Plant Manager - Genoa, IL


This position is responsible for innovative leadership to include developing a vision, planning and executing initiatives, and influencing all levels of the organization to meet changing competitive conditions. The Plant Manager has exclusive responsibility for plant operations by formulating plans to maximize the use of materials, equipment, and labor to obtain the highest level of profitability, safety, environmental standards, and efficiency.

Organizational Relationships

This position reports to the Director of Operations. The Plant Manager directly supervises seven (7) salaried associates including first line supervision, manufacturing and industrial engineers, production/inventory control and environmental health & safety. Indirectly, the Plant Manager supervises approximately fifty (60) hourly employees.

  • Coordinate all activities associated with plant operations consistent withand in support of the objectives set in the current business plan.
  • Establish, monitor, and control plant departmental budgets in accordance with the projected Divisional Business Plan.
  • Directly manages the functional areas of quality assurance, manufacturing, industrial engineering, inventory/production control, environmental health & safety and traffic control at the assigned plant or facility.
  • Determine and/or approve plant policies and procedures to maximize use of materials, equipment, and labor to obtain the highest level of profitability, efficiency, quality, and lowest cost.
  • Responsible for the safe and efficient operation of all functions of the facility or location.
  • Analyze and effectively utilize resources and capabilities to overcome limitations to achieve optimum results.
  • Provide guidance and direction to avoid and resolve problems, eliminate duplication of efforts, and resolve differences among functional areas.
  • Coordinate new product introductions to assure product introductions are on time and within costing guidelines.
  • Establish and administer plan salary budgets in accordance with guidelines.
  • Review and analyze capital equipment requests for proper justification and submission for approval.
  • Provide guidance and direction to avoid and resolve union grievances and work stoppages recognizing the short- and long-term impact as well as actively participate in Union negotiations. In conjunction, maintain a positive labor relations climate.
  • Direct cost reduction programs at the assigned location or facility.
  • Performs duties within the Emerson Business Conduct Guidelines.
Knowledge and Experience

This position requires a B. S. Degree, along with 8-10 years of manufacturing and supervisory experience. Experience in continuous improvement and lean manufacturing techniques.

This position requires a high level of analytical skills which include: reviewing, collecting, and interpreting information from diverse sources and analyzing information to resolve complex problems associated with managing a manufacturing facility.

Mental Requirements

Synthesizes written and verbal communication as well as performs complex and varied tasks requiring independent knowledge, its application to a variety of situations, as well as exercise of independent judgement.

Physical Requirements

Works in a manufacturing facility and may exert up to 25 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently to lift, carry, push, pull, grasp, finger or otherwise move objects.

The responsibilities outlined in this position description serve as a general guideline for the position and are not exhaustive of all duties inherent in the job.

Work Authorization

No calls or agencies please. Emerson will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States. This is not a position for which sponsorship will be provided. Individuals with temporary visas such as E, F-1, H-1, H-2, L, B, J, or TN or who need sponsorship for work authorization now or in the future, are not eligible for hire.

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