Plant Manager

Johns Manville Willows, CA

About the Job

Johns Manville is currently seeking qualified applicants for the position of Plant Manager. Johns Manville is a Berkshire Hathaway, Denver based, building materials company. The Insulation Systems Division has 20 manufacturing facilities, 17 within the continental U.S. and 3 in Canada. The Johns Manville plant in Willows, California is a continuous process facility (operating 24 hrs. x 7 days) which produces a variety of products for the residential and commercial building markets in the United States. The facility has a non-union workforce of over 330 employees. This position will be directly responsible for leading and managing all plant operations for this site. A key focus for this individual will be in driving continuous improvement in both safety performance and net cost productivity. The position reports to the Director of Operations within the Insulation Systems Division and will be a key member of the division operations team. Your Day to Day: * Be a role model for the JM values of people, performance, passion, and protection. Demonstrate commitment to the JM pillars of Integrity, Environmental Commitment, Employee Commitment, Operational Excellence, Financial Strength and Customer Satisfaction * Lead, develop, and coach the facility through the plant management team. Department managers cover the functional areas of Safety, Environmental, Production, Maintenance, Engineering, Physical Distribution, Finance, and Human Resources. This includes establishing direction, gaining commitment, delegating, and building organizational capabilities. * Improved efficiency and capacity through blocking and tackling as well as capital expenditure (investing opportunities to increase the plant capacity and ability to produce additional product). Maintains critical asset replacement plans and achieves CapEx metrics. * Create and manage an Annual Operating Plan (AOP) that maximizes plant productivity. Elements of the plan will include headcount planning, cost center budgets, volume and operating premises, an actionable productivity plan, and a capital plan. * Work with local create an employee engagement plan to maintain a strong collaborative culture. Develops a strong team by mentoring and coaching staff, and by encouraging an open, innovative environment. * Manage all aspects of plant safety with the focus on continuous improvement of the plant safety system to provide a safe working environment for all employees. Ensures the plant operates at acceptable standards with respect to Environmental controls. * Work with Sales and Business leaders to understand the market and customer requirements. Ensure that product quality meets customer FFU. Leverage these relationships to help with productivity through product improvements and new product introduction. * Manage the process for long term sustainability and productivity improvement. Look for opportunities to improve facility and company competitiveness through a focus on reducing waste. Use a disciplined data-based approach and Lean tools. * Develop and coach a staff that is committed to the JM value structure and achievement of business goals. Identify training needs and document key plant processes and activities. Develop plans for aging workforce and skilled labor replacements. * Develop the management team and workforce to take on increasing responsibility and to deliver improvement in results. Keeps informed about the business and economic climate in which the company operates. Prepares to meet the challenges presented by new trends, technologies and developments in the industry and market. * As part of the division operations management team, develop long term goals and share best practices across all 20 facilities. What You Bring to the Team: * Minimum Bachelor's level degree in engineering or technical field. * 10+ years of positions with increasing levels of responsibility in a continuous process manufacturing environment. * Demonstrated leadership in managing employee safety and environmental compliance * Direct experience with production, engineering, warehouse, maintenance, and quality functions * Success in managing asset care and reliability. * Experience and success with process improvements including utilizing continuous process discipline such as Six Sigma, Keppner-Tregoe, Lean, or equivalent. * Demonstrated ability to create and manage an annual operating plan, prioritize, and set direction * Development and Team building skills * 5+ years of experience in managing leaders. Additional Consideration Given to Those With: * Experience in Sales, Inventory and Operations Planning (SIOP). * Glass based or Metal processing manufacturing experience. Benefits Johns Manville (JM) offers a wide range of benefits to employees. Some are subsidized by the company and others are fully employee-paid. Health benefits include a choice of comprehensive medical plans, a dental plan, vision plan, wellness program and critical illness insurance. JM sponsors a 401(k) plan which includes a sizeable company match. JM offers paid vacation and provides paid sick and parental leave for eligible employees. Additionally, Johns Manville provides basic life Insurance, short-term and long-term disability coverage, an employee assistance program, and business travel accident coverage. Supplemental life insurance and accidental death and dismemberment insurance are available as well. The company also offers a variety of tax saving accounts, health spending account, traditional flexible spending account, and a dependent care spending account. JM also offers a tuition reimbursement program for undergraduate and certain graduate programs. Why Johns Manville Johns Manville is a proud member of the Berkshire Hathaway family of companies, serving customers in more than 80 countries, supplying innovative products to the construction, aerospace, automotive, filtration and energy industries. With a more than 160-year legacy, we understand that our story continues to grow only with the right people saying, thinking, and doing the right things. Make your story our story. Johns Manville believes diversity and inclusion in our workplace is critical for the long-term success of our company. We are committed to retaining, developing, and attracting a diverse workforce that fosters an inclusive work environment in which all employees are treated with dignity and respect. This is the right thing to do for our employees, our company, and our communities. Hear Our Employee Stories You can find a playlist of employee story videos to choose from here Learn more at and on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter. Johns Manville is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard for age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, protected veteran status or any other status protected by applicable law. #kl Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled