Plant Manager
AP Alternatives - Ridgeville Corners, OH

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Directs, coordinates, and exercises functional authority of assembling and tearing down the mobile assembly line. Leads and oversees the manufacturing and installation of products based on the specifications of the customer. Ensures timely completion of product assembly and shipment to job site. Required to direct and implement the assembly of a manufacturing line. May be required to oversee installation of the product on site in order to ensure proper operation of the product after production.


80% - 90% travel is required, with the ability to spend 4-6 months at a time in remote locations across the U.S and internationally. The Project Manager is required to travel long distances with the assembly line to the customer’s site on a regular basis. The ideal candidate for this position is someone who enjoys new challenges in changing environments.


  • Directs plans and formulates engineering programs and organizes program requirements.
  • Perform routine preventive maintenance to ensure that machines continue to run smoothly, building systems operate efficiently.
  • Manage 15-20 employees in a task oriented manner and effectively meet and deadlines.
  • Evaluate employee performance, effectively give feedback and direction, and administer disciplinary action as needed.
  • Inspect, operate, or test machinery or equipment to diagnose machine malfunctions.
  • Diagnose mechanical problems and determine how to correct them, checking blueprints, repair manuals, or parts catalogs, as necessary.
  • Assemble, install, or repair wiring, electrical or electronic components, machinery, or equipment.
  • Inspect drives, motors, and belts, check fluid levels, replace filters, or perform other maintenance actions, following checklists.
  • Adjust functional parts of devices or control instruments, using hand tools, levels, plumb bobs, or straightedges.
  • Coordinates activities concerned with technical developments, scheduling, and resolving engineering design and test problems.
  • Leads the integration of technical activities and products.
  • Prepares interim and completion program reports.
  • Interfaces with customers to assure all phases of a new program are being addressed and issues resolved. Maintains communications with customer as program progresses and completes any required customer documentation.
  • Interfaces across interplant personnel, to assure all aspects of a new program are understood and related tasks are being completed on time.
  • Oversees and coordinates with manufacturing personnel during production start up to assure all aspects of program are in compliance with internal and customer requirements.
  • Assists in developing and maintaining budgetary sheets, including job number assignments, budget tracking, and P.O. invoice releases.


  • Self- Motivation: Willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges while being a leader to a team
  • Complex Problem Solving: Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
  • Quality Control Analysis: Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
  • Manual Dexterity: The ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.
  • Arm-Hand Steadiness: The ability to keep your hand and arm steady while moving your arm or while holding your arm and hand in one position.
  • Near Vision: The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
  • Multi-limb Coordination: The ability to coordinate two or more limbs (for example, two arms, two legs, or one leg and one arm) while sitting, standing, or lying down. It does not involve performing the activities while the whole body is in motion.
  • Finger Dexterity: The ability to make precisely coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble very small objects.
  • Visualization: The ability to imagine how something will look after it is moved around or when its parts are moved or rearranged.
  • Deductive Reasoning: The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
  • Inductive Reasoning: The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
  • Communication: Ability to converse with technical support via in person, over phone or internet support.
  • Attention to Detail: being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks;
  • Cooperation: being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude
  • Independence: Developing one's own ways of doing things, guiding oneself with little or no supervision, and depending on oneself to get things done.
  • Adaptability/Flexibility: being open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace.
  • Outdoors, Exposed to Weather: Must be able to tolerate all elements of weather related issues – heat, wind, cold, rain, sun


  • 2-4 years experience with hydraulic and pneumatic machinery assembly, operations, and repair.
  • 3-5 years experience with automated machine operations.

High School diploma or GED Required, Associates degree preferred.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are a representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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AP Alternatives is a manufacturer of Modular Solar Racking Systems. Our innovative modular racking design allows installers to streamline...