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Director, Plant Operations

Litehouse Hurricane, UT

  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
Job Description

Basic Purpose and Scope:

The Director, Plant Operations oversees all daily operations of the production facility, as well as coordinates activities functional departments such as Manufacturing; Quality Assurance; Engineering & Maintenance; Forecasting & Planning; Procurement, Transportation & Logistics, Environmental, Health, & Safety, Sales & Marketing; and Research & Development to effect operational efficiency and economy. The Director, Plant Operations is a strong leader, with objectives to drive workforce stability, continuous performance improvement, and a highly motivated and energized workplace. This position is accountable for the operational performance and results of the plant.

Core Values Culture Service:

  1. Responsible for driving the Litehouse culture through company core values
  2. Accountable for outstanding Customer service to all internal and external Customers
  3. Develop and maintain effective relationships through collaboration and consistent timely communication
  4. Help uphold a "Team Member" environment supporting others with positive behavior

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  1. Define objectives to consistently deliver metric targets for key drivers: e.g., direct, indirect, and salaried labor, including overtime; repairs and maintenance; operating supplies; waste & damage; yield loss; and regulatory & environmental compliance cost 15%
  2. As member of the Leadership Team coordinate activities with departments across the organization such as Manufacturing; Quality Assurance; Engineering & Maintenance; Forecasting & Planning; Procurement, Transportation & Logistics, Environmental, Health, & Safety, Sales & Marketing; and Research & Development to effect operational efficiency - 15%
  3. Conduct monthly analysis of plant P&L for variances to budget and prior year performance. Ensure strong corrective action bias for unfavorable period performance - 15%
  4. Direct, coach and develop subordinate managers - 15%
  5. Establish a culture of safety in the factories and look for opportunities to improve workplace safety and report safety and environmental concerns to their supervisor - 10%
  6. Responsibility to adhere to Food Safety policies and report food safety and quality concerns to their supervisor - 5%
  7. Ensure that all employees in the facility clearly understand their roles and responsibilities and expectations of performance - 5%
  8. Interview, hire, and train employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems - 5%
  9. Analyze division or department budget requests to identify areas in which reductions can be made, and allocates operating budget - 3%
  10. Provide guidance and planning for capital expansion and efficiency improvement investments - 3%
  11. Direct the future plant growth and capital needs through the annual capital planning process - 3%
  12. Confer with administrative personnel and review operations and sales reports to determine changes in programs or operations required - 2%
  13. Lead preparation of directives to department administrator outlining policy, program, or operation changes to be implemented - 2%
  14. Promote organization in industry, manufacturing, or trade associations - 2%
  15. Participate in industry meetings - On-going
  16. Ability to meet attendance requirement - On-going

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  1. Manager, Manufacturing
  2. Plant Controller
  3. Manager, Maintenance
  4. Manager, Human Resources
  5. Manager, Quality Assurance / Technical
  6. Manager, Environmental, Health & Safety
  7. Manager, Warehousing
  8. Manager, Scheduling
  9. Supervisor, Inventory Control


  1. Education: College or university program degree in related field of study. Equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted
  2. Certifications: PCQI, HACCP certified, knowledge of PMO
  3. Experience: Two to four years related experience and/or training
  4. Demonstrated knowledge of manufacturing and production planning
  5. Knowledge of full life cycle food production, including wastewater management
  6. Experience in strong process control methodologies, including food production controls for pH and acidity, and environmental controls for temperature and humidity
  7. Effectively read and analyze P&L statement for plant and devise appropriate course corrections
  8. Must have strong verbal and written communications skills with ability to express ideas effectively and efficiently in the common language
  9. Read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations
  10. Ability to apply critical thinking and business acumen to problem solving
  11. Work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry
  12. Write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals
  13. Ability to establish & maintain effective working relationships with all contacts inside and outside of the company with strong interpersonal and organizational skills
  14. Ability to multi-task, focus and work efficiently in a fast-paced environment
  15. Other activities and duties as assigned
  16. Effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the public
  17. Define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions
  18. Interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables
  19. Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite products, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

Travel Requirements:

  1. Travel up to 5 % of the time should be expected
  2. Travel may be required with little warning and/or for extended periods of time. Off-site deployment of up to 2 weeks could be expected

Physical Demands:

Sitting 33% Walking 33 % Standing 33 %

Near Acuity

Speaking Ordinary Speech

Hearing Ordinary Conversation

Manual Dexterity Computer Keyboard Fingering

Work Environment:

Normal Office Environment

Exposure to fluorescent lights


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) Matching
  • Dental Insurance
  • Health Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Paid Time Off
  • Vision Insurance

The ideal candidate must be able to pass a background check and pre-employment drug test

We do not offer sponsorship

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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Hurricane, UT
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