Plant Manager
California - Los Angeles
Reports To
VP of Manufacturing
FLSA Classification

Job Function

Responsible for the management and coordination of all activities involved in the Operation & Maintenance of  a 24 hour, 365 day operational chemical process unit, utilizing highly hazardous chemicals.

Job Duties & Responsibilities

  • Ensure proper implementation of plant policies, programs and standards consistent with corporate policies. Supervises the application of such policies to the plant’s manufacturing operations.
  • Coordinates the execution of manufacturing schedules based on sales requirements and plant capacity
  • Plan, organize and direct the manufacturing and maintenance of operations that ensures the most effective return of assets 
  • Ensures safe and efficient utilization of equipment and facilities
  • Ensures 100% compliance with all company policies, safety standards, environmental permits and regulations
  • Coordinates and participates in long-range plant expansion, conversion, equipment planning, installation, R & D activities, and new equipment purchases.
  • Prepare annual operations, maintenance and capital budgets
  • Maintain conformance to cost and budgetary limits
  • Recommend and justify capital projects, manage project design and installation in all areas 
  • Continually improve safety record by addressing both the physical safety issues and employee safety attitude. Maintain and improve housekeeping
  • Controls quality, waste generation, cost of production, warehousing, shipping and receiving of raw materials, finished goods through appropriate subordinates 
  • Manage emergency response drills and is a part of the plant emergency Response Team
  • Participates in Process Hazard Analysis / Safety Committee / Environmental Committee, etc. meetings
  • Participates in training of new hires, writing of Standard Operating Procedures, Training Program, etc.
  • Participates in conducting safety training.
  • Participates in evaluation and certification of personnel as far as operational capability is concerned.
  • Instill and maintain standards of excellence in site Supervisory team
  • Flexible and able to deal with rapidly changing situations 
  • Recommend changes where changes justifiable by Cost and Time Studies
  • Reviews and recommends matters of personnel or rate changes
  • Attract, develop and retain personnel that are aligned with the company’s values and principles
  • On Call, nights, weekends, holidays as required to get the job done
  • Manage other jobs as assigned by Senior Managers

This Position includes:

Health insurance including Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, Health Savings Account (HSA) & Flexible Spending Account (FSA). 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan and Employee Stock Purchasing Plan offered. Additional benefits include Vacation, Sick, Holiday time off as well as a Wellness program.  


Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications

Skills & Qualifications

Must also pass post‐offer drug test, background check and other appropriate tests as required.

Education Requirements

This position requires a minimum Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering with 10 plus years of similar experience in a Chemical process Industry coupled with above average leadership, analytical, technical and problem solving skills.

Experience Requirements

  • Working knowledge of local, State federal regulations which apply to the Facility
  • Prior experience in Process Safety management.  

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