Plant Operations Manager Job Description

Plant operations manager

Cranes, Operations Manager, Plant Operations Manager,


Plant Operations Manager Job Description

As Plant Operations Manager, you will oversee and manage the day-to-day operations of the plant activities.  It will be your responsibility to monitor team performance including achieving safety, quality, delivery, inventory and productivity targets. A Plant Operations Manager ensures safe operations at all times and adherence to regulatory requirements.

You would typically require a bachelors degree or equivalent in the specific industry that the plant operates in.

Usual Responsibilities: 
  • Logistical planning and scheduling of the fleet
  • Managing the day to day operations
  • Ensuring the entire fleet is Compliant & meets all the required standards
  • Management of staff
  • Responsible for all documentation including dockets, pre-work planning paperwork and risk assessments
  • Ensuring all equipment is fully utilised
  • Manage operations budget to ensure minimal production cost and optimal product quality
  • Collaborate with health/safety managers to develop and implement safety policies for general plant operations
  • Oversee the long term planning and initiatives geared towards enhanced operations


  • Degree in Mechanical Engineering or Civil Engineering
  • Excellent organisation and management skills
  • Substantial Industry experience around Cranes, rigging and Heavy Haulage or other relevant industry experience
  • Commercial knowledge is an advantage
  • Extensive commitment and understanding of all matters relating to H&S

Average salary bracket: $100k – $120K

Salary is based on © SEEK statistics and research, view their website here.

This job description is a guideline only and will vary depending on the company, project and location within the Australian/ New Zealand market. 

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