Plant Superintendent Salary
Job Description for Plant Superintendent
A plant superintendent is responsible for overseeing all aspects of their plant, including budget, maintenance, quality control, receiving and shipping, and day-to-day operations. They frequently prepare the plant’s budget for the year, as well as recruit and hire direct subordinates. Other tasks performed by the plant superintendent include tracking plant maintenance, monitoring costs and expenses, ensuring quality standards are met, and working with staff on the plant floor to directly oversee quality and determine areas for potential improvement. Additionally, plant superintendent must work closely with the environmental health and safety manager to make sure employees know and follow safety policies, policies on waste disposal, and any other relevant laws and plant rules.Read More...
Plant superintendents typically must have a bachelor’s degree in business, finance, or a related field, as well as substantial relevant experience. Plant superintendents also need to have strong leadership skills, with the ability to effectively provide guidance, support, and discipline as necessary. They also need to be able to budget the plant’s needs correctly and have a strong understanding of accounting practices and money management.
Plant superintendents generally work full time in their plant. However, overtime and/or alternative hours may be required depending on their plant's needs. Additionally, they must be on call for any plant emergencies that arise.
Plant Superintendent Tasks
- Oversee day-to-day manufacturing and processes of the plant.
- Analyze data to pinpoint weaknesses in manufacturing and compile data reports.
- Identify problems with manufacturing process and recommend improvements for optimum productivity.
- Enforce all state and federal regulations in regards to plant operation and employee safety.
- Manage all plant personnel under Plant Manager, acting as Plant Manager in absence.
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Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Plant Superintendents with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. The average beginner in this position makes around $75K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $79K. Plant Superintendents see a median salary of $80K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Veterans who have worked for more than two decades do tend to make the most in the end; the median pay for this group is $82K.
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