Senior Plant Manager

SPX - Olathe, KS3.6

Full-timeEstimated: $110,000 - $160,000 a year
Job Summary

This role is a key member of our operations leadership group within the Americas Cooling organization. It is the senior position at our largest manufacturing facility employing over 300 people and is responsible for overseeing all plant activities in order to meet business objectives, including but not limited to the safety, quality, planning/processing, production, maintenance, warehousing, and shipping functionality of the Olathe plant operations.

The successful candidate will be accountable for all aspects of plant performance in a manufacturing environment of high quality engineered products by effectively planning work, organizing the workforce, and managing financial metrics while optimizing quality and safety. The successful incumbent will be a great leader, able to motivate employees to produce quality products in a safe manner, results oriented and continuously focused on driving improvement.

Key Responsibilities

Lead and oversee scheduling, production, and inventory control
Lead continuous improvement initiatives to lower costs and increase efficiency
Maintain productive working relationship with unions; proactively address labor relations issues and challenges
Manage operations budget to ensure minimal production cost and optimal product quality
Collaborate with engineering and commercial teams to ensure planning and production are optimized
Lead performance management for plant employees; identify and address areas of needed coaching and guidance
Oversee long term planning activities geared towards enhanced operations; manage capital projects
Ensure timely and effective delivery of goods to clients
Drive a safety first culture; continuously improve and ensure compliance with all safety procedures
Ensure adherence to Marley quality standards while actively driving quality focus among all levels of employees
Comply with all applicable state and federal environmental and safety regulations and labor agreement(s)

Performance Metrics

Partner with Corporate and Site leadership to development, implement, and effectively communicate business metrics and goal to all Team Members.
Develop and implement an effective succession planning program for all levels of leadership and departments.
Share responsibility for continued improvement of positive culture index as it relates to site morale and turnover initiatives.
Successfully, manage and complete multiple business projects and initiatives through effective delegation and mentoring.


Bachelor’s degree, preferably in mechanical or industrial engineering, industrial management, or a related discipline
7+ years of plant operations/management experience (preferably in an union environment)
MBA or advanced degree preferred
Demonstrated ability to lead continuous improvement, lean savings, and process improvements
Previous experience in an environment manufacturing highly engineered, custom products
About SPX

SPX Cooling Technologies, Inc. is a leading global manufacturer of cooling towers, evaporative fluid coolers, evaporative condensers and air cooled heat exchangers. With more than 150 offices, subsidiaries, and partners worldwide, we have the global reach and local services necessary to deliver solutions for our customers. Our corporate headquarters are in Overland Park, Kansas, United States.

SPX is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, genetic information, disability, protected veteran status, or any other reason prohibited by applicable law.

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