Plant Manager | Coon Rapids

This full-time position serves as Lexington Manufacturing’s leader for 80+ staff working three shifts in the Coon Rapids Lexington C1 and C3 facilities. The Coon Rapids Plant Manager achieves success by guiding their team to high levels of achievement in personal wellbeing, customer satisfaction and growth goals.

What You’ll Love

  • Our collaborative, empowering culture.
  • Inspiring and leading others to execute production goals plans to success.
  • Partnering with other company leaders to problem solve and be part of the continued growth and change with our company.
  • Working within a family-focused work environment that is positive and fun.

Some realities of this position

  • Our customers have high expectations of us, and we place a high value on meeting those expectations across all areas of the company.
  • You’ll develop and lead your staff to achieve success. There is not time to “get in the weeds” of day-to-day issues.
  • You’ll be directly responsible and held accountable for safety, quality and production performance.
  • At times you must maintain a positive and professional composure while you face workplace challenges, unexpected obstacles, and changing priorities.

About working for Lexington Manufacturing

Lexington is a highly successful and growing business that emphasizes our core values:

People

We believe relationships matter and are committed to the wellbeing of all.

Growth

We will grow; as people, as a team and as a company.

Can do

We are resourceful and creative problem solvers who pursue excellence every day.

Our word

We do what we say; and we work to do what’s right.

Team

We are quietly confident in our individual abilities and earn our success as a team.

We like to be successful and we like to have fun. Lexington is highly respected by our customers as a responsive and reliable supplier. Our people take pride in maintaining our good reputation.

Position Description

Accountabilities:

Leadership and Management

  • Be a mentor.
  • Leads by example.
  • Provides clear direction.
  • Provide constructive feedback in a way that honors Lexington values.
  • Demonstrates and supports Company culture and ensures team members, know, understand and are aligned with our Vision, Mission and Core Values.
  • Partner with senior leadership in the development of strategies to meet objectives.
  • Ability to understand high level strategic objectives, develop implementation strategies and work with their team to execute to success.
  • Ability to identify improvement opportunities and deploy resources to successfully realize those opportunities.
  • Support, develop and empower Manufacturing department leadership team in the accomplishment of goals.
  • Creates and supports a positive environment that promotes accountability and personal development.
  • Responsible for overall employee satisfaction, engagement and experience of assigned areas.
  • Supports other departments to optimize overall organizational performance.
  • Actively engages in personal development.
  • Is versed in the latest manufacturing strategies and concepts; continuously looking for application opportunities at Lexington.

Production Effectiveness & Efficiency

  • Manages manufacturing resources to meet production, quality and on-time in full (OTIF) goals.
  • Meets production goals through planning and deployment of production resources.
  • Ensures that production teams set challenging goals, are resourced to meet the challenge and held accountable to achieve those goals.
  • Continuously drives to improve asset capacity and flexibility.

Property/Facilities

  • Responsible for physical property and facility(s).
  • Ensures compliance with all: regulatory and safety requirements; Lexington maintenance and appearance standards and wellbeing needs of internal and external customers.

Safety Compliance

  • Accountable for meeting safety performance goals.
  • Ensures all team members are trained to all safety processes and procedures as established by regulatory authorities and Lexington Manufacturing.
  • Is a leader in driving to world class safety.
  • Partners with other Lexington safety leaders to achieve safety goals.

Quality Performance

  • Accountable for meeting quality performance goals.
  • Ensure all team members are trained to Lexington quality process and procedures.
  • Supports and promotes a quality culture focused on continuous improvement.
  • Utilization of Lean Six Sigma concepts and other process improvement techniques to advance overall improvement in safety, quality, and delivery.

Transactional Accuracy

  • Ensures manufacturing, shipping and receiving department is trained and adheres to all processes and procedures relating to systems transaction accuracy.
  • Holds team members accountable for transactional accuracy.

Procedural compliance training

  • Creates and supports a culture that develops and follows manufacturing standard operating procedures (best practices) that ensure consistent performance.
  • Responsible for developing and executing a plan to assure team member training and understanding of Lexington processes and procedures.

Budget Development and Management

  • Contributes to the creation of departmental budget.
  • Manages resources to budget.

Reporting Structure:

  • Reports directly to the Director of Manufacturing
  • Directly supervises multiple shifts supervisors.

Qualifications:

  • 4-year college degree in Engineering, Production, Operation Management or other related Management field or equivalent experience.
  • 5+ years of demonstrated successful servant leadership in a manufacturing or production environment. Preference given to candidates with multiple locations or experience with a team of line supervisors.
  • Effective decision making and problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrated success in delegation and elevation techniques.
  • Strong background of using of Lean Six Sigma manufacturing techniques.
  • Successful experience managing in a dynamic demand and growing environment.

Next Steps

If you believe you would be a good fit for this position, please apply and submit a cover letter along with your resume.

Job Type: Full-time

Experience:

  • manufacturing: 5 years (Preferred)
  • plant management: 5 years (Preferred)
  • leadership: 5 years (Preferred)
  • Lean Six Sigma: 4 years (Preferred)

Education:

  • Bachelor’s (Preferred)

Location:

  • Coon Rapids, MN (Required)

Work Location:

  • One location

Benefits:

  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Retirement plan
  • Paid time off
  • Tuition reimbursement
Beliefs & Philosophies

“Building Relationships, Creating Solutions, Delivering Value.”

Lexington Manufacturing is dedicated to providing our customers with innovative, market-leading products that are delivered with integrity and value. Our commitment to service and quality is proven — by providing innovative solutions, quality products and short lead times since our company was founded in 1981.

Lexington is fully dedicated to the safe work practices of our associates and visitors alike. We firmly believe that everyone’s safety is essential. With this belief we will work under safe conditions and forever seek continuous improvement practices.

Lexington management is committed to operating its business in a manner which reflects the highest levels of personal and professional ethics. We treat coworkers, customers, and suppliers with respect, fairness and honesty.

Lexington is committed to the fact that our customer relationships are the cornerstone of our future. It is absolutely necessary to understand our customers need for product quality and service. Once a commitment is made to a customer, every effort must be made to fulfill that obligation.

We believe that through the application of lean methods and progressive management of our people, technological, and financial resources we will achieve continuous improvement of our service for our customers, long term security for our employees, and continued growth and profitability for our company.

We believe that employees are Lexington’s most important resource. Employees should take an active part in setting their own goals, carefully balancing family and work commitments. Employees’ participation on productivity teams lends to an environment that fosters change, creates opportunity for growth and encourages teamwork and employee involvement.

We believe in a minimum number of management levels and that responsibility should be pushed down as far into the organization as possible. Simple, efficient systems and company wide open communication will promote good morale and support the company vision.