Agrium Inc

Plant Manager - Billings, MT

5 months ago
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Job Description

Plant Manager (General Manager)


If you live safety always and have a strong desire to build a better tomorrow then look to the company who helps feed the world.


Cultivating Excellence is Crop Production Service's culture of ownership and joint accountability. At its heart, Cultivating Excellence is about achieving s

uperior results with integrity together while connecting and collaborating across the entire organization.


While we have great people, it is not just about that; it’s the ability to lead your own engagement.  It’s the opportunity to grow and develop your career in ways you never envisioned while teaming up with people with a passion to make a difference in the world.


Who You Will Work With


You will work daily beside teams of people who care about your safety on the job and at home. Together, you will have a Commitment to Zero and follow our 3 Safety Principles: Do It safely or not at all, There is always time to do it safely, and Care for each other’s health, safety and security.


Your team will bring out the best in you by enabling you to achieve goals and reach your full potential.  You will find innovative ways to deliver on our vision of feeding the world responsibly while working side by side in an inclusive culture.


Loveland Products Inc., a division of CPS, offers a complete line of high performance crop input products including seed treatment, plant performance, nutritionals, adjuvant and crop protection products. Loveland Products brings new, unique chemistries to the marketplace to provide innovative solutions to problems across the agricultural and professional non-crop industries.

Plant Information:


Located in Billings, MT.  We take pride in our facility and understand the need to keep it in excellent condition and working order, balancing the need for current production and increasing capacity.  The facility has a rail spur for efficient unloading of raw materials and loading of finished product.  It also has multiple loading docks for loading out finished product by truck.


This plant site manufactures, packages, and distributes liquid herbicide’s. The plant has a full staff, covering production, logistics, maintenance, QC/QA, environmental, and safety.  Our company has been growing 16-18% year over year for the last 6 years.  This plant has a strong part in our future.


Position Summary:


AS the top member of on-site management this position is responsible for the oversight of plant operations, regulatory compliance, safe operation, production efficiency, cost effectiveness, budget management, production scheduling, and control of assets.


Key Tasks:

  • Direct and oversee activities within the production facility to ensure that all regulations associated with EPA, OSHA, and other regulating bodies are met or exceeded
  • Direct and oversee plant operations to ensure safe work practices and improve safety performance
  • Direct and oversee plant operations to ensure environmental performance that exceed compliance requirements. Works with employees to continuously minimize waste.
  • Direct and oversee activities within the production facility to ensure that production is done following proper procedures and to high quality standards.
  • Direct and oversee production scheduling activities to ensure timely supply of material to business
  • Works with plant manager to keep performance within budgeted performance parameters.
  • Direct and oversee the execution of capital projects. Keeps performance within budgeted performance parameters while also ensuring safe and productive operations.
  • Works with maintenance to keep performance within budgeted performance parameters while also ensuring safe, productive, and efficient operations.
  • Direct and oversee production and inventory consumption and ensure that proper inventory practices are followed and that the company’s assets are managed
  • Direct and oversee logistics activities to ensure that procedures are followed for efficient movement of product in and out of the plant
  • Ensures proper use of ERP system for planning and control purposes
  • Direct and oversee personnel practices to ensure that procedures are followed and that union issues are managed. Provides discipline and uses management authority as allowed under the contract.
  • Keeps abreast of the manufacturing technology trends, investigates, installs most effective methods of manufacturing to keep company at competitive edge at all times
  • Direct and oversee maintenance of written emergency preparedness plan for plant facilities that incorporates OSHA and EPA requirements, and national and local fire protection codes and corporate security requirements.
  • Makes regular daily inspection tour of plant facility to assure that safety & security program effectiveness.

Skills & Qualifications:

  • BS in Mechanical or Chemical Engineering or Chemistry, MBA is a plus.
  • Ten or more years experience in manufacturing industry (chemicals processing industry, a plus)
  • Strong history and training in people management
  • Management experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Ability and desire to work in and oversee a drug free workplace
  • Knowledgeable on formulation and packaging processes for hazmat materials
  • Strong verbal, written, analytical, and persuasive skills and the ability to interact effectively with all levels of employees and management
  • Ability to do financial analysis and manage budgets
  • Ability to work independently; self-motivated & self directed and lead similarly minded individuals

Why Crop Production Services?


Winning together; our culture coupled with great people, who deliver results with integrity, is what sets Crop Production Services apart from other career opportunities. We’re dedicated to winning together and that is what consistently makes Crop Production Services an award winning company. We are listed as one of the best places to work both in Canada and the U.S.


Crop Production Services, an Agrium company, is committed to building an inclusive workplace and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We welcome applications from all qualified women and men, including members of visible minorities, persons with disabilities and veterans. Additionally, our Employee Resource Groups – the Women's Inclusion Network and the Young Professionals Network, create awareness and opportunity for constructive action and dialogue.


Those passionate about this challenging opportunity please apply in confidence directly at  While we appreciate all applications we receive, we advise that only applicants under consideration will be contacted.




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