Plant Manager

Location: El Monte, CA

Our client, a respected company specializing in the polishing of metals, is currently seeking a dedicated and experienced full-time Assistant Plant Manager for their facility located in El Monte, California. The successful candidate will have a pivotal role in overseeing the daily operations of the plant, ensuring compliance with company policies and implementing processes that optimize safety, quality, and productivity.


  • Manage and direct plant and warehouse operations, including production scheduling, maintenance, quality control, and shipping and receiving, in order to improve overall operational efficiency.
  • Effectively prioritize communications and interactions between production, shipping, receiving, and truck loading to maximize efficiency throughout the facility.
  • Develop and implement a collaborative and proactive strategy to maintain a safe working environment that exceeds OSHA standards.
  • Maintain a visible presence on the shop floor, addressing questions, resolving problems, and efficiently managing tasks.
  • Ensure the implementation and maintenance of a Quality system that results in high-quality products and on-time delivery.
  • Facilitate effective hiring, training, and retention of employees to optimize plant operations.
  • Evaluate and implement corrective measures to improve operational efficiency within the plant.
  • Establish preventative and predictive structures for the maintenance of operational equipment.
  • Monitor raw material and finished goods inventories to ensure on-time delivery and accurate inventory management.
  • Continuously evaluate opportunities for improvement in safety, quality, and financial metrics.
  • Control and minimize labor overtime, premium freight charges, repair expenses, and other forms of waste.
  • Maintain effective housekeeping practices, including inventory management of plant supplies.
  • Adhere to operational procedures and ensure completion of required training.
  • Ensure proper usage and maintenance of equipment, materials, and tools in accordance with safety rules.
  • Promote positive employee relations and strive to uphold a high level of employee morale.
  • Provide coaching and disciplinary action when necessary to address performance issues.
  • Oversee the efficient, safe, and accurate movement of rail cars within the facility.
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by management.

Skills & Requirements:

  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in a metal manufacturing facility in a similar role.
  • Fluency in both English and Spanish is required.
  • Highly organized, detail-oriented, and self-motivated with the ability to plan and execute daily activities.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, as well as strong mathematical aptitude.
  • Demonstrated ability to identify, communicate, and effectively solve problems.
  • Knowledge of safety, quality, productivity, inventory, and stewardship processes.
  • Ability to establish accountability and lead by example.
  • Proficiency in computer skills and communication tools, such as email, phone, voicemail, and videoconferencing.
  • Demonstrated flexibility and the ability to work in a team-oriented environment.
  • Capable of handling multiple tasks simultaneously while adhering to deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Familiarity with office administrative procedures and competent in the use of standard office equipment.
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