Assistant Plant Manager (St. Paul, Minnesota)

Location: St Paul, United States

Westway Feed Products is the global supplier of agricultural-based liquid solutions with the resources, service, technical support and collaborative culture to understand and meet their needs through products and solutions that help them thrive, not just survive. Westway Feed Products is a part of ED&F Man, a specialist merchant of agricultural commodities, trading specifically in sugar, molasses-based products and coffee

Westway Feed is committed to providing the agricultural industry with world class service and the best available molasses-based products.

 

Essential Role and Responsibilities:

 

To manage the day to day operation of the bulk liquid feed facility in St. Paul, Minnesota, maximizing efficiency, safety and profitability, and ensuring customer needs are met. Working within our highly diverse business you will have the opportunity to make a real impact working on a range of projects while supporting the day-to- day management of the plant.

 

Below is a list of essential duties of this position.  Other duties may be assigned as needed.

§  Directly supervises and coordinates the activities of the facility staff, including time off requests.  Assists the Plant Manager with staff recruitment, training, performance management, compensation, and discipline.  

§  Coordinates production, receiving and shipping.  Ensures orders are filled correctly.

§  Observes and makes recommendations regarding the efficiency of the Plant’s operational processes.

§  Assists in planning and coordinating customer service activities in consultation with the Plant Manager.  Acts as a contact for customers in conjunction with Plant Manager.

§  Coordinates with office staff regarding work product and orders.  Ensures orders are correctly fulfilled.

§  Enforces company policies and procedures to promote and ensure a safe and environmentally responsible workplace.  Assists with safety meetings and inspections.

§  Ensures all production is carried out per company polices and regulations, including ensuring appropriate product mixing/blending and coordinating the logistics and movement of product.

§  Plans and completes record keeping programs required for regulatory compliance.

§  Assists with terminal audits and inspection.

§  Completes special projects as requested by management.

§  Takes the initiative to identify problems, uses judgment to find appropriate solutions and follows through on resolving issues in a timely manner.

§  Maintains confidentiality of all corporate, personnel and research matters.

§  Supports team efforts, actively works to generate respect and enthusiasm, cooperates with others, and actively learns from other team members.

 

Education Requirements:

§  Bachelor degree preferred,  or equivalent education and experience.

 

Minimum Experience, Skills, and Qualifications Required:

  • Minimum 1 year experience in manufacturing operations or related terminal, refinery, or tank vessel experience  
  • Knowledge of and ability to supervise staff
  • Knowledge of and skill in operating equipment
  • Bi-lingual capabilities, Spanish and English, preferred
  • Ability to use hand/power tools
  • Ability to wear safety equipment, including safety shoes, goggles, gloves and similar equipment
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret documents (regulations, policies, reports, bids, etc.), blueprints, drawings
  • Ability to write reports, correspondence, and procedures
  • Ability to effectively present information, communicate with, and respond to questions and complaints from staff, co-workers, management, and customers
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office software and ability to learn other software
  • Knowledge of pertinent laws and regulations
  • Customer service focus

 

Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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