Confidential Plano , IL 60545
The role of the Plant Manager is to meet or exceed the needs of the customer by shipping quality product in a timely manner (typically 3-5 working days from order date). Another aspect of this role will be to keep costs within stated guidelines and to produce acceptable predetermined profit.
General type of experience:
The person in this role should have relevant experience managing a production facility having annual sales above $10 million.
Relevant specific experience should include:
Knowledge of manufacturing, purchasing, material control techniques, product knowledge (of regenerative turbine, and other pump types), people management skills, be highly organized, have significant planning capabilities, adept with Microsoft Office programs, knowledge of resource planning tools such as ERP or MRP, Experience and demonstrated ability to work in an ISO 9001 quality system and knowledge of Lean and 6 Sigma techniques. CNC machining operational knowledge is highly beneficial.
Scope of the Position
This Position is responsible for managing all production functions such as:
Assuring fulfillment of the company mission
Shipping and receiving
Minimizing Quality defects, Warrantee Returns, and Rework
Working with the sales department to achieve customer delivery expectations
These areas are to be managed with a focus on lowest total cost while maintaining or improving quality.
Monitor and maintain 3-5 day availability on all standard products.
Minimize warranty returns
Coordinate the introduction of new product to purchasing/manufacturing/assembly/shipping
Reporting and monitoring expenses and resource allocation with a focus on minimizing total costs
Detect and resolve problems/bottlenecks with products or processes any where in the system
Assure subordinates are planning for short term and long term sales requirements
Assure Material Management optimizes inventory levels and develop stocking plans
Assist Purchasing negotiate pricing and stocking arrangements with vendors
Maximize quality and consistency of product
Streamlines interdepartmental processes and communication
Measures crucial processes in the production systems (procurement, materials management/staging, production, assembly, shipping)
Provides necessary reporting to Sales/President
Coordinates with other departments to achieve goals (ie. Quality, Engineering, Sales, Accounting, IT, etc.)
Hires/Evaluates/Disciplines/and Releases employees as needed, recommends additional training and development as needed.
Attendance and participation in weekly staff meetings
Forecasting/Budgeting for Production
Oversees the scheduling process to assure timely production of parts to fulfill waiting orders
This position performs employee evaluations for direct reports.
This position is also responsible for implementing and enforcing measures that assure the safety and welfare of workers.
Other duties as assigned