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ATS Company:  SP Industries
Requisition ID:  9138

Pocomoke, MD, US, 21851

Date:  Mar 15, 2023

Plant Manager - Bel-Art

Scientific Products, an ATS Life Sciences Company is searching for a Plant Manager to join our team!


The Plant Manager will lead our Plant operations team in achieving daily production, quality, cost, and delivery goals. Develop and maintain staffing and capacity plans across all plant operations and manage a skilled workforce while focusing on talent development and succession planning. Most importantly, the Plant Manager must create a lean culture that embraces change and focuses on continuous operational improvements.



  • Responsible for planning, budgeting, scheduling, manufacturing, purchasing, engineering, and the overall customer experience for products made at the facility.
  • Develop business plans, budgets, staffing plans, and forecasts, implements lean manufacturing concepts.
  • Direct production and ensure cost effectiveness and consistency with safety, quality accuracy and performance standards.
  • Expert "hands on" knowledge of manufacturing process.
  • Manage Human Resources issues as needed.
  • Continuously review and improve operational productivity.
  • Facilitate problem solving within departments and cross functionally.
  • Plan, organize and direct plant operations to ensure the Company's Strategic goals are met in a timely, cost-effective manner that provides optimum quality, and on-time customer delivery.
  • Prepare and submit operating reports to management to inform them of the current production status and make recommendations to improve efficiency and effectiveness. 
  • Promote employee engagement and talent development by: reviewing and providing timely feedback to reports regarding their performance; mentoring, developing and motivating them; developing an internal talent pool; helping resolve functional issues in order to achieve targeted performance; creating mid-term and long-term development plans for direct reports; and building transparent, cooperative, trustworthy working environment for the employees.
  • Research, evaluate, recommend, and implement investments in technology, equipment or systems that will enhance the plant's production capabilities in order to optimize production, improve efficiency and reduce conversion cost.
  • Push the improvement of processes through use of Lean tools (e.g., Daily Management, Standard Work and Problem Solving) and by creating and sustaining a continuous improvement environment. 
  • Review manufacturing methods and develop product/process/ system strategies to meet company objectives for quality, cost, responsiveness, and growth.
  • Ensure EHS compliance by: actively searching for potential risks and mitigating them; making the necessary reports in case of incidences; and implementing corrective and preventive measures in order to ensure the occupational health and safety of employees, as well as compliance with necessary regulations.
  • Gain appropriate and necessary outside resources to ensure the annual business plan and planned projects are realized.
  • Other tasks as assigned.



  • Supervisory responsibility includes management of employee performance, hiring, discipline, development, and recourse planning.
  • Leader of the site leadership team 
  • Responsible for creating a high morale workplace with the highest ethical standards.
  • Direct supervision and coordination of: Assembly/Fabrication/Machine shop teams, Buyer/Planners, Manufacturing/Production Managers, and Quality/Regulatory team members
  • Strong partnerships with peers and human resources
  • Immediately reports injuries to management


  • BS in Engineering, or equivalent operational experience
  • 10+ years in manufacturing management experience, as a plant manager or similar
  • Experience in plastic injection molding is a plus
  • Knowledge of Operations Management and modern manufacturing/quality methods/systems
  • Continuous Improvement Champion – Track record of improvement 
  • Lean tool expertise in Daily Management, Problem Solving and Standard Work, minimally
  • Demonstrated motivational and leadership skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Effective human relations and negotiation skills 
  • Strong organization and project management skills


  • Minimum of 10 years’ experience in Manufacturing Operations with demonstrated supervisory experience
  • Experience in an ISO 9001, 13485, or cGMP environment
  • Experience with Inventory Management/Control systems
  • Must have strong working knowledge of MRP/ERP planning and execution concepts
  • Sales and operations planning experience 



  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals. ]
  • The ability to determine proper ratio’s based on percentage calculations


Any additional required training is as determined appropriate by the immediate supervisor with inputs from, but not limited to the individual, management, personnel, or the safety committee.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.#SPjobs2
Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment. The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Why Scientific Products?  

The three parallelograms in our logo reflect our core company values: People, Process, and Performance.  As part of ATS, Scientific Products leverages the ATS Business Model (ABM) to train, develop, engage, empower, and energize our people to make impactful changes in the organization.  Our relentless focus on people is what continues to set us apart as a great place to build a career.

  • We provide a wide range of innovative and high-quality scientific products that improve people’s lives
  • We offer a robust health and welfare benefits package that includes Life, Health, Dental, Vision
  • We offer 401(K) including company match, Paid Time Off annually + Paid Holidays
  • •ou will enjoy career Advancement Opportunities and Tuition Assistance to help you achieve your goals and continue your career growth


EEO and Affirmative Action Statement:

SP is an Equal Opportunity Employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in employment on any basis and takes affirmative action to ensure equal employment opportunities. It is our policy to provide our employees and applicants with equal employment opportunities in accordance with applicable laws and not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, age, marital status, sex, gender identification, sexual orientation, genetic information, political belief, pregnancy, citizenship, handicap or disability, status as a veteran or member of the U.S. military, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. SP's Affirmative Action Plan is available through the HR Department and may be accessed during normal business hours.



Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision: 

SP will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information.

Nearest Major Market: Salisbury

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