Plant Manager

Confidential Plano , IL 60545

Posted 3 months ago

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.


Quality training (ISO 9001, corrective action, root cause analysis, 6-Sigma, 5-S, Lean), Purchasing Management, APICS, ERP
Prefer a Bachelors degree or higher in Industrial Management

Scope of the Position
This Position is responsible for managing all production functions such as:

Assuring fulfillment of the company mission


Material management




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.

Essential Responsibilities

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

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