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Rinker Materials – Plant Manager

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Rinker Materials is a leading manufacturer of pipe and products in the U.S. and Eastern Canada for a variety of water-related infrastructure applications, including water transmission, distribution and drainage.

We are seeking a Plant Manager for our West Memphis, AR location.  The person in this position will be responsible for managing safety first production to produce a quality product at acceptable cost levels.  Responsibilities include the efficient and effective utilization of human resources, plant and equipment.

Essential Responsibilities & Tasks:

  • Hire, train and supervise an adequate number of employees to meet the needs of plant operations.
  • Based on sales and inventory needs, schedule plant production.
  • Insure proper maintenance of plant production equipment to minimize lost production time.  This includes maintaining adequate spare parts inventory.
  • Order raw materials to meet production and inventory needs.
  • Insure safe work practice by all plant employees.
  • Insure that production meets or exceeds established quality standards.
  • Maintain positive customer relations by responding to, and resolving complaints.
  • Establish both short and long range budgets in order to meet both current and the preceding year’s P&L plans.  Special attention to wages, repair parts, capital expenses, material cost, and other variable and fixed costs.
  • Perform routine mechanical/electrical repairs and preventative maintenance.
  • Perform troubleshooting and problem solving as needed.
  • Prepare daily production reports, down time reports, and other paperwork as required using company required computerized forms and systems.  Responsible for filing and documentation systems.
  • Order supplies, parts, and materials required for operations.
  • Batch and adjust mix designs as required.
  • Perform plant startup and closing procedures.
  • Perform bulk and physical inventories.
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as required or assigned.


  • Knowledge of the required ASTM specifications related to RCP, RCB & manhole products.
  • Experience with the types of production equipment being used in the production process: Packerhead pipe machine, precast forms, dry cast, and wet cast methods.
  • 5 years’ experience in pipe and precast production strongly preferred.
  • Computer Skills related to Microsoft Office, JDE & Auto CAD.
  • Proven leadership skills demonstrated through prior work experience.
  • Mechanical aptitude related to repair and maintenance through prior work history a plus.
  • Lean Six Sigma accreditation and supporting work history a plus.

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