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Plant Manager

Company: Lavelle Industries, Inc.
Location: Sturtevant
Posted on: January 12, 2022

Job Description:

Entering our 110th year in business, Lavelle Industries has been earning a national reputation for quality rubber parts since 1912. A vertically integrated manufacturer, Lavelle Industries offers a broad spectrum of custom molded rubber and plastic applications for a variety of customer needs. Famous for our Made in the USA Korky brand of toilet repair products, we are an industry leader and preferred brand for plumbing professionals. Lavelle is a progressive, team-based organization built on a foundation of continuous improvement and employee engagement.

We are seeking a high performance individual to serve as the Plant Manager for our corporate facility in Burlington, Wisconsin. This position has a significant impact on morale in the plant, which in turn impacts safety, quality, delivery and cost. The Plant Manager is a highly visible position within the company, critical to the advancement and growth of Lavelle.

The right fit individual for this role is responsible for all aspects of output for the plant location, including:
Overall plant safety responsibility and execution of safety policy, evaluation of lost time incident 5 whys and implementation of improvements.
Site responsibility for cost of quality; includes analysis, determination of root cause and oversight of successful corrective action implementation
Management of several direct reports, including frontline leadership team on all shifts
Execution of On Time Delivery to meet customer need
Drive overall equipment efficiency (OEE) improvements
Continued development of operations leaders
Continued development of an engaged workforce with a focus on continuous improvement and retention
Creating and promoting a problem-solving culture throughout the entire team.
Coaching and mentoring continuous improvement teams.

Ideal experience, skills, education and previous responsibilities for the successful candidate will include:
5 + years of progressively increasing operational management experience.
Experience working in a lean manufacturing culture where lean principles drive improvement.
Experience working in an ISO certified and compliant environment.
Design of Experiment experience and practical application of the same is preferred.
Management in a Union environment is preferred.
Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or Operations management is required; Industrial Engineering background preferred.
Demonstrated history of continuous improvement and successful coaching & retention

Why Lavelle? We are a progressive, team-based organization built on a foundation of continuous improvement and employee engagement. We welcome talented people who are invested in their own growth and the growth of our business. Lavelle takes pride in the strength and ambition of our employees - we want problem-solvers, creative thinkers and innovators. In return we offer a family atmosphere, supportive systems, competitive benefits, 401k match and bonus structure, and a FREE onsite health clinic available to all employees.

Interested candidates can reach out directly to Bridget Savaglia, Recruiting Manager (

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Keywords: Lavelle Industries, Inc., Kenosha , Plant Manager, Professions , Sturtevant, Wisconsin

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