The Lauridsen Group, Inc.

  • Plant Manager

    Job Locations US-MN-Worthington
  • Job Duties



    Boyer Valley is looking for a Plant Manager to effectively manage the daily plant operations to assure maximum production of quality products in accordance with corporate goals and objectives. This position is located in Worthington, MN. 



    Plant Operation Duties:

    • Develops, implements, and maintains policies and procedures related to plant operations.
    • Directs and approves purchasing of appropriate materials/supplies in a timely manner to achieve customer and/or company time-frames.
    • Professionally interacts with sales and customer service to ensure adequate supply of material to meet customer demand.
    • Ensures production equipment/machinery is properly maintained, repaired, or replaced as necessary to maintain smooth daily plant operations.

    Management Duties:

    • Hires and evaluates job performance of plant personnel.
    • Participates in the communication, training, and development of new employees.
    • Develops bench strength through training and talent management efforts.
    • Controls allocation and use of personnel to ensure fulfillment of production schedules in a cost-effective manner.
    • Conducts regular scheduled safety training to provide a safe working environment, including the application and implementation of new equipment/machinery.
    • Conducts regular scheduled departmental meetings enhancing communication throughout the plant.
    • Ensures adherence to all established company policies and procedures through specialized training of supervisors.
    • Ensures that standard operating procedures are developed, accurate and utilized for plant processes.
    • Product quality and plant sanitation champion. Encourages and mentors team to achieve high performance and ratings in certifying Safe Food/Safe Feed programs.
    • Continuous improvement champion and problem solver through formal and informal programs within the local facility.

    Administrative Duties:

    • Analyzes, develops, and prepares the plant operating and capital expense budgets; monitoring and investigating discrepancies as situations arise.
    • Works diligently at cost control and reduction where feasible.
    • Prepares weekly reports for review by the Vice President of Operations and other reports as requested.
    • Ensures compliance with all federal, state, and local regulations and requirements, including safety, food safety, quality, human resources, and environmental requirements.
    • Provides a leadership role in the integration of efforts throughout the plant promoting a positive work atmosphere.
    • Promotes a positive image of BVC, Inc. through community involvement and good stewardship.


    Job Qualifications


    Education:  Bachelor’s degree in business, science, engineering, industrial technology, or related field preferred. 


    Experience:  Five years supervisory experience preferred.  Eight years’ experience in a process manufacturing environment required; food, feed, liquid, dairy, chemical, grain or similar industries is preferred.

    Job Requirements

    • Must live within 30 minutes of the plant.
    • Specific knowledge and first-hand experience with industrial production processes in an edible or non-edible food processing plant.
    • Ability to monitor the production processes, make necessary adjustments in scheduling and/or improve production methods/techniques to achieve company goals.
    • Knowledge and ability to implement and ensure adherence to all safety techniques and procedures related to plant operations.
    • Knowledge and ability to analyze, forecast, and plan production objectives.
    • Ability to hire, train and evaluate personnel ensuring a competent work force to meet production objectives in a cost-effective manner. This will include goal setting and measurement of performance.
    • Ability to develop and implement standard policies and procedures to maintain consistent daily plant operations, including S.O.P’s.
    • Ability to effectively interact and manage plant personnel.
    • Ability to effectively communicate with corporate office management, contractors, vendors, suppliers, and other business related contacts.
    • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, in a business environment.
    • Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality related to all duties and responsibilities, such as production goals and personnel information.
    • Ability to perform basic and complex mathematical calculations.
    • Knowledge of organizational methods and the ability to manage multiple tasks/projects simultaneously.
    • Ability to remain calm and professional during peak periods of activity.
    • Ability to work daily and extended hours as necessary.
    • Ability to assist with special or ongoing projects as instructed by the Director of North America Operations.
    • Ability to operate all necessary office equipment required to accomplish job duties, such as computer, telephone, fax machine, etc.
    • Proficiency with Microsoft Office programs, including Word, Excel, and Powerpoint.
    • Knowledge in statistical process control preferred.
    • Formal knowledge in Continuous Improvement/Lean Manufacturing preferred.



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