Coconut Plant Manager at Human Capacity Development Consultants (HCDC) Limited

Human Capacity Development Consultants (HCDC) Limited is a vibrant and innovative company committed to the goal of developing human capital in organisations for exceptional business resultsWe build organisations to achieve optimum performance by developing their human capacity to peak productivity levelsWe are committed to excellence, service & integrity.Job Title:Coconut Plant Manager Job DescriptionResponsible for overseeing all daily operations of the plant from production and manufacturing to ensuring policies and procedures are followed. Develop processes that will maximize stewardship, safety, quality and productivity and direct all farm chemical and fertilizer operations and applications and to supervise all spray operators and equipment operators. ResponsibilitiesPlan, organize, direct and run optimum day-to-day operations to exceed our customers’ expectationsIncrease production, assets capacity and flexibility while minimizing unnecessary costs and maintaining current quality standardsBe responsible for production output, product quality and on-time shippingAllocate resources effectively and fully utilize assets to produce optimal resultsImplement strategies in alignment with strategic initiatives and provide a clear sense of direction and focusMonitor operations and trigger corrective actionsShare a trusting relationship with workgroup and recruit, manage and develop plant staffCollect and analyze data to find places of waste or overtimeCommit to plant safety proceduresDevelop systems and processes that track and optimize productivity and standards, metrics and performance targets to ensure effective return on assetsAddress employees’ issues or grievances and administer collective bargaining agreementsInfluence and learn from belowPerform proactive crop protection analysis and evaluation on a regular basis.Evaluates current farming practices and makes recommendations based on the results of the evaluation. This includes regular analysis of soil, water and leaf/plants to determine type and quantity of applications required for maximum production.Directs and coordinates worker activities related to chemical and fertilizer applications and record keeping.Consult with the appropriate manager to ensure clarity of intent and clarity of desired outcomes.Reads, interprets, and translates chemical labels to spray operators as needed and monitors and oversees spray applications to ensure safety and accuracy.Coordinate growing activities with the appropriate departments to ensure clarity of intent and clarity of desired outcomes.Records information, such as farm management practices and production results. Record finished spray activities in the software.Keeps accurate records of employee time, equipment usage, routine maintenance and fuel usage.Inspects equipment to ensure proper functioning and recommends machinery, equipment and supplies necessary to operate the farm spray program.Verify operator knowledge of tasks and specifics of the operating and loading procedures. Provide appropriate training and education on the safe use and operation of equipment and spraying techniques.Ensure that each operator has appropriate PPE (personal protective equipment).Determine best customer source for chemicals, fertilizer, etc., based on knowledge and background in the industry.Provide direct supervision over staff to include discretionary authority to determine methods of work; plan, assign and direct the work; in coordination with human resources and corporate policy, recommend personnel actions (promotions, salary and wage adjustments, demotions, discipline, discharge, etc.); administer routine performance appraisals; and interview/select employees.Maintain staffing at the appropriate levels to operate at peak efficiency and develop continuity in key positions.Develop and maintain effective communications between Corporate Management, other employees, and any other individuals that affect the operations of the farm.Perform related duties as required.

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