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Plant Manager

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Located In:  Valley, NE
Zipcode:  68064
Date Posted: 
Job Type:  Full-time Employee
Occupational Category:  00-0000.00
Location:  Valley, NE
Start Date:  2017-08-04
Requisition #:  R2182
Positions Available: 

Valmont is currently seeking a highly motivated and talented individual for the Plant Manager position in the operations department. We are looking for a highly driven individual that will plan, direct, and coordinate day-to-day activities of a manufacturing plant to obtain optimum efficiency and economy of operations and maximizes profits. Directs plant operations, production, and distribution of Valley Irrigation, personally or through subordinate supervisors.

Essential Functions/Duties:

  • Demonstrates a commitment to driving the organization towards a world class safety environment.
  • Ensures compliance with all governmental laws concerning safety and environmental. Interacts with groups such as OSHA, Corporate Safety, Divisional Safety, etc.
  • Ensures that all company policies are followed in respect to department employee matters such as discipline, performance evaluations, promotions, and terminations.
  • Demonstrates a commitment to employee engagement process and monitoring the effects of those processes on morale and retention.
  • Partners with Valley U and Human Resources to design and implement a training and development program for the entire manufacturing organization.
  • Partners with Valley U and Human Resources to design and implement a welding expertise recruiting and development program that will make Valley the employer of choice for area welding talent.
  • Demonstrates a commitment to communication at all levels of the organization. Conducts regular and thorough operations reviews with own staff, participates in Lean Daily Management activities, prepares and submits timely and accurate operations updates to senior management.
  • Coordinates activities and influences departments such as: Operations, Manufacturing, Engineering, Human Resources, Safety and Maintenance to improve operational efficiency and economy.
  • Design and Implement a quality program that will maintain our customer’s trust in the organization, with special emphasis on international - internal and external stakeholders.
  • Demonstrates a commitment to achieving all customer delivery expectation metrics.
  • Demonstrates a commitment to executing the master production schedule, and the short and long term capacity plan.
  • Demonstrates a commitment to driving the organization towards a world class inventory management culture.
  • Demonstrates a commitment to driving a functional realignment of the organization towards a world class Lean organization, eliminating all wastes from the facility. (i.e. Scrap, rework, overtime, manufacturing variances, etc.)

What it takes

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university in Business Management or Engineering.
  • Ten (10) years of related experience and/or training
  • Proven managerial skills (previous management/supervisory related work history).
  • Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
  • Proficiency in MS Office, PowerPoint, Outlook and Excel Applications
  • Five (5) years of practical, hands on, leadership experience in Lean Manufacturing

    Minimum Qualifications:

  • Ability to motivate others to work together toward common objectives.
  • Ability to develop plans and identify resources to achieve objectives, through both short and long range plans.
  • Ability to promote open participation and communication with the department and throughout the organization.
  • Ability to manage a variety of responsibilities in a timely, efficient manner.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of economic and accounting principles and practices, the financial markets, and the analysis and reporting of financial data.
  • Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
  • Knowledge of advanced problem solving using data analysis and root cause and counter measure methodology.
  • Six Sigma Black Belt, Lean Certifications
  • Leadership in a metal fabrication environment
Applications accepted through September 3, 2017


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Making the World a Better Place to Live

Valmont is recognized throughout the world as an industry leader in engineered products and services for infrastructure and water-conserving agricultural irrigation equipment.  We design, manufacture and sell irrigation equipment; lighting, utility and communications poles, towers and structures; and fabricated industrial products.  We also provide custom coatings services.

Coatings. Valmont is a leading provider of metal coating services.  Our finishes, which include galvanizing, painting and anodizing, protect metal products around the world from corrosion.

Irrigation. As the pioneering leader and the world's largest manufacturer of mechanized irrigation equipment, Valmont hopes to feed the world and conserve fresh water resources.

Structures. Valmont's quality engineered structures for lighting and traffic, wireless communication, highway safety and access systems provide safety and order for customers around the world.

Tubing and Other Industrial Operations. Valmont specializes in additional industrial operations that include: custom steel tubing for a variety of industries; forged steel grinding media for the mining industry; electrolytic manganese dioxide for disposable batteries; and the distribution of industrial fasteners.

Utility. Utility relies on Valmont's substation structures and steel, spun concrete and hybrid transmission and distribution poles to bring power to customers in North America and emerging global markets.

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