Plant Manager - Military veterans preferred

48 Forty Solutions (


  full-time   employee

United States

48forty Solutions is the largest pallet management services company in North America. We provide end-to-end pallet solutions, from supply to retrieval, on-site services, reverse logistics, and packaging materials. 48forty Solutions is truly Pallet Management Made Simple. Our operations workforce is the heart and soul of our business. We are currently looking for a Plant Manager.


The Plant Manager is responsible for assisting the General Manager in managing total plant operations and delivering superior customer satisfaction by driving results and exceeding expectations in the key areas of safety, service, quality and cost.

Requirements and Expectations

Manage the work of all production employees oversees production and shipping schedules based on availability of raw and finished goods.
Provide hands-on leadership as a working manager, responsible for mentoring and coaching all employees and managing employee relations issues.
Support plant administration to ensure compliance to established policies
Directly responsible for all employment decisions at the facility.
Responsible for consulting with General Manager for the cost and yield performance of the Plant in partnership with the overall P&L of the Plant.
Support and implement cost control initiatives and process control within the Plant.
Continually review operations activities, including local transportation activities to maintain compliance with all Federal, State and local laws (OSHA, DOL, DOJ, EPA, FD)
Drive Safety improvements (Zero Harm) across the Plant
Ensure the consistent execution of all SOPs throughout the Plant and in accordance with the PMS Commercial Organization, Global Supply Chain
Deliver the best operational practices and cost efficiencies across the Plant while maintaining critical quality and raw material utilization standards that are necessary to maintain customer satisfaction and Plant profitability.
Ensure compliance through teamwork for all Standard Operating Procedures within the Plant
Implement and manage Lean opportunities to effectively eliminate waste
In partnership with Plant Manager, provide leadership to Plant staff to effectively recruit, train, develop, evaluate, motivate, delegate and monitor their activities
Drive efficiencies in asset utilization through proper transportation scheduling, dispatch, & driver management while meeting customer expectations.

OSHA Incident Rate
Production yield
Asset utilization
Profitability to budget
Regulatory Compliance
Inventory reconciliation
Direct Cost Metrics

1 location
20 direct reports

Bachelors in Operations/Supply Chain or related field
Six Sigma/Lean certification preferred


5+ years in a plant supervisory role in an engineering or manufacturing environment

Familiarity with private fleet management/transportation is helpful

Strong customer focus orientation

Expert people management capability including non-exempt production workforce

Demonstrated success in delivering strong employee relations

Demonstrated ability to work cross-functionally

Experience managing safety performance and programs

Understanding of supply chain practices and metrics

Superior ability to manage people and motivate a team

Excellent problem-solving skills and strategic thinking ability

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Ability to work in extreme conditions to include, but not limited to, elements, heat, cold, and air particulateâ?¯

Repetitively lift up to 50-75 pounds and adjust body position to bend, stoop, walk, turn, pivot, and stand for entire shifts of varying lengths in time

The employee is frequently required to sit, talk, hear, walk and use hands to handle, feel and reach.

The noise level in the work environment depends on location.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is required (eye protection, ear protection is mandatory at several locations, safety shoes)

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision and color vision.

Must have a good sense of balance & good eye-hand-foot coordination


Competitive Pay
Holiday Pay
Referral Bonuses
Long-Term Career Advancement
Great Team Environment
Full-time employees eligible for Medical, Dental, Vision, Basic Life, AD&D and Short-Term & Long-Term Disability insurance on the 1st of the month following 60 days of employment

48forty Solutions is an equal opportunity employer.