management standard for anhydrous ammonia units.
  • Bring the Material Recovery facility into OSHA compliance
  • Headed up Safety Committee to ensure no violation of OSHA 10 Standards, ensuring that all employees were safe and compliant.
  • Assisted in with enforcement and implementation of Plant compliance programs such as OSHA, EPA and other federal and local programs.
  • Acted as a liaison with OSHA, EPA and The State of New Jersey facilitating inspections and compliance to regulatory requirements.
  • Provided training to all plant personnel regarding equipment operation, manufacturing procedures, quality practices, and OSHA safety standards.
  • Ensured all safety regulatory policies and procedures were implemented and maintained as designated Safety Focal Officer (OSHA certified).
  • Mentored and aided two (2) facilities in attaining OSHA's Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) Star ratings.
  • Develop the Plant Safety Plan to include all OSHA required training, Emergency Evacuation Plan and Plant Tier II reporting.
  • Led all grounds maintenance, plant cleanliness, plant safety and OSHA regulations as well as adherence to all D.O.T.
  • Conducted department safety training sessions, familiar with OSHA, ISO9000, ISTA, DOT and other related government regulations.
  • Enforced standards to ensure compliance with MODNR, OSHA, EPA and other state and local government regulatory agencies.
  • Designed plant layout for start-up operations to encompass all necessary functions and align with OSHA requirements for safety.
  • Worked closely with OSHA and won the plant Voluntary Protection Program Award and a three year re-certification.
  • Manage all Safety Operations and conditions of the multiple operations and Building structures as per OSHA codes.
  • Initiated OSHA's VPP (Voluntary Protection Program) safety framework, reducing injuries by 67%.

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11. Raw Materials

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Here's how Raw Materials is used in Plant Manager jobs:
  • Managed procurement of raw materials, monitored product standards and implemented quality-control programs to improve print processes and ensure customer satisfaction.
  • Negotiated all major procurement contracts and established consigned inventories with major suppliers that reduced raw materials inventory by 18%.
  • Deployed strategic improvements and initiatives by identifying critical processes, critical single sourced raw materials and developing improvement targets.
  • Improved designs and optimized manufacturing process parameters -Managed inventory of raw materials -Developed a robust supplier database
  • Coordinated entire production operation from procurement of raw materials through manufacturing cycle and final shipment.
  • Coordinate consolidation activities for raw materials, machinery, finished product, and Accounting/Purchasing information.
  • Sourced raw materials substitutes through alternative manufacturers or suppliers for better quality or competitive prices.
  • Manage all operations of this metal fabrication facility from raw materials to finished product.
  • Maintain regulatory compliance with storage of raw materials and finished goods including magazine areas.
  • Evaluated raw materials for use in formulations and implemented quality control program.
  • Audit packaging materials and raw materials and inventory according the contract manufacturing.
  • Improved warehouse organization to better accommodate more raw materials and finished goods.
  • Administered procurement of chemical raw materials required for production activities.
  • Monitored inventories and procure raw materials needed for production.
  • Maintained regular stock of raw materials for continuous operations.
  • Achieved recipe reformulation savings by sourcing alternative raw materials.
  • Monitor raw materials inventory and finish products inventory.
  • Negotiated raw materials pricing and executed purchases.
  • Reduced manufacturing waste by improving raw materials.
  • Procured raw materials from chemical manufacturers.

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12. Inventory Control

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Here's how Inventory Control is used in Plant Manager jobs:
  • Worked with sales operations to forecast and manage material planning and accurate warehouse/inventory control systems for both procured end-items and factory-made items
  • Involved extensively in product development, purchasing, cost analysis, inventory control, scheduling, specifications and material analysis.
  • Directed day-to-day plant operations assuming direct responsibility for business operations, project estimating, sales/marketing, estimating and inventory control.
  • Increased profitability through development of repeatable floor inventory control processes and education of key operators on need for process standardization.
  • Managed operating expenses including capital expenditures for facility improvements, plant equipment and employee safety, purchasing and inventory control.
  • Delivered all-encompassing leadership in support of continuous improvement in quality, inventory control, shipping, productivity and safety.
  • Bottom line accountability for safety, productivity, process improvements, inventory control, quality assurance and team development.
  • Provided leadership and supervision of office administration including payroll, accounts payable, purchasing, inventory control and distribution.
  • Managed customer service, manufacturing, personnel, product formulation, technical issue resolution, and inventory control management.
  • Helped to develop and integrate a custom manufacturing software program to improve scheduling and order and inventory controls.
  • Inventory Control: Maintained, monitored and coordinated inventory as it relates to specific projects and budget requirements.
  • Achieved inventory accuracy within 1% by instituting cycle count procedures and revamping inventory control processes.
  • Managed all manufacturing operations including engineering, production, purchasing, inventory control, and supervision.
  • Implemented computerized warehouse locator/inventory control system resulting in a 50% reduction in on hand inventory.
  • Managed and coordinated production, scheduling, distribution and inventory control for industrial alloy manufacturer.
  • Implemented new management information system to streamline accounting, order entry and inventory controls.
  • Managed inventory control and worked with the ATF to verify inventory procedures and effectiveness.
  • Modified production and inventory control programs to maintain enhanced profitable operations of the facility.
  • Developed computer systems for production performance, efficient inventory control and resourceful purchasing.
  • Maximized use of components and materials for production by establishing inventory control procedure.

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13. Cost Savings

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Here's how Cost Savings is used in Plant Manager jobs:
  • Career history of implementing cross-departmental solutions that achieve dramatic process control, improvements, resource utilization, and cost savings.
  • Directed the orderly phase-out of two major facilities consolidating them into one World Class manufacturing facility with significant cost savings.
  • Work with department managers to implement and validate cost savings initiatives, control operational costs and justify capital expenditures.
  • Managed team development for productivity improvements, cost savings, on-time delivery improvements, and problem solving.
  • Processed capital requests, submissions and justifications for operational needs to include safety and cost savings initiatives.
  • Core competencies in Plant Operations controlling manufacturing costs within budgetary limits and leading manufacturing cost savings.
  • Developed a team to evaluate production deficiency to improve quality resulting in cost savings.
  • Restructured organization that reduced 10% of salaried employees contributing significant cost savings.
  • Re-engineered production and distribution operations to generate cost savings averaging $800,000/year.
  • Employed Lean Manufacturing and continuous improvement processes to generate cost savings.
  • Reduced component and finished goods inventories to achieve significant cost savings.
  • Identified, developed and executed cost savings / productivity projects.
  • Created a Total Cost Management program implementing cost savings initiatives.
  • Implement cost savings and process improvements through continuous improvement initiatives.
  • Consulted on cost savings projects associated with value-added manufacturing.
  • Implemented Cost Savings/Containment program and continuous improvement culture.
  • Provided leadership in accomplishing company cost savings initiatives.
  • Purchased and installed equipment and train personnel with a cost savings of 27% and greatly improved quality of the product.
  • Communicated with vendors and negotiated pricing for the ordering of raw materials and packaging components, recognizing a significant cost savings.
  • Introduced 16 person fillet lines which resulted in 20% cost savings and increased on time air shipments by 50%.

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14. Production Schedules

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Here's how Production Schedules is used in Plant Manager jobs:
  • Consolidated three separate plant facilities into one location including equipment moving and installation without sacrificing quality, safety or production schedules.
  • Review established production schedules for all manufacturing departments to insure established inventory levels are met while operating at the highest efficiency.
  • Develop operations/production schedules, determine staffing needs, machine and equipment requirements, and develop quality plans for process improvements.
  • Supervised daily production schedules utilizing computer database and other quality control devices to color match inks and coordinate press assignments.
  • Reviewed established production schedules to ensure established inventory levels were met while operating at the highest efficiency possible.
  • Coordinate efficient production schedules that allow maximum flexibility with minimum staffing to meet customer deadlines and quality requirements.
  • Create innovative plans which assure attaining of business objectives and production schedules while maintaining quality production standards.
  • Analyzed daily production schedules and employee performance to develop improved operating procedures designed to increase productivity.
  • Discovered and eliminated the bottlenecks and eliminating them, Improved production schedules and established right metrics.
  • Assure attainment of business objectives and production schedules while insuring product standards exceeded customer's expectations.
  • Worked closely with Sales department to manage appropriate plant production schedules and timely customer deliveries.
  • Oversee entire facility maintaining optimum operation by assigning workers, creating and keeping production schedules.
  • Generated production schedules, oversaw maintenance / service efforts, and promoted superb productivity standards.
  • Monitored vendors' performance to assure timely delivery of materials to meet production schedules.
  • Prepare daily production schedules and coordinate with supervisors to insure daily production is completed.
  • Increased productivity by executing CNC programming, preventive maintenance, and comprehensive production schedules.
  • Maintained uninterrupted production schedules while closing one plant and transferring production lines to another.
  • Managed work-in-process inventories of intermediate materials to meet production schedules and minimize waste.
  • Establish production schedules, defining staffing requirements, and implemented optimized production procedures.
  • Prepare production schedules required to meet authorized inventory levels and short-term production forecasts.

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15. Direct Reports

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Here's how Direct Reports is used in Plant Manager jobs:
  • Direct reports were production supervision, project manager, maintenance manager, quality control manager, warehouse manager and production scheduler.
  • Direct reports include Manufacturing manager, Quality Manager, Supply Chain Supervisor, Packaging/ Distribution Supervisor, and Facilities lead.
  • Direct reports: operations manager, maintenance manager, procurement manager, safety supervisor and quality assurance manager.
  • Direct reports include operations managers, maintenance managers, project coordinators, HR generalist and warehouse manager.
  • Supervised 8 direct reports and 55 indirect reports in the manufacturing of compressible acetaminophen.
  • Managed 25 direct reports which included Production Supervisors, Industrial Engineering and Maintenance personnel.
  • Evaluate performance of all direct reports and make appropriate personnel recommendations.
  • Managed direct reports, conducted daily inspections and state regulated testing/inspections.
  • Started all direct reports in Career Architect for development/succession planning purposes.
  • Direct reports included five supervisors.
  • Developed and managed P&L, and maintained a staff of 70 (7 direct and 63 indirect reports).
  • Direct reports including: 5 Coaches, 125 Union employees as well as close relationships with Quality, Maintenance and Engineering.
  • Oversee 37 direct reports, leading process improvement efforts, manufacturing functions, vendor negotiations, and overall purchasing life cycle.
  • Managed 8 direct reports and delivered short / long term operational plans to ensure exceptional levels of output and quality control.
  • Lead 110 production associates via 6 direct reports - 3 team leaders, Six Sigma Black Belt, Quality and Planner/Scheduler.
  • Direct reports include 3 Salaried Shift Supervisors, a Reliability Manager, an EH&S Manager and a Transportation Manager.
  • Reported to VP of Service as Plant Manager of Service for this $65M consumer business with 9 direct reports.
  • Manage a team of 23 direct reports (Operations & Supervisors) with revenues earning over $6 million annually.
  • Lead regularly scheduled staff meetings with direct reports to review open issues, performance measurable as well as new business.
  • Direct reports: Twelve managers in areas of operations, quality assurance, shipping, facilities, safety and administration.

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16. Preventative Maintenance

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Here's how Preventative Maintenance is used in Plant Manager jobs:
  • Maximized efficiency and sustained performance ensuring preventative maintenance on new/existing production equipment; including routine calibration of 215,000 square foot warehouse.
  • Planned, coordinated and directed operations, including scheduling, machine assignments, preventative maintenance and management of manufacturing employees.
  • Established Preventative Maintenance Schedule to reduce downtime, improve equipment utilization, upgrades and reduce repetitive repairs to reduce overhead.
  • Operated and maintained power plant; implemented preventative maintenance and energy efficiency initiatives for fossil fuel steam power plant.
  • Reduced downtime by 6% through design and implementation of a preventative maintenance program that effectively utilized processing time.
  • Maintained direct responsibility for operating equipment maintenance functions including preventative maintenance, system troubleshooting and general repair requirements.
  • Implemented a preventative program that requires sign offs on all critical component preventative maintenance and daily maintenance activities.
  • Established proper procedures and controls along with corrective and preventative maintenance increasing plant profitability in six months.
  • Developed Preventative maintenance schedule that reduced mechanical failures resulting in overall downtime reduction greater than 80%.
  • Reduced maintenance fixed costs by $1.5 million/yr through improved continuous improvement projects and value-added Preventative Maintenance.
  • Developed and implemented systems and documentation for preventative maintenance and all maintenance performed in the plant.
  • Ignited $340K+ cost savings by implementing preventative maintenance schedule to eliminate production equipment downtime.
  • Managed preventative maintenance for primary locations and maintenance for numerous commercial real estate holdings.
  • Initialized preventative maintenance program for multiple departments resulting in improved operations and safety record.
  • Supervised production personnel/planning, quality control, job order tracking and preventative maintenance programs.
  • Manage janitorial crews, schedule maintenance and preventative maintenance for a textile product manufacturer.
  • Developed and implemented a preventative maintenance program that effectively reduced machine downtime 40%.
  • Developed and organized preventative maintenance and safety inspection programs for all facilities and equipment.
  • Team member with responsibility for development and implementation of a preventative maintenance program.
  • Scheduled, managed documents and maintained records of a comprehensive preventative maintenance program.

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17. Logistics

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Here's how Logistics is used in Plant Manager jobs:
  • Handle logistics in cabinet manufacturing facility ensuring proper flow of materials into the facility on through to completed products.
  • Direct and coordinate all operational and logistics activities, specializing in customer satisfaction, equipment, and financial management.
  • Collaborate daily with associate plant managers, purchasing and logistics departments to foster holistic productivity in production operations.
  • Created integrated logistics management functions by consolidating purchasing, inventory, warehousing, and distribution under one roof.
  • Provide engineering and manufacturing flows and layout to accommodate the distribution and retail markets while managing production logistics.
  • SAP Implementation Manager, Project Manager, Logistics and Purchasing Manager, Warehouse Manager, and Laboratory Technician
  • Worked closely with corporate Logistics Department in freight carrier selection, performance management and claimant process.
  • Oversee all manufacturing, maintenance, quality, administrative and logistics operations for food manufacturing plant.
  • Supervised the manufacturing operations and logistics for the production of electrical harnesses and ignition leads.
  • Execute and coordinate plant production operations and logistics to deliver concrete products to customers.
  • Developed relocation strategy for corporate logistics facility relocation from Michigan City to South Bend.
  • Managed structural panels, oversaw all operations, supervised 15-member staff and coordinated logistics.
  • Developed and implemented Standard Operating Procedures for the Logistics, Quality and Production departments.
  • Developed and expedited new business working with customers concerning order detail and logistics.
  • Manage (CS/QA/Manufacturing/Planning/Logistics) training and development of leadership skills in every department.
  • Resolved supply and logistics challenges by adopting lean techniques without impacting regulatory practices.
  • Consolidated Purchasing, Logistics and Shipping into the existing Materials Management role.
  • Managed logistics and supply chain issues to ensure uninterrupted delivery to customers.
  • Planned and coordinated raw material and finished product purchasing and logistics.
  • Improved logistics- Reduced incoming raw material times & ethanol delivery times.

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18. Daily Operations

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Here's how Daily Operations is used in Plant Manager jobs:
  • Directed daily operations and strategies; implemented operational best practices based off past performance, greatly increasing manufacturing and distribution efficiency.
  • Managed 150 Associates and controlled the daily operations including expenses and labor for overall facility, meeting and exceeding customer expectations.
  • Managed daily operations Scheduled staff and machinery to meet customer demand Monitored inventory, ordered material, follow-up with accounts payable
  • Managed the daily operations of manufacturing, sales, warehouse distribution and service of a computer printer manufacturing facility.
  • Weld Engineer Responsible for planning and directing all daily operations of the manufacturing and polishing facilities including hiring personnel.
  • Led daily operations and optimization services of rice production activities including receiving, processing, packaging, and distribution.
  • Manage all aspects of daily operations for a fireworks manufacturing facility to ensure optimal safety, accuracy and accountability.
  • Planned and administered daily operations for a manufacturing plant; determined materials, equipment, and staffing requirements.
  • Direct daily operations of estimating and engineering departments including product design, field installations and project management.
  • Co-founded and managed daily operations of ethanol refining facility producing seven million gallons of 200-proof alcohol annually.
  • Created and implemented plans for the improvement of daily operations and various structural improvements throughout the facility.
  • Directed daily operations for team, including relationship management, schedule development, and inventory control.
  • Manage daily operations and maintenance and budget including oversight of plant state and federal regulatory compliance.
  • Provide engineering support for daily operations in the areas of process engineering and equipment troubleshooting.
  • Oversee daily operations of varsity jacket/chenille patch plant consisting of 90 production and administrative personnel.
  • Directed daily operations for cable, wire harnesses and mechanical builds for Telecommunications industry.
  • Planned and directed management activities including daily operations, long and short-term business plans.
  • Demonstrated ability to safely manage and provide oversight of all aspects of daily operations.
  • Managed all phases of daily operations for specification aggregate production and metallic recovery operations.
  • Managed daily operations of packaged ice production and delivery plant with approximately 50 employees.

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19. Annual Sales

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Here's how Annual Sales is used in Plant Manager jobs:
  • Developed culture and manufacturing operations structure representing over 100 water-based adhesive compounds contributing $16M in annual sales.
  • Conceived and implemented operational changes that doubled manufactured-sand production, generated $2,000,000 in additional annual sales.
  • Developed customer submitted prototype ideas into manufacturing reality, adding approximately $1M to annual sales.
  • Directed multiple shift medical device manufacturing facility with annual sales of approximately $200 million.
  • Manage 75-person, RCRA Part B permitted production facility (annual sales of $65 MM), with profit/loss responsibility.
  • Managed the day-to-day activities for this Fabricated Vinyl products plant that had $30 million in annual sales and 225 associates.
  • Full P&L responsibility for a 300 employee plant which manufactured air cleaners with annual sales of $30 million.
  • Coordinated all efforts of engineering, purchasing, production, maintenance and shipping and producing 10 million dollars in annual sales.
  • Led facility of 150 employees in the manufacture of pool heaters and heat pumps ($80+M in annual sales).
  • Managed a department in the production of fluid handling parts in the automotive industry with annual sales of $4.5 million.
  • Managed US manufacturing and distribution center for Japanese electronic component manufacturer from start-up to $35 million in annual sales.
  • Managed facility producing ~ $30 million annual sales of 27' - 50' Express cruisers and Sport Yachts.
  • General Management and P&L ownership of a Tungsten Carbide insert manufacturing facility generating $180MM of annual sales.
  • Led a network of five manufacturing sites with annual sales of $95.0 MM and 300 union and non-union employees.
  • Profit and loss accountability with annual sales of $75 million, and an operating budget of $18 million.
  • Directed 37 salaried and 236 hourly employees manufacturing steel and fiberglass entry doors with $144 Million in annual sales.
  • Asked to assume role managing company's largest revenue-producing division: $125M in annual sales, 250K sq.
  • Assisted in the design and implementation of a mainline product that resulted in approximately $3million in annual sales.
  • Managed over 100 direct reports and technical professionals in a union work environment with annual sales of $50MM.
  • Managed the day-to-day operations of a manufacturer producing industrial and aerospace clutches with annual sales of $17.5 million.

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20. Sigma

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Here's how Sigma is used in Plant Manager jobs:
  • Supported Six Sigma efforts and drove engineering action items to implement Poka-Yoke statistical process control to achieve built-in-quality of assembly.
  • Implement the monitoring and improvement of quality and productivity throughout the manufacturing process using six sigma processes.
  • Introduced Six Sigma methodology within a multicultural environment and generated a 2% increase in reliability.
  • Worked closely with Manager of Manufacturing Engineering to streamline processes using six-sigma and lean processes.
  • Led plant through continuous improvement initiatives and value-added projects using Six Sigma and Lean initiatives.
  • Increased manufacturing productivity through critical evaluation of key personnel and Six Sigma process.
  • Incorporated operations related cost reduction projects using 6-Sigma, and Lean Manufacturing methodologies.
  • Facilitated continuous improvement efforts using COS and Lean Manufacturing principles/practices and 6-Sigma methodologies.
  • Fostered organizational cultural change through integration of Lean manufacturing and Six Sigma principles.
  • Championed plant wide implementation of Lean Six Sigma and Quality Improvement initiatives.
  • Lead and support continuous improvement initiatives utilizing lean and six sigma methodology.
  • Maximized labor and personnel utilization using Lean or Six Sigma techniques.
  • Change agent for continuous improvement using Six Sigma statistical based methodology.
  • Mentored staff on Six Sigma methodology and Lean Manufacturing practices.
  • Utilized Six Sigma approach lean manufacturing methods to eliminate waste.
  • Increased productivity through processes optimization using six sigma tools.
  • Implemented Six Sigma/Lean Manufacturing -Projects scheduled and completed monthly.
  • Introduced Lean 6 Sigma methodology to achieve dramatic turnaround.
  • Improved productivity through continual improvement and Six Sigma.
  • Lean manufacturing and six sigma tools implementation.

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21. Kaizen

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Here's how Kaizen is used in Plant Manager jobs:
  • Redesigned plant to produce per KAIZEN, KAN BAN, Theory of constraints and LEAN Principles.
  • Participated in product development and orchestrated quality circles and continuous improvement (Kaizen) to ensure compliance and improve production standards.
  • Participated or led 7 different Kaizen events to promote continuous improvement through identifying and implementing efficient processes or ergonomically sound methods.
  • Participated in aggressive Company wide Kaizen initiatives that resulted in plant consolidation and the eventual closing of the Memphis facility.
  • Developed Kaizen activities within the management and hourly work force as part of an overall Company-wide implementation focus.
  • Leveraged strategic continuous improvement initiatives to drive waste and productivity by championing three Kaizen events at plant.
  • Re-organized facility improving communication, standardizing work, improving visual management, and Kaizen participation and effectiveness.
  • Conducted multiple Kaizen changeover reduction events on significantly capacity constrained line representing 2/3 of all sales pounds.
  • Facilitated 2-3 day workouts/kaizen events and executed actions, which resulted in significant real-time yield improvement.
  • Utilized Kaizen principles to realize immediate benefits and set foundation for a continuous improvement environment.
  • Utilized Value-Stream Mapping and bi-monthly Kaizens, to drastically improve an antiquated production system.
  • Participated and led 5S Kaizen events to drive continuous process and productivity improvements.
  • Orchestrated numerous Kaizen events in improving business processes and ensuring optimum performance.
  • Utilized various structured Kaizen events to drive critical few business objectives.
  • Executed Kaizen manufacturing methodologies to improve standardized activities and eliminate waste.
  • Incorporated Lean Manufacturing and Kaizen troubleshooting methods to daily plant activities.
  • Initiated Kaizen events with machine operators to develop standardized equipment.
  • Organized Kaizen events to streamline production and delivery requirements.
  • Established Kaizen/TQ Continuous Improvement department to support Self-Directed teams.
  • Introduced Lean Manufacturing techniques & Kaizen burst improvement processes.

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22. CNC

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Here's how CNC is used in Plant Manager jobs:
  • Diagnosed repaired production equipment and CNC machinery or coordinated necessary repairs with subcontractors for problems that could not resolve internally.
  • Upgraded manufacturing technology by identifying need and benefit of installing CNC wire machine and an automated robotic sealing machine.
  • Program highly sophisticated CNC Tool Grinders to recondition and manufacture industrial cutting tools.
  • Engineered high volume secondary CNC turning operation for automotive shafts.
  • Supervised the CNC & manufacturing engineering departments.
  • Set up new MAZAK CNC machines, train all new operators, and manage machine shop consisting of approximately 100 employees.
  • Researched, budgeted, and supervised the installation of a new 175 ton Computer Numeric Control (CNC) Press Brake.
  • Facilitated the move of a CNC milling machine (purchased) to be utilized for machining parts and eliminate outside machining.
  • Set up Class 100 clean room assembly and data acquisition testing of hard disk drive motors and precision CNC turning operations.
  • Developed a systematic, comprehensive training program that took existing employees and taught them how to become productive CNC Programmers.
  • Managed a facility that housed 13 HAAS CNC milling machines and seven HAAS CNC lathes machines employing approximately 50 employees.
  • Implemented and led machine shop cleanup and reorganization efforts, resulting in improved material flow and improved CNC center maintenance.
  • Sourced and negotiated the purchase of capital equipment purchases including CNC grinders, milling machines, and vibratory finishing equipment.
  • Introduced CNC technology to both the machine shop and press room to align the business with small lot production capabilities.
  • Manage all manufacturing operations for large job shop consisting of over 60 CNC machines and 100 operators over 3 shifts.
  • Incorporated new CNC mills & lathes to increase capability to accommodate new orders for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Program.
  • Led the installation of over $2M in additional assets, including: CNC's, sanders, infrastructure upgrades.
  • Prepared cost analysis comparing CNC automation against Structural Steel Fitters for the company's purchase of a Beam Coping Machine.
  • Specialized equipment such as: CNC tube cutoff, skive/roller burnish, inertia welding, and chrome plating is utilized.
  • Managed plant activities including raw material preparation and job scheduling for CNC mills, lathes and manual machining operations.

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23. FDA

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Here's how FDA is used in Plant Manager jobs:
  • Garnered error-free FDA regulatory audit results by implementing new quality programs and establishing quality tracking metrics and departmental reward system.
  • Managed this facility-supplying FDA regulated delivery systems and resins for pharmaceutical, industrial, and hospital applications.
  • Worked with the Quality department to ensure a high-quality product was consistently manufactured meeting FDA requirements.
  • Installed a Quality Assurance laboratory to assure conformance with FDA regulations for beverage-grade LCO2.
  • Changed manufacturing and quality culture to successfully address FDA corporate warning letter deficiencies.
  • Achieved and maintained 15 agency certification including FDA and multiple international agencies.
  • Complete responsibility for FDA inspected Pet Treat facility.
  • Managed FDA interface and certifications.
  • Led team rewrite of Production & Process Controls documentation, ensuring compliance with FDA 21 CFR 820.70 and passing FDA inspection.
  • Review daily production records to ensure proper GMP'S are followed in the daily manufacturing process to comply with FDA regulations.
  • Maintain facility compliance with OSHA, SQF, DEP, FDA, and USDA to meet food safety and quality requirements.
  • Develop skill sets of employees, manage FDA requirements and GMP requirements and company Standard Operating Procedures (SOP s).
  • Confirmed Pilot Plant with FSMA compliance to keep license to sell products and status in Inter State Milk Shipper FDA list.
  • Participated in numerous audits and inspections, including FDA, EMEA, agencies from Japan, Brazil, and Mexico.
  • Maintained FDA, OSHA, DOT, EPA and ISO compliance while using Lean/Six Sigma methodology to better production systems.
  • Work with all governing agencies to establish SOP's and compliance procedures for FDA, Organic, Kosher and SQF.
  • Oversee plant Quality Manager and insure compliance with all USDA, HACCP, FDA, and WDA regulatory requirements.
  • Achieved significant improvements to quality and safety systems to meet FDA requirements; 100% pass rate FDA audits.
  • Guaranteed compliance with FDA and MCA regulations and for maintaining superior inspections results from all authorities and regulating agencies.
  • Orchestrated changes throughout entire operation and achieved ISO-9000 certification, in addition to successfully passing several FDA audits.

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24. Quality Standards

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Here's how Quality Standards is used in Plant Manager jobs:
  • Gained improved financial position and broad flexibility through language modifications; consistently reached and surpassed corporate cost and quality standards.
  • Directed and coordinated activities so that approved products were manufactured on schedule and within quality standards and cost objectives.
  • Managed the western regional manufacturing facility with customers consisting of Fortune 100 companies with very high quality standards.
  • Maximized productivity and efficiency of expected production rate by ensuring sufficient manpower and quality standards were met.
  • Managed and monitored overall plant performance, quality standards, and ensure standard operating procedures are followed.
  • Decreased cost and streamlined organization by reducing inventory, increasing production output and maintaining quality standards.
  • Monitored productivity and maintained project schedules, inspection procedures, quality standards, and documentation.
  • Managed USDA frozen RTE Mexican food operations ensuring compliance with customer specifications and quality standards.
  • Maintained adequate staffing to ensure production and quality standards met customer requirements and expectations.
  • Established quality standards for each process and audited procedures to verify results met expectations.
  • Maximized production output while minimizing unnecessary expenses and achieved or surpassed rigorous quality standards.
  • Exceeded customer product expectations by maintaining quality standards and exceeding overall customer's expectations.
  • Participated in setting production and quality standards insuring standards are met or exceeded.
  • Implemented internal supplier audits to ensure quality standards and quality policies were enforced.
  • Received several annual awards for highest company Safety, Environmental and Quality standards.
  • Maintained ISO-9001 quality standards and continuous improvement efforts through employee awareness and development.
  • Monitored and maintained machine and water parameters as necessary to meet quality standards.
  • Ensured all products met company and customer specifications, including quality standards.
  • Establish quality standards for operations and initiate / manage quality improvement initiatives.
  • Establish production quality standards with engineering and purchasing teams to meet customer requirements

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25. EPA

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Here's how EPA is used in Plant Manager jobs:
  • Reduced water cooler refurbishing costs and improved quality by consolidation cooler refurbishing and repair department into manufacturing plant from remote location.
  • Oversee Purchasing and Inventory: Develop, implement and train materials department in Materials Requirements Planning and purchasing inventory vacancies.
  • Demonstrated in-depth knowledge in repairing surface production equipment as well as operation and maintenance of all production equipment and machinery.
  • Led training and development of production staff at dedicated work centers to promote autonomous maintenance and operation of department.
  • Planned and executed numerous process changes in uniform and bulk preparation, improving efficiency and quality.
  • Coordinated and collaborated with other departments of the organization in establishing and carrying out responsibilities.
  • Participated in budget preparation and administration, coordinated purchasing and documentation and monitored departmental expenditures.
  • Prepared reports and presentations to communicate performance and project status to upper level management.
  • Perform employee evaluations and provide motivational strategies to increase morale and promote departmental efficiency.
  • Identified capital repair projects, procured estimates, negotiated proposals and hired contractors.
  • Communicated with other departments and management to resolve problems and expedite work.
  • Direct daily manufacturing operations and participate in production meetings with department managers.
  • Managed 20 primary packaging suites and a separate secondary packaging area.
  • Established contacts and developed relationships with local government agencies and departments.
  • Direct responsibility for sample department delivering production samples within 2 weeks.
  • Collaborated with local Fire and Police Departments regarding different emergency scenarios.
  • Initiated & worked with engineering department on many successful automation projects.
  • Oversee all plastic injection molding manufacturing process and machine repair operations.
  • Researched and prepared quotes; executed costs-effective measures in purchasing.
  • Prepare reports summarizing information or trends related to manufacturing performance.

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26. KPI

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Here's how KPI is used in Plant Manager jobs:
  • Reviewed KPI reports and other production indicators daily in order to direct the resolution of operational, manufacturing and maintenance problems.
  • Established modern technology throughout the organization that assisted management in monitoring KPI's and overall plant performance.
  • Implemented operation effectiveness, Key Performance Indicator (KPI), to improve productivity and equipment utilization.
  • Implemented Lean Manufacturing techniques throughout the facility and incorporated visual KPI scorecards for evaluating production performance.
  • Establish metrics/KPI targets and implement necessary changes to drive operational initiatives resulting in improved financial performance.
  • Implemented Lean Manufacturing Concepts which improved KPI s and greatly improved productivity.
  • Developed and maintained KPI metrics to measure performance against established standards.
  • Determined/exceeded KPI's that aligned with company objectives.
  • Establish all manufacturing process KPI's/work instructions/procedures.
  • Provided training, goal setting, and utilized an auditing system to measure results, introducing KPI's to team members.
  • Implemented LEAN manufacturing processes and tools to improve production operations flow (KANBAN, 5S, KPI'S & PDCA).
  • Developed KPI to track performance along with daily performance review and implementation of actions to bring process back to the norm.
  • Implemented plant KPI boards creating a system of visual management of plant targets and performance for all levels of the organization.
  • Saved $2M annually with overall plant Key Performance Indicator (KPI), and Improvement Action Plan (IAP).
  • Reviewed KPI's, production and operating reports to resolve problems and ensure minimum cost impact and prevention of operational delays.
  • Implemented Visual and Tactile controls in a manual environment to drive KPI's live, and motivate the shop floor.
  • Developed, tracked and evaluated Key Performance Indicators (KPI's) for every major phase of the production process.
  • Developed Key Performance Indicators (KPI's) for the measurement of productivity and efficiency of all the production lines.
  • Drive Lean daily management to meet KPI's for production, safety, quality, cost and warehouse inventory goals.
  • Implemented monthly key process indicator (KPI) meetings that kept management focused on predictors that drove continual improvement activities.

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27. R

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Here's how R is used in Plant Manager jobs:
  • Introduced emerging manufacturing technologies to establish high-producing commercialization products.
  • Effected major quality and cash management improvements by introducing lean manufacturing processes and building world-class lean operation.
  • Implemented JD Edwards and Lotus Notes computerized system for information flow and manufacturing accounting throughout facility.
  • Coordinated international technology transfer from parent company in Italy to grow business presence in new market.
  • Assumed full responsibility for managing all operations of footwear manufacturing plant with approximately 200 employees.
  • Achieved production optimization, install facility pH- neutralization system, update receiving milk station.
  • Maintain all necessary licenses and permits and provides all regulatory training and maintains documentations.
  • Provided customer on-site training for operation of specialized, modified and one-of equipment.
  • Cultivated and championed a continuous improvement team environment throughout the entire hourly workforce.
  • Implement individual development plans annually and provides training and coaching to improve performance.
  • Reorganized plant and instituted Sanitation Program eliminating bacteria problems in cooked product.
  • Provide candid constructive input to management decisions and actively supports those decisions.
  • Revised scheduling model and verification of components to meet demand more effectively.
  • Designed and implemented an organizational structure with defined roles with job descriptions.
  • Designed and implemented a product configuration system that simplified job shop environment.
  • Championed an organizational and culture change in maintenance and safety engagement.
  • Directed manufacturing activities for filament manufacturing facility with 65 operating personnel.
  • Developed and implemented quality control procedures to align with company standards.
  • Scheduled production, oversaw quality control and provided machine maintenance.
  • Streamlined processes to reduce work time and increase operational productivity.

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28. Production Goals

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Here's how Production Goals is used in Plant Manager jobs:
  • Facilitated cross-functional coordination between Production, Quality, Engineering and Maintenance to meet production goals and customers' specifications.
  • Improved productivity by implementing a system for tracking performance, production goals and highlighting problem areas for improvement.
  • Coordinated plant operations within corporate policies, ensuring production goals and overseeing all plant maintenance and facility issues.
  • Established a changed culture resulting in teamwork and interdepartmental participation achieving daily production goals.
  • Developed professional standards, established performance and production goals, and conducted annual reviews.
  • Established and implemented production goals and delivery schedules for supervisors and production engineers.
  • Generate annual operating and capital budgets, while continually exceeding production goals.
  • Directed the manufacturing process and operational efficiency procedures to achieve production goals.
  • Synchronized and coordinated operations with Motorola to meet production goals and deadlines.
  • Interpreted forecast information and assembled monthly production goals to increase plant performance.
  • Determine staffing requirements to meet production goals and labor efficiency targets.
  • Managed personnel and equipment to attain all established production goals.
  • Provided necessary supervision for incoming staff to reach production goals.
  • Accelerated production goals and maintain quality service.
  • Provided section supervisors with weekly/daily production goals.
  • Established and facilitated production goals and priorities.
  • Implemented manufacturing strategies to accomplish production goals.
  • Coordinate manufacturing processes while attaining production goals.
  • Directed strategic initiatives to achieve production goals.
  • Established and facilitated production goals/priorities.

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29. Assembly Line

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Here's how Assembly Line is used in Plant Manager jobs:
  • Achieved quality improvements by developing assembly line quality scorecards and driving quality improvements at the point or origin.
  • Invented two machines that replaced laborers resulting in assembly line efficiency improvements and significant expense reductions.
  • Transformed traditional assembly lines into Lean Manufacturing cells for low/medium volume products.
  • Adapted unused facility into functional manufacturing assembly line in 45 days.
  • Managed and directed day-to-day operations of production of assembly line.
  • Fast-paced assembly line sewing machine operator-working as a 'team member'
  • Designed, constructed new assembly line reducing staffing requirements.
  • Fast-paced assembly line sewing machine operator, inspector
  • Simplified and consolidated assembly line operations.
  • Increased production by 25% by re-designing the manufacturing and assembly line resulting in a profit margin increase of 12%.
  • Utilized one piece flow techniques on assembly lines producing an instant 10% improvement in productivity by eliminating non-value added wastes.
  • Improved the 1st pass yield by 35% by implementing one-piece flow and response teams on the assembly lines.
  • Recommended and approved large capital equipment purchase such as stamping presses, injection molding presses, and assembly lines.
  • Mentor and development of the leadership team including the Pit Crew (support functions to the assembly lines).
  • Devised & installed assembly line conveyor system capable of changing out carriers, decreasing changeover time by 50%.
  • Total responsibility for the design, fabrication and installation, of state of the art automated assembly lines.
  • Managed the start-up of the new Ford F250 transmission assembly line with a capital budget of $2.5M.
  • Lay out a new assembly line with basic automation to increase efficiency and eliminate risk of injuries.
  • Managed and coordinated the production of large steel modular buildings, parts and MIG welding assembly lines.
  • Introduced continuous flow assembly lines enabled the site to double its GFCI output in the same building.

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30. Inventory Management

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Here's how Inventory Management is used in Plant Manager jobs:
  • Developed and implemented inventory management and accountability.
  • Ensured full production levels were met while simultaneously performing safety, quality, cost and inventory management within operating budget constraints.
  • Reduced Raw Ingredients, Finished Goods and WIP hold inventory through effective inventory management and introducing effective Plant Hold/Disposition/Discard/Donation Program.
  • Utilized lean manufacturing principles to create pull system to expand material handling capacity and ensure cost effective inventory management practices.
  • Performed physical inventory product counts daily and wall to wall counts monthly to ensure data integrity of inventory management system.
  • Identified need, sought funding and installed Inventory Management System which reduced excessive on site inventory and improved quality.
  • Inventory Management - Created and revised inventory systems for more efficiency and to ensure accurate inventory and production reporting.
  • Directed all day-to-day functions including manufacturing, quality control, inventory management, shipping and receiving and warehousing.
  • Recruited to separate this metals service/distribution center from its competition by providing best-in-class inventory management and next-day delivery.
  • Managed warehouse organization with work flow and assignments and work space functionality as well as inventory management.
  • Reduced operation costs through effective inventory management and purchasing procedure that meet and exceeded budget.
  • Managed sourcing, procurement, forecasting, production, inventory management, and distribution activities.
  • Controlled all aspects of manufacturing operations including scheduling, maintenance, inventory management and purchasing.
  • Launched Tag program for inventory management to reduce on-hand inventory assets and increase inventory accuracy.
  • Worked with and ensured that proper inventory management is followed including maintaining proper inventory accuracy.
  • Implemented a wireless inventory management system for raw materials, packaging films and corrugate.
  • Implemented Inventory Management programs that significantly reduced inventory and achieved 99.7% accuracy.
  • Utilized automated inventory management system to track and maintain stock levels.
  • Managed production and shipping efficiently using plant space and inventory management.
  • Achieved 99 percent On-Time delivery performance through diligent inventory management.

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31. Production Planning

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Here's how Production Planning is used in Plant Manager jobs:
  • Developed and implemented capacity-versus-load production planning.
  • Recruited and trained top-performing production personnel and developed all operational planning, budgets, production planning/goals, and site safety standards.
  • Supervised production planning, inventory verification, technical problem identification and resolution, plant safety, procurement, maintenance and housekeeping.
  • Reorganized and established procedures for Customer Service and Production planning that fully eliminated late loads and missed orders to our customers.
  • Contributed significantly to the production planning process to ensure that assembly schedules are efficiently communicated, measured and adhered to.
  • Supervised production planning, engineering, customer service, purchasing, employee/labor relations, quality control, safety and environmental.
  • Developed and implemented production planning and forecasting system for scheduling plant refinery lots and projecting precious metal process shrinkage.
  • Participated on the SAP implementation team as a design lead with emphasis in the areas of production planning/procurement/distribution/finance/QA.
  • Integrated a production capacity modeling process to allow for strategic development and production planning for the Cereal Division.
  • Supervised procurement, maintenance, production planning, safety and quality control activities to optimize plant performance.
  • Initiated production planning and reliability efforts to provide sustainable manufacturing operations to support business and customer requirements.
  • Manage the bindery and letter shop operations including production planning, quality control and general warehouse activities.
  • Developed historic sales database for warehoused products and used information for inventory control and production planning.
  • Guide efficiency improvement initiatives throughout all core production planning, production scheduling, and manufacturing operations.
  • Communicate extensively with corporate AND New York regarding production planning and availability of raw materials.
  • Coordinate with corporate production planning department to determine production schedules for individual product lines.
  • Oversee plant operations including production planning, directing subordinate personnel, and asset management.
  • Lead the operation team to optimize production planning efficiency to minimize operation downtime.
  • Coordinated with corporate demand planning on inventory levels for level loading production planning.
  • Implemented advanced production planning methods, improving efficiency of the cutting operation.

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32. Capital Projects

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Here's how Capital Projects is used in Plant Manager jobs:
  • Prepared capital expenditure budget, wrote clear, logical fact-based capital requests and executed approved capital projects for on-time on-budget completion
  • Improved productivity by 15% by implementing continuous improvement initiatives, justifying capital expenditures and completing capital projects under budget.
  • Set new truck delivery routes to improve efficiency* Provided justification for capital projects for outdated equipment and tools.
  • Evaluate and champion capital projects, to direct plant associates in continuous improvement activities including identification and implementation.
  • Coordinated and provided engineering support and supervision for all engineering services related to maintenance improvements and capital projects.
  • Identify, develop, and initiate departmental capital projects that maximized production rates and raw material recoveries.
  • Direct plant maintenance activities and provide direction on capital projects for efficiency increases.
  • Monitor administration and preparation of plant budget for all departments and capital projects.
  • Introduced several capital projects for aluminum fabrication resulting in annualized of $350k.
  • Transformed outdated systems and procedures through the execution of numerous capital projects.
  • Completed two capital projects relating to expansion of the existing facility.
  • Perform financial justification and manage capital projects from inception to completion.
  • Championed capital projects pertaining to new product line and facility/equipment upgrades.
  • Identify, propose and implement capital projects to improve operational performance.
  • Managed capital projects to increase productivity and expand product line.
  • Developed annual budgets & monthly budgetary forecast & capital projects.
  • Led capital projects, cycle-time reduction and process improvement initiatives.
  • Coordinate plant special capital projects with appropriate internal company groups.
  • Worked through the justification and coordination of numerous capital projects.
  • Project Managed several Capital Projects within the Natural Ingredient Department.

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33. Customer Relations

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Here's how Customer Relations is used in Plant Manager jobs:
  • Exceeded budget targets by monitoring and adjusting workforce requirements, developing ongoing customer relationships, and assisting with promotions and sales.
  • Leveraged exceptional customer service skills to respond to client needs, providing quality service to deescalate customers and strengthen customer relationships.
  • Improved customer relationships through periodic, personal meetings with clients in order to review operations and company products impact on manufacturing.
  • Coordinated all facets of powder coating production operations including capacity planning, training, materials management, and customer relations.
  • Develop work/process/maintenance instructions for all manufacturing Equipment * Oversee all manufacturing operations, departments, and customer relations.
  • Enhanced customer relations by establishing increased confidence and integrity to meet Delivery, Quality and Cost Control requirements.
  • Establish warehousing operations, distribution operations, customer relations, quality, safety and security protocols.
  • Developed and significantly improved customer relationships, resulting in 8000 tons of new toll business annually.
  • Developed strong customer relations by meeting, or exceeding their expectations for delivery and quality.
  • Maintained solid supplier and customer relationships; providing support and issue resolution as required.
  • Improved customer relations from immediate resourcing to satisfactory performance, transferring product to Mexico.
  • Repaired customer relationships through improvement of outgoing quality levels and faster response time.
  • Manage customer relationships to ensure optimum satisfaction and increase opportunity for additional revenue.
  • Improved service delivery quality by 11% to ultimately enhance all customer relationships.
  • Managed customer relations and quality management for a $1.5B manufacturing division.
  • Directed operations of foam fabricating, metal warehousing, and customer relations.
  • Implemented data systems that markedly improved order handling and customer relations.
  • Propelled service delivery quality 11% and significantly improved customer relationships.
  • Maintained positive customer relations through successful order and issue resolution.
  • Secured, developed and improved customer relationships by exceeding commitments.

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34. Labor Costs

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Here's how Labor Costs is used in Plant Manager jobs:
  • Reduced overtime labor costs and provided greater flexibility in contractor work rules by successfully negotiating two important labor agreements.
  • Negotiated successful labor agreement which reduced annual labor costs by approximately $600K.
  • Re-engineered shipping department resulting in improved efficiency, and reduced labor costs.
  • Improved productivity and simultaneously reduced labor costs 16% by restructuring workforce.
  • Introduced new work policies which lowered labor costs and increased profitability.
  • Reduced manufacturing direct labor costs below corporate averages for similar operations.
  • Negotiated several union contracts reducing labor costs and improving employee morale.
  • Decreased labor costs by increasing productivity volume while simultaneously reducing overtime.
  • Reduced labor costs 20% through improved manufacturing efficiency procedures.
  • Reduced Labor costs by adding automated equipment.
  • Cut labor costs 6% while increasing production capacity by reworking shifts to produced a 24/6 schedule that also eliminated overtime.
  • Introduced and implemented plan to restructure organization to improve plant production, reduce overtime hours, and control of labor costs.
  • Trimmed labor costs from 22% to 17% of sales, while simultaneously increasing wages an average of 12%.
  • Reduced labor costs 15% through implementation of level schedules, work balancing, and improved process to forecast labor demand.
  • Lead plant through profitable years during economic and automotive crises including reducing fixed and variable labor costs through continuous improvements programs.
  • Increased plant wide productivity by 19%, significantly reducing direct and indirect labor costs and saving more than $600K.
  • Labor costs reduced by 15% by initiating equipment and cell layout changes, focus on increasing PPMH with existing equipment.
  • Achieved 100% gain in efficiency, 20% reduction in labor costs, 30% drop in unit operating cost.
  • Expanded throughput rates 35% in the first year allowing for 13% expansion of sales while reducing labor costs.
  • Developed monthly reports on costs, profitability, corrective actions, process times, BHT data, and labor costs.

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35. Kanban

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Here's how Kanban is used in Plant Manager jobs:
  • Developed and implemented internal and supplier KanBan System.
  • Included line balance and process flow, layout and facility, KanBan systems, visual control, and process engineering improvements.
  • Assessed process, identified issues and developed action plan leading to yield improvement through use of KanBan system for panel production.
  • Conducted inaugural plant process improvement projects which included implementation of 5S and KANBAN at the galvanizing kettle.
  • Implemented KanBan supermarkets at SAP pay points that led to a $2.5 million inventory reduction.
  • Worked with our largest customer to implement a KanBan system for high volume parts.
  • Developed incentive pay practices, KanBan systems, and min reorder point systems.
  • Implemented MRPII and KanBan Materials Management.
  • Implemented kanban, cutting systems supported by Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma continuous improvement approach, improving profitability reducing process waste.
  • Transformed production methodology from push to pull system utilizing Kanban inventory systems with customers and suppliers, resulting in.
  • Established kanban systems for improving production scheduling, increasing inventory turns and reducing operation inefficiencies.
  • Increased production capacity 30% by transitioning to automated cellular manufacturing process utilizing Kanban.
  • Implemented a Kanban inventory replacement system eliminating production interruptions due to material shortages.
  • Inventory levels were maintained at goal levels by utilizing Kanban inventory systems.
  • Calculated Kanban requirements semi-annually and maintained adherence resulting in no stock outages.
  • Implemented a Kanban system to support continuous production and eliminated non-value -kitting-.
  • Utilized Kanban implementation to review and eliminate slow or obsolete components.
  • Enhanced container inventory control by implementing Kanban in the packaging department.
  • Developed Push-Pull Kanban procedures to reduce and control inventory levels.
  • Increased productivity 50% at bottleneck operations using Kanban scheduling.

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36. Haccp

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Here's how Haccp is used in Plant Manager jobs:
  • Created verification paperwork of all daily HACCP paperwork, including monitoring and verification of Critical Control Points.
  • Developed HACCP Plan and obtained Kosher certification.
  • Established HACCP, SSOP's GMP's, Employee orientation, food safety, and fire and physical safety training program.
  • Team member of HACCP, BRC, Team, interface with BRC Consultant for reviewing plant Projects to meet BRC standards.
  • Developed, maintained and utilized a HACCP plan for certification, hazard prevention, employee training, and GMP standards.
  • Trained in SQF, AIB and HACCP, Worked with maintenance and other departments on continuous improvement and 5s.
  • Developed and implemented a Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) quality systems program on incoming fresh vegetables.
  • Oversee that daily documents related to HACCP, GMP TQC, SOP and SSOP are completed and accurate.
  • Participate in the food safety and HACCP to insure the facility meets USDA, SQF and BRC standards.
  • Followed all HACCP guidelines to monitor compliance and ensured that all errors were corrected and did not recur.
  • Upgraded facility to become a USDA plant within first three months and organized HACCP food quality program.
  • Conducted safety and quality training, including HACCP, GMP, Food Security, and SQF fundamentals.
  • Developed and integrated written SOP's, lab procedures and environmental monitoring programs to support HACCP initiatives.
  • Total Quality Manager for all regulatory, 3rd party HACCP, SQF, Kosher and Organic inspections.
  • Implemented HACCP, Statistical Process Control, and Total Quality Management reducing reject product by 9%.
  • Launched a HACCP team, product recall team, and safety committee; installed the allergen program.
  • Facilitated GED and skills programs, in-service programs, standard operating procedures and a HACCP sanitation program.
  • Created all documentation; QA, HR, Safety, Process control, HACCP plans for facility.
  • Key member of the HACCP Team, Recall Management Team, Quality Improvement Team and Safety Team.
  • Developed and implemented HACCP, MSS, GMP, SOP, PMP and National Food Security plans.

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37. New Equipment

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Here's how New Equipment is used in Plant Manager jobs:
  • Submitted bid packages for mechanical and electrical construction and currently overseeing the construction and commissioning of new equipment.
  • Perform manufacturing engineering activities such as the procurement and implementation of new equipment and operational method improvements.
  • Re-engineered outdated equipment for new process utilization eliminating new equipment purchases and capturing dramatic savings.
  • Managed projects instituting production for new equipment arriving from closed sister facilities within the corporation.
  • Identified requirements, ordered new equipment, and supervised installation and/or repair of manufacturing equipment.
  • Managed capital improvement projects including building renovations, new equipment installations, and upgrades.
  • Directed capital expenditures and managed installation and operation of new equipment utilizing ROI analysis.
  • Provided cost justification for new equipment purchases and facility improvements reducing downtime 12%.
  • Designed equipment for in-house use and recommended capital expenditure of new equipment.
  • Help evaluate and recommend new equipment purchases to enhance quality and productivity.
  • Forecast capital expenditures and manages installation and operation of new equipment.
  • Restructured and implemented new equipment for fabrication to increase production.
  • Submitted capital expenditure request and facilitated implementation of new equipment.
  • Develop improvements to equipment and installation of new equipment.
  • Design specifications, ordering and installation of new equipment.
  • Design new equipment to facilitate the material sewing operations.
  • Reviewed equipment requirements and involved with new equipment purchases.
  • Researched and purchased new equipment for better productivity.
  • Transferred existing and new equipment to Mexican facility.
  • Purchased and managed all new equipment installation.

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38. JIT

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Here's how JIT is used in Plant Manager jobs:
  • Implemented JIT methodologies to properly schedule batch production for molding, resulting and productivity improvements and a significant reduction of outsourcing.
  • Lowered inventory requirements and boosted productivity by establishing a system for verifying inventory and employing just-in-time (JIT) procedures.
  • Established operational policies and implemented improvements to ensure JIT assemblies met quality and delivery expectations of all customers.
  • Supervised all production utilizing lean manufacturing and JIT techniques, safety programs and implemented company policy initiatives.
  • Lead operational team in launching and sustaining production of JIT manufacturing facility to General Motors vehicle plant.
  • Lowered inventory and filled open machine time by initiating JIT manufacturing for several customers.
  • Established JIT programs which resulted in significant inventory reduction and more efficient space utilization.
  • Designed a cellular manufacturing facility to achieve Lean, JIT manufacturing operations.
  • Designed manufacturing JIT process from purchasing through production.
  • Developed and implemented a JIT inventory system.
  • Modified JIT System for efficient manufacturing.
  • Reduced inventory levels by $3 million ($8.5 to $5.5 million), implementing Lean & JIT principles.
  • Managed 60+ employees in a plastics injection molding, extrusion and outsourcing structure, focusing on a JIT production schedule.
  • Scheduled all production, repair, and vendor support in accordance with customer demand, KanBan and a JIT scheduling.
  • Implemented Just-In-Time (JIT) production methodology to control cost and inventory resulting in 15% improvement production efficiency.
  • Established KAN-BAN and JIT programs for raw materials and finished goods achieving and sustaining 20+ annualized total inventory turns.
  • Introduced Lean and JIT manufacturing - all raw materials and components were manufactured in Germany and assembled in USA.
  • Implemented JIT philosophy of raw material and finished goods, reducing on hand inventories from 12 to 5.4 days.
  • Reduced inventories of raw material and finished product by over $1 million by working with suppliers on JIT.
  • Designed and implemented (JIT) Just in Time purchasing and ordering process for raw materials and supplies.

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39. Annual Budget

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Here's how Annual Budget is used in Plant Manager jobs:
  • Oversee financial objectives by forecasting requirements; preparing an annual budgets; scheduling expenditures; analyzing variances; initiating corrective actions.
  • Planned and implemented the financial aspects of the manufacturing business including overall strategic plan, annual budgets and capital expenditure requests.
  • Managed annual budgets; monitored revenues and expenses and increased profitability; focused on and sustained future growth with Whirlpool Corporation.
  • Assisted with creating facility maintenance annual budget, monitor expenditures; prepare cost estimates; submitted justifications for equipment.
  • Full responsibility for developing and managing annual budget, plus the implementation of Lean Manufacturing.
  • Performed annual budgeting, including capital expenses, and experienced favorable budget results consistently.
  • Developed annual budgets and did investment returns for capital equipment/expenditures with payback justification.
  • Develop and review the annual budget expenditures/financial reports and establish spending priorities.
  • Full P&L responsibility including annual budgeting and capital justification.
  • Prepared and monitored annual budgets against actual operating and capital expenses.
  • Prepared annual budget and submitted monthly report to Company President.
  • Develop annual budgets for manufacturing, warehouse and maintenance departments.
  • Developed and implemented annual budgets and monthly financial forecasts.
  • Controlled annual budgets, operating/capital and manufacturing costs.
  • Developed annual budget including anticipated capital expenditures.
  • Created annual budgets for production/harvest operations.
  • Provided Direction to a Manufacturing Team in generating an Annual Budget of $6.3MM and Capital Expending Plan averaging $300k.
  • Directed and optimized the manufacture of piston rings with annual budget of $12M, including full P&L accountability.
  • Managed a manufacturing plant with three production lines, over 160 employees and an annual budget >$125M.
  • Experience with P&L statements insuring that annual budgets are achieved or if applicable below projected annual budgets.

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40. TPM

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Here's how TPM is used in Plant Manager jobs:
  • Institute TPM system that incorporated operations to grease and inspect equipment during scheduled preventive maintenance events with maintenance personnel.
  • Trained, developed and mentored employees in engineering, TPM, and productivity effectiveness principles to ensure sustainability.
  • Reduced production costs through implementation of lean manufacturing principles including SMED, TPM and waste reduction/elimination.
  • Implemented TPM reducing package failures, doubling load out load capacity and practically eliminating accidents.
  • Designed and introduced several programs to improve operating efficiency including TQM and TPM programs.
  • Managed TPM/CI Coordinators and coached Department Managers to improve bottom-line results.
  • Developed/managed plant-wide PM/TPM and training programs and achieved ISO-9002 certification.
  • Introduced TPM approach to build manufacturing fundamentals into operations.
  • Initiated setup of TPM activity for Manufacturing department.
  • Receive TPM level one award in 2008 (1of 3 US company to receive Level 1 award in Kyoto Japan).
  • Implemented LEAN Manufacturing, including 5S and TPM, to increase capacity and efficiency's in manufacturing area, and packaging.
  • Implemented new TPM program, increased PM compliance on machines from 78% to an average of 98.9% in 2013.
  • Introduced and Implement Safety team, 5-S program, TPM, currently training management on Lean Manufacturing and Best Practice techniques.
  • Implemented lean, 5S, TPM and attained Class A ERP Certification and expanded performance-based teams to include support groups.
  • Transitioned plant into a 4 (10 hour shift) work week to fulfill the requirements of a TPM schedule.
  • Implemented 5S and TPM programs throughout the facility, improving safety by 36% and OPE by 9%.
  • Introduced TPM to the site with a 52 week PM program and implementation of a CMMS system and metrics.
  • Lead several Lean projects and TPM events which reduced down time from 16% to fewer than 5%.
  • Rolled out 5'S, TPS, TPM, upgraded and redesigned plant layouts to improve material flow.
  • Led the implementation of TPM on a standard schedule to correct the high number of off shift outages.

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41. Customer Complaints

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Here's how Customer Complaints is used in Plant Manager jobs:
  • Developed customer tracking programs and established procedures to verify customer complaints, significantly decreasing annual volume of returned and discounted material.
  • Achieved 90% reduction in customer complaints by developing company-wide Corrective Action Program in conjunction with established ISO-registered quality initiatives.
  • Handled customer complaints including physically customer plants and collaborating with production engineers to identify and solve issues.
  • Investigate customer complaints through root cause analysis and implement quality and process corrective actions to prevent recurrence.
  • Investigated and corrected customer complaints, occasionally traveling to customer's job sites for evaluation.
  • Initiated mystery shopper program, tied to performance evaluations to nearly eliminate customer complaints.
  • Handle customer complaints and manage resolutions in order to maintain continuous improvement.
  • Improved Technical Services visibility and engagement with local Customer complaints and claims.
  • Investigated customer complaints when necessary to bring to a successful resolution.
  • Developed and Executed a Quality Control Program which permanently eliminated Customer Complaints
  • Reduced customer complaints in half with employee empowerment initiative.
  • Achieved ZERO customer complaints through engineering and standardized work method
  • Investigated customer complaints both locally and at customer locations.
  • Develop and Implemented Quality circles to minimize customer complaints.
  • Developed and implemented changes that eliminated lactose customer complaints.
  • Handled escalated customer complaints to ensure customer satisfaction.
  • Responded to customer complaints and implemented corrective measure.
  • Increased sanitation scores and reduced customer complaints.
  • Resolved customer complaints and problems with machinery.
  • Managed customer complaints, customer retention.

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42. ERP

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Here's how ERP is used in Plant Manager jobs:
  • Charged with transforming a newly established highly automated plant fraught with management turnover and technical glitches into a high-performance commercial enterprise.
  • Coordinated interpretation and application of Southern States policies and procedures for the plant ensure administration of policies and follow up periodically.
  • Developed perpetual inventory system of raw materials to provide accurate daily/monthly inventory levels and unit sales data.
  • Succeeded in upholding all monetary transactions, promoting accountable work practices and perpetuated progressive discipline when warranted.
  • Defined current enterprise resource planning capacity versus projected growth and evaluated limiting factors for sustained growth.
  • Optimized ERP system capabilities, creating a procurement / inventory management system that flexed with seasonality.
  • Result: Received Supplier Quality Excellence Process award from Caterpillar for achieving MQ1105 Supplier Certification.
  • Maintain perpetual inventory records (property book) of non-expendable property for the organization serviced.
  • Manage a facility which manufactures Polyurethane Flowerpots for residential use serviced through mass retailers.
  • Interpreted quality control data and reviewed inspection process reduced amount of product returns.
  • Interpreted and administered policies and procedures to ensure compliance to standards and specifications.
  • Initiated Total Quality Management techniques as part of enterprise wide quality improvement initiative.
  • Implement a perpetual inventory system to increase inventory turns and eliminate waste.
  • Implemented Lean manufacturing at site and championed 2010 regional Lean enterprise initiative.
  • Reviewed and updated the quality assurance laboratory procedures and interpretation of results.
  • Designed and implemented an enterprise-wide OSHA-compliant safety program from square one.
  • Develop and maintain Lean Enterprise management approach effectively through the organization.
  • Established production scheduling and reporting within recently implemented ERP systems.
  • Reconciled materials with ERP system for accurate inventory numbers.
  • Operated a 936 Caterpillar/ D-25 off Road Dump Truck/ Forklift and maintained and Loaded a Power Screen including servicing all Equipment.

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43. GMP

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Here's how GMP is used in Plant Manager jobs:
  • Managed the design and implementation of GMP and packaging process to improve productivity, quality and profitability.
  • Developed and maintained GMP policies and procedures necessary for facility manufacturing packaging for food.
  • Developed and administered GMP training program for Quality and production areas.
  • Performed and supervised aseptic GMP production.
  • Worked closely with in house USDA inspector and QA department to ensure our HAACP plan and GMP s were being followed.
  • Supervised the overall GMP, environmental, safety and training for about 20 chemical operators, one foreman and two engineers.
  • Develop, train, mentor, and motivate employees to establish and adhere to the most efficient operating procedures and GMP.
  • Initiated priority development programs and GMP training curriculum for finger lift / truck operators, product packing and labeling divisions.
  • Elevated monthly GMP scores from 45 compliance points to 96 compliance points out of a possible 100 compliance points.
  • Feed safety is ensured by developing and following strict guidelines using HAACP, GMP's, and SOP's.
  • Instituted Customer programs such as GMP, 5S, and Lean Six Sigma to meet and exceed Customers expectations.
  • Implemented Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) program, resulting in registration as OTC manufacturer with Canadian Health Authority.
  • Improved factory QA by raising standards using daily check lists, employee GMP training and factory department ownership.
  • Implemented employee based audit program to ensure compliance to safety, health, quality GMP and Company policies.
  • Developed and implemented a fully-compliant GMP operation and procedures, as well as plant performance and reliability systems.
  • Managed 40 salaried and non-union employees in a GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices/SQF Level II)environment.
  • Maintained inventory to fulfill orders, quality system and work environment which includes adherence to GMP's.
  • Implemented Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) to drastically improve housekeeping and overall appearance of the building.
  • Maintained an optimized 15+ workforce and trained current and new employees on GMP's and SOP's.
  • Hire and train new personnel on safety, equipment use and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP).

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44. Company Policies

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Here's how Company Policies is used in Plant Manager jobs:
  • Provided oversight for the management of nine retail locations including the implementation of company policies and measurement daily practice standards.
  • Maintained production department with high standards of safety and housekeeping in compliance with company policies, and governmental regulations.
  • Collaborate with directors regarding disciplinary issues, escalations and investigations to ensure compliance with company policies and federal laws.
  • Maintained compliance of company policies, safety standards, quality specifications, regulatory requirements, and sanitation practices.
  • Involved in facilities maintenance and equipment repair; administered company policies; initiated and implemented plant improvement projects.
  • Communicate and manage conformity by contractors on projects, vendor/contract negotiations, scheduling and compliance with company policies.
  • Led and participated in formulating and administering company policies and developing long range goals and annual objectives.
  • Coordinated production, maintenance, distribution and warehousing in accordance to company policies, principals and procedures.
  • Implemented Plant Practices for western Canada operations resulting in consistent application of provincial and Company policies.
  • Monitored employee adherence to all company policies/procedures, manufacturing industry standards, and safety regulations.
  • Monitored company policies and developed new operational procedures of the operation to increase the efficiency.
  • Reviewed and approved or disapproved purchase orders according to company policies and procedures.
  • Assisted and advised supervisors and managers and administered company policies and procedures knowledgeably.
  • Investigate reviews and controlled implementation of safety regulations and company policies and procedures.
  • Communicated company policies and ensured compliance with work rules and safety requirements.
  • Enforced company policies and administered disciplinary action when required.
  • Handled all Human Resource questions operating within company policies.
  • Communicated and implemented company policies for all staff members.
  • Ensured compliance with company policies and regulatory requirements.
  • Enforced company policies and preventive maintenance schedules.

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45. Plant Maintenance

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Here's how Plant Maintenance is used in Plant Manager jobs:
  • Participate in the preparation and administration of the plant maintenance program budget; submit budget recommendations; monitor expenditures.
  • Developed and administered in-house training program, including plant operations, plant maintenance, laboratory procedures and maintenance.
  • Ensured adequate plant maintenance by making determinations for frequency of equipment lubrication and cleaning requirements.
  • Plan and coordinates plant maintenance as required to maximize plant availability and optimize cost effectiveness.
  • Plant maintenance-ensure equipment in proper working order and supply levels maintained.
  • Developed budgetary plans and plant maintenance upgrades.
  • Implemented safety policy and general plant maintenance.
  • Developed inventory of key plant maintenance parts and equipment, resulting in 30% production down-time due to plant equipment failures.
  • Increased plant production from 110,000 pounds per day to 150,000 pounds per day by leading a plant maintenance turnaround project.
  • Coordinated plant maintenance and was responsible for inventory of construction supply yard and warehouse as well as a retail store.
  • Manage overall facility cost control, capitalization plans, inventory control, future facility plans, and effective plant maintenance.
  • Recommended capital improvements, oversaw all plant maintenance and repairs, handled all purchasing, and managed inventory control.
  • Plant maintenance and troubleshooting of three buildings with a total of over 80,000 square feet of floor space.
  • Led production team of 4 managers, 70 employees and 2 plant maintenance technicians; managed capital improvement projects
  • Developed and implemented maintenance personnel training plan, which paid off in reducing contractor and plant maintenance cost.
  • Managed shipping & receiving process, plant maintenance, production, and sanitation with additional office responsibilities.
  • Managed maintenance support team of lead mechanics, large maintenance projects and coordinated plant maintenance shutdowns.
  • Organized, prioritized and managed plant maintenance projects to keep facility safe, efficient and clean.
  • Schedule all production, Bulk and Shuttle deliveries, plant maintenance, raw material ordering.
  • Implemented plant maintenance planning and scheduling program to control the daily maintenance work process.

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46. PPM

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Here's how PPM is used in Plant Manager jobs:
  • Participated on international Quality team and assisted in developing a plan to reduce overall ppm.
  • Achieved ISO9001 Certification while implementing a robust quality system, which significantly reduced customer returns and customer rejects (PPM).
  • Maintained less than 1 PPM defective rate for all customers through implementation of a world class, TS16949 certified quality system.
  • Managed plant closure while achieving profit plan financial targets, 11 PPM rating, and 1 grievance during final production year.
  • Develop key measures for visual management such as Sales per employee, On-time delivery, PPM's, Scrap and Rework.
  • Improved quality from 9000 DPPM down to 2300 DPPM by developing system that drove corrective actions and accountability for workmanship.
  • Deployed quality program composed of three components, contain, correct and prevent, that improved PPM by 40%.
  • Continued to improve plant metrics in Customer Satisfaction with on-time delivery at 99.4% and quality performance of 27 PPM.
  • Improved Quality Systems by implementing new working instructions and hourly checks in process improving PPM by 120 year over year.
  • Launched OEM diesel emission valves with 100% on time delivery and 0 PPM for the life of the product.
  • Reduced the supplier defects (ppm) by 5% by developing two big projects focused in Supplier Quality.
  • Improved quality from 30,000 DPPM to * Reduced tool expense by 35% by implementing a tool management program.
  • Implemented solid quality systems and LPA's (Layered Process Audit) to achieve 60% customer PPM reduction.
  • Improved quality performance to our major customers reducing reject rates from over 500 ppm to less than 50 ppm.
  • Improved Quality DPPM from 15,600 to 8,800 - Reduced Inventory dollars from $14.4 million to $7.3 million.
  • Improved customer quality PPM from 350 to 8 and achieved customer recognition award for 1st time in 13 years.
  • Improved quality > 98% by reducing the customer defect rate from 14,000 DPPM to less than 300.
  • Introduced and implemented TQM quality program in 2014 which reduced internal/external PPM to record lows for the corporation.
  • Reduced both scrap and defects to customer plant (PPM) by 20% by teaching problem solving.
  • Implemented quality initiatives that have generated PPM ratings of less than 25 for 95% of our customers.

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47. OEE

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Here's how OEE is used in Plant Manager jobs:
  • Lean Manufacturing disciplines and implementing 5S strategies for assembly operations including OEE and Inventory.
  • Re-engineered and automated critical process equipment using OEE techniques to optimize equipment up time.
  • Raised plant's overall effectiveness efficiency (OEE) by 7.5% by developing and industrializing the end of the line.
  • Experienced with hiring, overtime, manpower planning, cross training, OEE, FMLA, zero incident, budget preparation.
  • Improved Units per Plant Hour (UPPH) from 5.3 to 9.1 by driving OEE improvements and improving labor utilization.
  • Led OEE & SMED initiatives to improve machine utilization, up-time, throughput, change-over time, & yield.
  • Achieved OEE increases of over 50% improvement plant-wide through strategic application of Lean principles and team empowerment.
  • Closed both FY under budget and cost goals, over OEE, yield, and adherence/attainment inclusive inventory.
  • Instituted 5S measures and improved equipment OEE to increase overall operating efficiency by 15% over 6 months.
  • Achieved improvement in all metrics: safety, scrap rate, OEE, and service delivery rate.
  • Promote and lead plant in cost reduction activities including, scrap reduction, efficiency and OEE improvements.
  • Collaborated with CI Manager to develop daily/weekly/monthly OEE baseline measures for milling centers and filling lines.
  • Implemented Lean Methodology core principles Visual Factory, OEE, 5S, 7 Wastes, etc.
  • Developed an OEE tracking system to be used for eliminating down time on work centers.
  • Increased OEE scores 15% in the Mill Room operations- resulting in $15000 profits/week.
  • Implemented a Continues Improve training which improved OEE by 8 in less than 2 years.
  • Developed Utilized RCM to optimize the planning and execution function and advance OEE in operations.
  • Improved plant Overall Equipment Effectiveness OEE by 15% by focusing on Continuous Improvement Process.
  • Implemented Lean techniques, including visual factory, OEE, and structured problem solving.
  • Implemented a Reliability Centered Maintenance process to improve overall plant OEE to 87%.

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48. Usda

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Here's how Usda is used in Plant Manager jobs:
  • Applied USDA specifications to facilitate internal quality checks.
  • Maintained good communication with USDA and customer satisfaction.
  • Represented management in all USDA interactions.
  • Enforce all industry related regulatory agency rules, regulations and guidelines such as USDA, AIB, BRC and OSHA regulations.
  • Improved relations with USDA that resulted in a reduction from 16 Noncompliance Reports in 1999 to only 4 NR's 2003.
  • Worked closely with USDA Inspectors, customers and employees to ensure that all safety, sanitation and needs were met.
  • Obtained ICAR and USDA certifications on the newly designed RFID tag as well as following the strict USDA manufacturing guidelines.
  • Work closely with USDA, EPA, OSHA and DOT to provide high quality food products in a safe environment.
  • Acted as facility safety chairman, company union representative, quality production chairman, and USDA point of contact.
  • Plant Manager of a large union high speed CPET and paperboard USDA dinner/entr e line plant employing 280.
  • Designed a smokehouse facility for jerky products to meet all USDA/FSIS requirements, scheduled for groundbreaking Q2 FY2015.
  • Plant operated to HAACP and USDA requirements while working toward AIB (American Institute of Baking) certification.
  • Managed 9 direct reports and 125+ union employees for a USDA regulated manufacturer of frozen food products.
  • Worked directly with Federal regulators from the USDA Warehouse Division to maintain the warehouse seed storage license.
  • Maintain daily Reports and meetings: Production, Supervision, Efficiency, USDA, Federal Regulations.
  • Worked with the USDA to correct outstanding issues and reduce NR's to be below standards levels
  • Developed nutritional labeling and secured USDA label approval for an extensive line of retail products.
  • Pass inspections from QA and USDA leading result of no lost time for 2 years.
  • Reinforced proper waste management through the cooperation of USDA, EPA, and company officials.
  • Work closely with USDA inspectors, my judgment and critical decision making is trusted

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49. Day-To-Day Operations

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Here's how Day-To-Day Operations is used in Plant Manager jobs:
  • Performed day-to-day operations with full P&L accountability of a high volume manufacturing facility utilizing best practices and relentless improvement.
  • Supervised day-to-day operations of a 3-shift manufacturing plant including production, troubleshooting, maintenance, quality control, and purchasing.
  • Excelled at overseeing day-to-day operations and activities of 100 production and transportation employees and streamlining productivity measures where necessary.
  • Managed day-to-day operations of manufacturing plant of laminated panels, overseeing a production staff of approximately 40 personnel.
  • Managed 50 employees in day-to-day operations of a regional recycling facility providing sorting and bailing services.
  • Plant Manager Responsible for administering the facility including staffing, budget, production and day-to-day operations.
  • Promoted to Plant Manager with P+L responsibility responsible for day-to-day operations of 400-person plant.
  • Manage the day-to-day operations of wood pellet manufacturing facility and dry kiln operation.
  • Managed day-to-day operations including production, maintenance, warehouse, shipping and sanitation.
  • Excelled at overseeing day-to-day operations and streamlining productivity measures where needed.
  • Plant Manager Primary responsibility was to manage the day-to-day operations.
  • Managed day-to-day operations of manufacturing facility, including warehouse.
  • Handled day-to-day operations at a medical gas supply company.
  • Supervised day-to-day operations of a unionized manufacturing plant.
  • Managed day-to-day operations of all automotive ERW tubing.
  • Guided day-to-day operations until plant functioned smoothly.
  • Managed day-to-day operations of the entire facility.
  • Manage day-to-day operations for repair facility.
  • Managed day-to-day operations for concrete plant.
  • Manage day-to-day operations for this manufactured housing chassis facility which produces approximately 1 million to 2 million in sales per year.

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50. Production Control

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Here's how Production Control is used in Plant Manager jobs:
  • Position reported to VP Manufacturing of Global Manufacturing and included Production, Production Control, Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering groups.
  • Implemented an integrated manufacturing system (Global Shop) for purchasing, production control manufacturing and inventory control.
  • Develop and manage production control schedules, processes and operating procedures utilizing Lean manufacturing methods.
  • Collaborated with purchasing and production control to establish adequate stocking levels to meet customer requirements.
  • Collaborated as a member SAP implementation team on production control and materials management modules.
  • Directed Manufacturing, Engineering, Quality, EHS and Plant Finance/Production Control operations.
  • Promoted from Shipping Supervisor to Production Control Manager to Plant Manager.
  • Lead efforts to centralize scheduling and production control throughout manufacturing.
  • Initiated production controls to improve communication, coordination and accountability.
  • Assist production control department to better forecast delivery schedule.
  • Transferred department production schedulers to the Production Control department.
  • Developed and promoted standards for production control and management.
  • Coordinated the production control operations across three facilities.
  • Directed new product developments and production controls.
  • Manage Master Production Schedule in conjunction with the Production Control team to ensure accurate planning of raw materials and customers orders.
  • Developed and deployed business-wide information systems while introducing processes governing production control, shop floor tracking, planning, and scheduling.
  • Developed and mentored materials, production control, engineering, maintenance and tooling repair teams capable of performing their duties effectively.
  • Managed people in all areas of the business and responsible for product development, purchasing, inventory and production control.
  • Manage purchasing, production control, and floor supervisors to produce approximately 4 million in material handling equipment per month.
  • Delegated authority to key supervisors in production, production controls and methods, cost accounting, maintenance and related operations.

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20 Most Common Skill for a Plant Manager

Safety Program17%
Production Facility13.9%
ISO7.6%
Product Quality7.2%
Plant Operations6.4%
On-Time Delivery5.8%
Process Improvement5%
Customer Service4.9%

Typical Skill-Sets Required For A Plant Manager

RankSkillPercentage of ResumesPercentage
1
1
Safety Program
Safety Program
13.9%
13.9%
2
2
Production Facility
Production Facility
11.4%
11.4%
3
3
ISO
ISO
6.2%
6.2%
4
4
Product Quality
Product Quality
5.9%
5.9%
5
5
Plant Operations
Plant Operations
5.3%
5.3%
6
6
On-Time Delivery
On-Time Delivery
4.7%
4.7%
7
7
Process Improvement
Process Improvement
4.1%
4.1%
8
8
Customer Service
Customer Service
4%
4%
9
9
Human Resources
Human Resources
3.3%
3.3%
10
10
Osha
Osha
3.1%
3.1%
11
11
Raw Materials
Raw Materials
2.8%
2.8%
12
12
Inventory Control
Inventory Control
2.6%
2.6%
13
13
Cost Savings
Cost Savings
2.5%
2.5%
14
14
Production Schedules
Production Schedules
2.4%
2.4%
15
15
Direct Reports
Direct Reports
2.1%
2.1%
16
16
Preventative Maintenance
Preventative Maintenance
1.9%
1.9%
17
17
Logistics
Logistics
1.9%
1.9%
18
18
Daily Operations
Daily Operations
1.4%
1.4%
19
19
Annual Sales
Annual Sales
1.3%
1.3%
20
20
Sigma
Sigma
1.3%
1.3%
21
21
Kaizen
Kaizen
1.2%
1.2%
22
22
CNC
CNC
0.8%
0.8%
23
23
FDA
FDA
0.8%
0.8%
24
24
Quality Standards
Quality Standards
0.8%
0.8%
25
25
EPA
EPA
0.7%
0.7%
26
26
KPI
KPI
0.7%
0.7%
27
27
R
R
0.7%
0.7%
28
28
Production Goals
Production Goals
0.7%
0.7%
29
29
Assembly Line
Assembly Line
0.7%
0.7%
30
30
Inventory Management
Inventory Management
0.6%
0.6%
31
31
Production Planning
Production Planning
0.6%
0.6%
32
32
Capital Projects
Capital Projects
0.6%
0.6%
33
33
Customer Relations
Customer Relations
0.6%
0.6%
34
34
Labor Costs
Labor Costs
0.6%
0.6%
35
35
Kanban
Kanban
0.6%
0.6%
36
36
Haccp
Haccp
0.6%
0.6%
37
37
New Equipment
New Equipment
0.5%
0.5%
38
38
JIT
JIT
0.5%
0.5%
39
39
Annual Budget
Annual Budget
0.5%
0.5%
40
40
TPM
TPM
0.5%
0.5%
41
41
Customer Complaints
Customer Complaints
0.5%
0.5%
42
42
ERP
ERP
0.5%
0.5%
43
43
GMP
GMP
0.5%
0.5%
44
44
Company Policies
Company Policies
0.5%
0.5%
45
45
Plant Maintenance
Plant Maintenance
0.5%
0.5%
46
46
PPM
PPM
0.5%
0.5%
47
47
OEE
OEE
0.5%
0.5%
48
48
Usda
Usda
0.5%
0.5%
49
49
Day-To-Day Operations
Day-To-Day Operations
0.4%
0.4%
50
50
Production Control
Production Control
0.4%
0.4%

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