Dry Plant Manager / Operations Lead
Plant Manager Job in Reedsburg, WI
Under the direct supervision of the Location Manager, the Agronomy Operations Manager plans, directs, and coordinates the work activities and oversees the operation and maintenance of the dry plant to ensure quality products are distributed to our patrons.Duties & Responsibilities:Leads and directs the personnel of the Dry Plant Operations.Plans, establishes, and coordinates work schedules, assignments, and production sequences to meet production goals and accommodate operational hours.Demonstrates the ability to maximize efficiency in Plant Operations in order to reduce downtime.Develops and maintains written operating procedures.Negotiates the most cost-effective process for budgetary items to maximize profit to cost margins.Demonstrates initiative in achieving departmental goals and communicates effectively with the Location Manager in order to assure goals and objectives are being met.Assist in maintenance and housekeeping of facilities and grounds.Identifies the developmental needs of employees in the department and coaches, trains, mentors, or otherwise helps others to improve their knowledge or skills.Assisting agronomists with mapping, fertility, record keeping, yield mapping, variable rate fertilizer recommendations, variable rate seed recommendations, and creating soil sampling maps.Support Branch field activities, soil sampling, sensors, and VR maps.Ensures a safe working environment, and oversees compliance with applicable OSHA and other laws, regulations, and work rules concerning environmental safety and health by employees; assist with accident/injury investigations as directed by the Safety or HR team.Establishes an effective workflow of communication and information to ensure that problems can be responsibly solved, and that support is provided to the staff as needed.Works collaboratively, cooperatively, and in coordination with fellow team members and with others in the organization, treats them with respect, courtesy, and consideration, and shows understanding and the appropriate support of other team members to help get the job done.Maintains regular, dependable attendance and punctuality, and physical presence at the assigned worksite; must interact directly with people or objects at the worksite on a regular basis.Other duties as assigned.Qualifications:2 years progressive Management experience in Agricultural Business, Supply Management, Procurement, or related field and supervisory experience in an agricultural environment.Working knowledge of current industrial and farm products/practices.Requires an understanding of basic computer skills as they relate to the custom application business.Agricultural background preferred.Valid Class A CDL (or the ability to obtain).Working Conditions & Physical Requirements:Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs. on occasion.Ability to bend, stoop and stand for long periods of time.Extreme weather conditions (hot, cold, wet, etc.).Working conditions may include dust, fumes, and/or chemicals.