Plant Manager based in Hopkinsville, Kentucky wanted

WHAT YOU’LL BE DOING:

Directing and managing all plant operations with overall responsibilities for production, maintenance, engineering, quality, and other production-related activities while ensuring the mill’s number one priority is safety. You’ll be leading the mill’s culture initiative to create a great place to work for attracting and retaining top talent. Employ lean manufacturing techniques, visual controls, and plant performance measures to meet production goals and strives for continuous improvement. You’ll provide leadership for problem resolution to facilitate faster improvements and better working relationships.

WHAT YOU’LL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR:

  • Seek to improve the mill’s operational performance and competitive positioning through continuous improvement of production related processes.
  • Assisting with overseeing policies, procedures, and processes designed to minimize costs and maximize production.
  • Overseeing the mill’s manufacturing processes and identifies opportunities for process improvement or efficiency optimization.
  • Developing a manufacturing plan and production schedule that increases profit while reducing overhead.
  • Working directly with department heads to coordinate purchasing, production, quality, and distribution processes, with the expectation of achieving budgeted year over year improvements in revenue, ROS, yield, and productivity.
  • Execute strategy deployment plans within the business including implementing, operating, and optimizing new technologies and processes that build on our sustainable competitive advantage and position the business for decades of highly profitable rapid growth.
  • Champion health, environment, and safety initiatives within the business, while maintaining compliance standards.
  • Provide expectations, accountability, and direction to direct reports.
  • Prepare and maintain plant budgets; control and monitor costs to maintain budget goals.
  • Champion Continuous Improvement concepts in all aspects of the business resulting in elimination of waste, clarity of purpose, and organizational focus, while driving continuous improvement within the organization.
  • Develop a culture that promotes involvement, communication, mutual trust & respect, expectations and accountability, and a passion for excellence.

WHAT YOU’LL NEED TO SUCCEED:

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, Material Science, Operations Management or Business
  • 8-10 years of Plant Manager manufacturing experience (IS REQUIRED)
  • A strong lean manufacturing/Six Sigma background
  • Previous experience in metals is strongly desired.
  • Travel required.

WHAT They OFFER YOU:

· Benefits effective 30 days from date of hire.

· Medical, Dental and Vision, HSA, FSA

· 401k Matching, Life Insurance, STD/LTD

· 100% covered tuition reimbursement (including books & reasonable expenses)

· Wellness Program / Lifestyle Rewards / Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

· Paid Time Off & Holidays

· Career Arching: Plymouth allows for a great depth & breadth of knowledge in which you can wear many hats and be exposed to several opportunities.

COMPETENCIES:

  • Leadership: Getting the right people together with the right behaviors to make better, faster decisions, and achieve operating results.
  • Team Building: Calibrating people based on their actions, decisions, and behaviors and matching them to the requirements of the job; getting competent leaders to coordinate seamlessly.
  • Setting Goals: Determining the set of goals that balances what the operating unit can become with what it can realistically achieve.
  • Setting Priorities: Defining the path and aligning resources, actions, and energy to accomplish the goal.

Core Responsibilities

  • Model Plymouth Tube values and behaviors as outlined in the Mission Statement
  • Represent Plymouth Tube in a professional manner.
  • Follow all company Environmental and Safety policies, procedures, and standards.
  • Follow all company Quality Standards

Supervisory Responsibilities

· Production, Engineering, Maintenance, and Quality

· Additional Responsibilities:

· Work with Engineering, Maintenance and Quality organization to assure project work is effective and meeting expectations to assure KPI’s are meeting desired targets.

Apply today for quick confidential consideration.

This privately held financially stable client is seeking a Business Development Manager to be the main point of contact for organizational level discussions with Health Systems, or customers in other segments in the healthcare industry and is responsible for working to expand their purchasing relationships with this client. You would be dealing with supply chain management, executives, and department heads.
RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Investigate and implement new methods to increase sales of these facilities through direct contact by phone calls, emails, site visits, or trade shows. Travel as needed to meet face to face with main contacts.
  • Open discussion lines with accounts to create a better streamlined conversation on accounting and/or shipping issues.
  • Continue to improve image and services as a large supplier in the healthcare industry.
REQUIREMENTS:
  • Travel up to 20% of the quarter.
  • Possesses a bachelor’s degree.
  • Sales skills in a consultative selling or equivalent environment.
  • Maintains a high level of accuracy.
  • Ability to work effectively and communicate with company staff and customers.
  • Ability to work independently and manage work tasks effectively.
  • Customer visits, travel & trade shows.

Protein processor with 5 locations distributing to Retail, Foodservice, and Industrial. Products include Beef, Chicken, and Pork, Portion Control products, Marinated Meats, Fresh Ground Beef, Fully Cooked and Raw products, and Corned Beef.

This position is responsible for supervising production employees to optimize quality, service, and efficiency to achieve operational excellence, in accordance with company policies and procedures. The safety, development and retention of your team is your highest priority. As the frontline leader in logistics, production, and food safety, employee engagement, teamwork and coaching are your responsibilities. You will also coordinate with business partners to ensure a seamless flow of product and champion continuous improvement.

Responsibilities:

• Directly supervises personnel in the day-to-day production operations of the business to achieve yields, gross margins, scheduling, both raw and finished goods. Supervises in an appropriate manner regarding all aspects of production activities, including, prioritizing duties, delegating work assignments, and scheduling employees to optimize production and sanitation functions, as necessary. Trains and provides an environment for employees to achieve their maximum quality and productivity performance in their respective positions.

• Lead efforts in assigned areas of responsibility related to loss prevention, risk management, USDA compliance, and labor/employee relations. Promotes department and company goodwill through pro-active employee communication and employee involvement. As an active participant, coordinates with Human resources the recruitment, selection, training & development, and retention of qualified talent in all operational areas. Champions the training and development of existing staff to ensure engagement and succession planning bench strength as appropriate.

• Ensures that assigned employees are meeting Performance Measurement Standards (e.g. productivity, attendance, tardiness, safety, and quality), and communicates with employees regarding pertinent information for daily, event or seasonal business issues. Ensures that individual employee’s productivity support business objectives and to establish an engaged workforce through the training of staff and the reduction of turnover.

• Works with the Operation Manager and other Supervisors to maintain knowledge of yields, quality, and variances to help realize goals on yields and efficiencies. Evaluates processes and methods, and makes recommendations on continuous improvement methods, equipment performance, utilization of people, and quality of product and safety objectives. Acts as a technical resource to address and resolve inquiries and problems regarding production, quality, and work problems as appropriate.

• Performs routine walking and visual inspections of the production floor in observation of unsafe acts or conditions; takes immediate corrective action where necessary to develop and meet plant safety goals. Is actively involved in safety efforts including, attending safety meetings, incident investigations, assisting in root cause analysis, auditing, as assigned. Trains employees to ensure adherence to safe operating procedures.

• Maintains and controls departmental supplies, tools, and equipment. Ensures the completion of all required production paperwork including corrective actions, terminations, performance records, inventory, inspection, quality reports, maintenance work orders.

• Maintains adequate knowledge of products and equipment to ensure the ability to direct employees to perform the job properly, and to maintain the desired product specification requirements throughout the manufacturing process. Ensures tasks are completed in accordance with HACCP and USDA regulations, taking corrective or training actions as necessary.

Reports to: Production Manager

Qualifications:

• 3+ years progressive leadership experience in relevant commercial food operations, preferably in a protein-related industry.

Previous food processing experience, supervisory experience, manufacturing knowledge and understanding of yields, plant efficiencies, and operations procedures, preferred.

• Proficient in MS Office Suite, and knowledge of industry product reporting systems.

• Ability to communicate effectively and deliver presentations regarding potentially controversial issues, which involve tact, forethought, and influence positive outcomes among groups of varying positions.

Bilingual Spanish a plus.

• Ability to read and interpret documents such as dictated letters or memoranda, invoices, company policies and various documentation, paying particular attention to grammar.

Ability to process routine reports and correspondence.

• Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions, and to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations. Must have strong leadership and mentoring skills.

• Competent mathematical skills to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals accurately. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percentage correctly. Ability to lead problem solving and troubleshooting efforts associated with operational-level process issues.

$75 – 80K base salary + 10% annual bonus, 401(k) & Profit Sharing Plan, Group Health, Vision, Dental, Pharma and Welfare Benefit Plan, Life & AD&D insurance, EAP, 7 paid Holidays, Vacation.

Currently, we are looking for a Sr. Project Engineer based in Lebanon, Tennessee.

Company Overview:

Join a global industry leader with over 140 years of history and a strong commitment to continuous improvement. Our client is a $3.8 billion company at the forefront of water heating and water treatment technologies. With a focus on innovation, they take pride in providing the world with cutting-edge water technology solutions. Employing over 12,000 individuals globally, they foster a culture of growth and excellence.

Primary Function:

We are seeking a Senior Project Engineer with expertise in Heat Pump technology to join our dynamic team. Based at our Heat Pump Engineering Center of Excellence in Lebanon, Tennessee, this role offers a unique opportunity to work on the latest technologies and contribute to the development of heat pump water heaters.

What Sets This Role Apart:

  • Engage in groundbreaking work on the forefront of technology
  • Ownership of engineering projects from concept to manufacturing
  • Support throughout the engineering process with dedicated Simulation, CAD Design, and Lab Tech teams
  • Defined career ladder for advancement in either a Technical Expert or Management path

Responsibilities:

As a Senior Project Engineer, you will:

  • Manage complex engineering projects from initiation to completion, ensuring on-time and within-budget delivery
  • Apply engineering standards and procedures, providing expertise on challenges within the field
  • Balance and prioritize multiple projects while being an effective team player
  • Communicate technical material to internal business units and cross-functional teams
  • Provide detailed test programs/plans and guidance to Lab and CAD personnel
  • Conduct, document, and evaluate product-specific tests
  • Review product design for compliance with engineering principles, company standards, and customer needs
  • Coordinate activities to resolve technical developments, rescheduling issues, and design and test problems
  • Request/evaluate and approve product design changes through the Product Changes Processes in the SAP system
  • Interact with other Engineering Staff, providing input in your area of expertise
  • Prepare project expense estimates and control expenditures within the project budget
  • Support field service engineering, respond to field questions, and incorporate improvements in future products
  • Maintain professionalism in accordance with company values

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering or related field plus 5 years of experience (OR) Master’s Degree plus 3 years of experience (OR) Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering
  • 3+ years of Refrigerant Cycle experience dealing with HVAC air conditioning systems and/or heat pumps
  • Detailed understanding of HVAC system functions, including refrigeration, heat transfer, airflow, and ventilation
  • Experience with components used within HVAC systems such as evaporator coils, compressors, condensers, and fans
  • Air conditioning and/or Heat Pump design and hands-on testing experience
  • Proficiency in design/simulation/analysis tools such as Solidworks, LabVIEW, EES, CFD, FEA, and ERP software (SAP or similar)
  • Excellent analytical, communication, and organizational skills
  • Ability to travel 10 - 15% for product testing, field installations review, and meetings with internal Engineering teams

They Offer:

  • Competitive compensation package
  • Comprehensive benefits plans including medical, dental, life insurance, retirement security savings plan, and more
  • Tuition assistance for professional development opportunities

This is a full-time opportunity with a leader in the industry. Submit your most recent resume for quick and confidential consideration. Join us in shaping the future of water heating technology!

Position: New Product Development Manager

Location: Johnson City, Tennessee

Company Overview: Our client is a global leader in water heating and water treatment technologies, boasting a $3.5 billion legacy with over 140 years of history. With a commitment to continuous improvement, they employ over 12,000 individuals globally and take pride in delivering innovative water technology solutions worldwide.

Primary Function: As the New Product Development (NPD) Manager, you will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of new product development, leveraging resources from Residential Engineering personnel, designers, tool makers, and manufacturing teams to achieve project objectives. Collaborating with cross-functional support teams, you will play a key role in planning, organizing, implementing, and completing product lifecycle activities.

Responsibilities:

  • Execute assignments from the Director of Residential Engineering related to product development activities.
  • Collaborate with the Director to develop and implement growth plans for resource needs and testing facilities.
  • Provide regular status updates and communicate obstacles to the Director.
  • Plan and implement engineering programs using the Project Management System to achieve project objectives.
  • Supervise and manage the engineering team to meet goals for product maintenance and agency issues.
  • Provide leadership and direction to project team members, assigning responsibilities and offering technical support.
  • Assess and evaluate proposed design changes, specifications, and drawing releases, making recommendations.
  • Manage resources to support the NPD Process and meet project objectives.
  • Conduct competitive product analyses to define project scope.
  • Coach and mentor the Product Development Group, providing supervisory guidance and supporting employee developmental needs.
  • Coordinate with cross-functional stakeholders, communicate project activity and progress, and participate in customer focus groups and training seminars.
  • Interact with other Engineering Staff to provide design input throughout the development process.
  • Prepare project expense estimates and control expenditures within budget limitations.
  • Supervise both long and short-term product engineering projects, codes/standards, and general technical support to manufacturing.
  • Review and report on all projects on a weekly and monthly basis.
  • Travel as needed for field installations, meetings, trade shows, etc.
  • Assist Quality Assurance with technical evaluations from field returns/problems.
  • Assign and monitor change requests using the company's PLM system.
  • Participate in administering company policies and developing long-range goals and objectives.

Role-Specific Responsibilities:

  • Supervise assigned engineering team members, ensuring performance in accordance with company policies and applicable laws.
  • Interview potential staff candidates for hiring purposes.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in engineering.
  • 6-7 years of supervisory/leadership experience.
  • 7+ years of related work experience in product development, specifically gas combustion appliances.
  • Computer proficiency, including MS Office.
  • Strong mathematical and problem-solving abilities.
  • Ability to define problems, collect and analyze data, and draw valid conclusions.
  • Strong organization and time management skills.
  • Strong communication skills, both orally and written, to communicate with all levels, including senior management.
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical articles.

They Offer:

  • Competitive compensation package and comprehensive benefits plans.
  • Medical and dental insurance, company-sponsored life insurance, retirement security savings plan, short- and long-term disability programs, and tuition assistance.

This presents an excellent opportunity to work for an industry leader. This is a full-time opportunity. Please submit your most recent resume for quick and confidential consideration.

Position: Assembly Engineer/Process Engineer

Location: Ashland City, Tennessee

Company Overview: Join a global industry leader in water heating and treatment technologies, a $3.5 billion company with a rich history spanning over 140 years. With a commitment to continuous improvement, our client employs over 12,000 individuals worldwide, dedicated to providing innovative water technology solutions.

Primary Function: As an Assembly Engineer/Process Engineer, you will perform advanced engineering tasks under limited supervision, overseeing a significant engineering project from inception to completion. Reporting to you will be two technicians. Responsibilities for two assembly lines dealing with insulation and painting.

Responsibilities

• Identify, lead, and execute projects that target improvements to key plant metrics: safety, quality, on-time delivery, and efficiency.

• Work closely with maintenance personnel in troubleshooting problems as needed and equipment installation and set-up.

• Lead cross-functional teams to investigate and define root causes of issues and prevent reoccurrence.

• Responsible for evaluating and providing recommendations for production issues discovered on the shop floor. This includes data collecting, research, leading, and collaborating with other team members.

• Analyze and develop plans for improved workflow, space, and labor utilization, and design equipment layout and workspaces for maximum efficiency.

• Evaluate plant operations and procedures to improve productivity, improve throughput, reduce non-value-added activities, improve operation efficiencies, and promote a safer and more ergonomic working environment.

• Analyze ambiguous problems utilizing demonstrated proficiency in Lean tools such as Visual Shop Management, Problem-Solving Flow Charts, Process Observations (time-study); and other Lean/statistical tools.

• Develop, maintain, and improve Process Control Documentation.

• Evaluate new technologies and possible capital expenditure opportunities for improvements.

• Participate in industry groups.

• Perform advanced engineering tasks under limited supervision.

• Oversees all aspects of a significant engineering project, from start to finish, so that it is completed on time and within budget.

• Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

• Bachelor's degree in engineering or related field

• 3+ years of manufacturing experience. Experience with lean manufacturing and conducting capability studies preferred.

• 6 sigma or FMEA experience a plus

• Excellent analytical and organizational skills; solves complex problems.

• Experience leading Kaizen related or Continuous Improvement Activity

• Ability to analyze and resolve issues quickly through root cause analysis

• Strong communications via written and oral

• Knowledge of SAP and MRP systems is beneficial

• Knowledge of lean manufacturing techniques

• Proficient in Microsoft Office, Access, Excel, Power Point and AutoCAD. SolidWorks preferred.

• Excellent written and oral communication skills.

• Uses team management skills to lead the design group during the conceptual phase of product development.

• Conduct project meetings and prepare reports to communicate the status of the project within and b

They Offer:

  • Competitive compensation package and comprehensive benefits plans.
  • Medical and dental insurance, company-sponsored life insurance, retirement security savings plan, short- and long-term disability programs, and tuition assistance.

This presents an excellent opportunity to work for an industry leader. This is a full-time position. Please submit your most recent resume for quick and confidential consideration.



My financially stable and profitable client is seeking Account Managers to join their INTERNAL sales team. As an Account Manager, you will be responsible for managing a portfolio/ established territory of key accounts, building, and maintaining strong relationships with their customers. You will serve as the primary point of contact for customers, understanding their needs, and providing them with tailored solutions to help them achieve their needs.

RESPONSIBILITIES REQUIREMENTS

· Manage a portfolio of assigned accounts, acting as the main point of contact for all customer-related matters

· Continuously grow sales within the assigned territory

· Develop and maintain strong relationships with contacts, understanding their objectives and proactively identifying opportunities for growth

· Collaborate with internal teams to ensure smooth execution of projects and delivery of products/services

· Conduct regular follow up and meet with customers to provide updates on account status, performance, and future plans

· Identify and address customer concerns or issues in a timely and professional manner, ensuring

· Partner with your Sales Manager to remain updated on industry trends, market conditions, and competitor activities to identify new business opportunities

· REQUIREMENTS

Bachelor’s degree in related field or equivalent education and experience

· Ability to travel to your territory a minimum of 5 days quarterly, with the possibility of an occasional trade show during the year

· Proven experience in Account Management or sales within the healthcare sector,

· Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build and maintain professional relationships

· Excellent negotiation and presentation skills

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About the job

Sr. Electrical Designer

Position is based out of the Portage, IN office, will work with project managers, engineers and other designers involved in the design, modification, and analysis of industrial plant electrical systems.



Responsibilities will include:

· Preparation of the following engineering drawings: Single line diagrams and panelboard layouts, Conduit and cable tray plans/ sections/ details designed to NEC. Conduit and cable schedules utilizing equipment layouts and vendor schematics, Conduit block diagrams and interconnection diagrams based on equipment layouts and vendor terminal block information.

· Learn and maintain proper drafting procedures and standards per CET and their client’s AutoCAD

standards

· Ability to accompany other personnel on field surveys in an industrial environment to gather

information, occasional one or two day travel might be required.

· Attend meetings and interface with clients, vendors and contractors

· Direct and supervise junior level designers and drafters as needed to complete projects

· Communicate with the engineers and designers from other departments to insure correct and up

to date information is uniform.

· ETAP or SKM preferable but not required.

· Flexible schedule between 7:00 am to 5:30 pm.

· This is not a remote position.

Degree in Electrical engineering or electrical technology or equivalent work experience.