Plant Manager - Fabricated Metals Careers

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Louisville, KY


Compensation: $

Who Are We?

We build products and relationships that last a lifetime! No really, that’s what we do. We are a successful family business with a long-term record of steady growth, and we are determined to accelerate our trajectory. Check out our websites at,, and Our diverse team members who speak 22 languages are passionate about their company and their co-workers. We reward for performance.

Sales orders are at a record high, our ability to grow is limited only by our ability to deliver. We seek a plant manager who is both a lean leader and detail obsessed manager. One-piece flow is our path to eliminating waste and improving throughput.

We Are Not:

  • Fancy – we are manufacturers who believe beautiful facilities are NOT required to make quality products or retain the best team.
  • High Tech – we incorporate technology into our products and business processes where appropriate, but technology doesn’t drive us.
  • Transactional – we have long term relationships with our team members and most valuable customers.
  • Satisfied – we celebrate achievement, then set our sights on new goals.

What we’re looking for:

  • A Lean Leader
    • Creates an independent vision for the production organization and inspires his/her team to help achieve it.
    • Someone who wants to win, always needs to know the score, and lives by performance-based metrics.
    • Puts safety first; is proud of improving safety in her/her current assignment and can do it again.
    • A builder of strong organizational culture centered around team member development.
    • Proven record of driving manufacturing organizations to implement Lean.
      • Designed mixed-model value streams, implemented the vision and executed daily to maintain it.
      • Took a facility from batch to one-piece flow.
      • Regularly quotes Taiichi Ohno and has applied his principles to reduce waste.
      • Used Paul Akers 2 Second Lean approach to jump start team engagement in lean.
      • Led high level kaizen blitz activities and smaller work-process level improvements which ultimate resulted in lower inventory levels and faster through put.
      • Built a process to develop the skills of new operators and cross train long term ones.
    • A Detail-oriented manager
      • Manages all manufacturing functions to include production, scheduling, quality, shipping and receiving.
      • Understands that achieving production goals is only relevant if one understands the key drivers of performance.
      • Owns the schedule and develop junior team members into proficient schedulers.
      • Manages labor precisely by using KPIs and electronic rosters; moves resources efficiently to match the sales forecast.
      • Tracks machine up time and work with operators, maintenance and machine manufacturers to improve it.
      • Develops and maintain systems and people to measure and improve quality.
      • Uses financial statements and analysis thereof to improve manufacturing operations.
      • Provides subordinates with regular, actionable and timely feedback.
    • Experience creating cross-training programs. Experience developing young operators into successful managers.
    • Knows the difference between leadership and management… and the importance of each.
    • Lots of patience and high emotional intelligence. The ability and desire to work with people who will challenge you.
    • Proved your intelligence and determination by completing a bachelor’s degree in an engineering discipline, and preferably your love for learning with a master’s. PE certification and Six Sigma Blackbelt are definite plusses, as is military experience.

Next Steps:

We’re going to do our best to make sure you’re a good fit before we waste your time with a face-to-face interview.  Yep, that means some online assessments and remote interviewing tools. Sound familiar? Then why haven’t you applied yet?

Must be able to pass all pre-employment requirements. Fabricated Metals LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veterans status.

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