Join ZCL | Xerxes, a division of Shawcor Composite Production Systems (Shawcor), and grow your career in an industry-leading organization. Shawcor is a manufacturer and supplier of spoolable composite pipe, poly pipe, and composite storage tanks for the fuel, water/wastewater, and oil & gas markets. Succeeding in our current markets and pursuing our growth vision is made possible by our people. In addition to intelligence, dedication and professionalism, we look for individuals who embody our values. Our cultural values include integrity, execution and technology, with a foundation of accountability, respect and doing the right thing.
We are looking for an experienced professional whose skills and goals align with our values and the following opportunity. Benefits for this leadership role include:
Strong commitment to safety in the workplace
Training and development opportunities
Collaborative team environment
Incentive compensation program
Group benefits package
We are currently recruiting to the role of Plant Manager based in our Williamsport (16404 Elliott Pkwy, Williamsport, MD) manufacturing facility. Reporting to the Senior Manager Manufacturing (Tanks), the Plant Manager is accountable for all plant operations, production, and performance through planning, coordinating, and evaluating the activities of the plant and its employees. The incumbent is accountable to supervise, direct, and develop employees. Additionally, the incumbent is required to meet production, quality, and safety standards throughout the facility, as well as the financial performance and delivering on KPIs as established by senior Operations Leadership.
The Plant Manager collaborates with departments throughout the organization to ensure the production of the "right products" in a timely, cost effective manner. The incumbent participates in Company planning and budgeting by maintaining plant budgets. Likewise, the Plant Manager is accountable to ensure that the plant is operating within Corporate policies and standards, and externally meeting all legislative and regulatory requirements.
Duties & Accountabilities
Provide monthly, weekly, and ad hoc reports to Senior Leadership including forecasting, production scheduling, safety, product/process development and major maintenance/building repairs/improvements
Manage production schedules, processes and strategies
Resolve production problems and implement solutions in an effective and timely manner
Manage and control inventories of finished products, exploring a variety of options and strategies to resolve problems
Manage raw material/tool/equipment inventories with support from Purchasing and Production Logistics teams, ensuring availability to meet production requirements
Ensure products are constructed within costing guidelines, using established standards for material and labor costs
Ensure appropriate employee management, including facility staffing, scheduling, employee development, and performance management
Work closely with operational leadership and peer teams in the coordination and delivery of products, customer service and employees for Field projects as required
Implement and manage continuous improvement initiatives and activities with support from Operational Excellence
Work closely with engineering and floor supervisors, looking for improvement and innovation at the shop floor level
Maintain Quality Control throughout the plant by ensuring that all products are manufactured and delivered within established ZCL quality assurance and service guidelines
Analyze plant performance metrics through reports including direct labor efficiency, productivity, absenteeism, inventory, and backlog
Promote plant safety, health, and environment by ensuring that appropriate processes programs and procedures are in place and adhered to
Implement and support Human Resource strategies, programs, and procedures
Post-secondary degree from an accredited post-secondary institution (preferably in Engineering or Business Management).
Business Management Expertise
Minimum of 7 years’ facility management experience, preferably in a manufacturing environment. Please note that equivalent combinations of experience and education will be considered. Preference will be given to candidates having managed in a union environment.
Previous experience in FRP composites is a definite asset, although on-the-job training will be provided
Advanced computer skills including experience with Microsoft Office (including Outlook, Word, and Excel)
Working knowledge of Microsoft Dynamics AX, IFS, or similar ERP systems preferred
Knowledge, skills, and abilities
Demonstrated knowledge of plant management and production control principles, methods of controlling and enforcing quality production standards, and health and safety requirements
Applied knowledge of Lean manufacturing practices
Strong analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making skills
Proven leadership, change management, and employee relations skills, including the ability to increase employee engagement, strong coaching and development skills, as well as the ability to resolve performance concerns (e.g. absenteeism, work quality)
Demonstrated ability in promoting a positive health and safety culture
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Excellent organizational & administrative skills with the ability to work with minimum direction and coordinate multiple projects simultaneously
Valid driver’s license and ability to travel (US and Canada) up to 10% of the time
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. We thank all applicants for their interest, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
ZCL | Xerxes is an equal opportunity employer.
Internal Number: PLANT01394
About ZCL | Xerxes
ZCL | Xerxes, a division of Shawcor Composite Production Systems (Shawcor), provides an exciting environment to grow your career in an industry-leading organization. Shawcor is a manufacturer and supplier of spoolable composite pipe, poly pipe, and composite storage tanks for the fuel, water/wastewater, and oil & gas markets. Shawcor is a highly successful global energy services company, leading its competitors in all market segments and financially positioned to continue its growth and success well into the future.