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Job Title: Assistant Plant Manager
Location: Chester, Virginia, VA United States
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 07/10/2024
Expire Date: 09/10/2024
Job Categories: Manufacturing and Production
Job Description
Assistant Plant Manager
Condair Group, founded in 1948 and based in Switzerland is the global leader in humidification, dehumidification and evaporative cooling. Supported by science, we engineer individual, holistic solutions that customers can trust through the entire lifecycle. With optimal humidity, we increase productivity and create healthier built environments. Condair Group has production sites in Europe, North America and China, its own sales and service organizations in 23 countries, and representatives in 50 locations worldwide.

As we expand into the greater Richmond, Virginia region we will be seeking motivated, skilled people to join our team. Come enhance your career today!

Purpose of Role

Condair is seeking an Assistant Plant Manager who can join our team and help shape the future of our organization. The successful candidate will possess strong leadership skills and love working in a fast-paced environment. We are seeking someone who can learn our products and be able to lead a team.

As an Assistant Plant Manager, you will be responsible for managing three distinct production floor areas to assure that proper safety, quality and production KPI’s are met during Evening shift production. The Assistant Plant Manager will be required to manage and coordinate broad processes across different departments and functional teams. This role will maintain the company culture, values and strategies by leading their teams in change efforts, lean manufacturing, continuous improvement initiatives, safety awareness, and fostering team and individual development. This position reports directly to the Plant Manager.

Requirements, Key Duties and Responsibilities:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

Responsible for maintaining a safe and secure work environment. This includes educating employees on hazard identification, correcting unsafe acts/conditions, facilitating safety meetings, performing safety inspections, investigating incidents, and driving corrective actions to completion.

Manages all aspects of personnel performance within the plant on evening shift

Ensures that job expectations, duties, responsibilities, authority, and accountability of all direct subordinates are defined and understood

Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with policies and applicable laws including staffing, training, rewarding and disciplining employees, addressing complaints, investigating issues, and resolving problems

Creates and implements plans to address skills gaps and provide training and development for direct reports to address department, individual, and business needs

Handles sensitive and proprietary information in a confidential manner

Completes production plan by scheduling and assigning personnel, establishing priorities, monitoring progress, revising schedules, resolving problems, accomplishing work results, and reporting results on shift production summaries

Responsible for managing quality production and charged with collaborating with others to drive product related quality issues to resolution

Encourages and promotes a plant culture of Continuous Improvement and Employee Involvement and Lean Manufacturing

Fosters a spirit of cooperation within and between departments

Leads continuous improvement activities, including 5S, visual workplace, cost and waste reductions

Enforces company systems, standards, policies, and procedures and ensures consistency across shifts of operation


Medical benefits

Dental benefits

Vision benefits

Long-term disability insurance

Short-term disability insurance

Life insurance/AD&D


Paid vacation

Paid sick leave

Personal Characteristics


Balances team and individual responsibilities

Exhibits objectivity and openness to other’s views

Gives and welcomes feedback

Offers to help others to achieve common goals


Exhibits a drive to do all work required to achieve success

Aims to do the right thing without being told


Works with integrity and strong morals/ethics ​


Approaches others in a tactful manner

Reacts well under pressure and follows through on commitments

Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their position

Accepts responsibility for own actions and asks for help when needed


Observes safety and security procedures

Uses equipment and materials properly and as instructed


Is consistently at work and on time and completes work in a timely manner

Able to deal with change, delays, and unexpected events

No Unauthorized Referrals from Recruiters & Vendors

We are an equal opportunity employer.
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