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Assistant Plant Manager

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Job ID 150166 Date posted 10/13/2021 Location : Sterling, Colorado

Want to build a stronger, more sustainable future and cultivate your career? Join Cargill's global team of 160,000 employees who are committed to safe, responsible and sustainable ways to nourish the world. This position is in Cargill’s animal nutrition and health business, where we improve lives through better nutrition. Our team researches, innovates and creates solutions that deliver healthy results for our customers.

Job Purpose and Impact

As an Assistant Plant Manager, you will help to manage the facility and the people as efficiently as possible while meeting all of corporate and government guidelines. This will include your involvement in setting performance standards, establishing budgets, managing costs, hiring and training, employee relations and implementation of all maintenance, production programs and customer service excellence. You will supervise employees and be involved in the following areas: hiring, labor relations, engineering, maintenance, production programs, environmental affairs, managing safety programs and planning and training.

Position Information

Relocation assistance will not be provided for this position.

Key Accountabilities

  • Develop strategies for operations and technical optimization and continues improvement initiatives.
  • Develop plant metrics and production targets and communicate goals to plant leads.
  • Provide training and coaching to employees to perform their jobs safely and to accept responsibility for their own safety performance.
  • Understand plant audits and results and respond to deficiencies.
  • Maintain physical condition and appearance that reflect the standards of quality and service of our business and ensure a system that sets standards on quality and customer service.
  • Maintain a system that evaluates process improvement sheets and model reports for accuracy and changes in trends, and act on any adverse trends or lack of accuracy.
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Responsible for personnel decisions related to hiring, performance and disciplinary actions for your direct reports. You will also spend time completing the same tasks as employees on your team.


Minimum Required

  • Bachelor's degree in a related field OR equivalent experience
  • Demonstrated team building, leadership and conflict resolution skills with proven track record
  • Minimum one year of directly related work experience


  • One year of supervisory experience
  • Two years of experience working in a manufacturing environment

Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.

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