92159 Plant Manager Pultrusion Lower Midwest


The Plant Manager is responsible for developing a world-class manufacturing operation, planning, directing and coordinating all day-to-day plant activities including production, materials, manufacturing engineering, while meeting requirements related to cost, safety, environment, security, quality, shipping and other customer and company expectations. The Plant Manager reports to the EVP Production/Technology.

Responsibilities include:

  • Provide technical leadership in driving exceptional operational improvements in quality, scheduling, safety, productivity, efficiency, cost improvement, and employee relations.
  • Exemplify leadership and management skills, ensure that employees have the resources to do their respective jobs, provide clear direction, communication, feedback, positive and constructive discipline as required, maintain and improve employee morale and performance.
  • Train, supervise and mentor plant staff to enhance their performance and overall potential.
  • Champion safe and environmentally sound performance in all areas of production and adhere to all corporate and regulatory requirements.
  • Champion the Quality System implementation/maintenance.
  • In conjunction with top management, establish and manage activities to meet short and long term plant goals, and report plant metrics and progress.
  • Drive all six sigma and lean initiatives within the production department and continually strive to reduce waste and improve departmental standard operating procedures.
  • Drive the Profit/Loss of the plant by implementing measures as needed.
  • Work with sales in order to plan production.
  • Responsible for maintaining inventories.


  • BS degree in Engineering, Chemical, Mechanical or Materials
  • Minimum 10 years of experience in manufacturing with increasing levels of responsibility
  • Knowledgeable of Carbon Fiber/Composite products and manufacturing processes
  • Proven track record in composites manufacturing or related field
  • Training in Lean and Six Sigma concepts preferred
  • Leadership/management skills as well as technical competence and project management skills
  • Proven track record in building a high-performing manufacturing team
  • Must be energetic, hands on and self-disciplined in fostering a team oriented approach
  • Ability to drive own agenda and make decisions effectively
  • Ability to interpret financial reports
  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret common scientific and technical journals
  • Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community
  • Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups, and/or board of directors


Company, is a world leader in the research, development, manufacture and distribution of industrial grade reinforcing  fibers. Our mission is to lead the commercialization of these fiber s through the development of a price-competitive, high-performance reinforcement for composite materials. Fiber’s reinforced composites are remarkable in their performance characteristics and properties that include high strength, low weight, high stiffness, corrosion resistance, heat resistance, and electrical conductivity. Our target markets include wind energy, automotive, offshore drilling, marine, infrastructure, and many other diverse industrial markets. We currently employ over 1,400 employees at manufacturing facilities located in the United States and other countries, and our sales and distribution network is worldwide.


Compensation & Benefits:

Company offers a competitive pay and benefits package.

Benefits include:

Medical plan     , Dental plan, Vision insurance, Prescription drug benefits (for under $200 per month per family.)

Flexible spending accounts, Vacation,     Sick time, Holiday pay, Tuition assistance program, Short term and long                  term disability coverage, Employee assistance program, Optional life insurance and a 401(k) program.


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