Plant Manager

GEORGIA-PACIFIC - Elizabethton, TN (30+ days ago)3.6

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GP Harmon Recycling is currently seeking a Plant Manager for our Elizabethton, TN, recycling facility. This operation prepares recyclable commodities for shipment to various outlets, while providing exemplary service to internal and external customers.

GP Harmon Recycling is one of the largest pure traders of recycled fiber in the world, trading in excess of 100 thousand tons per week. GP Harmon employees strive for safety and health excellence while achieving an injury free workplace. To see more about who we are and what we do, visit us on YouTube or

A Day In The Life Typically Includes:
Executing the vision of the organization, while establishing expectations in all areas including, but not limited to; Environmental, Health & Safety (EH&S), Operations Excellence (OPEX), and LEAN Manufacturing
Assisting with writing and reviewing Standard Operating Procedures and Job Hazard Analysis
Communicating respectfully and effectively with all employees
Responsible for safe equipment operation, maintenance, and inventory controls
Building reliability of mechanical performance in a fast-paced plant environment
Overseeing domestic and export transportation shipping and receiving
Setting standards and metrics for production capacity and capability, while measuring operational efficiencies and quality
Driving year over-year improvement for all Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s)
Managing the selection and training of all employees
Managing the performance review process for direct reports
Assisting with equipment selection based on business needs

What You Will Need:
Basic Qualifications:
A high school diploma or GED
Minimum of five (5) years of management experience
Minimum of three (3) years of experience supervising or managing a multi-shift manufacturing facility with responsibility for safety, compliance, productivity, and plant financials
Willing and able to work with an awareness of safety for yourself and others
Experience with Microsoft Word (document creation), Excel (creating and analyzing spreadsheets), and Outlook (email and calendar)

What Will Put You Ahead?

Preferred Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree or higher
Experience with polymers/plastics
Bi-lingual (Spanish and English)
Experience operating mobile equipment
Knowledge of domestic and export transportation logistics
Experience working in a recycling plant
Ability to work with an awareness of safety for yourself and others
Ability to work in a team environment
Ability to work in a variety of capacities to achieve operational excellence
Strong communication skills

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Salary and benefits commensurate with experience.
We are an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran
Except where prohibited by state law, all offers of employment are conditioned upon successfully passing a drug test.