Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Plant Manager - Akron, Ohio plant of Indianapolis headquartered manufacturer

An Indianapolis headquartered manufacturer is looking for a Plant Manager for its Akron, Ohio area plant.

Plant Manager

Transportation Product Manufacturer

Akron, Ohio area


REPORTS TO: Vice President of Operations- Indianapolis

We are looking for a hands-on manager for a production facility specializing in very large tarp products. This is a working supervisor role where you will be working with various heatsealers and hot-weld sealing machines, and supervising the overall manufacture of tarp products. We are looking for someone to improve product quality, ensure workplace efficiency and safety and to work as a true leader. These are heavy products, so being able to regularly lift 50 pounds is a must, as is the ability to drive a forklift to move the finished product. 

The qualifications we are seeking include: 
Direct team leadership/supervision in a production environment. 
Ideally, we are looking for someone with heatsealers or other hot weld/weld sealing equipment. 
An ability to regularly lift 50lbs or more. 
Experience and the ability to drive/run a forklift. 
Spanish Speaking ability is desired and would be highly desired. 


Responsible for plant operation and maintenance. Establish plant policies and procedures. 
Responsible for plant production goals. Establish and maintain community relations. Foster a well-trained and motivated staff.


Direct and coordinate plant operations within company policies and procedures.

Maintain a clean and safe plant.

Establish and direct plant policies and procedures.

Responsible for plant production goals.

Establish and maintain a positive community relationship.

Foster a well-trained and motivated staff.

Confer with department heads to ensure coordination of purchasing, production, and shipping.

Responsible for establishing all shift production schedules.

Select and train plant supervisory and administrative staff.

Conduct employee performance reviews.

Schedule and conduct plant meetings.

Responsible for the product quality control for the plant.

Attend scheduled corporate training and meetings.

Other duties as assigned.


Basic reading, writing, and arithmetic skills required. This is normally acquired through a high school diploma or equivalent.

Direction of plant operations and community relations requires significant manufacturing knowledge as well as advanced interpersonal and supervisory skills. This is normally acquired by seven to ten years of manufacturing experience that includes supervisory responsibility.


Working conditions are normal for a manufacturing environment. Work may involve lifting of materials and product up to 30 pounds. Working in this environment requires the use of safety equipment to include but not limited to; eye safety glasses, hearing protectors, work boots, and hardhats. Loose fitting clothes and jewelry are not permitted.


Base salary and performance bonus commensurate with experience. Full benefits package includes Major Medical, Life, Dental, and 401K with matching.


Since 1990, company sales have grown by over 500%. This growth is due to a renewed focus on market opportunities and continued development of innovative products. The company holds many patents and 13 trademarks on its products in the US and five in Canada. In January 2005, the company opened a new, state-of-the-art headquarters and manufacturing facility in Indianapolis.

As the company manages and prepares for continued growth, the organization is adding several new positions and planning to develop and implement new manufacturing systems. While continuing to be the leader in custom, value-added products, the company intends to implement lean manufacturing systems throughout its operation to maximize efficiency and throughput. At the same time, the company will double its Engineering staff from four to eight.