Plant Manager

TX - Ferris

Posting Date


Report to

Director of Ops

FLSA Status


Business Unit


Close Date

Open until filled

Get ready to grow with us!

Northwest Pipe Company is the nation’s leading manufacturer of water infrastructure products and with over 50 years of experience, we’re just getting started! Our business is growing, and we’re looking for great people to grow with us. We’re immediately seeking a Plant Manager to join our ParkUSA team in Ferris, TX.

We Offer
  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, AD&D Insurance
  • Paid Vacation, Holidays, and Sick Time
  • 401k Retirement Savings Plan with Employer Match
  • Bonus Potential (2x per year)
  • Up to $5,000 per year Tuition Reimbursement
  • Safety Footwear and Eyewear Voucher (Day 1 of Employment)
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Opportunities for Career Advancement
  • Values-Driven Culture Committed to Diversity, Inclusion, and Safety
Our Values
  • Accountability is evident when we do what we say we are going to do and people accept responsibility for their actions. We do not point fingers and blame others. We own our actions.
  • Commitment is not only promising to do something, but actually investing in the necessary effort and actions to make it happen.
  • Teamwork is essential for competing in a challenging and constantly changing business environment. Working together across all job functions is critical to achieving our success.


About the Job

The plant manager is responsible for ensuring the safe, cost effective, and on time manufacturing of ParkUSA products.  The plant manager will drive accountability through management of Safety, Quality, Cost, and Delivery KPI’s and will have broad authority to change integral department processes aligned with ParkUSA strategic goals. The plant manager must embrace and support the core values of Accountability, Commitment, and Teamwork (ACT).

Essential Functions & Major Responsibilities
  • Be the site leader in implementing the ParkUSA Environmental, Health, and Safety program.
  • Develop and manage plant level key performance indicators (KPIs) assuring that action plans to close gaps between actual performance and target performance are developed based on gaining insight and identifying root causes and executed upon. KPIs are based on the following areas:
  • Safety
  • Quality
  • Delivery
  • Cost
  • Develop each member of your team to their full potential through servant leadership and removing obstacles to employee growth.
  • Be present on the shop floor daily to train, coach, and mentor your teams and to understand the current state of operations.
  • Manage plant and facility maintenance including developing plans for expansion and capacity growth.
  • Develop reports and presentations to deliver to operations leaders throughout the organization.
  • Manage the financial performance of plant operations to achieve budget goals.
  • Apply lean management tools and lean tools that align with KPI improvements and the business operating system.
  • Facilitates coordinated improvement process using lean principles to provide competitive manufacturing advantages.
  • Develops, establishes and communicates performance targets and measurements for the manufacturing team.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Accomplished interpersonal skills with all levels of people.
  • Proficient organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to attract, grow, and develop direct reports while building an effective, results producing team.
  • Exceptional time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong supervisory and collaborative leadership skills.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and to delegate them when appropriate.
  • Ability to function well in a high-paced and at times stressful environment.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software.
  • High School diploma or general education degree (GED)
  • At least five years related experience in a pre-cast environment required.
  • Experience or Certification in Six Sigma and/or Lean Manufacturing preferred


Full list of anticipated physical demands for this position and detail on our work environment is available on our application portal. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Our organization maintains a drug-free workplace. Except where prohibited by state law, all offers of employment are conditioned upon successful passing of a drug test and background check.

Northwest Pipe Company is committed to equal employment opportunity and affirmative action. Minorities, females, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Northwest Pipe Company reserves the right to close the position, with or without notice, if a qualified candidate is identified prior to the close date.

Sounds Like You?

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