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Manager, Plant

Date: May 18, 2019

Location: Houston, TX, US, 77088

Company: Southwire Company LLC

A leader in technology and innovation, Southwire Company, LLC is one of North America’s largest wire and cable producers. Southwire and its subsidiaries manufacture building wire and cable, metal-clad cable, portable and electronic cord products, OEM wire products and engineered products. In addition, Southwire supplies assembled products, contractor equipment and hand tools. We are proud to offer competitive compensation, employee benefits, tuition reimbursement, and unlimited growth opportunities. Our nearly seven decades of progressive growth can be attributed to our determination to developing innovative systems and solutions, exercising environmental stewardship and enhancing the wellbeing of our communities. How will you power what’s possible? 


Job Title:  Manager, Plant

Department:  Sumner

Location:  Houston, TX

Reports To:  VP, Operations Tools & Assembled Products


The Plant Manager will provide leadership for the Sumner facility to ensure a positive work environment that emphasizes quality, continuous improvement and high performance through the application of Operational Perfection @ Southwire.  This individual will develop and direct a strong leadership team as we build organizational capability through implementation of the ONE Southwire approach to ensure objectives are met and exceeded.  They will also be responsible for understanding key areas of responsibility:  Safety, Quality, Material Usage, Scrap, Efficiency, and Resource Utilization.


Description of Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Drive the Culture of Zero throughout the facility to ensure the safety of employees, visitors, and contractors at Southwire Houston.
  • Build and engage employees that support our goals as we Build Organizational Capability, Drive Operational Excellence, and Accelerate Growth.
  • Lead and develop continuous improvement programs to increase employee involvement, ensuring a positive work environment is maintained
  • Direct and manage plant operations for production, maintenance, quality and shipping and receiving.
  • Requires a strong passion for Southwire’s OP@S culture and lean manufacturing principles.  Provides direction and leadership to support operational initiatives such as daily huddles.
  • Creates ONE Southwire culture at the Southwire Houston facility.
  • Coordinate plant activities through planning with departmental managers to ensure the total manufacturing objectives are accomplished in a timely and cost-effective manner.
  • Coordinate with Maintenance and Engineering to resolve manufacturing problems to ensure minimum costs and delays. 
  • Interface with Materials Management to establish priorities and sequences for manufacturing products.
  • Implement cost effective systems of control over capital, operating expenditures, manpower, wages and salaries.
  • Manages capital asset maintenance.
  • Establish and monitor overall plant performance for production and quality standards.
  • Control and minimize labor overtime, premium freight and repair expenses.
  • Maintain existing plant facilities and equipment; replace or make adjustments to plant facilities and equipment when necessary.  Develop and maintain a preventative maintenance program for all equipment.
  • Provide leadership and training to accomplish the company goals and objectives.
  • Implements and maintains preventative maintenance programs.
  • Incorporates shop floor organization and plant cleanliness among plant personnel.
  • Provides direction, development and leadership to production supervisors.
  • Develops or revises standard operational and working practices and ensures positive work environment.


Qualifications of Experience and Requirements:


  • Bachelor's degree in business or related engineering field along with 5+ years of leadership experience in a manufacturing environment or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Previous management experience required
  • Understanding of Lean Thinking principles and demonstrated ability to implement in a manufacturing environment.
  • Working knowledge of fabrication and assembly operations with an emphasis in welding is preferred.
  • Must possess excellent verbal and written skills along with exceptional interpersonal skills.
  • Must be PC literate and have a working knowledge of MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint.



Southwire is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Nearest Major Market: Houston

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