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|Title ||Plant Manager |
|City ||Ahoskie |
|State ||NC |
|About ||Our client combines earth’s oldest renewable energy source with 21st century technology to make wood pellets. By using wood pellets instead of coal, electric utilities can reduce the lifetime greenhouse gas emissions intensity of power generation by 80%. And wood pellets can provide uninterrupted power at any time, at large scale and at comparatively low cost. As a result, their operation delivers a sustainable, cost-efficient and essential complement to wind and solar power. |
Our client is today the world’s largest producer of wood pellets – a small and seemingly ordinary product that is helping solve intractable challenges of energy and the environment and delivering real results.
Our client owns and operates almost three million tons of wood pellet production capacity which they have strategically located in the southeastern United States, one of the most attractive wood fiber regions in the world due to its abundance of commercial, working forests and growing timber inventories. They export pellets to major utilities and power generators in the United Kingdom, Europe and increasingly Asia that previously were fueled by coal, enabling them to reduce their carbon footprint by about 80 percent. They make their pellets using sustainable practices that protect Southern forests. And they employ more than 600 people and support many other businesses in the rural South, where jobs and economic opportunity are sometimes scarce.
They take pride that their procurement activities provide essential markets for low-value wood and help keep forests forested. They work for lower emissions, healthy forests and strong communities.
|Description ||Our client is looking for a dynamic and experienced Plant Manager. Successful candidates will possess strong leadership skills as defined by the 4E’s of Leadership, be self-motivated, with good organizational skills, team-building skills, and achieve high level results by embracing continuous improvement methodologies. |
- Coordinating all plant-level operations, including production, cost, quality, safety, housekeeping, training, and maintenance.
- Ensuring product quality and customer satisfaction 24 hours a day.
- Identifying, interviewing, hiring, and training new associates.
- Monitoring weekly cost analysis and making adjustments to labor, materials, and supplies to operate within budget.
- Preparing and maintaining plant budget.
- Maintaining overall plant safety. Ensuring safety meetings are conducted regularly.
- Seeking out process improvement, cost-reduction initiatives, and product enhancements.
|Requirements ||The plant manager must have at least five years overseeing and managing a plant. They must be familiar with hammer mills, drum dryers, environmental regulations, and emissions standards. Experience in the biomass or wood pellet industry and LEAN manufacturing is also a plus. Strong computer skills (Excel, Word, Outlook) are required. |