Plant Manager

Company: GPAC ( Learn More )

General Information
$120,000.00 - $150,000.00 /Year
4 Year Degree
Job Description

Plant Manager

The Plant Manager will be responsible for safe and regulatory compliant operation of the plant to ensure maximum production quantity, quality, and profitability by directly supervising Operations Manager, Lab Manager, Maintenance Manager, and EH&S requirements while supporting the policies, goals and objectives of the company.


Responsible for day to day operations of a dry mill ethanol facility.

Participate in establishing safety, production, and efficiency objectives.

Responsible for executing established safety, production and efficiency objectives.

Communicate and review plant objectives regularly with all managers, both individually and as a group, to ensure plant objectives are accomplished.

Develop monitoring metrics and review plant performance. Metrics shall include production, yield, energy efficiencies, labor utilization, financial results, chemical usage, etc.

Ensure that personnel are adequately trained, equipped and motivated, so that plant objectives can be accomplished in a safe, timely and cost-effective manner.

Conduct employee performance reviews based on job descriptions to determine competency, knowledge and contribution to the overall team.

Assist in developing Annual Budget with input from direct reporting managers, Chief Executive Officer, and Chief Financial Officer. Annual Budget shall include a Capital budget for plant improvements and equipment.

Responsible to review and report financial and operational results to Officers of Company and Board of Directors.

Addtional Responsabilities

Ensure city, county, state, and federal regulations relating to process operations are met at all times.

Direct, maintain, and enforce the safety program for all site personnel; review safety records to uphold standards of maximum safety for all personnel.

Communicate directly with Maintenance Manager to ensure consistent preventative maintenance is performed and unforeseen repairs are made in a timely manner to reduce plant downtime.

Communicate directly with Lab Manager to ensure effective implementation of QA/QC policies and procedures.

Communicate directly with Operations Manager to continually review chemical usage and evaluate new products and processes to reduce chemical waste.

Implement programs and procedures required to ensure plant cleanliness.

Communicate with Commodity Manager to determine logistic movements of corn, DDGS, and ethanol to manage inventories, improve labor efficiencies, etc.

Ensure consistent communications are maintained with ethanol, ddgs, and corn oil marketers to insure inventories, logistics, and any plant disruptions are managed.

Ensure consistent communications are maintained with energy providers regarding anticipated energy needs, disruptions, and plant downtimes.

Required Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in chemical, mechanical or process engineering.

Required Knowledge & Experience:

5 years' experience in the operation of a dry-mill ethanol plant preferred. Previous management/supervisor experience required. Strong knowledge of the ethanol production process and technology preferred.


Ability to communicate information and state problems or challenges to be resolved in a clear, concise, courteous, nondiscriminatory and professional manner and be able to provide clarification as necessary. Capable of adapting with minimal or no advance notice, to changes in how business is conducted and work is accomplished, with no diminishment in work performance.

Please contact Matt Norgaard confidentially directly at 605-978-5404, for more information or apply confidentially below.

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