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Assistant Plant Manager

Location: Clanton, AL
Company: Adient US LLC
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JOB DESCRIPTIONSUMMARY: The Assistant Plant Manager assists and takes direction from the Plant Manager in directing all plant activities, is responsible for meeting production schedules and producing a product in accordance with customer requirements while maintaining maximum production and minimum costsSPECIFIC DUTIES: Assist in the establishing of goals, objectives and guidelines covering all phases of plant operations and staff activities to maintain an efficient, functional, operational and profitable plant.Directs, guides and motivates immediate subordinates in attainment of projected goals and objectives to increase operational efficiency.Assist with the establishment and enforcing procedures and controls within the plant to attain projected goals and objectives.Supports and promotes Company philosophies and policies to establish support and organization within the plant.Maintains and promotes a clean, safe work environment with a goal of zero accidents. Encourages good safety practices with team members and takes immediate action remedy/minimize any safety risks. Promotes a 5S culture.Assist with the planning and forecasting plant requirements with respect to equipment, manpower, materials and facilities to establish budgets for labor and materials and to complete the organizational structure by requesting reports from departmental subordinates and transcribing the information into the required forecasts and/or reports.Initiates and implements new methods and procedures in areas such as scrap control, manufacturing techniques and work force utilization to capitalize upon deployment of the plant facilities and to increase the efficiency of the operations by becoming familiar with related industries through meetings, seminars and periodicals.Participates heavily in customer relations by both receiving and calling on customer representatives to promote a sound relationship and to act as liaison between them and the plant to solve problems which have or might arise.Recommends acquisition of capital equipment to update present equipment, to increase plant efficiency and to compensate for design and product changes.Maintains contact with civic and business leaders in the community relations and to improve the Plant's local image by participation in organizations with company interests.Responsible for recommending changes in organization classifications, compensations and/or fringe benefits for salaried and plant personnel to provide working conditions equivalent to or better than those in the area.Reviews the job performance of each subordinate so that employee training and development maybe utilized per Company policy.QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:College degree in industrial management, engineering or business administration or equivalent.Eight (8) to ten (10) years of experience in supervisory positions at progressively higher levels,Preferably in a manufacturing environment, or equivalent.Language Skills:Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules and procedure manuals. Candidate has the ability to write routine reports and correspondence.Mathematical Skills:Ability to add, subtracts, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Candidate has the ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent.Reasoning Ability:Candidate has the ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.Other Skills and Abilities:Must be computer literate and familiar with appropriate software programs. Candidate has the ability to create visual aids for communication purposes.The job description outlined above is not intended to be a detailed list of job functions or responsibilities. It outlines the essential functions of the job. An individual may be required to perform other duties from time to time. The company reserves the right to amend, change or delete the contents of this description.PRIMARY LOCATIONClanton
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