Share this Job

Current Employee? Click here to apply.

Plant Manager

Date Posted:  Sep 20, 2021
Requisition ID:  205626

Pendleton, IN, US, 46064

Work for Indiana

Grow your career with the State of Indiana! With more than 50 executive branch agencies, the State of Indiana is a diverse workforce offering employees stimulating and challenging projects across a broad scope of career opportunities. As a State of Indiana employee, you impact the well-being of Indiana’s communities every day.


At the State of Indiana, we don’t just talk about diversity and inclusion – Our goal is to create a welcoming, accessible, and equitable workplace, with a workforce that is representative of the State of Indiana population. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.


About the Correctional Industrial Facility:
The Correctional Industrial Facility (CIF) is a medium security facility located on 89 acres in Pendleton, IN, and established in 1985. Currently, CIF houses over 1,400 male offenders, and the facility offers many opportunities to its offender population. This includes the opportunity to work, obtain their High School Equivalent, and be involved in facility-led programs.  One specific program, PLUS (Purposeful Living Units Serve), is a faith- and character-based program aimed at helping offenders avoid criminal behavior by teaching them to demonstrate the following core values: honesty, integrity, respect, responsibility, compassion and tolerance. CIF also has 4 different programs for our offenders that deal with animals, including ICAN (Indiana Canine Assistance Network), a facility apprenticeship program which allows inmates to train dogs to become service animals to assist the disabled.


Salary Information:

This role starts at a base salary of $37,778.

About the Job:

In this role as a Plant Manager, you will serve at the senior level in an administrative, technical and supervisory role and have direct responsibility for the manufacturing operations of the industries operation at the institutional level. You will report to the Indiana Correctional Industries’ Deputy Director of Operations.

A Day in the Life:

The essential functions of this role are as follows:

  • Oversee and manage the complete Correctional Industries operation at the facility level.
  • Provide oversight of the local United States Department of Labor Apprenticeship program.
  • Develop annual goals and objectives for the operation.
  • Supervise ICI staff and direct work assignments in the individual enterprises at the facility level.
  • Monitor expenditures, and review and analyze the fiscal status of the operations.
  • Assist in the preparation and development of annual and biennial budgets to include: building and   equipment needs, staffing, trucking requirements, production capacity, and offender workforce needs.
  • Monitor and direct necessary corrective measures in the areas of shop productivity, shipping performance, quality reports, performance against standard, material usage, and excessive costs.
  • Supervise, instruct, and coordinate the individual shop supervisors to attain a profitable operation.
  • Assist in the development of new industry enterprises.
  • Implement and direct new industries at the institutional level.
  • Perform analysis of equipment requisitions to determine and establish equipment needs.
  • Assist with the development of industry job opportunities which compliment an offender’s prior work experience, educational and/or vocational training.
  • Interact with the offender classification section to effectively utilize qualified offenders within the industries operations at the institution.
  • Assist in the development, application, and enforcement of general policies and procedures for the industries operation.
  • Interact with representatives of other state agencies, sales and customers service complaints, vendor representatives, institutional staff, product design engineering, accounting personnel, management personnel, customers, and vendors.
  • Perform work in accordance with approved health and safety practices.

The job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities, and activities may change or be assigned at any time.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to interview and to perform the essential functions of this role.

What We're Looking For:

  • Considerable knowledge of theories, principles, and practices of industrial management.
  • Considerable knowledge of current production methods, techniques of industrial plant operations and modern business practices.
  • Knowledge of industrial engineering and plant facility engineering.
  • Considerable knowledge of, and ability to, monitor the financial condition of the operation to include knowledge of basic accounting and cost principles.
  • Knowledge of federal and state laws regarding environmental protection and occupational safety and health hazards.
  • Considerable knowledge of the manufacturing processes of materials specific to the operations at the institution.
  • Working knowledge of methods and operations used in rehabilitation and resocialization.
  • Considerable knowledge of materials management and production/inventory control systems, material flow and storage or raw materials, work- in-progress materials and finished goods storage.
  • Extensive managerial abilities in a manufacturing business.

What You'll Need for Success:

  • Ability to effectively direct, train, supervise and coordinate the activities of the institutional staff.
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
  • Ability to assist in budget preparation and prepare and interpret financial statements and reports.
  • Ability to interact with ICI staff, management, institutional staff, vendor representatives, customers, and offenders.

Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:

This role provides direct supervision for one or more staff members.
This role provides supervision for offenders and requires a high level of judgment and care.

Benefits of Employment with the State of Indiana:

The State of Indiana offers a comprehensive benefit package for full-time employees which includes: 

  • Three (3) medical plan options (including RX coverage) and vision/dental coverages 
  • Wellness program (offers premiums discount for the medical plan) 
  • Health savings account (includes bi-weekly state contribution) 
  • Deferred compensation account (similar to 401k plan) with employer match 
  • Two (2) fully-funded pension plan options 
  • Group life insurance 
  • Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits 
  • Paid vacation, personal and sick time off 
  • Competitive leave policies covering a variety of employee needs 
  • 12 company paid holidays, 14 on election years 
  • Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program 
  • New Parent Leave 
  • Free Parking 
  • Free LinkedIn Learning 


Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Current Employee? Click here to apply.

Nearest Major Market: Anderson