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Plant Manager, Industrial Equipment in Brea at Nelson

Date Posted: 4/13/2018

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Job Number: 2118659

Plant Manager
Brea, CA

SUMMARY : We are seeking a strong plant manager with experience in welding, CNC milling and lathe centers, and large equipment assembly. We are looking for a "determined, will not accept failure" type of manager who has significant experience as a change agent and who has been involved in problem solving and continuous improvement in the past. We are looking for someone who can play an integral role in improving teams, teamwork, and morale; and who can see through the excuses and take decisive action towards rectifying plant problems.

RESPONSIBILITY : You will have responsibility for all operations employees, supervisors, maintenance, and so forth. You will be a key part of prioritizing goals and will establish clear accountability. You will ensure that the plant performance (efficiency and on time delivery) significantly improves.

FAIR. FIRM. CONSISTENT . We are looking for a "People Person", but one who is a serious, fair, firm, and consistent manager who understands manufacturing, structured accountability, what's needed in a turnaround, and how to motivate employees. We are looking for a good combination of trustworthiness, push, and pull in a Team-based environment.

Plant Operations Manager - Responsibilities
* The Plant Operations Manager will assume operational responsibility for all plant operations and personnel for all departments. This includes manufacturing (efficiency), quality (ppm defects), shipping (on-time deliveries), safety (0 lost time injuries), etc.
* The Plant Operations Manager will establish budgets and strategic plans to accomplish corporate objectives for growth and profitability.
* The Plant Operations Manager will establish metrics for key areas of measurement and hold teams accountable to achieve or exceed these goals.
* Drive improvement as a way of life in the operations, including constantly improving metrics in key areas
* Manage the P&L, driving all operations to meet or exceed budgets and strategic plans.

Plant Manager Qualifications
* A Bachelor's degree in technical or business discipline, industrial/manufacturing engineering degree a strong plus.
* 10 years of experience as Production Manager, or Plant Manager or in large equipment, industrial manufacturing operation.
* You MUST be a hard charging, get-things-done now sort of manager. Must be able to establish accountability immediately, and modify difficult employee behavior
* Strong, metric-driven personality and methodology, and must drive the business for continual improvement of key metrics.
* Significant experience with formal continuous improvement methodologies


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