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Plant Manager

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Date: Jan 16, 2019

Location: Tulsa, OK, US, 74116

Company: Greenheck Group

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General Summary

We are looking for a Plant Manager to join our expanding organization as we begin to build out of our new Tulsa location. This person will provide direction and leadership to ensure all manufacturing-operating objectives are accomplished in accordance with the company's financial targets.  The individual in this position is expected to continually strive to maximize plant operations and productivity, machine utilization, labor productivity, quality, and customer satisfaction with finished goods and their delivery.  This position involves a new factory start-up which will require training prior to Plant opening at existing facilities located in Wisconsin, Kentucky, and California. Travel to these facilities will be required to gain familiarity of processes and procedures in preperation for plant start up in early summer of 2019.

Principal Duties & Responsibilities

  • Provide direct supervision and development of manufacturing engineering, materials, production scheduling, value stream leader personnel.
  • Develop and own current/future state value stream maps and implementation plans.
  • Planning, monitoring, executing, and communicating the daily, monthly, and annual production goals.
  • Work with Material Specialists to define procedures to ensure proper inventory management.
  • Ensure the maintenance and maximum utilization of production machinery and equipment.
  • Internal coordination with scheduling parts, receiving, shipping, and engineering departments. 
  • Minimize expenses related to work-related illness or injury through the encouragement of safe work practices and use of appropriate protective equipment.
  • Enforcement of corporate safety and housekeeping policies and guidelines.
  • Understand and comply with applicable labor agreements and governmental regulations.
  • Provide overall direction to improve value stream operation and processes on a continuing basis.
  • Provide input to improve overall plant flow.
  • Continuous improvement of productivity and efficiencies through effective employee relations, employee involvement, manpower planning, lean manufacturing principles, materials planning, and synchronized manufacturing.
  • Optimize customer service levels through schedule attainment and on-time shipping metrics.
  • Manage direct labor by providing input in staffing, overtime use, and sales/operations plans.
  • Optimize machine and equipment as well as provide guidance and support for the corporate maintenance initiatives.
  • Participate and lead project teams focused on improving manufacturing operations.
  • Develop a flexible and cross-trained work force.
  • Provide input to manufacturing engineering functions to improve productivity including plant layout, process flow, routings/labor standards, work methods, capital equipment, and quality levels.
  • Develop long-term strategic plans for achieving operational excellence in support of business unit, company sales growth targets, and profitability levels.
  • Provide overall direction to manufacturing engineering function to improve productivity including plant layout, process flow, routings/labor standards, work methods, capital equipment, and quality levels.
  • Monitor production and sales activity to pinpoint variances to budget and make recommendations regarding corrective actions and revised plans.
  • Review and manage salary expenditures in the form of hourly overtime or salaried merit increases.
  • Represent manufacturing with outside visitors such as company tours, applicants in the interview process or vendors/suppliers as needed.
  • Work with business unit managers to develop and implement strategic business plans.
  • Understand, communicate, and improve business unit financials.
  • Develop, communicate, and deliver key performance indicators for shop and office employees.
  • Work with union leadership to resolve conflicts and improve operations. Responsible to strive to maximize material utilization.

Job Qualifications

Work requires a professional level of knowledge in a specialized field, which is equivalent to that which would be acquired by completing a minimum of a regular four-year college program.  A master’s degree in a related field is preferred.

Minimum 5 -10 years of experience required.

  • Ability to interact effectively at all levels of the company
  • Experience with continuous improvement projects is a plus and lean manufacturing concept is required.
  • Must have the ability to work to in a flexible work environment and adapt to change quickly.
  • SAP experience preferred but not required

Special Notation

The preceding statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people in this position.  They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills.

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