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Plant Manager

Amware Pallet Services, now doing business as Symbia Logistics, is looking for a Plant Manager in Roanoke,VA.  Learn more about our company at Symbia.com.  This facility is a 2-shift operation.  First shift operates from 7 am to 3:30 pm; and second shift operates from  4:30 pm to 1 am.  Bi-lingual in English/Spanish is highly desirable.

Summary: 

Directs manufacturing operations through a team of front line supervisors and lead employees to ensure efficient use of resources with manpower, materials and equipment.  Provides direction, development and leadership to all facility employees either directly or indirectly through supervisors and lead personnel.  

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the financial management of the P&L for the facility.
  • Effectively lead the workforce, instilling motivation and communicating effectively to achieve maximum results.
  • Reviews costs and product quality, and modifies production and inventory control programs to maintain and enhance profitable operation of the facility.
  • Ensures compliance with product quality standards and safety regulations. 
  • Acts as a local liaison with customer relationships, conferring with customers and representatives. 
  • The Plant Manager must be skilled in root cause analysis and identify opportunities for improvement in the plant and in the office management.
  • Suggests solutions and encourages a culture of problem solving in the plant.
  • Control and minimize labor overtime, and repair expenses.
  • Apply sound communication and motivational techniques in supervising, counseling, and disciplining subordinates. 
  • Implement and document an appropriate performance evaluation for recommending promotions, wage increases, and terminations.
  • Maintain existing plant facilities and equipment; replace or make adjustments to plant facilities and equipment when necessary.
  • Coordinate activities through planning with department managers to insure the
  • Company objectives are accomplished in a timely and cost effective manner.
  • Implement an appropriate performance evaluation system for recommending promotions, wage increases, and terminations.
  • Provide guidance to the development of pallet repair and sortation process plan, including personnel requirements, material needs, subcontract requirements, facility needs, and tooling and equipment needs.
  • Review production and operating reports and direct the resolution of operational, pallet repair and sortation, and maintenance problems to ensure minimum costs and prevent operational delays.
  • Determine responsibilities of assigned organization and staff positions to accomplish business objectives and maintain vendor relationships.

Education and/or Experience:

  • Minimum of 5 years in a warehousing or production environment in a leadership role.
  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience in a related area.
  • Working knowledge of budgets and financial statements.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office
  • Equipment Maintenance/Mechanical Experience is preferred.

Physical Demands:

  • Frequent lifting, pushing, pulling, carrying and flipping of 75 to 85 pound pallets.
  • Ability of standing and walk for extended periods of time 

Work Environment:

  • The work environment consists of occasional extreme temperature shifts ranging from very cold to very hot.
  • Exposure to dust and loud noise (hearing protection is provided)  
  • Regular exposure to moving mechanical parts and moving forklifts
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