Plant Manager

UT - Salt Lake City

Posting Date


Report to

Operations Manager

FLSA Status


Business Unit

Geneva Pipe and Precast

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 Geneva Pipe and Precast team in Salt Lake City, UT.

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)
  • 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

Plans, organizes, leads, and staff’s the Salt Lake City Pre-Cast Concrete operations to achieve divisional objectives. Responsible for facilities, safety, production operations, and shipping functions. Recommends improvements in manufacturing methods.

Essential Functions & Major Responsibilities
  • Responsible for ensuring company safety program is in place and company is in compliance with all State and Federal, Health and Safety Regulations.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of the State and Federal, Health and Safety Regulations plan for the sites, participate in SHSR monthly meetings & Toolbox talks and provides leadership and coaching to employees to ensure SHSR plans, and standards are met, and plant operations are managed safely.
  • Promptly report, investigate, and mitigate all unsafe working conditions and incidents.
  • Manages the operations to ensure that adequate and efficient human, capital, material, and information resources are available to meet production, delivery schedule and customer requirements.
  • Responsible for the manufacturing organization meeting or exceeding the estimated cost, quality and delivery requirements.
  • Responsible for quality, on – time delivery, and cost results for all products manufactured in the plant and puts action plans in place to address gaps to desired results.
  • Manage site KPI’s & (DIFOT) Delivery In Full On Time
  • Support and participation in Lean Six Sigma initiatives, e.g., OEE, TPM, 5S, visual manufacturing.
    Facilitates and coordinates process improvements using lean principles to provide competitive manufacturing advantages.
  • Promotes a Continuous Improvement Culture.
  • Develops, establishes and communicates performance targets and measurements for the manufacturing team.
  • Keeps Operations Manager and Human Resources informed about performances issues, plans, and progress in meeting goals.
  • Completes special assignments as directed.
  • Ensure sufficient, trained resources are available to meet business demands.
  • Establishes practices for, and participates in the hiring, training, rewarding, discipline, and corrective action of the personnel in the departments under their direction.
  • Works closely with production control and maintenance departments to ensure equipment is kept in well order, meets equipment uptime targets and conducts regular inspections.
  • Ensures that products are produced to specification and quality standards, in accordance with delivery requirements and cost estimates.
  • Manages and assists in the coordination of effort between the various plant departments and the support group associated with the plant.
  • Identifies capital needs and oversees capital projects in area of responsibility.
  • Authorizes expenditures within area of responsibility.
  • Develops short and long range operating objectives, organizational structures, and staffing requirements for the manufacturing team.
  • Communicate performance targets for the plant to the team.
  • Identify potential employees with the required competencies and assist manager to develop appropriate development plans for key roles.
  • Conduct regular performance review discussions and coaching sessions with employees.
  • Identify training needs and provide appropriate development.
  • Ensure that team members are appropriately recognized and rewarded for their efforts.
  • Ensure procedures are provided for and followed by all operations
  • Act as role model and provide strong, effective leadership to build a strong and committed team.
  • Regular, reliable and predictable attendance is necessary in order to perform the essential functions of this position.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
  • Proven competency in Operations Supervisor roles including leadership, strong people management and communication skills.
  • Formal training and experience on the use of lean management tools and lean process improvement tools preferred
  • Demonstrated success in partnering with other managers and vendors to influence positive business management.
  • A keen sense of detail and accuracy as well as the ability to see the larger picture.
  • Superior organization skills, especially the ability to prioritize.
  • Demonstrated ability to consistently execute on required tasks/expectations.
  • Demonstrated process improvement thinking required – think through and solve problems, generate new and creative solutions and articulate improvement ideas.
  • Working knowledge of MS Word, Excel and Outlook required. Ability to learn and use newly introduced programs efficiently and accurately.
  • College degree in Business, Manufacturing, Engineering or related field preferred.
  • A minimum of seven (7) years’ experience in successfully managing medium to large-scale manufacturing operations, preferable in related industry


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.

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