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Mill Manager in South Hutchinson, KS at Morton Salt

Date Posted: 5/18/2019

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Job Description

Directs all shifts of mill operations to process salt from the silos through screen room, packaging, warehousing and shipping. Oversees the safety, quality and quantity of work performed. Administers collective bargaining agreements. Develops and oversees capital and expense projects. Manages mill cost center budget. Plans necessary maintenance work and ensures that repairs and corrective actions are completed.

Responsibilities Accountabilities

    • Ensures Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) performance and compliance.
    • Accountable for the Dry End Operations (including the Mill, Loading and Warehouse operations, and Production planning. Manages area budget / cost, volume and quality.
    • Manages small project capital budget.
    • Accountable for shift supervisors (performance management and coaching and guidance) on the off-shift operations
    • Manages equipment and process reliability.
    • In charge of continuous improvement and sustainable development projects for the Mill and Loading operations.
    • Participates in Production and Maintenance coordination.
    • Ensures that department is using standard business processes.
    • Delivers on special project assignments.
    • As HACCP Team Member shall ensure duties or work instructions are in place and communicated to all staff involved with the plant’s HACCP program and how it applies to product safety, legality, and quality.
    • Accountable for Ensuring Compliance with all QC Requirements (GMP, HACCP) and Providing Leadership to Drive Continuous Improvements in Product Quality. Understands the recording of HACCP observations on production records/logs and how they pertain to the quality, legality and safety of products.Responsibilities
    • Participates in capital budget and portfolio management.
    • Responsible for developing and managing the shift schedule for shift supervisors.
    • Participates in succession planning activities.
    • Develops area manufacturing strategy and cascades the strategy to establish individual employee expectations.
    • Completes compliance requirements, including compliance matrix, and other training for position, as required.
    • Manages area budget including cost, volume and quality. Also responsible for small project capital budget.
    • Manages equipment and process reliability.

Health, Safety & Environmental

  • Ensures regulatory and corporate compliance.
  • Manages EHS Performance, and provides leadership and direction in these areas in the Mill and Loading operations.
  • Leads by example.

Operational Performance

  • Ensures department goals are aligned with plant business imperatives.
  • Ensures performance goals are met.
  • Establishes and ensures achievement of all unit Key Performance Indicators (KPIs).
  • Ensures adherence to standard work processes, including Management Control and Reporting System.
  • Ensures compliance with corporate standards (e.g., financial, code of business conduct) and adherence to company policies.
  • Manages area budget / cost, volume and quality.
  • Supports business processes and requirements.
  • Serves as a corporate steward.

People Management/Development

  • Lives and promotes the Company Values.
  • Promotes open and honest communication.
  • Fosters “team building.”
  • Fosters a culture focused on problem solving and process improvement.
  • Ensures decision making at proper levels.
  • Ensures clear roles and responsibilities.
  • Determines resource planning and deployment strategy.
  • Performs recruiting and staffing activities, as needed.
  • Facilitates performance management and employee development activities.  
  • Performs Human Resources recordkeeping and reporting activities, as needed.
  • Manages employee and labor relations matters in conjunction with Human Resources, as appropriate.
  • Ensures systems and processes are in place to maintain smooth operations during employee absences and staffing changes.
Fosters culture that values diversity and promotes respect, inclusion, cooperation and responsibility.

  • Bachelors Degree in Engineering or other related technical degree.
  • Minimum of 5 years manufacturing experience, including a minimum of three (3) years Production/Technical/ Maintenance management experience.
  • Minimum five (5) years of management experience is preferred.
Morton Salt is an equal opportunity employer.  We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other protected characteristics.


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