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Praxair, Inc. Plant Manager in Houston, Texas

Plant Manager


Praxair, Inc. is a leadingindustrial gas company in North and South America and one of the largestworldwide. Praxair produces, sells and distributes atmospheric,process and specialtygases, and high-performancesurface coatings. Our products,servicesand technologies are making our planet moreproductive by bringing efficiency and environmental benefits to a widevariety ofindustries, includingaerospace,chemicals,food and beverage,electronics,energy,healthcare, manufacturing, primarymetalsand many others. For more information about thecompany, please visit our website

PraxairDistribution, Inc. is seeking a Plant Manager to join our team located inHouston, TX.

The Plant Manager will be responsible for running the daily operations and assisting in the areas of service, production, manufacturing and/or maintenance to ensure the required business objectives are met in a safe and environmentally compliant manner.

The Plant Manager will also be responsible for supervising production employees and operational performance; meeting established quality, productivity and cost objectives while ensuring adherence to safety and compliance programs and leads training and compliance initiatives for the plant operations.

Plant Manager - 1st Shift

  • Provide leadership and direction for day-to-day operation over a team of entry-level production employees to meet demand of both external and internal customers

  • Coordinate production to meet daily distribution requirements — including local delivery routes as well as daily shuttle needs

  • Plan daily production activities for all shifts

  • Support Day to Day Distribution requirements

  • Lead reliability, compliance, quality and safety programs for assigned area; ensures required government and/or environmental regulations are met

  • Ensure team is fully trained in, committed to, and conduct their activities in accordance with all aspects of Praxair Safety and Quality systems and requirements, coordinating quality and safety training with Compliance Manager

  • Monitor production/manpower levels within area of responsibility to ensure continued efficiency while anticipating problems and assisting with developing contingencies, reporting to plant management any problems, issues or production needs

  • Identify issues and lead improvement plans in production processes, shift schedules, overtime levels, training, etc., reporting all activities to plant management

  • Manage and escalate equipment and product quality issues

  • Responsible for maintaining adequate inventory of production supplies

  • Oversee and manage inventory levels and complete DOT shipping documents

  • Support 5S and Lean Projects and continuously identify ways to reduce plant operating costs through the incorporation of Operational Excellence strategies

  • Handles routine personnel issues including training, coaching and counseling subordinates

  • Other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor Degree preferred , High School Diploma/GED required

  • 7 years experience in an industrial plant environment preferred

  • 7 years Operations/Distribution/Quality experience required

  • 3 years managing and developing employees required

  • Union experience preferred

  • Must be willing to work 1st Shift (7:00a.m. to 3:30p.m.)

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

Job Operations

Primary Location Texas-Houston

Schedule Full-time

Req ID: 19001420