Plant Manager

Location: Carol Stream, IL

Department: Operations

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Manager/Supervisor

Under general direction, manages Prince Industries manufacturing resources to ensure that short- and long-term objectives are achieved; primary responsibility to maintain efficient operations, inventory management, product cost management, customer service levels, and related duties as required. Reports directly to the divisional Vice President/General Manager.


  • Directs all manufacturing operations for the facility coordinates production activities with scheduling, engineering, maintenance, and quality control to obtain optimum production and utilization of human resources and equipment ensuring business plans and customer service levels are met.
  • Drives process improvement through Lean/Six Sigma methodology for efficient manufacturing operations.
  • Implements effective cost reduction and inventory control programs.
  • Oversees the manufacturing Operations staff in all their support efforts to develop and implement methods and processes to be used in the production of customer's products.
  • Mentors department leaders on reporting, performance reviews, on time delivery and scheduling.
  • Oversees the maintenance department responsible for maintaining equipment, building maintenance, and safety adherence.
  • Participates in development of strategic initiatives to maintain and enhance market share and ensure profitability.
  • Ensures all requirements of the Quality system are met.
  • Reviews operating procedures in the workplace to ensure a safe work environment for all employees.
  • Monitors and optimizes performance of the manufacturing unit as measured by expense variance, scrap cost and productivity.
  • Suggests design or process changes to improve the manufacturability of product.
  • Reviews and recommends department purchases, training initiatives, capital equipment, and supplier utilization.


  • Participates in new process/product development.
  • Keeps abreast of changing technologies to apply creative solutions to problems.
  • Serves as a member of the management team responsible for Operations inclusive of adherence to cultural values.


Training and Experience

A Bachelor's degree in engineering or a related field and a minimum of 10 years of experience in manufacturing, including 5 years in a management capacity; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

Knowledge, Abilities and Skills

  • Thorough knowledge of engineering processes, manufacturing accounting, modern quality systems, and computerized business process control systems (ERP).
  • Thorough knowledge of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP).
  • Knowledge of GNG Machining products and services in a contract manufacturing environment.
  • Knowledge of ISO 9001, ISO 13485, AS 9100, or TS 16949 certification process.
  • Ability to manage a large manufacturing staff. Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to exercise good judgment in evaluating situations.
  • Ability to delegate authority and to hold people accountable for their work.
  • Ability to lead, develop and motivate subordinates.
  • Ability to work well under pressure, manage and oversee multiple projects and meet deadlines.
  • Excellent leadership, organizational, analytical and interpersonal skills.


  • Able to communicate, both verbally and in writing.
  • Able to use a personal computer.
  • Ability to use other office equipment including phone, copier, scanner, etc.
  • Exposure to general manufacturing environment.

Working Conditions:

Manufacturing plant environment with variations in temperature, fumes, dust and atmospheric conditions.


Excellent benefits:  Medical (BC/BS with HSA and prescription), dental, vision, life insurance, AD & D, short-term disability, long-term disability, FSA, Tuition reimbursement, 401(k) with Match. 

We are a clean shop (heated and air conditioned, ISO Certified)



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