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Plant Manager

First Quality Enterprises, Inc. McElhattan Full-Time
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First Quality was founded in 1989 and, in nearly three decades, has grown to be a global privately held company with over 4,000 employees. Its corporate offices are located in Great Neck, New York, with manufacturing facilities and offices in Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Georgia, and Canada. First Quality is a diversified family of companies manufacturing consumer products ranging from Absorbent Hygiene (adult incontinence, feminine care, and baby care), Tissue (bath and towel), and Industrial (print and packaging materials and thermoformed plastics), serving institutional and retail markets throughout the world. First Quality focuses on private label and branded product lines.

Our core business philosophy is built on a proud culture driven by safety and quality, respect, humility, integrity, customer focus, and teamwork. With leading edge manufacturing technologies and processes and visionary leadership, First Quality is positioned to continue significant growth in the coming years. We are seeking an experienced Plant Manager for our Nutek Disposables facility located in McElhattan, PA.  

This position is responsible for leading a team to safely produce high quality products and focus on recruiting, training, and retaining.  This position is also responsible for day to day operations and long-term strategies for growth.  Will direct and implement short-term goals such as high efficiencies, low customer and consumer complaints, on-time deliveries, excellent safety records, cost control, gross margin management, and excellent human relations.

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Observes all safety rules and uses the proper safety equipment at all times.

  • Follow necessary GMP and ISO compliance requirements and ensures compliance with state and federal regulations.

  • Manages the operations in line with business growth by ensuring the introduction of new equipment and systems that meet cost, quality, consumer, customer, safety, and security requirements.

  • Works with Human Resources to ensure training, team member development, and work systems enable all team members to maximize their contribution to business success and contribute to productivity efforts.

  • Manages subordinates in production, maintenance, process engineering and safety.

  • Manages subordinates indirectly in human resources, cost accounting, production planning, purchasing, project engineering, customer service, quality assurance, and information technology functions as they relate to production, quality, and warehousing.

  • Defines, develops, organizes, supervises, and coordinates plans for problem solving activities of the entire organization.

  • Successfully develop annual goals and objectives for strengthening operations, building revenues, and providing the leadership to support continuous improvement related to growth and advancement of the company.

  • Consults with sales and product development resources, particularly on new or improved products, to ensure customer and consumer requirements are met or exceeded.

  • Keeps Senior Management apprised of new product, business, and/or industry developments and trends.

The ideal candidate will also possess the following:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or related field.

  • Minimum of 10 years’ experience in high speed consumer products manufacturing preferred.

  • Minimum of 7 years operations management experience.

  • ISO experience and MBA degree preferred.

  • Advanced written and verbal communication skills.

  • Advanced technical, business, and managerial skills.

  • Advanced human relations and interpersonal skills.

Excellent compensation and benefits, which are effective the first day of employment!

First Quality is committed to protecting information under the care of First Quality Enterprises commensurate with leading industry standards and applicable regulations.  As such, First Quality provides at least annual training regarding data privacy and security to employees who, as a result of their role specifications, may come in to contact with sensitive data.

First Quality is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identification, or protected Veteran status.

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