Plant Manager - Molding / Machining
HOERBIGER Corporation of America, Inc. - Houston, TX

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Job Description:
Do you have the passion to direct the manufacturing of
highly engineered products?
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Do you welcome ideas to improve operations? Do you enjoy
leading teams? Do you like working with data to
determine group and individual performance and
opportunities? Do you enjoy working with multicultural
groups to develop a cohesive synergy? Do you take pride
in what your team produces? If this describes you, then
Welcome to HOERBIGER as a
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Plant Manager – Compression Molding and Machining
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The Plant Manager is responsible for planning,
reporting, managing and directing all manufacturing
processing and activities for the high-speed, precision
machining of steel and polymer components in a job shop
environment. This includes responsibility of all
Compression Molding processing and activities and
support functions as may be assigned. Achieve planned
production results within established manufacturing
guidelines and budget. Will teach and maintain current
ISO 9001-2008 quality standards in all areas. Achieve
on-time-delivery commitments to our customers. Must be a
driver of continuous improvement in production machining
and plant operations.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
  • In conjunction with the Management Team, support and
participate in the development and formulation of
short-term and mid-range planning of goals and
operational objectives to achieve specific Key
Performance Indicators (KPI’s) and other economic
performance measurements, as well as develop
policies, programs, and other operating procedures
and objectives.
  • Monitor, support and improve upon production
operations through perusal of reports, staff
meetings, observation and personal interaction to
maximize coordination and integration of work flow,
timely production, budgetary performance, schedules,
and maximum utilization of personnel, skills,
machines, equipment and facilities.
  • Research, gather information and prepare reports as
required.
  • Participate in and provide input on major projects
and expenditures, e.g., acquisition and installation
of capital equipment, major repairs and overhauls,
plant layout changes, etc., to attain greatest
efficiencies and maximum return on investments.
  • Work closely with Senior Management, Supervisors and
Shop Floor Personnel to maintain open communications
on all activities, actions, programs, decisions and
policy.
  • Administer Company work rules, programs and policies
in a fair and impartial manner.
  • Supervise and coordinate the various programs
essential to manufacturing procedures, e.g.
training, safety, quality, housekeeping, work
simplification, cost reduction, wage and salary
recommendation, plant protection and security, etc.
  • Directly and through subordinates staff and maintain
a trained, efficient and safe workforce to meet
production and delivery requirements.
  • With the support of the Human Resources Department,
will be responsible for the skill assessments and
selection of staff to fill department vacancies.
  • Plan and determine manpower requirements based on
forecasts and administer such programs in
conjunction with Managerial and Staff Service
personnel.
  • Through contacts with educational institutions,
societies, equipment manufacturer’s et al., keep
abreast of new developments in manufacturing
practices, equipment, processes, etc.

Supervisory Responsibilities:
Directly supervises assigned Production Manager(s) and
Supervisor(s). Carry out supervisory responsibilities in
accordance with the organization’s policies and
applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing,
hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and
directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and
disciplining employees; addressing complaints and
resolving problems.
QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job
successfully, an individual must be able to perform each
essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed
below are representative of the knowledge, skill and /or
ability required.

Education Requirements:
Requires a Bachelors Degree in Industrial Management or
Engineering and a minimum of five years in supervisory
and managerial positions plus three to five years as
Manufacturing or Plant Manager in a Machining and/or
Polymer Molding environment if employed by other than a
Hoerbiger affiliated business unit.

Experience Requirements:
The Production Manager must have prior working
knowledge/experience in the following operations skill

sets:
  • Visual metrics, operation continuous monitoring
processes
  • Lean initiatives, improvement processes
  • Working knowledge of ISO 9001-2008
  • Safety management
  • Basic shop floor cost management (direct, indirect,
gross margin)
  • Capital Expenditures
  • Shop floor maintenance
Language Skills Ability to effectively present
information in one-on-one and small group situations to
customers, clients, and other employees of the
organization. Bi-lingual (English - Spanish or
Vietnamese) helpful.
Computer Skills To perform this job successfully, an
individual should have knowledge of Spreadsheet software
and MS Office Package Word Processing software. Basic
experience and skills in working with ERP systems like
SAP is a plus.
Physical Demands The physical demands described here are
representative of those that must be met by an employee
to successfully perform the essential functions of this
job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable
individuals with disabilities to perform the essential
functions. While performing the duties of this job, the
employee is frequently required to stand; walk; use
hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands
and arms. The employee is occasionally required to sit;
stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and talk or hear.
Work Environment The work environment characteristics
described here are representative of those an employee
encounters while performing the essential functions of
this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to
enable individuals with disabilities to perform the
essential functions. The noise level in the work
environment is usually moderate.
Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply now. We are
looking forward to receiving your application.
EOE