Plant Superintendent

at Robert Half in Batesville, Mississippi, United States

Job Description


The Plant Superintendent will supervise, direct and coordinate personnel activities concerned with production. This would involve but not be limited to management of product technology, production methods and procedures, standards, and machine and equipment capabilities.

Duties And Responsibilities:

Reporting directly to the Plant Manager, the Plant Superintendent responsibilities would include, but not be limited to, the following:

+ Directly supports the plant manager in all aspects of daily plant operations. Assume all duties and responsibilities of the acting plant manager when needed.

+ Interacts with plant management to establish production and quality standards

+ Plans and directs production activities and priorities for products in keeping with effective operations and cost factors

+ Coordinates production activities along with procurement, maintenance, production planning, safety and quality control activities to obtain optimal use of employee and equipment resources

+ Reviews and analyzes production to determine causes on non-conformity with production specifications and operating or production problems

+ Through collaboration and effective communication with all appropriate parties, develops and implements methods and procedures to eliminate operation problems and improve product quality

+ Communicates and coordinates with engineering to modify machines and equipment in order to improve production and quality of products

+ Revises production schedule as necessary

+ Effectively communicates any changes in schedules, production or procedures to all shifts and employees

+ Manages performance and development of all of their direct reports

+ Performs other job-related duties as required or assigned



ob Requirements


In addition to the specific responsibilities listed above, the ideal candidate will possess the following:

Minimum Requirements

+ Bachelor’s degree in engineering, business or a related field. Master’s degree a plus

+ At least 10 years of progressive job responsibilities working in a manufacturing environment

+ At least 5 years in a managerial role supervising multiple shifts

+ Career goals should be plant manager and beyond

+ Individual must be willing to relocate for growth/advancement opportunities

+ Must be available to work various shifts if needed and be able to work nights, weekends, and overtime to cover absences or provide additional support

+ Approximately 10% overnight travel

Preferred Requirements

+ Packaging industry experience


+ Strong problem solving skills and the ability to effectively solve problems both on an individual and collaborative approach

+ Must believe in the team approach to solving problems and must have proven success in leading teams to resolve specific problems

+ Working knowledge of SPC, Six Sigma, 5S, SMED and Lean Manufacturing

+ Knowledge of PC’s and software programs Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint

+ Working knowledge of accounting and financial aspects of manufacturing

+ The individual should possess superior people skills with a history of developing talent for progression within the organization

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Job Posting: JC197712017

Posted On: Nov 17, 2021

Updated On: Dec 19, 2021