Plant Manager
Job Opportunity at KB Search Team, LLC

Posted on Jan 7

http://www.kbsearchteam.com    +1 (260) 489-3350

Location: Fort Wayne, IN
Job Type: Full Time
Job ID: W4181608

Currently seeking a Plant Manager for a small (approximately 20 employees x 2 shifts) growing manufacturer in Fort Wayne, IN. This Plant Manager will be responsible for day-to-day operations, including production scheduling.

Ideal candidates will have solid hands-on leadership skills, a high level of lean understanding, and have experience with manual and automated processes, employees with high technical skill sets, employee development and engagement, and maintaining quality systems.

Plant Manager Responsibilities

Implement Strategy for Plant Operational Management:
  • Manage Plant Production, Maintenance, and Tooling departments to meet or exceed objectives for safety, quality, cost, and delivery.
  • Build and monitor Production Schedules to ensure alignment with demand and inventory goals.
  • Audit compliance with standard work instructions and process control plans to minimize production of defective parts and avoid cost related to poor quality events.
  • Review all quality metrics with plant leaders to identify root cause and implement effective countermeasures.
  • Evaluate staffing levels to ensure human resources are adequate and properly positioned to support current and future production requirements.
  • Oversee the professional development and evaluation of Managers, Supervisors and Leaders.
  • Identify Operator development opportunities and enlist appropriate corporate personnel to assist in construction and implementation of training programs that are comprehensive and regularly reinforced.
  • Champion the plants safety program as Committee Member and coordinate statutory training and compliance.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of visual factory tools and continually monitor their effectiveness.
  • Maintain knowledge and awareness of contemporary operational theory and methods and provide suitable interpretation to all operational personnel as well as functional managers and executives.
  • Provide input and oversee spending related to plant's budgetary requirements.

Plan, implement, and support operational improvements:
  • Promote Lean Manufacturing tools and techniques in all production and related processes to increase efficiency and minimize costs.
  • Use Lean Manufacturing to gather data and systematically solve problems.
  • Actively solicit suggestions and exploit the experience of all employees to develop and implement product and process improvements.

Operate within Company Parameters:
  • Communicate and liaise with other functional managers and executives so as to understand all necessary aspects and needs or operational development, and to ensure they are fully informed of process challenges and process improvements and changes.
  • Ensure operational activities and management of equipment and materials are executed in a manner consistent with good stewardship.
  • Ensure activities meet with and integrate with organizational requirements for quality management, health and safety, legal stipulations, environmental policies and general duty of care.
  • Execute all responsibilities according to lawful and ethical standards as established by company policies and procedures.

Key Measures of Success:
  • OEE
  • Continuous Improvement Activity
  • Safety Record
  • Quality Metrics
  • OTD (Stated or Promised)
  • Plant Profit Contribution to Budget

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience in a technical field
  • Solid experience with Production Scheduling
  • Minimum of 4 years of supervisory experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Experience with a green-field start up is strongly desired
  • Experience with growing an organization - scaling up
  • Background in metal stamping and metal fabrication manufacturing preferred
  • Knowledge of principles and practices of lean manufacturing
  • Experience maintaining quality systems (ISO 9001:2015 preferred)
  • Excellent analytical, organizational, and computer skills
  • Exceptional communication skills and leadership experience
Looking at local or commutable candidates at this time.
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