Plant Manager

Souter Limestone and Minerals, LLC
Gore, OK

Souter Limestone and Minerals is a small privately held company that has been in business for over thirty years.  Strategic planning and desire for growth into industrial markets has resulted in the acquisition plant assets.  The company is currently planning the construction of the plant to produce high calcium carbonate products for industrial use.  We seek an experienced plant manager to construct, commission, and run the plant.


The Plant Manager is responsible for all aspects of the day to day production operations. The scope includes leadership and direction to achieve expected results in the areas of safety, quality, efficiency, cost control, and customer service. The Plant Manager will be responsible for identifying and implementing corrective actions to drive continuous improvement in performance.


Essential Functions:

·         Provides construction oversight during initial plant build.

·         Hires production team employees and evaluates performance

·         Provides direction, development, and leadership to direct reports

·         Develops key performance indicators (KPIs) to monitor overall plant performance

·         Sets goals and provides frequent coaching to direct reports to improve performance of team

·         Minimizes unplanned downtime through an effective preventative maintenance program

·         Manages plant-wide maintenance activities including contractors

·         Ensures compliance with all company policies and/or federal, state and local regulations

·         Controls and minimizes labor overtime, premium freight, and repair costs

·         Approves and monitors plant expenses; investigates variances

·         Ensures accurate product inventories are maintained 

·         Ensures adequate supply of shipping materials 

·         Maintains plant organization and cleanliness

·         Performs other duties as assigned

Job Requirements and Skill Sets:

1.     High school diploma; bachelor’s degree preferred 

2.     Five years of management experience in mining, manufacturing or other relevant industry 

3.     Strong mechanical aptitude

4.     Excellent oral and written communication skills

5.     Proficient in computer applications including Microsoft Office

6.     OSHA General Industry; MSHA knowledge preferred

7.     Valid driver’s license 

8.     Pass drug test and background check