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Plant Manager

Material Evolution

Material Evolution

Sales & Business Development
Wrexham, UK
Posted on Thursday, July 11, 2024

About Us:

Material Evolution is a materials technology company founded in 2020 by CEO, Dr. Liz Gilligan and headquartered in Middlesbrough with offices in London and Wrexham. You can read more about our $19m Series A funding round here and a recent interview with our CEO Liz Gilligan here.

We’re a team of leading scientists, engineers, commercial and operational experts working together to help save the planet from the toughest climate challenges. Backed by leading impact and technology investors, we’re on a mission to rapidly & radically decarbonize industrial materials, starting with the half a trillion-dollar cement industry which is responsible for 8% of global CO2 emissions.

About The Role:

  • With responsibility for the operational output of their first of a kind manufacturing facility you will be;
  • Leading a small team of production staff, providing guidance and support to ensure that team members are adequately trained to perform their roles effectively.
  • Managing the logistics, production, quality control and laboratory of a 200 000 tpa operation.
  • Managing resources, including plant, materials, and personnel to meet production goals effectively.
  • Implementing operational strategies to optimise productivity, developing best practice and continuous improvement initiatives.
  • Establishing and enforcing quality control standards, ensuring product meets or exceeds customer expectations.
  • Ensuring compliance with all health and safety regulations and company policies and implementing preventive measures to mitigate risks.
  • Developing plant maintenance schedules to minimise downtime.
  • Working with the internal stakeholders, such as R&D and Process Engineering to implement new product formulations.

Required Skills & Experience:

If you're passionate about joining a company with immense potential for environmental impact then read on, here's what you'll need to demonstrate:

  • Extensive experience in production management. Our product is powder based and the role may lend itself to candidates with experience from food/chemical/Cement/Fertilzer manufacturing.
  • Knowledge of health and safety regulations, quality management systems, and lean manufacturing principles.
  • Excellent leadership and interpersonal skills, with the ability to motivate and inspire teams to achieve goals, fostering a culture of accountability, teamwork, and safety consciousness.
  • Proficiency in problem-solving and decision-making, with a focus on continuous improvement.
  • Ability to work under pressure and adapt to changing priorities in a fast-paced environment.
  • Previous experience with operating weighbridges and loading tankers would be advantageous
  • Previous experience with operating SCADA systems in a production environment would be advantageous

What you get from us:

  • Mevo Health & Wellbeing: Investing in health & well-being. Our best-in-class health insurance via Bupa.
  • Mevo Away Days: Summer and Christmas parties.
  • Mevo Social Club: Run by the team to enjoy nights out with colleagues.
  • Mevo Time Off: 25 days of paid time off per year + bank holidays. Plus 1 day extra for each year served (after 2 years) up to 30 days.
  • Mevo Equipment: We’ll provide you with the equipment you need to succeed in your mission.
  • Mevo Upskilling: Extensive opportunities to upskill and develop your expertise. Plus £500 budget per year to spend on what you need to progress.
  • Mevo Cycle: Cycle to work scheme.
  • Mevo Sustainability: Yearly awards to Mevonauts that have had the biggest green impact.

We’re creating an environment and culture where every individual feels safe and empowered to do their best work. We believe in everyone being treated and paid fairly, no matter their age, sex, ethnic background, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity.