Under direct supervision of the Director of Operations, is responsible for the production/manufacturing of the Company’s operations.
Provide direction, leadership and management to the plant management team in support of the plant’s mission, which is: “On-time delivery of a quality product at a reasonable cost” while maintaining a clean, safe and highly efficient plant operation.
Responsible for the decision making, direction and coordination of the efficient processing of all linen products including production planning and control, engineering, production inspection, purchasing and inventory control.
Provide plant and processing ideas, insights and expertise for the strategic and annual planning process.
Plan with other members of the Executive Management team to maximize profits and return of investments, and to fulfill our prime directive to be a low cost producer within a sales and service culture.
Evaluate the performance of plant equipment and recommend long-term capital purchases.
Create and maintain a safe environment in all plant operations and enforce Company policies.
Serve as Co-chairman of the Joint Loss Management Committee (JLMC) and member of Health, Environmental and Regulatory Compliance (HERC) Committee. Monitor and maintain experience modification factor to zero.
Participate in senior management planning and problem solving on short and long-range goals and any issues directing the Company’s direction and focus.
Manage production efforts, internally and with marketing/sales, finance and administration, engineering and human resource departments, in the development and implementation of profit-oriented programs
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Manage and supervise plant department managers. This includes hiring and training of direct management reports, providing direction and guidance, coaching and guidance, as well as conducting personnel evaluation and discipline related matters.
Responsible for controlling plant operation costs and budgeting.
Analyze and recommend long term plans for improvement and capacity, assess and recommend equipment improvement and replacement, methods and process improvements.
Create and develop documentation of all plant operating procedures and policies.
Ensure high performance in efficiency, accuracy and quality in all plant departments.
Develop or introduce new program(s) for the advancement and utilization of innovative methods, manufacturing techniques, processes and systems, and develop and implement training for plant employees on the new program in order to keep our plant productivity on the leading edge of our industry.
Direct plant management towards continuous improvement of processes, identify major areas for improvement, prioritize and coordinate with other departments as needed.
Responsible for plant safety and loss prevention. As co-chairman of the JLMC and with direction from Human Resources, will lead the committee to ensure the safety and wellness of all employees. As member of the HERC Committee, promote a safe and healthy work environment, monitor and keep the Company in compliance with local, state and federal regulations dealing with environment, safety and health regulations, particularly those dealing the EPA and OSHA.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Education and Experience:
College Degree is required.
3+ years of plant management experience with strong leadership, team building and communication skills in a manufacturing or production environment.
Proven experience in developing, setting and maintaining programs that ensures productive operations.
Experience in the supervision of two or three levels of management and /or supervision.
Knowledgeable in OSHA and EPA regulations and compliance.
Demonstrated experience with manufacturing systems (e.g., Lean Manufacturing, or equivalent)
Other Qualifications and Equipment Utilization:
Requires the ability to use the telephone and computer.
Proficient in daily use of Microsoft Office applications and programs.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/WORKING CONDITIONS:
May be required to lift and carry up to 75 lbs. occasionally, stand and walk frequently throughout the day, use of hands and arms for handling, reaching and moving product, and some bending.
Work is performed in a fast paced production environment with normal exposure to noise, above average temperature changes, and other normal production floor conditions
Additional Salary Information: Pay dependent on experience
About General Linen Service, LLC
General Linen Service is a locally owned linen service provider that is focused exclusively on linens–delivering high quality standards and impeccable customer service to the healthcare, restaurant, industrial and hospitality industries for over 80 years.
General Linen Service was founded by Lucien Drolet in 1938, and is still owned and operated by the Drolet family. Lucien's grandson, Shane Drolet, is presently running the company with the same passion, dedication and commitment to high quality care and outstanding service our customers demand and expect.
With state-of-the-art facilities in Somersworth NH, and additional service centers in Manchester NH, Hopkinton MA, and Westbrook ME, General Linen Service employs over 300 full time employees.