Career Search Associates

Plant Manager

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Des Moines, IA
$105,000 - $120,000
Job Type
Direct Hire
Bachelor of Science, Associate of Science
Nov 26, 2018
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What You’ll Do:  
As the Plant Manager, you will manage the operations – including production, warehouse, maintenance, and facility – to ensure business goals are attained within budget and resources guidelines.  

 Your Accountabilities in the Role: 

• You will lead production and scheduling following customer order due dates, along with some ordering of smaller components, to ensure shipping dates are achieved. • You will manage and control costs to ensure budget goals are attained in the areas of scrap, material usage, overtime, tools, and supplies. • You will create Lean-thinking and 5S initiatives within the facility to continually enhance quality output. • You will manage the safety and maintenance of the facility and equipment – initiating Capital Expense requests where applicable. • You will lead, mentor, and develop team members to continually grow competencies within the facility while creating a challenging work environment that retains top talent. • You will collaborate with customers, Customer Service, and vendors to ensure smooth processes for all involved. 

Position Requirements: 
• Education/Certifications: Bachelor’s degree in Manufacturing, Engineering, or other related field; or equivalent of coursework and experience; Six Sigma or Lean certifications highly preferred, but not required • Experience: 7+ years of progressive Manufacturing and Supervisory experience in a steel/metal fabrication and manufacturing environment – Including full P&L responsibility & experience with annual budgeting process • Functional Skills: Strong budgeting, planning, and production scheduling experience; Lean-thinking and process improvement skills; thorough understanding of the complete supply chain process; Safety/OSHA experience; Strong attention to detail as well as solid decision-making skills   • Technology Skills: Above average experience with ERP systems and Microsoft Office programs • Leadership/Behaviors: Servant leadership skills; Ability to mentor, engage, and grow a team; Demonstrates a sense of high-urgency; Experience as a “Change Agent” and ability to lead with a vision to align and motivate small teams • Culture Match: The right person will be able to work within a collaborative team environment; Will be good at listening and responding effectively; and will have the natural ability to take a vision and turn it into a concept