Plant Manager

Website Wastequip

Plant Manager Job Highlights

Title Plant Manager
Type Full Time
Experience Required
Function Management/Manufacturing
Location Denver, CO, United States
Company Wastequip

Company Profile

Wastequip is the leading manufacturer of waste-handling equipment. Wastequip’s broad range of waste equipment and services are used to collect, process, and transport recyclables, solid waste, liquid waste, and organics. The company’s brands include Wastequip, Toter, Galbreath, Pioneer, Accurate, Amrep, Mountain Tarp, Cusco, and Go to Parts.

Job Profile

The company is seeking a Plant Manager who will be responsible for leading all activities of a high-performance manufacturing facility utilizing lean manufacturing principles and leadership to drive continuous and significant improvements in key operational metrics including safety, quality, delivery, and productivity.

Educational Qualification

  • Applicants should have 4-year College Degree (desired) or a combination of equivalent experience and education
  • Lean Six Sigma Certification (preferred)

Work Experience

  • Possess work-related experience (a plus)
  • Experience using ERP systems (Microsoft Dynamics 365)


  • Assuring that plant is complying with corporate processes, disciplines, and methodologies
  • Championing a continuous improvement environment by conducting Kaizen and other lean events in conjunction with the Operational Excellence team
  • Championing a safety-first culture
  • Controlling, monitoring, and adjusting inventory levels and staffing as required to meet current market conditions and forecasted plans
  • Developing annual operating plans and other financial reports
  • Improving productivity through reduced cycle time and other lean processes
  • Interacting with corporate personnel, engineering, sales, and customers
  • Justifying performance variances and implementing formal corrective action plans
  • Leading, coaching, and developing direct reports
  • Monitoring purchasing costs, on materials, tools, and supplies
  • Supporting the sales department in meeting customer’s delivery requirements
  • Tracking throughput for on-time delivery and work to meet customer’s requirements
  • Financial responsibility for an entire operation, including-
    -Analyzing financial statements
    -Developing product cost on labor, material, and overhead by product model
    -Achieving EBITDA margins and dollars set forth in AOP
    -Staying within budgets, on labor, material, and overhead
    -Controlling overhead costs, including variable costs, fixed costs, material costs, labor costs, direct, indirect, general, and administrative personnel
  • Traveling to other Wastequip locations, including group headquarters, as required


  • Highly motivated and driven self–starter
  • Knowledge of metal fabricating, Mig welding, and painting processes (preferred)
  • Knowledge of metal processing, Coil Leveling, shearing, punch press, and Press breaks (preferred)
  • Proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Proven leadership in manufacturing operations management
  • Strong leadership and coaching skills

Preferred Behaviors-

  • Dedicated: Devoted to a task or purpose with loyalty or integrity
  • Detail Oriented: Capable of carrying out a given task with all details necessary to get the task done well
  • Leader: Inspires teammates to follow them
  • Team Player: Works well as a member of a group

Preferred Motivations-

  • Ability to Make an Impact: Inspired to perform well by the ability to contribute to the success of a project or the organization
  • Goal Completion: Inspired to perform well by the completion of tasks
  • Self-Starter: Inspired to perform without outside help


  • 401k Retirement Plan
  • Health Care
  • Holidays
  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Short/Long Term Disability
  • Tuition Reimbursement

Employer’s Statement

Wastequip is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The company is committed to diversity and inclusion in our workforce. All qualified applicants and employees are considered and evaluated for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity or expression, and sexual orientation), national origin, age, disability, genetic information, military status, or any other class protected by applicable law.

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