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Plant Manager

Company: Airgas Incorporated
Location: Houston
Posted on: September 24, 2022

Job Description:

How will you CONTRIBUTE and GROW?The Plant Manager is responsible for managing the activities of workers engaged in producing and repackaging of compressed and liquid gases into cylinders, oversight for all phases of distribution, correcting unsafe acts or conditions without delay, and assigning job tasks to workers according to customer needs, current stock levels and workers' expertise.In particular, you will: Operates and safely maintains the plant for pumping or repackaging gases into cylinders while ensuring compliance with federal, state, local, and company policies, procedures, regulations, and laws. Maintains a neat, clean and orderly plant appearance. Studies production schedules and estimates worker-hour requirements for completion of job assignments. Establishes and/or adjusts work procedures to meet production schedules. Implements measures to improve production methods, equipment performance, and product quality. Modifies working conditions and use of equipment to increase the efficiency of the work crew. Ensures all safety rules are strictly observed and safety training is regularly scheduled, conducted, and documented. Interpret company policies to workers and enforce safety regulations. Ensures all injuries and accidents are appropriately investigated and reported within 24 hours. Analyzes and resolves or assists workers in solving work-related problems. Recommends and/or initiates personnel actions, such as promotions, transfers, discharges, and disciplinary measures. Ensures associate issues, grievances, etc., are effectively handled. Manages and leads subordinate supervisors to provide leadership. Initiate and/or suggest plans to motivate workers to achieve goals. Provides coaching and corrective action promptly to ensure that poor performers are identified, documented, and improved to acceptable performance or released. Trains new workers and cross-trains associates to continue production during personnel shortages. Maintains time and production records and approves overtime when essential while keeping overtime at acceptable levels. Additional duties and projects as may be assigned.Qualifications:Are you a MATCH? High School Diploma or GED. Associate's or Bachelor's degree preferred Minimum of five (5) years of experience in sales and/or distribution of gases and welding supplies or similar industrial products and two (2) years of prior demonstrated management or leadership experience. Strong analytical skills and a thorough understanding of leveraging metrics and related tools to improve production efficiency and effectiveness. Demonstrated planning skills: Identifies requirements; allocates, and effectively uses information, personnel, time, and other resources necessary for mission accomplishment; establishes appropriate courses of action for self and/or others to accomplish specific goals; develops evaluation criteria and tracking systems for monitoring goal progress and attainment; and specifies objectives, schedules, and priorities. Interpersonal skills: is aware of, responds to, and considers the needs, feelings, and capabilities of others; deals effectively with others in favorable and unfavorable situations regardless of their status or position; accepts interpersonal and cultural differences; manages conflict/confrontations/ disagreements in a positive manner that minimizes personal impact, to include controlling one's feelings and reactions; and provides appropriate support to others. Intermediate knowledge of Google Suite and SAP applications. Role Model: Sets an excellent example of how to do the job; demonstrates personal integrity, responsibility, and accountability. Provides advice and assistance to help others accomplish their work. Directs/motivates self. Leadership skills: Establishes work standards and expectations for self and others. Appropriately assigns/delegates work and authority to others in the accomplishment of goals. Keeps goals and objectives in sight at all times, monitors progress toward goals and works to overcome barriers and obstacles. Provides coaching, advice, and assistance as required. Appropriately assesses employees' contributions and performance, offers appropriate recognition, and deals with problems as they arise. Instills in others a sense of pride in the job at hand. Excellent customer service skills. Demonstrates a clear, direct, and effective speaking manner for the purpose of explaining information to customers and employees, exhibiting a positive attitude. Strong detail-oriented problem-solver: Identifies existing and potential problems/issues. Obtains relevant information about the problem/issue, including recognizing whether or not more information is needed. Objectively evaluates relevant information about the problem/issue. Identifies the specific cause of the problem/issue. Develops recommendations, develops and assesses alternative course of action, selects courses of action, and follows up. Lives by Airgas safety programs, OSHA, and all related rules, regulations, procedures which apply to this position's responsibilities. About AirgaAirgas, an Air Liquide company, is a leading U.S. supplier of industrial, medical, and specialty gases, as well as hard goods and related products; one of thelargest U.S. suppliers of safety products.Through the passion and diversity of its 18,000 associates, Airgas fosters a culture of safety, customer success, sustainability, and innovation. Airgas associates are empowered to share ideas, take the initiative and make decisions.Airgas is a subsidiary of Air Liquide, a world leader in gases, technologies, and services for Industry and Health. Air Liquide is present in 78 countries with approximately 64,500 associates globally. Join us for a stimulating experience: you'll find a world of learning and development opportunities where inventiveness is at the heart of what we do in an open, collaborative and respectful environment.Your differences enhance our performanceAt Airgas, we are committed to building a diverse and inclusive workplace that embraces the diversity of our employees, our customers, patients, community stakeholders, and cultures across the world.We welcome and consider applications from all qualified applicants, regardless of their race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, disability, or any other protected characteristic. We strongly believe a diverse organization opens up opportunities for people to express their talent, both individually and collectively. It helps foster our ability to innovate by living our fundamentals, acting for our success, and creating an engaging environment in a changing world.

Keywords: Airgas Incorporated, Houston , Plant Manager, Professions , Houston, Texas

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