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Operations Manager Details

Job Title

Operations Manager


louis dreyfus co


Grand Junction, Iowa



Job Description & Requirements

Job Description

Job is to be in charge of all production areas of the facility. From corn grind to final product. You will have 5 direct reports and a staff of 20. Must work hand in glove with QA and EHS Managers to make good quality product and stay in compliance, while leading a culture of safety throughout the plant. Must be a change agent and drive a continuous improvement environment and culture. Will develop work within budget constraints for production areas for labor, chemicals, nat gas usage, and electrical consumption.

Job Requirements

Basic qualifications: High School Diploma/GED and Valid Driver’s License. Preferred qualifications: Technical degree. Experience Three (3) years of production/processing experience in an ethanol plant, including implementing or complying with occupational health and safety programs. Two (2) years of experience in a supervisory or lead role. Manages daily performance of the production team to achieve or exceed Company objectives. Conducts audits of the facility to ensure production operations are conducted in a safe and efficient manner in accordance with Company standards. Maintains and updates production process standard operating procedures; ensures that these procedures are followed and Company standards are met. Maintains proper coverage by managing production staffing schedules. Plans and manages production budget to meet facility needs and production goals. Monitors the plant’s inventories of supplies and chemicals to ensure accuracy of information represented. Makes improvements to the production process as necessary to maximize efficiency, increase product quality and/or lower costs. Actively participates in the facility’s SHE Program. Maintains good working knowledge of SHE policies, rules and procedures applicable to area of responsibility and ensures all applicable requirements are adhered to. Ensures employees are provided required training for area assigned, and jobs and tasks prior to assigning work. Ensures area of responsibility is maintained in orderly and safe manner. Ensures unsafe working conditions are remedied as soon as practicable. Supports the Safety, Health & Environment, (SHE) Manager in assessing the impact of occupational health and safety regulations and environmental regulations on plant operations; coordinates the development and implementation of compliance plans. Investigates any complaints concerning alleged unsafe or unhealthy working conditions; notifies the SHE Manager or Plant Manager accordingly. Contributes to and supports implementation of the Company’s drug and alcohol testing policy, including random testing requirements. Contributes to the development and implementation of strategies and tactics to improve occupational health and safety, as well as performance. Other duties as assigned. Broad knowledge of manufacturing processes, procedures and machinery. Strong knowledge of Process Safety Management. Strong knowledge of the regulatory requirements the facility operates under (e.g., OSHA, EPA, BATF, NDEQ, TTB). Ability to read blueprints and/or other plant diagrams. Ability to climb stairs and ladders as well as work at heights, manage confined space entry, withstand extended periods of walking and standing, and move manufacturing materials, products and equipment of 50 pounds or more, which requires bending and lifting. Proficiency with spreadsheet and word processing software (e.g., Excel and Word). Preferred qualifications: Strong leadership skills Strong verbal and written communication skills


We provide a dynamic and stimulating international environment, which will stretch and develop your abilities and channel your skills and expertise with outstanding career development opportunities in one of the largest and most solid private companies in the world. - Comprehensive benefits program including medical, dental and vision care coverage, flexible spending account plans, employee assistance program, life insurance and disability coverage - 401k with Company Match - Family Friendly Benefits including childbirth and parental leave, fertility and family building benefits - Paid Time Off (PTO) and Paid Holidays - Hybrid work available (not applicable to all roles)

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