How to write a Plant Manager job description

Your job description is the first touchpoint between your company and your new hire. With millions of people searching for jobs on Indeed each month, a great job description can help you attract the most qualified candidates to your open position. To get you started, here are some tips for creating an effective job description.

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Plant Manager job title

A great job title typically includes a general term, level of experience and any special requirements. The general term will optimize your job title to show up in a general search for jobs of the same nature. The level of experience will help you attract the most qualified applicants by outlining the amount of responsibility and prior knowledge required. And if your position is specialized, consider including the specialization in the job title as well. But avoid using internal titles, abbreviations or acronyms to make sure people understand what your job posting is before clicking.

Examples of Plant Manager job titles

    Plant Manager
    Senior Plant Manager
    Plant Manager (with Lean Manufacturing experience)
    Plant Manager (Part-Time)
    Plant Operator

Plant Manager job summary

A great job description starts with a compelling summary of the position and its role within your company. Your summary should provide an overview of your company and expectations for the position. Outline the types of activities and responsibilities required for the job so job seekers can determine if they are qualified, or if the job is a good fit.

Example of a Plant Manager job summary

Our organization is searching for a dynamic Plant Manager to take on the responsibility of overseeing plant activities in order to meet business objectives. The successful candidate will be accountable for all aspects of plant performance, and will ensure that objectives are attained in a cost-effective manner that’s consistent with quality requirements. He or she will also delegate authority to key supervisors in production, manage all functions involved and direct and coordinate operations for the processing plant.

Plant Manager responsibilities and duties

The responsibilities and duties section is the most important part of the job description. Here you should outline the functions this position will perform on a regular basis, how the job functions within the organization and who the job reports to.

Examples of Plant Manager responsibilities

    Manage daily operations in our plant facility
    Ensure safety and efficiency of the facility
    Test and monitor plant processes
    Remain in compliance with facility ISO standards and all HSE guidelines
    Prepare, analyze and issue production and performance reports
    Maintain all administrative records
    Control costs to achieve company budget goals
    Develop and implement a comprehensive preventative maintenance program

Plant Manager qualifications and skills

Next, outline the required and preferred skills for your position. This may include education, previous job experience, certifications and technical skills. You may also include soft skills and personality traits that you envision for a successful hire. While it may be tempting to include a long list of skills and requirements, including too many could dissuade qualified candidates from applying. Keep your list of qualifications concise, but provide enough detail with relevant keywords and terms.

Examples of Plant Manager skills

    Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical or Chemical Engineering preferred
    5+ years’ plant operations experience
    Familiarity with regulatory requirements for operating plants
    Able to lead root cause analysis investigations
    Proficient with MS Office
    Able to explain training material to our operating staff
    Aptitude for equipment operation and troubleshooting
    Excellent communication skills

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