Plant Manager in Old Fort, NC at Auria

Date Posted: 7/17/2021

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Responsible for a multi-functional organization producing tooling and assembly equipment for Auria plants based on specific customer requirements
  • Direct and manage plant operations for production, finance, engineering, materials, quality, human resources, maintenance, and shipping and receiving.
  • Coordinate plant activities through the planning with departmental managers to ensure the total manufacturing objectives are accomplished in a timely and cost effective manner.
  • Manages capital asset maintenance
  • Has P&L responsibility for assigned location(s)
  • Decisions have a significant impact on the business of the Company in terms of costs, schedules, and customer relationships
  • Manage daily operations of the facility
  • Ensure safety and efficiency of the facility
  • Manage and monitor all plant processes
  • Control and minimize labor overtime, premium freight and repair expenses
  • Ensure compliance with all Quality and EHS standards
  • Prepare, analyze and issue production and performance metrics
  • Control costs to achieve company budget goals
  • Drive Continuous Improvement to improve key Performance Metrics in Safety, Quality, Delivery, and Financial targets
  • Develop and execute annual Capital Spend Plan
  • Develop 5Year Plan for Plant Sales, Operating Income, and Capital Spend
  • Train and Develop plant staff to maximize personal performance initiatives along with company goals and objectives
  • Support Lean initiatives to maximize plant performance
  • Implements and maintains preventative maintenance programs
  • Develop and execute New Product Launch plan to ensure successful launches
  • Incorporates shop floor organization and plant cleanliness among plant personnel.
  • Provides direction, development and leadership to production supervisor.


Job Requirements




  • BS/BA degree in related field
  • MS/MBA preferred



  • Requires minimum of 5 years experience



  • Candidate should have a strong working knowledge of automotive compression mold tooling including but not limited to castings, fixtures, trim dies, automated processes, tool quoting and vision systems.
  • An understanding of tooling design and how it applies to soft trim parts manufacture is required.
  • Candidate should also possess a working knowledge of open and closed pour foam tooling and processing.
  • Candidate should have an understanding of CAD, CNC machining and managing a tool room.
  • Understanding of general business practices and principles
  • Requires minimal supervision
  • Manages a multi-functional area
  • Demonstrate analytical skills
  • Able to work well in a team environment
  • Ability to concentrate and pay close attention to detail
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Proven ability to learn technical concepts

The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this position.  They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.


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