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Baker Commodities Inc. Assistant Plant Manager - Seattle in Seattle, Washington

Assistant Plant Manager - Seattle

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Location Seattle, WA


Pay Range: $85,000-$95,000 per year

Job Purpose: Must manage all aspects of the plant swing shift in an efficient manner and in accordance with company guidelines and policies under the direction of the Plant Manager and the Northwest Regional Manager.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • In conjunction and cooperation with the Plant Manager, ensure that the operations of the facility comply with all requirements dictated by Company, city, county, state, and federal laws and regulations. This includes preparing various operating permits on behalf of the Division and providing these permits to the Plant Manager/Division Manager to be reviewed before being filed.

  • Direct and guide plant staff using various methods of communication, such as staff meetings, e-mails, one-on-one discussions, etc, to meet performance goals established by Management.

  • Responsible for controlling costs for the plant by reviewing and understanding purchase orders, invoices and financial reports on a continual basis, comparing actual costs to budgeted costs, and making suggestions for ways to lower costs. Final decisions on cost cutting messures should be discussed with and approved by the Plant Manager and the Northwest Regional Manager.

  • Under the guidance of the Plant Manager and Northwest Regional Manager, will assist in the interviewing and recommendation of new hire applicants and direct, guide, and instruct personnel in accordance with company policies to ensure the efficient operation of the facilities. This position also makes disciplinary and termination recommendations for plant personnel but not final decisions.

  • Ensure that all plant employees follow and adhere to all company policies and guidelines, including quality control, HAACP, APPI, FSMA, and safety regulations.

  • Direct, maintain and coordinate daily activities of plant personnel to obtain optimum efficiency and maintain the plant in excellent operating condition and clean environment.

  • React to related production problems (such as weekly yield issues) by researching the cause and implementing remedies to such problems. Evaluate the production process and investigate major issues and ensure that corrective action is taken. Also keep the Plant Manager and Northwest Regional Manager informed on all significant actual and potential production problems, including personnel issues, equipment issues, raw material issues, etc.

  • Manage the plant maintenance activities during the swing shift and schedule predetermined downtime for performing necessary preventive maintenance. Will also work with maintenance staff to determine maintenance needs for the plant and office through regular physical inspections of the plant and office areas, reviews of maintenance logs, and discussions with personnel. Major repairs should be communicated with and approved by the Plant Manager and Regional Northwest Manager.

  • Manage the required labor force. Responsible for understanding all of the different plant personnel job functions, reviewing timecards/plant sheets, vacation schedules, and schedule shift start and stop times and resolving any timekeepoing discrepancies, evaluate employee performance, and develop/mentor employees in a manor that promotes cross-training and job advancement.

  • Review and understand various reports, including plant production reports, yield reports, payroll reports, and monthly financial reports, and make recommendations to the Plant Manager and Northwest Regional Manager on ways to improve productivity and financial results. Also, correspond with accounting regarding unusual fluctuations in production and financial results.

  • Maintain and promote safety regulations as it pertains to the Baker internal safety program for the facility to ensure a safe working environment.

  • Notify the Plant Manager and Northwest Regional Manager about any changes in the quality and quantity of raw material being received.

  • Interact with others in a professional, cooperative and ethical manner.

  • Follow department and Company procedures.

  • Keep up regular attendance and punctuality; regular attendance and punctuality are essential for the smooth operation of this Company.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

    Position Requirements

Qualifications (Knowledge Skills Abilities, professional certifications, education, experience, travel requirements)

  • High School degree or equivalent.

  • 2-3 years experience in a supervisory or leadership role.

  • 3-5 years experience working in an industrial plant setting. Rendering plant experience is a plus.

  • Less than 10% travel requirement.

  • Knowledgeable of CMPAF (Cattle Material Prohibited in Animal Feed), FSMA(Food Safety Moderization Act) and APPI (Animal Protein Producers Industry) material procedures and documentation is a plus.

  • Must be able to work at night.

  • Basic electrical knowledge; including motors, controls, and variable frequency drives.

  • Ability to perform basic plumbing repairs.

  • Strong organizational skills for recordkeeping.

  • Moderate to advanced computer skills, including the use of Microsoft Outlook.

  • Ability to speak, read and write clearly and proficiently in English. Understanding of a second language is a plus.

Physical Demands/Requirements

Constantly (over 2/3):

  • Communicates with vendors, contractors and co-workers and exchanges accurate information in-person, telephonically and via electronic devices/e-mail.

  • Operates and uses maintenance/mechanic tools including electrical hand tools.

  • Must be able to position self to maintain equipment or perform duties of repairing and maintaining vehicles and work equipment.

  • Must be able to move around industrial equipment in manufacturing facility.

  • Must be able to detect and observe equipment in need of repair

  • Exposed to manufacturing odors.

Frequently (1/3-2/3):

  • Operates computer and other office productivity machinery such as calculator, copy machine and printer.

  • Review documents, organizes data and detects accuracy of information

  • Move and transport material, equipment and tools up to 70 lbs with and without specialized lifting, moving and rigging equipment.

  • Moves across wet/slippery and uneven surfaces.

  • Exposed to materials that occasionally require use of PPE such as gloves (protect from heat).

Occasionally (under 1/3):

  • Exposed to work in outdoor weather conditions.

    Benefits Medical, dental and vision coverage offered, 401(k) With Employer Contribution, Paid holidays, Paid vacation and sick time, Company sponsored life insurance, Company sponsored short and long-term disability

    Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time

    Shift Rotating

    Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt

    About the Organization Baker Commodities Inc. has been in business for over 80 years. We are a privately owned company with manufacturing facilities strategically located within the United States providing quality products and services worldwide. Much of our success is due to our outstanding employees. Through their careful attention to quality, service, innovation and integrity, we will continue to be one of the world's premier rendering companies.

    EOE Statement We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex including sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

    Open Date 1/29/2024

    Division Seattle

    Category Manufacturing

    Company ID Baker Commodities

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