Position: Plant Manager
Reports to: V.P. of Operations
Bluffton Motor Works, LLC (BLMW) has a rich history in the design and manufacture of fractional horsepower electric motors since 1944. Formerly known as the Engineered Motor Products Division of Franklin Electric Company, Inc., BLMW is a privately held company with corporate offices located in the heart of the Midwest in Bluffton, Indiana. U.S.A.
Bluffton Motor Works has earned our industry leading reputation by solving the toughest motor application issues with premier quality products – delivered on time. We do nothing but concentrate on our Customers’ needs and exceeding their expectations. We focus on the design and development of custom-engineered, technically advanced motors – the very best application specific motors available in the industry today.
Bluffton Motor Works has an immediate career opportunity for a progressive, forward thinking, analytical, disciplined, and organized Plant Manager in Bluffton, IN. This position is suited to the Manager who thrives in a fast paced environment and who thrives on challenges using their expertise and industry best practices to meet and exceed plant production goals.
The Plant Manager leads the departments of Production and Manufacturing Engineering, drives for year over year performance improvements and supports BLMW Mission and Values.
Key Responsibilities and Tasks
-Direct and manage plant operations for production
-Coordinate plant activities through the planning with departmental managers and/or supervisors to ensure the total manufacturing objectives are accomplished in a timely and cost effective manner
-Implement cost effective systems of control over capital, operating expenditures and manpower
-Work with Human Resources to ensure that all manpower needs are met
-Establish and monitor overall plant performance for production
-Provide leadership and training to accomplish the company goals and objectives
-Incorporate shop floor organization and plant cleanliness among plant personnel
-Provides direction, development and leadership to production supervisors
-Ensure that all safety procedures are followed on the plant floor
-Act as a change agent and support teams in all continuous improvement activities
Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree in related field and/or 10 years plant/general management experience in a manufacturing environment
-Exposure with managing a union environment
-Working knowledge of budgets and financial statements
-Background with manufacturing methods, process improvement programs and procedures required, such as Six Sigma: Statistics and data analysis; Lean Manufacturing; and ISO-90001 and Quality Systems.
-Works well under pressure
-Basic Accounting principles
-Basic safety procedures
-Effective communications and public relations with front line employees to the top leadership
-Ability to learn quickly and thoroughly
-Be adaptable to change
Significant amount of work will be conducted in the manufacturing areas, may be exposed to dust, noise and heat. Job requires moving, walking, bending, or standing for extended periods of time. Office time will be required for the completion of weekly reports.
-Short and Long Term Disability
-Free On-site Health Clinic for Employee and Spouse
Note: The responsibilities and tasks outlined in this document are not exhaustive and may change as determined by the needs of the company.