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Vestis Services Plant Manager in Worcester, Massachusetts


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Vestis Uniforms and Workplace Supplies provides uniforms and related products to more than 400,000 customers nationwide, in virtually every industry. From designing and manufacturing to laundering and delivering, Vestis works with local and national clients to create and maintain a total uniform solution that promotes teamwork and establishes a professional identity. Vestis operates from over 200 locations nationwide.


Plant Manager Responsibilities/Essential Functions:

Responsible for overall execution of daily plant operation activities while ensuring cost effectiveness, timeliness, and accuracy of processing as well as high product quality and workplace safety for entire production team. Manages staff to ensure safe, standardized, and efficient environmental compliance, equipment & facility maintenance, processing of soiled products: wash and dry aisle; dryer offloading, sorting and bundling, and processing of product for storage or delivery. Monitors production levels and proactively adjusts to ensure product output levels are met in a safe, timely, cost-effective manner, and in line with quality standards. Builds and maintains positive working relationships with Market Center Management team and keeps them informed of plant operation issues. Leverages resources of Operation Support team as needed to address and overcome plant operation issues.

Typical tasks and activities for this job include but are not limited to the items listed below. Additional duties may be assigned from time to time as needed by management.


  • Ensure the market center is consistent in its management and application of safety tasks and activities.

Plant Management

  • Manage the day-to-day production plant operation activities at market center. Ensure processing takes place in a safe, timely, cost-effective, and efficient manner. Activities to be managed include, but are not limited to:

  • Wastewater / Environmental Compliance

  • Facility & Equipment Maintenance

  • Receiving and soil sorting/classification

  • Wash aisle

  • Garment Finishing/Sortation

  • Allied Finishing

  • Bundling and distribution

  • Sets and ensure plant operation goals are meet for the efficient, timely, quality and profitable completion of activities for a given product.

  • Supervise maintenance team to ensure safe, efficient, and cost-effective review of equipment, energy, and wastewater processing.

  • Work with market center management, identify and implement systems and methods that will improve safety, operating efficiency consistent with operating goals and cost constraints guidelines.

Plant Operations Data and Performance Measures

  • Analyze and react to production aspects of market center profit and loss (P&L) statement(s). Work with GM to proactively enhance positive results.

Plant Operation Team Oversight and Development

  • Responsible for the hiring, placement, and removal of production plant operations staff within market center.

The requirements listed above are representative of the job duties to required by all to perform in the various production area that this job standards. Specific work detail and instruction may vary by location and equipment being used.

Minimum Education/Experience

  • Post-secondary education (four-years suggested) in Industrial and/or Mechanical Engineering/Technology, business or related discipline or equivalent business/work experience

  • Four to six years experience in a corporate production environment with management experience included.

  • Proven track record of increasing responsibility with documented business results

  • Proven ability to build effective professional relationships cross-departmentally within a market center and operations support.

Preferred Education Experience

  • Degree in Management or Industrial/Mechanical Engineering/Technology, business or related discipline or equivalent business/work experience

  • Strong attention to detail with the ability to work within a fast-paced environment, yet willing and able to work effectively with ambiguous circumstances.

  • Experience with quality program standards such as Lean/Six Sigma Skills an asset.

  • Demonstrated capability with competencies for the position.

Knowledge Sets

  • Facility and Maintenance – Knowledge of wastewater, facility and equipment maintenance.

  • Production and Processing — Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective processing and distribution of laundry. Linen, product and services.

  • Customer and Personal Service — Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.

  • Personnel and Human Resources — Knowledge of principles and procedures for personnel recruitment, selection, training, compensation and benefits, labor relations and negotiation, and personnel information systems.

Location: 280 Greenwood St. Worcester, MA 01607


Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)