Job of the Week, April 15: Plant Manager based in Indiana

Publish Date: 
Apr 16, 2013

In an editorial partnership with recruiting firm Lonski and Associates, Dealernews presents the Job Opening of the Week for April 15-19, 2013. Visit for more information.

INDIALANTIC, Fla. - Powersports industry recruiting firm Lonski and Associates announces an opening for a plant manager based in Indiana. The company was not identified.

The position will direct and manage plant operations, with overall responsibilities for production, maintenance, quality and related activities. Specifically, the person hired for this position will, among other things:

  • Direct and manage plant operations for production, quality, production shipments, safety and maintenance.
  • Coordinate plant activities with departmental managers to ensure manufacturing objectives are accomplished in a timely and cost-effective manner.
  • Develop and control profits, plans and budget.
  • Implement cost-effective systems of control over capital, operating expenditures, workforce, wages and salaries.
  • Manage capital asset maintenance.
  • Build a production team and minimize turnover, and provide direction, development and leadership.
  • Establish and monitor overall plant performance for production and quality standards.
  • Control and minimize overtime, premium freight and repair expenses.

Candidates must possess a strong knowledge and proficiency of standard lean tools and concepts (5S, value stream mapping, flow, standard work). They also must have a knowledge of manufacturing, quality, tooling, tool design, preventive maintenance and engineering processes and methods. Time management skills, the ability to maintain a highly organized production facility, interpersonal and negotiation skills, and the ability to motivate and influence change are recommended.

The company seeks candidates with at least five years of hands-on experience in a fast-paced manufacturing environment, plus experience in assembly line production; they also should be Six Sigma Green- or Black-Belt certified. Candidates should have experience in automotive, aerospace or truck assembly. They must know and use ERP systems and be proficient with Microsoft Office. A bachelor's degree in a related field or five years of plant/general management in manufacturing is preferred. Bilingual skills (English-Spanish) are a plus, according to Lonski and Associates.

For more information, contact Jay Wadzinski at 321-327-7619 or via email at

Posted by Mary Slepicka