Assistant Plant Manager

Job Title: Assistant Plant Manager


This position is located at in Le Mars, IA.  Successful candidates will be local to the area or able to relocate.


Joy Baking Group, a world leader in ice cream cone, cookie, and wafer baking, has an Assistant Plant Manager position open at its Le Mars, IA cone manufacturing facility.  This position will be responsible for supporting the Plant Manager in ensuring the safe and efficient management of this 157,000 square foot baking plant and 24,000 square foot packaging plant.  This plant currently consists of 14 lines that manufacture sugar cones for the industrial sales market as well as 14 lines for sleeve production.  The facility is a 24/5 operation consisting of over 150 team members.


  • Assist in management of the manufacturing operations of the plant in a safe and efficient manner
  • Work with leadership and HR to support, manage, and grow facility personnel
  • Work directly with the Plant Manager to support operational activities and to achieve strategic goals
  • Assist in the implementation of capital projects in support of company and facility goals for efficiency, growth, and employee safety
  • Oversee statistical processes to drive continuous improvements in all areas of the plant operation
  • Perform other duties as directed by supervisor


  • Under the direction of the Plant Manager, activities are assigned and conducted according to company policies and procedures.


  • Required: 5+ years of experience in food manufacturing, baking experience preferred
  • Strongly Preferred: College degree
  • Must understand and have full knowledge of production process and floor equipment
  • Excellent organizational and leadership abilities
  • Outstanding communication and people skills
  • Knowledge of industry regulations and guidelines
  • In depth knowledge of diverse business functions and principles
  • Working knowledge of performance/operation metrics
  • Familiarity with MS Office and applicable business software

Please include a resume and cover letter with the online application.

Location: Le Mars, IA

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