Plant Manager

The Plant Manager is responsible for managing the Akron, OH manufacturing facility to achieve operations goals and objectives regarding plant safety, profitability, capital investment, cost reduction programs, strategic operations planning, and maintaining a positive employee relations climate. The Akron facility services both Life Sciences and Process Systems business units.

Essential Functions:

  • Actively leads overall site safety and environmental initiatives to achieve and maintain world class performance.
  • Manages, directs and coordinates all operations related to production and shipment of products produced at the Akron facility:

    • Materials management
    • Manufacturing systems
    • Facilities engineering & maintenance
    • Quality assurance
    • Six Sigma/WCM
    • Shipping and receiving
    • Process engineering
    • Union Relations
  • Develops and manages operational plans and budgets, and strategic initiatives designed to drive successful performance consistent with the business plan.Leads all aspects of continuous improvement for the multi-product operation.

  • Collaboratively deals with operational challenges in deciding proper solutions to yield the best outcome for plant operations.


  • Five plus years of progressive operations experience in a manufacturing environment. Knowhow and skills to manage a unionized workforce.
  • Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in materials, manufacturing, chemical or mechanical engineering. A Master’s Degree in Business or related Technical field preferred.
  • Management and supervisory skills developed in a manufacturing environment.
  • Excellent communication and proven team building skills. The incumbent must possess strong leadership skills and be a hand-on leader to continually build effective relationships, drive accountability, challenge assumptions and provide support and resources for improvements in all aspects of the manufacturing process.
  • A proven ability to foster and establish effective working relationships with management team, employees, and key corporate contacts will be critical to facilitating changes necessary to support overall process improvements.
  • High comprehension of P&L, cost accounting, cash flow, capital management, budgeting, and other financial concepts routinely used in planning and measuring plant performance.
  • Knowledge of materials and inventory control practices, production scheduling, and engineering in a manufacturing environment.

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