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Assistant General Plant Manager

EAU CLAIRE, WI - Distribution/Manufacturing/Fleet | Full Time | Manufacturing
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Job Description

Position Summary:

Manage all operations of assigned Midwest Manufacturing production facilities. Enforce all standard operating procedures, as well as MM Policy and Procedure as a whole to make sure the facility is operating in uniformity.

Primary Responsibilities


• Ensure that all product is built in the most efficient way

• Ensure that all orders are filled within an acceptable lead time

• Set and evaluate production goals. Push facility to achieve in a timely manner

• Review production schedules with Plant Managers to make sure we are in-stock for upcoming ads


• Ensure that all product is of the highest quality

• Review QC program  to make sure paperwork and procedures are being followed

• Ensure products meet any/all ASTM specifications and keep certification up-to-date

• Work with Plant Managers to make sure we are buying the best raw materials for the best price. Keep our Raw Materials pricing summary up to date at all times

Facility Maintenance and Utilization

• Keep all production facilities in good repair, orderly, and clean

• Use equipment to capacity to fill orders

• Maintain a 5-year capacity plan. Propose new equipment or procedures, with substantiation, to prevent capacity problems


• Ensure all safety policies are enforced, all training is up to date, and all equipment is guarded and well maintained

• Keep all safety training and maintenance documented

• Keep open communication with all Team Members regarding safety issues

Merchandising Product Lines

• Provide feedback to General Plant Manager to help merchandise product lines to the Menard Merchandise Manager and Buyer to acquire floor space and advertising, and increase sales for Midwest Manufacturing products

• Attend ad/buyer meetings


• Be a mentor for the managers at the sites

• Focus on developing Manager Trainees and Mangers-in-Training at all times. Guide the Manager Trainees in the beginning of employment to make them feel more comfortable and become more knowledgeable in their surroundings. Make sure the Plant Managers and Assistant Managers are doing the same.

• Provide Manager Trainees, Assistant Mangers, and Plant Managers with feedback about their strengths and weaknesses


• Keep Org Charts up to date to ensure the best possible Payroll-to-Sales numbers

• Analyze all operating expenses and provide feedback/proposals to General Plant Manager on how to reduce

• Verify and approve Payroll in managers’ absense

• Balance inventory and reduce stock to ensure maximum turn and in-stock position

Skills & Requirements

Position Requirements:

• Minimum 7 years experience with Midwest Manufacturing or equivalent experience or training

• Minimum 5 years supervisory experience

• Working knowledge of modern sales and management methods and techniques • Able to write and speak clearly and accurately

• Able to speak publicly in front of groups of 10-200 people

• Able to establish and maintain effective working relationships

• Able to tactfully deal with guests and team members

• Strong knowledge of construction industry