Plant Manager I

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Date: Sep 18, 2023

Location: Los Angeles, CA, US, 90001

Company: Evoqua

About Evoqua Water Technologies

We are excited to announce that Evoqua has now joined Xylem. By uniting our complementary approaches, products, and expertise, we enable our customers to dramatically improve the way water and wastewater is used, managed, conserved, re-used, and returned to nature. Together, we bring uniquely powerful capabilities to solving the world's greatest water challenges. 

At every level, our global team is committed to access, equity, inclusion, and diversity. Our goal is for all our colleagues to be involved, respected, valued, connected, and free to bring their authentic selves and ideas. If you are excited and passionate about solving water, we want to hear from you.

Our more than 22,000 diverse employees are helping communities in more than 150 countries become water-secure. Apply today and Let's Solve Water.

At Evoqua, we are committed to fostering and maintaining an inclusive and diverse workplace where employees can be their authentic selves.  If this position interests you and you possess the minimum qualifications, we encourage you to apply as you could be the right fit for this or other roles we are looking to fill. Evoqua encourages all candidates meeting the minimum qualifications/requirements for the position to apply.

Position Summary

Evoqua Water Technologies is searching for a dynamic Plant Manager to take on the responsibility of overseeing plant activities in order to meet business objectives. The successful candidate will be accountable for all aspects of plant performance and will ensure that objectives are attained in a safe, cost-effective manner that’s consistent with quality requirements. The Plant Manager will also delegate authority to key supervisors in production, manage all functions involved and direct and coordinate operations for the Ion Exchange water treatment products and services we provide.

Core Responsibilities and Tasks

  • Meet all safety goals and develop training schedules.
  • Develop systems and processes that track and optimize productivity and standards, metrics and performance targets to ensure effective return on assets. Collect and analyze data to find places of waste or overtime
  • Directs production and ensures cost effectiveness and consistency with prescribed quality, accuracy, and performance standards.
  • Planning, organizing, directing and running optimum day-to-day operations to exceed our customers’ expectations
  • Maintains plant property and equipment to ensure compliance with governmental regulations and to ensure effective and economical operations.
  • Increasing production, assets capacity and flexibility while minimizing unnecessary costs and maintaining current quality standards
  • Prepares and submits operating reports to management to inform them of current production status and to make recommendations to improve efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Assures effective customer service and relations through timely delivery of quality products.
  • Responsibility for production output, product quality and on-time shipping
  • Selects, trains, develops, and motivates manufacturing staff to maintain plant operations.
  • Assures compliance of all plant operations with company policy and federal, state, and local regulations.
  • Influence and learn from below

Position Requirements

  • Required: Bachelor’s degree in Business / Management field required, 7 years of manufacturing leadership, or an equivalent combination of education and experience 
  • Be knowledgeable of safety, quality, productivity, demand creation, inventory and stewardship processes
  • 2+ years of experience in heavy industrial environment with previous experience as a front-line supervisor.
  • Proven leadership and communication skills
  • Experience in estimating, developing and budgeting compliance both labor and materials, managing/creating capital expenditure requests and budget forecasting.
  • Strong background in Lean Manufacturing including process flow, 5S, inventory reduction and Value Stream Mapping
  • Strong background in ISO 9001:2015 would be preferred
  • Engaging personality with good verbal and written communications skills
  • Ability to communicate with all levels of employees and customers


Salary Range: $99k-$110k annually


Evoqua Water Technologies prohibits discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation or any other category protected by applicable federal, state or local law. Evoqua Water Technologies takes affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status or disability.

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