Plant Manager
Posted on 3/22/2024

51-200 employees

Manufactures carbon-negative molecules using plant-based feedstocks
Company Overview
Solugen stands out as a leader in sustainable chemistry, operating the world's first carbon negative molecule factory, the Bioforge, which utilizes evolved enzymes and plant-based feedstocks to create essential materials without emissions or waste. The Bioforge, powered by renewable wind energy, is a unique manufacturing plant in Houston permitted to operate without wastewater discharge or air emissions, demonstrating Solugen's commitment to environmental responsibility. The company's ability to achieve high selectivity, yields, and throughput while using biobased feedstocks allows for profitable and carbon negative molecular manufacturing, setting a new standard in the industry.
Food & Agriculture

Company Stage

Series D

Total Funding





Houston, Texas

Growth & Insights

6 month growth


1 year growth


2 year growth

Marshall, MN, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
Mechanical Engineering
Manufacturing Engineering
Mechanical Maintenance and Reliability Engineering
  • Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry/ Operations / Business Administration or related
  • 10-15 years in Chemical or Petrochemical Industry with 10+ years of operational and HSE leadership experience
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of environmental safety and health policies, procedures, guidelines, and regulations including Process Safety Management
  • Excellent prioritization and organizational skills for a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent coaching and facilitation skills
  • Proactive leadership and team building skills with the ability to work effectively throughout the organization
  • Strong sense of ownership and a drive to improve existing systems and processes
  • Enforces compliance of operations personnel relating to administrative procedures, safety rules and company regulations
  • Plan production operations, establishing priorities and sequences for manufacturing products using knowledge of production processes and methods, machine and equipment capabilities and labor
  • Identify capacity constraints, production bottlenecks and implements long term actions to improve output/line efficiency
  • Work with Production Planning to revise production schedules and operation levels in accordance with contingency plans as needed to minimize delays in production due to equipment failure or production problems
  • Provides leadership, training, development, and oversight to a self-directed management team assigned
  • Develops strategic operating, capital, and other plans to improve effectiveness of operation
  • Develop and manage budgets as well as implementing cost control measures related to maintenance operations budget and location P&L statement to meet short and long term financial goals
  • Directly responsible for successful execution of Maintenance Initiatives to attain or exceed specified financial targets
  • Responsible for the optimization of net maintenance cost per unit
  • Work with vendor sourcing group to identify potential and preferred vendors for specific facilities and vehicle maintenance services
  • Oversight and exception management of Payroll, Purchase Order approval and invoice reconciliation, and fuel reconciliation