The Plant Manager is accountable for providing effective leadership and management to safely meet production goals, at targeted cost levels, while meeting customer expectations for quality and delivery. A key focus is the development of strategic and/or tactical plans to assure all activities are focused on continuous improvement.

Key Responsibilities

  • Promote safe work practices and demonstrate a zero tolerance for non-compliance with safe work practices, policies and regulations
  • Safely meet or exceed production targets and goals
  • Perform customary management and supervisory responsibilities, including goal setting, planning, direction, training and evaluation
  • Oversee the care and maintenance of all equipment, systems and facilities, in order that all are maintained in safe, efficient operating condition, and in compliance with federal and state laws
  • Oversee the procurement of raw materials and scheduling of manufacturing equipment
  • Identify, lead and support continuous improvement projects
  • Support the Quality Assurance team to ensure product quality meets specifications, making adjustments as warranted
  • Collaborate with Marketing and Sales team to implement strategies which improve the marketability of manufactured products
  • Oversee the hiring, orienting, and training of technical production employees to ensure a competent workforce
  • Evaluate and provide feedback to employees and others, recognizing good performance or taking corrective action when indicated

Specialized Skills and Abilities

  • Operational knowledge of sales, production and maintenance activities; including safety, productivity, quality, cost management and people
  • Working knowledge of applicable practices, procedures, policies and regulations
  • Proven ability to lead a team
  • Proven ability to instill accountability and manage performance based on key metrics
  • Proven ability to apply knowledge and/or experience to define problems, generate alternatives and execute solutions
  • Demonstrated effective communication skills
  • Demonstrated effective management and supervisory skills
  • Demonstrated strong customer service orientation
  • Demonstrated business improvement experience (Lean / Six Sigma certification preferred)
  • Thermoplastic injection molding experience preferred

Required Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, engineering or applicable degree
  • 5 years’ experience in manufacturing management and supervision
  • ERP experience (Syteline/INFOR experience, a plus)
  • Proficient IT skills (MS Office, production scheduling, etc)