Plant Manager
Hendrickson

Berea, Kentucky


Position Purpose:

Oversee all functional areas of the operation, including materials, production, quality, manufacturing engineering and human resources, reporting to the General Manager of the Berea, KY manufacturing location.

Essential Functions:

  • Manages, coordinates, provides leadership to and directs the work of assigned staff.
    • Providing direct reports with the skills to lead, coach, and mentor their direct reports.
  • Reviews day-to-day departmental operations to ensure compliance with goals, authorizes overtime, and controls costs. Reviews proposed changes to work methods.
  • Manages the development and maintaining manufacturing processes and technologies to support zero defects, ensure on-time delivery, and be cost competitive.
  • Maintain corporate standards with regard to appearance of plant and property.
  • Provides information to facilitate the coordination of overall organization distribution and customer service functions. Collects information on present and future distribution needs.
  • Ensures planning systems are coordinated to exceed customer expectations.
  • Ensures on-time delivery and quality objectives are met and takes timely corrective action when below objectives.
  • Analyzes slow-moving surplus inventories and recommends appropriate action.
  • Coordinates distribution efforts to effectively achieve the introduction of new products and minimize obsolesce.
  • Protects our employees, assets, environment, and community.
  • Assure accountability and discipline within the plant.
  • Responsible for leading the plant safety efforts.
    • Actively manages all aspects of the safety and health process utilizing established OSHA VPP systems developed and deployed within operations.
    • Encourages and reinforces active involvement of shop floor personnel throughout the safety system processes.
  • Manage continuous improvement processes to achieve consistent improvements in key operating metrics and ensures continuous improvement processes & culture are established and reinforced.
  • Maintain and reinforces a positive working relationship with all levels of the organization
    • Utilize and reinforce team approach to develop plant synergies.
    • Reinforce and model appropriate behaviors to demonstrate corporate values.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned by management.

Education and Training
  • Bachelor's Degree required.
Minimum Qualifications
  • A minimum of 7 to 10 years in a business to business environment with a technical/ engineered product and experience in the heavy commercial truck, construction, or other heavy-duty equipment industries.
  • Experience in material flow and lean manufacturing concepts required.
  • A track record of profitable market share growth and business development with an industrial product.
  • An understanding of packaging, material systems, JIT and line-set sequencing required.
  • Extensive experience with large captive customers where both "push and pull" marketing is utilized required
  • Excellent planning and organization skills with an ability to handle a multitude of projects independently required.
  • An understanding of the financial aspects of product and facility profitability required.
  • Excellent people and communications skills.
  • Experienced in all aspects of lean manufacturing principles and practices.

Physical Demands
  • Constant sitting
  • Occasional walking and standing
  • Minimal bending, squatting, kneeling, climbing and reaching
  • Lifting 1-5 lbs.
  • Carry up to 5 lbs. approximately 25 feet
  • Push/Pull 1-10 lbs. of force 5 feet
  • Travel up to 20% of the time

Environmental Conditions
  • Work Environment: Office/Administrative
  • Lighting: Adequate.
  • Ventilation: Adequate.
  • Temperature: Temperature Controlled with AC/Heat.
Behavioral Traits
  • Innovative - Feeling comfortable in fast-changing environments; being willing to take risks and to consider new and untested approaches
  • Persuasive - Building commitment by convincing others and winning them over to your point of view
  • Excitement - Operating with a good deal of energy, intensity and emotional expression; having a capacity for keeping others enthusiastic and involved
  • Tactical - Emphasizing the production of immediate results by focusing on short-range, hands-on, practical strategies
  • Feedback - Letting others know in a straightforward manner what you think of them, how well they have performed and if they have met your needs and expectations
  • Production - Adopting a strong orientation toward achievement, holding high expectations for yourself and others, pushing yourself and others to achieve at high levels
  • Cooperation - Accommodating the needs and interests of others by being willing to defer performance on your own objectives in order to assist colleagues with theirs
  • Consensual - Valuing the ideas and opinions of others and collecting their input as part of your decision-making process.
  • Empathy - Demonstrating an active concern for people and their needs by forming close and supportive relationships with others
  • Attention to Detail - Diligently attends to details and pursues quality in accomplishing tasks
  • Development & Continual Learning - Displays an ongoing commitment to learning and self-improvement.
  • Facilitating Groups - Enables cooperative and productive group interactions.
  • Influencing Others - Gets others excited about and committed to furthering the organization's objectives.
  • Interviewing Others - Asks questions in ways that enhance the clarity, quality, and reliability of information.
  • Listening - Understands and learns from what others say.
  • Managing Projects or Programs - Structures and directs others' work on projects or programs.
  • Mediating Disputes - Helps others resolve complex or sensitive disagreements and conflicts.
  • Negotiating Agreements - Reaches deals or compromises.
  • Reading Comprehension - Grasps the meaning of information written in English, and applies it to work situations.
  • Relationship Building - Builds constructive working relationships characterized by a high level of acceptance, cooperation, and mutual respect.
  • Researching Information - Identifies, collects, and organizes data for analysis and decision-making.
  • Safety Focus - Adheres to all workplace and trade safety laws, regulations, standards, and practices.
  • Self-Management - Manages own time, priorities, and resources to achieve goals
  • Speaking - Conveys ideas and facts orally using language the audience will best understand.
  • Stress Tolerance - Maintains composure in highly stressful or adverse situations.
  • Tact - Diplomatically handles challenging or tense interpersonal situations.
  • Teamwork - Promotes cooperation and commitment within a team to achieve goals and deliverables.
  • Training and presenting information- Formally delivers information to groups.
  • Valuing Diversity - Helps create a work environment that embraces and appreciates diversity.
  • Writing - Conveys ideas and facts in writing using language the reader will best understand.

Hendrickson is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual

orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Additional Information
  • Requisition ID: 2200014J



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