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Plant Manager
Klein Tools
Job Location: Trevose, PA
Location: US-PA-Trevose
Address: 3111 Old Lincoln Highway
ID: 2020-4294


General Machine Products, a Klein Tools company, located in Suburban Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is a manufacturer of a wide range of products for the telecommunications, power utility and cable television industries, and the contractors who serve them.


The Plant Manager is responsible for managing the plant by coordinating and planning the manufacturing of product to ensure customer orders and company products are processed and shipped in accordance with planned schedules, job specifications established quality standards and planned profit objectives. This position is also responsible for implementing change to continuously improve performance and increase workflow efficiencies.

1. Monitor plant activities to ensure an effective use of available resources are used to meet production schedules for customer orders and inventory requirements.

2. Review production reports and resolve any issues to ensure quality standards. Create and implement strategies to improve performance and production based on the production report.

3. Optimize operational performance, including safety, quality, manufacturing, cost and morale. Align plant functions with company goals.

4. Analyze and review manufacturing operation procedures to develop and implement improvement strategies.

5. Implement company wide policies, goals, objectives, and procedures in conjunction with company management.

6. Coordinate with Operations Managers to develop plant fiscal budgets. Determine labor standards and staffing levels on an ongoing basis. Review regular financial reports and follows up as necessary to control costs and approve all purchases of supplies and equipment.

7. Collaborate with Product Development and Engineering to determine whether operations allow for a new product or product applications.

8. Ensure the tactical and strategic plans of the facility are aligned with corporate goals and objectives.

9. Make employment decisions on hiring, promotion, transfers, training and development, disciplinary action, terminations and pay adjustments; monitor performance by completing new hire and annual performance evaluations. Consult with Human Resources as necessary.

10. Ensure that proper safety methods are used in the department as specified by the Executive Loss Prevention group. Ensure team maintains an orderly and clean department.

11. Perform all other duties as assigned.


Bachelor's Degree in Operations, Business or Engineering or related field and seven years of relevant work experience required. At least five years working in a manufacturing environment and five years of supervisory experience required. Master's in Business Administration preferred. Demonstrate proficiency with Microsoft Office (Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Word).

Strong leadership skills combined with the ability to maintain confidentiality when dealing with people, projects and issues. Ability to listen and communicate effectively. Ability to lead people. Ability to actively engage by means of discovery, process, and/or application of new information. Demonstrate key competencies, including conflict management, business negotiation, organization and decision making.

If you have the commitment to succeed and the desire to join an organization recognized as the industry leader, please submit your cover letter and resume.

No phone calls please.





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