Plant Manager - Industrial Tooling


Milwaukee, WI

Industry: Manufacturing


5 - 7 years

Posted 197 days ago

  by    Gary Daugenti

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Growing industrial tooling manufacturer is looking for a plant manager to add to their leadership team.

Position Summary:

The Plant Manager provides both tactical and strategic leadership for the plant manufacturing across multiple shifts. This individual will reinforce the use of Lean tools, including 6S, as the method to deliver transparent measurable improvements and build a World Class culture and expertise within the plant.

Responsibilities include:

  • Develop track and champion operations Key Performance Indicator?s (KPI?s).
  • Instill and drive Employee Engagement and company's Mission, Vision and Values through operations
  • Responsible for planning/scheduling, directing, and coordinating the manufacturing operations for a Production, Fabrication and Shipping department across all shifts.
  • Plan, organize, and prioritize daily, weekly, and monthly objectives based on business need, product introduction, equipment efficiency and materials.
  • Ensures labor cost, equipment efficiency and material are optimized.
  • Champion, lead and execute cost reduction/continuous improvement initiatives.
  • Responsible for ensuring completion of Job Hazard Analysis, Near Miss Hazard and Behavioral Observations reports accurately and timely.
  • Champion Safety and ensure achievement of the plant?s safety objectives.
  • Complete all areas of Functional Area Tactical Plan.
  • Manage, direct and supervise up to100 employees.
  • Ensure customer demands (including material specs, delivery dates) are achieved on time, at the highest level of quality.
  • Work closely with Sales and Customer Service to proactively address any specification or on-time and full delivery issues


  • BS in Engineering or Business discipline.MBA is preferred
  • Six Sigma green or black beltpreferred
  • 5-7 years experience in a manufacturing environment, prefer tooling experience
  • Must have verifiable Lean manufacturing experience
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and develop individuals and teams.
  • Demonstrated ability to enforce root case analysis of quality issues and requirements within the scope of TS and ISO Management Systems
  • Experience with operating and capital budget development and management
  • Ability to provide oral and written communication to all levels of employees within the Company
  • Strategic mindset; ability to work in a rapidly changing and growing environment

$115K - $138K