Plant Manager


Are you ready to lead a passionate and hard-working team eager to drive our business forward?Apply Now and move your Career forward with Airgas as a Plant Manager in South Chicago Heights, IL!What you will do:The Plant Manager is responsible for supervising and coordinating activities of workers engaged in producing and repackaging of compressed and liquid gases into cylinders, correcting unsafe acts or conditions without delay, and assigning job tasks to workers according to customer needs, current stock levels and workers expertise.Your Responsibilities:
  • Operates and safely maintains the plant for pumping or repackaging of gases into cylinders while ensuring compliance with all federal, state, local and company policies, procedures, regulations and laws.
  • Maintains a neat, clean and orderly plant appearance.
  • Studies production schedules and estimate worker-hour requirements for completion of job assignments.
  • Establishes and/or adjusts work procedures to meet production schedules.
  • Implements measures to improve production methods, equipment performance, and product quality.
  • Modifies working conditions and use of equipment to increase efficiency of work crew.
  • Ensures all safety rules are strictly observed and safety training is regularly scheduled, conducted and documented. Interpret company policies to workers and enforce safety regulations.
  • Ensures all injuries and accidents are properly investigated and reported within 24 hours.
  • Analyzes and resolves, or assists workers in solving, work related problems. Recommends and/or initiates personnel actions, such as promotions, transfers, discharges, and disciplinary measures. Ensures associate issues, employee relations, etc. are effectively handled.
  • Manages and leads subordinate supervisors to provide leadership. Initiate and/or suggest plans to motivate workers to achieve goals. Provides coaching and corrective action promptly, to ensure that poor performers are identified, documented and improved to acceptable performance, or released.
  • Trains new workers and cross trains associates to continue production during personnel shortages.
  • Maintains time and production records and approves overtime when essential, while keeping overtime at acceptable levels.
  • Additional duties and projects as may be assigned


What you will need:
  • High school degree/GED required. A total of five (5) years of industry
    experience to include a minimum of two (2) years of demonstrated experience
    working in a supervisory/leadership role. Prefer prior experience with
    compressed/packaged gases.
  • Prior experience utilizing SAP preferred.
  • Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel,
    and Outlook).
  • Strong analytical skills and a thorough understanding of how to leverage
    metrics and related tools to improve production efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Excellent oral and written
    communication skills. Communication skills that ensure a smooth flow of
    information between self and others through clear speaking and writing,
    encouragement of open expression of ideas, and effective listening.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to deal effectively with
    others in both favorable and unfavorable situations regardless of status of
    position. Accepts cultural diversity and establishes effective working
  • Demonstrated knowledge of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and
    division in all units of measure using whole numbers, fractions and decimals.
    Ability to compute rate, ratios, and percent.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Self-starter; self-motivated; well organized; ability to work
  • Detail oriented with the ability to complete handwritten compliance
    documentation neatly and accurately.
  • Demonstrated dedication to product quality and customer satisfaction.
  • Able to operate a fork-lift.
  • Lives by Airgas safety programs, OSHA, and all related rules,
    regulations, procedures which are applicable to this position s
We take care of you:

Airgas offers a full benefits package that
includes:Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, AD&D,
Short Term and Long Term Disability Insurance, Vacation, Sick, Paid Holidays,
401(k) Retirement Plan with company match, Tuition Assistance and much more!

Who we are:

Airgas, an Air Liquide
company, is the leading U. S. supplier of industrial, medical and specialty
gases, as well as hardgoods and related products; one of the largest U. S.
suppliers of safety products; and a leading U. S. supplier of ammonia products
and process chemicals.

to improving the performance of its more than one million customers, Airgas
safely and reliably provides products, services and expertise through its more
than 18,000 associates, over 1,100 locations, robust e-Business platform, and
Airgas Total Access telesales channel. As an Air Liquide company, the world leader
in gases, technology and services for Industry and Health, Airgas offers
customers an unrivaled global footprint and industry-leading technology and

Check out what a career at Airgas can
offer you!

do our Team Members have to say about being part of the team?

place to work with great growth potential - Director, Atlanta

to advance and a great safety program - Driver, Cheshire

people to work with and flexible management - Sales Specialist

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