Plant Manager - Engines

Company Name:
The RightThing, an ADP Company
This is more than a job posting for the Kohler Company, one of the oldest and largest privately held companies in North America. This is an invitation to collaborate and apply your craft in a creative, conscious and characterful culture.

As a Plant Manager with Kohler Engines, this is your unique opportunity to set your mark and live on the leading edge. The Plant Manager is responsible for all machining and assembly activities at the Kohler, Wisconsin Engine
manufacturing plant. This position will integrate and control the application of human, physical, and financial
resources to achieve safety, quality, delivery, and financial objectives

Direct and assist subordinates in supervising the activities of the machining and assembly departments in meeting safety, quality, delivery, and cost objectives.
Establish specific metrics by department for safety, quality, delivery and cost. Assure objectives are communicated to lowest level and results posted.
Monitor and analyze production performance in the areas of safety, quality, cost objectives, major expenditures, and expense budgets. Take action as necessary to assure each objective is met.
Prepare monthly forecasts with emphasis on spending, standard direct labor input and I.M.E. rates.
Ensure that the duties and responsibilities of subordinates are clearly defined and communicated to them. Monitor performance and review results with each subordinate on a regular basis.
Communicate all pertinent company policies on a timely basis and ensure that they are followed.
Direct the formulation of operating objectives that support division and corporate objectives.
Implement process improvement to reduce inventory, drive out waste, improve manufacturing flexibility, improve safety, improve quality, improve delivery, and reduce cost.
Supervises and coordintes the activities of Engine Maintenance Foreman in providing all required maintenance activities in their assigned areas. Continually improve equipment uptime.
Develop subordinates by encouraging activities; which will broaden their experience base. Make recommendations based on results obtained.
Assist the Vice President - Operations in developing long-range plans, based on marketing forecasts and industry trends.
Supervisory Relationships:
Reports to the Vice President-Operations
Supervises the Mgr-Production - Assembly, Mgr Production - Machining, Mgr-Quality, Supervisor-Maintenance & Tooling, Materials Manager, and Safety Specialist
Dotted-line supervision for Mgr-Current Product Engineering, Wisconsin
Organization Relationships:
Daily contact with subordinates to review safety status, production status, quality status, and problem areas.
Daily contact with production planning and scheduling.
Frequent contact with other sales, marketing, and financial personnel on manufacturing issues affecting the business.
Frequent contact with Purchasing, Traffic, Industrial Relations, Human Resources and Systems for advice and/or assistance.
Frequent contact with other Engine Division Plants to optimize customer satisfaction, reduce product cost and share best practices.

External Business Relationships:
Frequent contact with U.A.W. representatives
Occassional contact with suppliers, customers, and personnel from other manufacturing plants
Degree in Business, Mechanical Engineering, or Industrial Engineering.
5+ years of Supervisory experience, two of which should be engine or high volume repetitive manufacturing involving machining and assembly.
Please apply online at www.kohlerjobs.com to job number 03W7L.

Beyond competitive benefits and compensation, Kohler proudly offers a rich history, steeped in creativity and a commitment to our associates and communities. We invite you to learn more about our culture and company at http://www.kohler.com.

Since 1873, our life's work has been to contribute to a higher level of gracious living for those who are touched by our products and services. Today, over 50 leading edge Kohler brands deliver on that promise to customers in six continents- a testament to the craft of over 30,000 associates and the culture in which they operate.

As Kohler associates we are stewards of our craft, our culture, our environment and our communities. We care about our work and are committed to a single level of quality. We forge our own path. And in turn, experience the joy of discovery and the opportunity to grow.

If you're ready to contribute to our culture and set your mark, apply today at kohler.jobs.

We are an equal opportunity employer.

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