Compounding Plant Production Manager


Manchester, TN

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To lead the staff execution of safe, efficient and on-time production of quality material that meets customer requirements within budget guidelines. Motivate, mentor and model Ravago Code of Conduct standards for all of the production team members.

Areas of Responsibility / Tasks

Performance must reflect appropriate level of expertise and achievement of the desired results for the items listed below.

1. General Policy

a) Ensure all production record keeping is accurate and timely.

b) Operate extruders.

c) Follow all company procedures as well as written and verbal instructions.

d) Fill out Compounding paperwork, information boards and log books.

e) Make labels for packaged products.

f) Develops and plans tactical execution of strategic objectives within the facility.

g) Actively lead team members to solve problems, promote uptime, ensure safety, quality and reduce yield loss.

h) Work with all plant team members to promote, encourage involvement and drive continuous improvement objectives with time saving, cost reduction, increase job rates and quality improvements.

i) Coordinate and perform supervisor, team leader and production employee reviews to drive higher performance.

j) Ensure daily production schedule expectations for volume, quality, and timeliness are met and perform root cause analysis for any undesired results.

k) Implement corrective actions and preventative actions for all undesired production results.

l) Coordinate with maintenance team preventative maintenance schedules, equipment trouble shooting to reduce downtime and ensure optimal equipment operation.

m) Coordinate and ensure proper staffing of shifts, accurate and timely time card recording, certification training and ensure proper record retention.

n) Ensure the plant is clean, orderly, and safe.

o) Participate and coordinate with HR in employee interactions as necessary.

p) Be involved with Continuous Improvement Teams (CIT).

q) Participate and coordinate with HR in employee interactions as necessary.

r) Work and cooperate with Fiber Production Manager to ensure manpower and resources are utilized effectively and cohesively.

s) Drive Key Performance Indicator (KPI) improvements.

t) Put together annual budget and ensure departments stay within targeted goals and drive improvements.

u) Participate in monthly budget reviews and drive improvements for all production cost centers.

v) Follow all Quality, Safety, and Environmental procedures.

w) Uphold the Ravago Code of Conduct standards.

x) Other duties, as assigned by Plant Manager.

Minimum Qualifications/ Education / Experience / Certifications

1. Education:

a. High School diploma or equivalent B.S. or B.A. degree is a plus.

2. Experience:

a. 5 years of manufacturing experience.

Competencies; Knowledge, Skills, Abilities (KSA)

To perform this role successfully, an individual must have experience achieving desired result(s) in their areas of responsibility. The requirements listed below are representative of observable behaviors and essential knowledge, skill, and abilities required of a successful incumbent within our culture.

1. Passion to be the best – you must earn the respect of your coworkers.

2. Lean mindset – Make everything simple.

3. Detailed Oriented – you have to notice when something is different or not right and do something about it.

4. Self-starter and finisher, self – managed professional.

5. Production / profit mindset – takes out cost, improve quality and efficiency.

6. Proficient in Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

7. Excellent written, verbal communication skills and strong interpersonal skills.

8. Ability to read, speak and write English efficiently preferred.

9. Ability to operate a fork truck.

Work Environment / Conditions

The work environment/conditions described herein are representative of those that an incumbent may experience, and therefore must be adaptable to work in a shared space, with constant noise, with/or without the use of a private office. Schedules may vary from week to week based on business demands in excess of 40 hours with or without notice.

Physical Requirements / Demands

The physical demands described herein are representative of those that must be met by an incumbent to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. *Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions & physical demands of this role.

1. Ability to lift up to 55 lbs.

2. Use of hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls.

3. Occasionally reach with hands, arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.

4. Able to stand upwards of 8 plus hours.

5. Periodically move up and down stairs.


This job description is not an exhaustive list of areas of responsibility or tasks that an incumbent in this position may be asked to perform. All Employees are required to deliver the desired results intended for their role, at the designated level of knowledge, skill, and ability commensurate with their job title and level within the organization.


Ravago Americas is an equal employment opportunity employer. We adhere to a policy of making employment decisions without regard to race, color, age, sex, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, citizenship status, or marital status. We assure you that your opportunity for employment with this employer depends solely upon your qualifications.

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