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Plant Manager

Company: JST Global
Location: Dakota City
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

Job DescriptionJob DetailsSalary: $110,000- $130,000 per year + Potential signing bonus! Company Overview:JST Global, LLC, was formed in 2020 between Tyson Fresh Meats, Inc, and Jacob Stern & Sons. As the largest US distributor of tallow, the joint venture was formed to serve the worldwide fats and oils market providing key ingredients in thousands of products in such diverse industries as, personal care, animal nutrition, plus the rapidly developing field of renewable fuels. Offices and processing operations are in Houston, Texas and Omaha, Nebraska, with a new facility under construction in Dakota City, Nebraska. We have logistics expertise to export products virtually anywhere in the world to meet our customers' manufacturing needs.This position is located in Dakota City, Nebraska, where our new terminal will receive and store tallow and other fats and oils, further process to meet desired product specifications, and distribute to customers across North America via truck and rail.Position Overview:Reporting to the Vice-President, Operations, the Plant Manager will serve as a member of the Operations Senior Leadership Team. The Plant Manager will assist in the final construction activities of the Dakota City facility and then lead the day-to-day operations of the entire facility to accomplish company key results and objectives. Direct reports include Production Supervisors, Maintenance Supervisor, Office Administrator and Lab Technicians with overall responsibilities including an additional 17 Operators and Maintenance staff. The Plant Manager will be supported by the Vice-President of Operations, Inventory & Production Manager, Quality Manager, and Environmental Health, Safety, and Security (EHSS) Manager located in Houston, Texas.Job Responsibilities:

  • Meet customer requirements for 24/7 delivery of internal customer products and third-party customer products, potentially across multiple locations.
  • Maintain an inquisitive nature while promoting teamwork.
  • Contribute to and develop strategies for the successful execution of the business.
  • Ensure terminal team is properly staffed, qualified and trained to meet production needs.
  • Ensure all operations are carried out safely in accordance with JST Global policies, procedures and meet all Environmental, Health, Safety, and Security ("EHSS") requirements. Work closely with the EHSS Manager to ensure regulatory records are kept and procedures are followed.
  • Promotes terminal cleanliness.
  • Ensure staff is qualified and trained to meet safety, quality, and production standards. Work closely with Inventory and Production Manager to ensure staff will meet production schedules.
  • Ensure all maintenance programs and schedules are followed to guarantee equipment is in prime condition with minimal downtime to maximize efficiency and productivity.
  • Prepare and manage 1-year capital and operational budgets. Track plan-to-actual and ensure budgets are met. Develop a rolling 3-year capital plan. Control and minimize labor overtime, repair expenses and utilities.
  • Develop and drive initiatives with continuous improvement objectives: focused waste minimization, productivity/efficiency, and service improvements.
  • Lead development and implementation of best practices and business metrics in coordination with the functional leaser and executive staff to identify new value add processes, manage key risks, and pursue meaningful opportunities for improvement.
  • Track and report KPIs and metrics for all operations at site.
  • Participates as member of the Leadership Team.
  • Act as a point of contact for Tyson Fresh Meat Dakota City facility.
  • Up to 20% travel as required.Skills and Qualifications Required for Success:
    • Minimum 10 years management experience in industrial operations, refineries, terminal sites, plant operations, or manufacturing.
    • Bachelor's degree in a related field
    • Experience in staff management
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office Software
    • Project management knowledge
    • Knowledge of and skill in operating typical terminal equipment
    • Ability to use hand/power tools
    • Must be TWIC eligible
    • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret documents (regulations, policies, reports, bids, etc), blueprints, drawings
    • Ability to write reports, correspondence, and procedures
    • Ability to effectively present information and communicate with all levels of the organization, from front-line employees to the Executive Leadership Team
    • Strong basic math skills, and the ability to calculate formulas, and understand tank capacities/volumes/ and percentages
    • Knowledge of pertinent laws and regulations
    • Ability to work closely with a diverse group of individuals and maintain effective working relationships with staff and customers
    • Competency in speaking Spanish is a plus


Keywords: JST Global, Sioux City , Plant Manager, Executive , Dakota City, Iowa

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