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Plant Manager (Food)

Plant Manager-Meat Processing Facility 

Cortland (Upstate NY)

Relocation package available


The plant manager position directs and manages all plant operations with overall responsibilities for production, maintenance, quality and other production-related activities.

Essential Functions

Direct and manage plant operations for production, maintenance, quality and shipping and receiving.
Coordinate plant activities through the planning with departmental managers to insure the total manufacturing objectives are accomplished in a timely and cost effective manner.
Develop and control profits, plans, and budget.
Implement cost effective systems of control over capital, operating expenditures, manpower, wages and salaries.
Manages capital asset maintenance.
Establish and monitor overall plant performance for production and quality standards.
Control and minimize labor overtime, premium freight and repair expenses.
Maintain existing plant facilities and equipment; replace, or make adjustments to plant facilities and equipment when necessary.
Provide leadership and training to accomplish the company goals and objectives.
Implements and maintains preventative maintenance programs.
Incorporates shop floor organization and plant cleanliness among plant personnel.
Provides direction, development and leadership to production supervisor.
Responsible for scheduling all functions of the operation to include line times, personnel, incoming raw materials, etc..

Supervisory Responsibility

This position manages all employees of the department and is responsible for the performance management and hiring of the employees within that department.

Work Environment
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to cold and wet environments, moving mechanical parts and vibration. The noise level in the work environment can be loud.
Physical Demands


Required Education and Experience:

Bachelor's degree in related field or five years plant/general management experience in a manufacturing environment.
Exposure with managing a union environment.

5+ years working at a meat packaging plant


Preferred Experience:

Experience in raw material procurement
Experience in managing co-packing supplier relationships
Experience in SQF facilities

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