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Praxair, Inc. Plant Manager in Pittsburg, California

Plant Manager


Praxair Distribution, Inc., a subsidiary of Praxair, Inc., a Fortune 300 company that supplies atmospheric, process, specialty gases, high-performance coatings, and related services & technologies is seeking a Plant Manager in Pittsburg, CA.

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

  • 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

  • 5 years experience in an industrial plant environment required

  • 5 years Operations/Distribution/Quality experience

  • 3 years managing and developing employees required

  • Willingness to work in a Union Environment

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 California-Pittsburg

Schedule Full-time

Req ID: 18001511