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Plant Manager Manufacturing

January Company Kent ,WA
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • $110,000 to $130,000 Yearly
  • Full-Time
  • Benefits: dental, life_insurance, medical
Job Description


Duties and responsibilities include managing all plant operations inclusive of RTE & non-RTE Kitchen and Formulation; RTE Packaging; Shipping, Receiving and warehouse operations; to ensure budgetary goals are met or exceeded. Insure our products meet or exceed our USDA standards, using specified SOP methods. Responsible for maintaining a safe and clean working environment; and, comply with Federal, State and Environmental regulations. Responsible for the ongoing maintenance of the facility to include the scheduling of equipment and process areas through direct reports, coordinating vendors, projecting and establishing preventative maintenance programs and schedules, while  partnering with  the maintenance staff to insure that all equipment is properly maintained and operational. Responsible for implementing new and best processes of production including process improvement and problem solving to lower cost and improve quality. Manage any special projects / improvements as directed. Work with other Executive Management to insure accurate and timely delivery of production requirements. Interface with regional sales, management, and customers to insure high customer satisfaction.  Insure timely and accurate data entry related to product sales, purchasing, and receiving of raw materials and supplies. Fulfill all record keeping requirements related to the day-to-day operations in a timely manner to include: shift and plant scheduling, performance evaluations, safety training documentation, disciplinary actions, associate development, and specific job related training.


  • Strong verbal and written skills 
  • Ability and desire to provide top notch leadership 
  • Understanding of financial reports, budgetary methods and forecasting 
  • Ensure compliance to local and federal food safety standards
  • Assists with the delivery of company competence regarding production of consistent and measurably higher quality products
  • Facilitate and coordinate efficient and effective quality standards within customer expectations
  • Develop employees through training, annual review, monitoring, and mentoring
  • Maintain a team environment among department and supervisory staff
  • Promote and maintain a safe work environment
  • Trains and develops assigned personnel. Responsible for conducting timely and quality performance appraisals of assigned personnel. Recommends disciplinary action up to and including termination of plant personnel supervisor
  • Delegates or directs and coordinates plant activities to obtain optimum efficiency and economy of operations and maximize production
  • Develops plant goals and works with and through subordinate associates to achieve results. Works with Plant Superintendent, Department Managers, supervisors and other management to achieve goals
  • Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables 
  • Analyze process control charts, develop quality cost analysis and inspect system design annually
  • Work closely with sales and plant operations teams in the areas of quality program management, inspection coordination and testing requirements
  • Implement necessary internal quality assurance systems and infrastructure to support company growth
  • Maintain current knowledge of trends and changes affecting food safety and develop and recommend appropriate program changes to ensure governmental compliance
  • Advising Executive Vice President Operations and Senior Management staff of any quality control and food safety issues in addition to presenting plausible solutions
  • Completion of monthly, quarterly, and annual audits and associated reporting as required


  • Technical knowledge of quality and food safety
  • Experience dealing with regulatory agencies (i.e. USDA, OSHA, EPA)
  • Experience in developing, maintaining and enforcing employee schedules
  • Good Manufacturing Practices Audits (GMP Audits)
  • Food quality and safety documentation and reporting
  • Submitting and implementing corrective action plans
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from associates, groups of managers, customers, and the general public


  •  Eight (8) + years experience in a significant leadership role of more than 10 production personnel in an industrial, manufacturing environment.  Experience in management handling: hire, termination, discipline, training/development, employee relations, mediation, and retention
  • Bi-lingual in English and Vietnamese or Cantonese/Mandarin is a MUST
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Quality Assurance, Food Science, Business, Engineering, Operations Management or a related field or a proven history of operational leadership that shows the capabilities to perform the duties of this position, or equivalent to the combination of education and experience
  • HACCP Certified
  • Strong knowledge of and commitment to SQF culture of food safety and operational excellence.
  • Maintain CPR/First Aid Certification

January Company

Why Work Here?

Stable Washington Based Company, Growing & Looking for Passionate People!


Kent, WA

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