Job Details: Plant Manager

Plant Manager
Job Id:
Mexicali, Mexico
Mexico - Indexed to USD
Job Description:

Our client a manufacturing leader with more than 50 years in the industry and marketplace, is currently seeking a Plant Manager with strong Aerospace experience to be responsible for plant facilities and operations in Mexicali, B.C., Mexico, including the safety, security and general welfare of all employees, guests and visitors; the cost effective scheduling, production and shipment of all company products and components; and continuous improvement of product quality, delivery performance (promises kept), and productivity gains.

Non- Negotiable Requirements:

  • 7 years minimum as Plant Manager with P&L responsibility.
  • AEROSPACE Industry experience a MUST to be considered for this position.


  • Must be able to work effectively with employees at all levels of the company, as well as with suppliers and customers.
  • Hands on approach and expected to be deeply involved on the production floor.
  • Knowledge and demonstrated experience with Lean and Six Sigma Concepts (Kanban, 5S, visual management, Poka-Yoke methods, VSM, pull systems, Kaizen Events, Problem Solving Techniques, DFMA, etc.).
  • Excellent interpersonal and leadership skills, as well as verbal, written communication and coaching skills.
  • High Emotional Intelligence and able to motivate team.
  • Ability to adapt easily to changing priorities in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent team building skills and ability to effectively train others.
  • Strong public speaking and presentation skills.
  • Proficient in English, written and verbal.


The Plant Manager is responsible for the following functions and activities:

  • Continuous Improvement: Responsible for leading and driving activities to achieve improvements in the operations of the plant, that lead to positive performance and financial impacts.
  • Production: Responsible for all factory production in Mexicali to exceed competitive lead times, quality and cost.
  • Production Scheduling and Planning: Responsible for production scheduling and planning including materials and manpower. Responsible for the ongoing accuracy of the MRP system.
  • Forecasting: Responsible for short and longer term forecasting of production, manpower, capital expenditures, materials and facilities.
  • Product Quality: Responsible for all quality and maintenance of ISO/AS recognition and responsible for all customer and supplier interface related to product quality.
  • Cost Containment Efficiency Improvement: Responsible to control costs and overtime and to recommend and implement productivity improvements.
  • Logistics: Responsible for the cost effective movement of all production materials from the Mexicali plant to Calexico, California and to and from customers and suppliers.
  • Purchasing: Responsible for the Procurement of all MRO items and all purchased material related to the production of products in Mexicali.
  • Equipment and Mexicali facilities maintenance: Responsible for all the repair and upkeep of the Mexicali facilities, equipment, tools and dies.
  • Capital Planning: Responsible to recommend and implement all approved capital expenditure plans for the Mexicali plant.
  • Training: Together with the Manager, Human Resources in Mexicali and the Director, Human Resources in Irvine you are responsible for the safety, supervision, motivation, discipline, hiring and training of personnel in the Mexicali plant.

The Plant Manager Position Interfaces with:

In order to be successful the Plant Manager must effectively communicate and interface with company's Executive team and Director’s of engineering, customer service, purchasing, finance, human resources and marketing.

Interface Expectations:

1) Company's staff meeting.
a) Currently each day and/or week by video conference. Production manager
also participates. Discuss operations issues and opportunities with COO.
b) Each month participate in person at Corporate at the Management

2) Product Development meeting.
Participate by video conference, currently each week, as requested.

3) Daily production discussion with customer service by video conference, as requested.

4) Other meetings as required.

Goals (typical). (To be agreed to in writing).

  • Safety
  • Quality (RMA, scrap)
  • Promises kept
  • Product lead times
  • Costs: overtime; labor; shop supplies
  • Inventory: turns
  • Revenue
  • Gross margin

Executive Search Leader: Jorge Roldan, CPC.

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