Plant Manager in Marengo, IL at Thomson Industries, Inc

Date Posted: 10/30/2019

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Job Description

Picture yourself at Thomson.

For more than 70 years, Thomson has been a leader in the mechanical motion technology industry, designing, manufacturing, and marketing products highlighted by globally trusted brand names and innovative technologies. In short, we help our customers build better machines to improve lives. 

At the core of our success has always been smart, creative and determined people, coming together from diverse backgrounds with tremendous experience and unique abilities. Today, this rings true more than ever for our 1,300+ employees at facilities across North America, Europe and Asia. Our corporate strategy requires that we recruit and develop only the finest people to guide and sustain our business’ long-term growth. In return, Thomson offers a challenging, yet fun, work environment and rewarding career opportunities for ambitious and talented individuals.

We invite you to explore the opportunity of advancing your career with Thomson. For more information about us, visit www.thomsonlinear.com.

This position is located in Marengo, IL.  The product lines for this facility include industrial actuators, ball screws/nuts, and systems.  The focus of this role is driving change consistent with policy deployment and the strategic plan and daily management. 

The Plant Manager will be responsible for managing and driving results for all areas of operations including Manufacturing, Quality, Materials, and Procurement.  This specifically includes lean manufacturing processes, improving service to our customers, building strong employee engagement, and leading this operation in a very fast-moving industry.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Along with those identified below, other duties may be assigned. 

  • Responsible for all areas of manufacturing and operations support.
  • Improve operating profits for the company. Develop and drive the Safety, Quality, Delivery, Inventory, and Productivity metrics.  Ensure daily SQDIP review.
  • Develop and lead a world class Operations team.
  • Direct the maintenance of a safe and healthy working environment by eliminating hazards, training employees, and promoting safety awareness. Continually upgrade, direct, comply with, and enforce Company safety programs and policies.
  • Lead the plant’s complete supply-chain management to include planning, sourcing, production, shipping/logistics, quality, and quantity objectives, with other plants as well as vendors and customers.
  • Promote the Altra Business System tools while improving ABS training and facilitation skills by pursuing certification in ABS tools.
  • Drive “best practices” in all areas of responsibility.
  • Develop a strategy for, and drive, process improvements. Lead and monitor plant performance through direct involvement, team development, coaching, establishment of goals and good countermeasure practices.  Assure coordination of plant functions, responsibilities, budgetary performance, manpower utilization, skills, equipment, and facilities.
  • Motivate all plant employees, encouraging optimum productivity, develop, train, assist, and advise supervisors, and administer company policies and procedures knowledgeably. Drive positive employee engagement and encourage / model open communication.
  • Plan and determine manpower requirements based on an understanding of goals and objectives.
  • Interact with the following on a regular basis (internal and external): Sales and Product Development Leaders, Finance staff, Human Resources, and Customers (OEM purchasing, product development, operations).
  • Maintain building, grounds, equipment, and facilities to provide and sustain a quality-working environment supportive of maximum efficiency, productivity, and return on investment.

 

 

The company in which you have expressed employment interest is a subsidiary or affiliate of Altra Industrial Motion Corp. The subsidiary or affiliate is referred to as an ""Altra Company."" Altra Industrial Motion Corp. and all Altra Companies are equal opportunity employers that evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or other characteristics protected by law. The ""EEO is the Law"" poster is available at: http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf. Individuals who need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the employment process will have the opportunity to request accommodation during the application process.

Job Requirements

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • The successful candidate will have an undergraduate degree, preferably in Engineering (preferred) or a Business Discipline. A master’s degree is preferred, not required.
  • Ten or more years durable goods manufacturing experience, including machining and assembly, with at least seven years prior management experience.
  • Significant prior experience with utilizing lean methodology and tools to improve operations.
  • Self-starter, with experience in a team-based organizational structure and culture preferred.
  • Success in managing through influence, persuasion, coaching, and counseling.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in time and project management.
  • Experience in a cultural change and/or acquisition integration is desirable.

PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS:

  • Leadership and Accountability
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Urgency and Achievement Orientation
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Resilient
  • Analytical and Intuitive Problem Solving
  • Relationship Building
  • Continuous Improvement Mindset
  • Negotiation and Influence
  • Strategy and Vision 

EEO Statement: The company in which you have expressed employment interest is a subsidiary or affiliate of Altra Industrial Motion Corp. The subsidiary or affiliate is referred to as an ""Altra Company."" Altra Industrial Motion Corp. and all Altra Companies are equal opportunity employers that evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or other characteristics protected by law. The ""EEO is the Law"" poster is available at: http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf. If you have a disability and need assistance accessing or using this website to apply for a position, you can request assistance by sending an email to assistance@altramotion.com.