Site & Production Manager

Job location:
Escondido, California, USA
Created moment:
March 15, 2024
Job reference:
REQ - 08032

The Company

The world’s leading supplier of mineral-based specialty solutions for industry with 14,000 employees, operations in more than 40 countries, and €4.3 billion in revenue in 2022.
Imerys delivers high-value-added, functional solutions to a great number of sectors, from processing industries to consumer goods. The Group draws on its understanding of applications, technological knowledge and expertise in material science to deliver solutions by beneficiating its mineral resources, synthetic minerals and formulations. Imerys’ solutions contribute essential properties to customers’ products and their performance, including heat resistance, hardness, conductivity, opacity, durability, purity, lightness, filtration, absorption and water repellency. Imerys is determined to develop responsibly, in particular by fostering the emergence of environmentally-friendly products and processes.
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The Position

Site & Production Manager

Job Summary

The Site & Production Manager is responsible for the day-to-day operations including coordinating production, distribution, warehousing, and sales in accordance with policies, principles, and procedures established by the Perlite Quality System and Imerys’ policies and procedures.  Operates and maintains an efficient productive and safe workplace through direct enforcement of such policies and procedures. In this role, you will have direct supervision responsibilities over employees working in production, maintenance, delivery, and of the health and safety functions.


  • Primary responsibility for the plant’s budget and shared responsibility for sales forecasts (shared responsibility with the sales team and the US Perlite corporate controller).

  • Supervisory responsibility for 10 employees. More than 50% of time spent supervising others.

  • Requires interaction with customers, vendors, regulatory personnel, and corporate personnel.

  • Manages capital projects

  • Raw material includes industrial and food grade materials.

  • Minimal domestic travel required (2-3 times/year) and typically no international travel required.


  • Ensure operation has the resources and capability to meet commitments to customers including labor, raw materials, packaging, storage capacity,  

  • Supervise all employees at plant including performance development, execution of disciplinary action, and defining expectations

  • Review and approve all expenses ensuring the profitability of the operation 

  • Ensure maintenance of a safe and clean work environment for employees through direct supervision and guidance through corporate policies and standards 

  • Manage and coordinate the actions of four departments (Production, Maintenance, Quality Control, and Customer Service)

  • Communicate with customers to assure that quality and service standards are the best possible 

Education and Experience requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree (BA) in chemical, mechanical engineering or related major preferred; however that may be substituted with 10 years of Perlite experience.

  • 2 years minimum industrial experience. Experience as a supervisor or manager in an industrial setting is preferred.


Sitting: 60%, Standing: 10%, Walking: 30%

Constantly using near vision for viewing a computer screen and reading of documents for extended periods of time.

Constantly typing and use of a mouse.

Constantly sitting for extended periods of time at work station

Frequently walking and climbing ladders & stairs in the production environment.

Frequently hearing and talking on the phone.

Occasionally lifting over 50 pounds

Majority of time is spent inside of an environmentally controlled office building in a small sized office.  Frequent visits to the processing plant which is slightly noisy and sometimes dusty.  Most of the day is spent around the 9-10 other employees that are in and out of office.

$101K - $152K range DOE

Employees may be eligible for a discretionary bonus in addition to base pay. Annual bonuses are designed to reward individual contributions as well as allow employees to share in company results. In addition, Imerys provides a variety of benefits including health insurance coverage, life and disability insurance, 401K match savings plan, and holidays..

Position Type

Full time



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IMERYS is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and it is our policy to not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or any other status protected by federal, state or local laws.