• Plant Manager

    Posted: 03/09/2023

    If you’re a reliable and consistent self-starter who enjoys working with and developing a group of people, then join our team at Vector!  We are seeking a passionate and dynamic Plant Manager who will coordinate all manufacturing activities in assigned departments to produce high-quality parts and assemblies for Vector Window and Door products, while satisfying our customers at the lowest possible cost.  You will identify, develop, and implement programs, policies and procedures which support total customer satisfaction, both internally and externally, where applicable in relation to this position.  Our current opening is for a Plant Manager who will manage our shift production supervisors along with select production personnel.  Key responsibilities include the ability to coach and lead teams to build and develop their skills to consistently meet goals and be mutually successful.  If you are a professional and enterprising leader and wish to launch your career in manufacturing, then Vector may be the right company for you!
    Major Areas of Responsibility: 

    • Manage all production value streams, including assembly, vinyl fab, value add, glass, doors and jambs.
    • Implement and manage to Budget.
    • Manage, Continuous Improvement, Maintenance and Quality for Vector Windows.
    • Provide safety guidance and support, along with enforcing safety violations.
    • Drive thoughtful discussions at daily production meetings to ensure all shifts have a clear plan to support live orders, project work, and stock build (per the plan).
    • Manage and own the Vector Windows Staffing Spreadsheet and use the data to drive OT and staffing decisions. Work with appropriate resources to update efficiency, absenteeism, turnover and indirect staffing needs.
    • Oversee production KPAY activities, including approvals for direct reports.
    • Manage employee 30- and 90-day employee review process and timely completion
    • Provide shift supervisors and leads with the tools needed to communicate daily safety, productivity, and quality, results and expectations via the Tier 1 meetings and shift hand off.
    • Drive weekly near miss/safety/maintenance request form expectation through supervisors
    • Conducting weekly 1-1 discussions with direct reports
    • Performing regular feedback to direct reports and select team members in your area of responsibility including positive reinforcement for meeting or exceeding results, and if necessary, disciplinary action.
    • Observing and analyzing the trends and/or tendencies in your metrics in order to optimize your teams productivity and performance
    • Managing through supervisors to meet or exceed expectations developed during Kaizen events including flow, standard work, and cross training.  Managing to a takt time and identifying and eliminating process abnormalities
    • Performing annual evaluations for all direct reports
    • Manage direct reports vacation time and time-off coverage for all shifts.
    • Fully accountable for production output maintaining the minimum goal schedule attainment listed on weekly metrics. 
    • Identify action steps and timelines needed to reach objectives.
    • Measure and report production output to staff.
    • Set KPI’s for all direct reports.
    Education & Experience:
    • Bachelor's degree from four-year College or University preferred; or 3-5 years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
    • Demonstrates a high level of leadership ability.
    • Decision making/problem solving.
    • Technical minded, able to suggest process improvements and resolve problems.
    • Able to work with minimal supervision.
    • Excellent written and oral communication.
    • High degree of creativity, visualization ability and insight.
    • Presentation/training skills.
    • Proficient mechanical and math aptitude.
    • Good time management skills.
    • Self-motivated and ability to work on projects with minimal supervision.
    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Welcome New Members: