Plant Manager
Job Details
Smith-Midland Corporation - Midland, VA
Full Time
4 Year Degree
$85,000.00 - $105,000.00 Salary/month

Directs and manages the Manufacturing operations of Smith-Midland of Virginia in a safe, efficient and cost effective manner.  Provides leadership, management and technical expertise to the manufacturing functions of a major precast concrete producer. Monitors and controls operations to achieve cost, quantity, schedules and quality goals.

Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Manages the day-to-day activities of the manufacturing departments, including the architectural and utility plants, batching, carpentry shop, steel shop, welding shop, finishing and material handling.
  • Through managers and supervisors directs a work force of 50 – 100. Attends to all personnel matters in his area of responsibility to achieve a motivated, productive, and capable workforce. Administers company rules and procedures for the personnel under his responsibility.
  • In close coordination with Engineering, Sales and Shipping, sets up and updates schedules, assigns resources and effectively follows up on progress to meet manufacturing and shipping schedule deadlines.
  • Monitors the performance and productive output in his department, takes corrective action as required. Makes recommendations and implements productivity improvement initiatives and equipment upgrades.
  • Produces various reports required for accounting purposes and to monitor the productive output of his area of responsibility.
  • Makes products of high quality that meet or exceed specifications, company standards and expectations. Strives to continuously improve the quality of products
  • Maintains a safe work environment and promotes safe work practices. Communicates and implements company and regulatory safety policies and standards.
  • Ensures proper operation of all equipment, follows up on its condition and coordinates required repairs with Maintenance to ensure the preservation of capital and minimization of downtime. Also maintains high standards of housekeeping.
  • In coordination with purchasing, maintains a timely supply of all materials required for uninterrupted production.
  • Makes budget recommendations on capital expenditures
  • Participates in Continuous Improvement Activities throughout the year including leading Kaizan events
  • Uses Standard Work and Standard Work auditing to ensure Quality Programs are maintained and continuously advanced
  • Reports to the VP of Operations


10 years concrete precast manufacturing experience, including 5 years in architectural precast 

3 years of manufacturing management experience.

Civil or Structural Engineering Degree preferred but not required.

Excellent leadership, communication and people skills.

Good planning skills.

Good knowledge of computers – Excel, Word, Project.