Plant Manager

Date Posted: May 26, 2022
Shelby, NC
Category: Facility Management
Job Type: Full-Time


Company Description

At Steffes, we are committed to building an environment where our team is inspired and empowered to create innovative product and service solutions that revolutionize the industry.  Spread across 5 states, our family owned and professionally managed company delivers products, service and production support that serve as the foundation for long-term customer relationships. Steffes is a diversified business, with deep engineering and operational capabilities.  Our passion to unlock customer value has earned us business relationships that are testaments to our customer delivered focus with over 30 years of positive experience across all our business divisions. In addition, guided by our core values our team unleashes the talents in our diverse workforce which has earned us a Top 50 Best Places To Work for the 7th straight year. These relationships have fueled our expansion both within and outside of North Dakota – and now it is time to expand our team to Shelby, North Carolina! Shelby is our newest Facility, apply to join our team and help us build Shelby from the ground up to be a Best Place to Work in the region. Steffes offers a great Culture, Benefits and a potential for a 4 day work week.

Job Description

Position: Plant Manager

Reports To: Director, Manufacturing Excellence


Position Summary

The plant manager oversees all activities relating to the operation of the plant, including safety, quality, production, planning, engineering, maintenance, shipping/receiving and employee engagement (scope of 100+ exempt and non-exempt employees) within a matrix organization. This position is responsible for operating the plant in a profitable and effective manner. The individual in this role is responsible for capacity planning for machinery and labor throughout the plant and the implementation and maintenance of an integrated production control system.

Steffes Core Values

Trust: We promote growth and long-term success by making wise decisions with trust as an essential component.                                                             

Respect: We unleash creative talents of our diverse workforce by treating each other the way we would like to be treated.

Teamwork: We believe people achieve much more by working together.                                              

Integrity: We follow through and keep our word while being open, honest, ethical, and fair.

Safety: We view our co-workers as family members of our business and strive to ensure safety for all.

Humility: We recognize and appreciate strengths and contributions beyond one’s self. We are modest, genuine, and authentic.

Key Responsibilities

  1. Directs and supervises the application of company policies to plant manufacturing operations.
  2. Responsible for establishing and executing production schedules and personnel needs based on sales requirements and plant capacity.
  3. Responsible for implementation and adherence to production standards and safety programs. Participates in process research and development programs.
  4. Controls quality, cost of production, warehousing, receiving, and shipping of raw materials through appropriate subordinates.
  5. Leads Continuous Improvement in production.
  6. Accountable for creating an inclusive and positive organizational culture while developing a strong bench of leader talent and the pipeline below that is prepared to take on larger assignments.
  7. Oversees the regular and daily maintenance of building, equipment, plant security, and protection. Leads Total Productive Maintenance (TPM).
  8. Reviews and approves recommendations of team members in matters of personnel, pay rate changes, continuing education, etc.
  9. Represents the company in the community and promotes the company’s goodwill and interest in the community, as applicable.
  10. Responsible for maintenance of inventory accuracy through cycle count completion and scrap tracking.
  11. Assures production process discipline through use of day-by-the-hour boards, level build schedules, and conformance to standard work procedures.
  12. Communicates with management on an ongoing basis and deploys organizational goals and objectives to the team.
  13. Responsible for forecasting plant expenditures for fixed capital, pay rate increases, etc. for operating budget requirements.
  14. Communicates with employees regarding performance on a regular basis.
  15. Assures all employee evaluations are completed on time.
  16. Assures safety training for employees is completed prior to operation of any equipment.
  17. Participates and leads activities such as capacity planning (plant and yard), product flow, new product introduction, plant layout projects, and managing inventory levels.
  18. Maintain a positive work atmosphere by acting and communicating in collaborative manner with customers, suppliers, co-workers, and management.
  19. Support and help develop their team with professional development short and long term goals.
  20. Helps company meet its Strategic, Quality, and Safety objectives.
  21. Other duties may be assigned.

Core Expectations

Customer Service – Demonstrate excellent customer service and display a positive attitude and behavior consistent with the Steffes Code of Conduct and Core Values.

Quality – Actively support and participate in Quality Improvement.

  • Take immediate action in unsafe situations.
  • Adhere to all safety standards; thus, promoting safe practices to ensure a safe environment.

Conduct – Demonstrate and support the Steffes Code of Conduct.

Policies and Procedures – Demonstrate and support Steffes Policies and Procedures by:

  • Using tact, sound judgement, and maintaining a professional attitude in communication and relationships with others.
  • Striving to deliver the best quality in daily work.
  • Promoting a positive image of Steffes and its products.
  • Being timely and punctual in attendance and following all policies and procedures.

Job Requirements/Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Engineering, Operations or related discipline
  • Welding, Metal Fabrication, Paint and Assembly process knowledge and experience is desired
  • Minimum of 10-15 years total manufacturing experience with teams of 100+
  • Minimum of 5-8 years of experience in general management, plant, or business unit management in a manufacturing company with at least 3 years directly leading operations.
  • Proven P&L performance in delivering profitability, investment return, and customer satisfaction in leading a business unit/company
  • Successful supervision experience with manufacturing products to ISO 9001/API Q1 requirements
  • Proven, hands-on experience with Lean, Six Sigma manufacturing practices
  • Proven computer skills: Microsoft word/Excel/PowerPoint/Outlook

– OR –

  • An acceptable combination of education and experience.

 Physical Demands of Position

  • This position requires walking, sitting or standing to a significant degree.
  • Must have the ability to lift 50 pounds from floor to waist, carry 50 pounds, and push and/or pull up to 20 pounds.
  • Must have the ability to climb ladders and/or stairs.
  • Stooping, crouching, kneeling and bending.
  • Handling, feeling, and gripping would be required for some activities.
  • Visual acuity is required to inspect work completed.
  • This role may be subject to internal and external environmental conditions.



The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities. Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

I acknowledge that I understand the information contained in this document and can perform the essential functions of this job without accommodations. I also acknowledge that employment with Steffes Solutions LLC is at-will and not for a specific period of time and can be terminated at any time, with or without cause or notice, by Steffes Solutions LLC.

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