Plant Supervisor - Avon, CT

Oct 09, 2016
Oct 19, 2016
Employer Type
Direct Employer
Employment Type
Full Time
Location: [[city]], [[stateProvince]] [[postalcode]]

Job ID: [[id]]


Oldcastle Precast is the leading manufacturer of precast concrete, polymer concrete, and plastic products in the United States. Our products range from utility vaults, reinforced concrete pipe, catch basins, drainage and septic tanks, to retaining walls, storm shelters, wall panels, concrete barriers, a variety of prestressed concrete products and more. With more than 80 locations nationwide and 3,000 plus employees, Oldcastle Precast is committed to upholding core values of reliability, quality, and service in cutting edge ways.

Position Summary

The Plant Superintendent is responsible for providing leadership and direction for overall production operations in accordance with the vision and values of the corporation. Fosters a "Culture of Safety" for staff and all employees by promoting and modeling an Employee Driven, Hazard Controlled environment. Advise the local business concerning long-term strategic direction. Manage and coordinate the production plan (daily/weekly) to meet delivery schedules and budgeted cost/efficiency expectations. Drive continuous improvement initiatives through appropriate channels in the operation. Holds self and staff directly accountable for adherence to standards, policies & regulations for the safe, environmentally compliant production of a quality precast concrete product. Ensures training plans for production, maintenance staff, and self are in place and followed, promoting key aspects of the overall succession plan process. Assume plant manager responsibilities as needed

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

+ An active member of the local business team.

+ Responsible for the daily/weekly production schedule.

+ Establishes formal and informal communications for staff and employees (e.g. morning safety huddle, mid-day meeting, maintenance planning, etc).

+ Develops self, staff, and employees for advancement and contribution to the success of the business.

+ Ensures proper training of employees to advance the business.

+ Ensures proper staffing of operations resources.

+ Responsible for plant layout, ensuring optimal safety and efficiency.

+ Ensures safety committee is actively engaged in promoting awareness for safety programs/initiatives and driving improvement towards an Employee Driven, Hazard Controlled environment.

+ Maintain thorough knowledge of precast processes and equipment, have a workable knowledge of industry technological developments and best practices.

+ Manages the corrective action/progressive disciplinary process for all operation techs.

+ Other duties as assigned


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties of the job.

Education Requirements

+ Minimum High School Diploma (or equivalent) with 3+ years leadership experience in an industrial environment leading multiple departments

+ Associates' degree in Business, Manufacturing, Engineering Technology, Production or related field

+ Bachelors' degree preferred

Experience Requirements

+ 5+ years' demonstrated manufacturing supervisory experience

+ Or any equivalent combination of experience and training that demonstrates the ability to perform the key responsibilities of this position

Knowledge/Skills/Ability Requirements

+ Demonstrated ability to effectively plan and allocate resources

+ Strong written and oral communication skills across all levels of the organization

+ Proven track record of developing, implementing and utilizing process and procedures

+ Demonstrated ability to coordinate resources to meet internal business objectives and customer expectations

+ Thorough knowledge of effective and efficient production and manufacturing methods

+ Thorough knowledge of company product, policies and procedures

+ Strong interpersonal, organizational, and project management skills

+ Demonstrated successful application of managerial and supervisory skills

+ Demonstrated skills or knowledge of budgeting and financial analysis skills

+ Demonstrated problem-solving skills and dealing with ambiguity

+ Strong analytical and mathematical ability

+ Ability to operate a computer and supporting software packages

+ Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously

+ Ability to effectively implement change

+ Ability to facilitate meetings and lead teams

+ Ability to effectively manage conflict

Work Environment and Physical Requirements

+ Industrial Plant environment

+ Frequent Walking/Standing (6+ hrs/day)

+ Frequent lifting (up to 10 lbs)

+ Infrequent lifting (up to 25 lbs)

+ Max lift (up to 40 lbs)

+ Frequent climbing of ladders

What Oldcastle Offers You

+ A culture that values opportunity for growth, development, and internal promotion

+ Highly competitive base pay

+ Comprehensive medical, dental and disability benefits programs

+ Group retirement savings program

+ Health and wellness programs

About Oldcastle

Oldcastle has a long and proud heritage as one of North America's largest corporations. We are a proud reflection of the hundreds of family businesses, local and regional companies and mid to large sized enterprises that together form the Oldcastle family. Oldcastle operates with a decentralized, diversified structure, letting you work in a small company environment while having the career opportunities of a large enterprise.

Oldcastle is a great place to grow! If you're up for a rewarding challenge, we invite you to take the first step and apply today! Please complete your online application and profile which will be sent directly to the appropriate Hiring Manager. Thank you for your interest in the Oldcastle family!

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Oldcastle Precast is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.

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