Assistant Plant Manager


Are you ready to lead a safe, passionate, and hard-working team eager to drive our business forward?Move your Career forward with Airgas as an Assistant Plant Manager in Waterford, CT.What you will do:The Assistant Plant Manager supervises the day to day activities for multiple segments of the industrial, specialty and medical distribution and gas filling operations for a plant. This position assists with managing all gas cylinder processing, ultrasonic testing, and compliance with all Food & Drug Administration (FDA), Department of Transportation (DOT), Occupational Health & Safety Administration (OSHA), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), SAFECORE, and other business related compliance activities.Your responsibilities:
  • Supervises associates involved in activities related to the plant, quality assurance lab, and/or drivers.
  • Coordinates and partners with other Plant Supervisors to ensure smooth day-to-day operations.
  • Promotes a strong safety and compliance culture correcting unsafe acts or conditions without delay.
  • Assigns task to workers according to customers needs, current stock levels, and worker s expertise.
  • Studies production schedules and estimates worker-hour requirements for completion of job assignments. Maintains time and production records.
  • Interprets company policies to workers and enforces safety regulations.
  • Implements measures to improve production methods, equipment performance, quality of product, and changes working conditions and use of equipment to increase efficiency of work crew. Initiates or suggests plans to motivate workers to achieve work goals.
  • Analyzes and resolves work problems or assists workers in solving work problems.
  • Recommends or initiates associate actions, such as new hires, promotions, transfers, discharges, performance improvement and disciplinary measures.
  • Trains new workers and cross trains employees to continue production during personnel shortages.
  • Provides assistance to the Plant Manager with regard to planning and managing capital investments.
  • Coordinates the proper inventory levels of supplies and equipment.
  • Additional duties and projects as may be assigned.


What you will have:
  • Bachelor s degree in a
    Science, Business or related degree field required. In lieu of degree,
    consideration for up to 4 years of additional related experience may be
  • A minimum of 2 years of
    demonstrated experience working in a leadership role within a
    manufacturing or distribution environment. Prefer prior technical
    experience with compressed gases, gas analysis and gas lab equipment.
  • 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.
  • 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 independently and as part of a team.
  • Detail oriented with the
    ability to complete handwritten compliance documentation neatly and
  • Demonstrated dedication to
    product quality and customer satisfaction.
  • Lives by Airgas safety
    programs, OSHA, and all related rules, regulations, procedures which are
    applicable to this position s responsibilities.

take care of you:

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!

we are:

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

EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or disability

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