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Plant Manager

Company: Aliaxis
Location: Walla Walla
Posted on: March 29, 2024

Job Description:

IPEX is one of the North American leading providers of advanced plastic piping systems. Our mission is to shape a better tomorrow by connecting people with water and energy.We currently have an exciting opportunity as a Plant Manager. This role is based in our Plant in Walla Walla, Washington and reports to the Director of Manufacturing.Do not miss the opportunity to join a diverse group of people-centric professionals, thought leaders and rapid thinkers, entrepreneurs in spirit and status quo-fighters!Job SummaryThe Plant Manager is responsible for the overall management of IPEX operations in their assigned facility. Plant operation accountabilities include production, logistics, quality and maintenance while ensuring compliance with all labour, safety, environmental, ISO and corporate policies and regulations. Partnering with key business stakeholders the role is accountable to collaborate on the delivery of all operational and strategic initiatives. The position is fully accountable for annual budget performance and has full responsibility for the production output of the facility including the quality of finished goods, KPI targetachievement, continuous improvement and site safety. Additionally, the position is accountable for people strategy and talent development at all levels.Principal Responsibilities* Promote, maintain and lead a safety culture focused on zero workplace injuries throughout the facility. Accountable to ensure reporting of all near misses, hazardous conditions and first aid incidents to HSE business partners and collaborate on ongoing preventative projects.* Lead and empower team members by setting clear expectations in performance management, training and coaching. Partner with business partners on key people strategies including attraction and retention plans, succession planning, development plans and training requirements.* Interpret strategies to create and implement plans to ensure products are manufactured efficiently and to a high quality. Lead the attainment of key information to create long term resolutions and corrective actions to establish and sustain a culture of continuous improvement.* Develop plans and strategies utilizing production forecasts and resources to achieve agreed labour and machine productivity levels. Meet conversion cost, material variance and scrap reduction goals.* Lead the implementation of best-in-class practices and projects aimed at cost reduction and efficient process control.* Accountable to maintain adherence to internal and external standards for the manufacturing product lifecycle.* Partner with business to establish processes and organizational structures to meet compliance requirements for all appropriate regulatory bodies.* Lead and liaise with key business partners on the strategy, implementation and team focused on programs and processes overseeing general machine and facility maintenance.* Partner with innovation team to facilitate the industrialization of innovation projects through analysis and testing of new product development ideas in the plant.* Responsible for the efficient movement of completed product and materials ensuring regulatory compliance where required.* Lead the processes for the creation and delivery of key administrative functions; including month-end reporting, annual budgeting, capital expenditure evaluations and documentation of internal management systems.Health, Safety and Environment Responsibilities* Ensure compliance with federal, provincial and local legislative requirements* Ensure the occupational Health and Safety policy is signed and dated, outlining commitment and responsibilities of all members of the workplace* Review all policies, procedures and work instructions related to health, safety and environment annually, to ensure effectiveness of the health and safety program* Appoint competent Supervisors/Managers who are familiar with legislated safety requirements* Take every precaution reasonable in the circumstance for the protection of a worker* Ensure site-specific procedures and work instructions are developed and implemented* Establish training needs and supply training for all members of the workplace to ensure knowledge and understanding for the safe operation of daily activities* Apply Refusal to Work Procedure when applicable and ensure compliance with this standard* Attend Management Training as defined in HSE 27.0 and the plant training matrix* Partake in scheduled audits to ensure compliance with HSEMS & ISO (Reference HSE 44.0; Quality Systems Manual Volumes 1 & 2) and ensure all compliance recommendations are properly addressed and closed.* Participate in Environmental Impact Analysis process and monitor implementation of controls for significant risks (Reference HSE 58.0)* Participate in training on how to effectively investigate an accident/incident as outlined in HSE 11.0. Review investigations for completeness and effectiveness of recommendations* Approve Personal Protective Equipment programs, provide Personal Protective Equipment and ensure location compliance* Approve results of engineering reviews of planned changes to buildings, equipment, processes or procedures. Participate in reviews of major projects* Evaluate effectiveness of location group Health and Safety meetings* Approve purchase orders for safety and environmental supplies* Review and approve the site Environmental Policy on an annual basis* Review and approve the site Fire Safety Plan on an annual basis* Approve site Emergency Response Plan* Approve standards for pre-placement requirements for new hires* Approve location risk Management and Pollution Prevention Plan, Quality Plan and Contractor Safety Plan* Review and approve all HSEMS internal/CHSE audit action plans* Responsible for implementation and compliance of HSE 4.0 Planned Inspections and HSEMS Preventative Action Process* Responsible for implementation and compliance of HSE 21.0 First Aid* Responsible for implementation and compliance of HSE 29.0 Required Postings* Manage the capital budget expenditures for the facility. Ensure that budgets are met, and variances are explained* Conduct and maintain systematic surveys in compliance with HSE 13.0 Machine Guarding and EMP Section 1.6. Participate in the creation and implementation of action plans* Provide resources for risk identification and evaluation process. Approve local procedures for follow-up of corrective actionsQualifications & ExperienceEducation & Certificates* Completion of University Degree in a technical or business-related discipline or equivalent experienceTechnical Skills & Experience* Minimum of 10 years management experience. Holding a cross section of functional roles preferred.* Experience balancing multiple priorities and leading change.* Experience in strategic planning, resource allocation, employee relations, leadership* Techniques and coordination of people and resources.* Proven track record of improving performance in a leadership role.* Experience and/or familiarity with Lean projects.* Experience and strong understanding of budgeting/expense management with a basic understanding of financial and accounting practices* Technical understanding of production planning techniques, current quality standard, lean manufacturing and safety requirements/laws (ISO 9001, Six Sigma, 5S, etc.)* Knowledge of health, safety, and environmental practices in a manufacturing environment* Knowledge and ability to understand the process of machinery* Knowledge of injection moulding equipment and fabrication combined with experience in a plastic manufacturing environment* Demonstrated success in leading lean/six sigma projectsIPEX is committed to providing accommodations for people with disabilities throughout the recruitment process and, upon request, will work with qualified job applicants to provide suitable accommodation in a manner that takes into account the applicant's accessibility needs due to disability. Accommodation requests are available to candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process for IPEX jobs. To request an accommodation, please contact HR at

Keywords: Aliaxis, Pasco , Plant Manager, Professions , Walla Walla, Washington

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