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Plant Manager - La Crosse, Wisconsin

Company: Trane Technologies
Location: La Crosse
Posted on: January 20, 2023

Job Description:

Plant Manager - La Crosse, WisconsinLa Crosse WI 2411 East 04, La Crosse, Wisconsin, United StatesGlobal Integrated Supply ChainRequisition # 2206108Total Views 2709At Trane Technologies we Challenge Possible. Our brands including Trane and Thermo King - create access to cooling and comfort in buildings and homes, transport and protect food and perishables, connect customers to elevated performance with less environmental impact, dramatically reduce energy demands and carbon emissions, and innovate with a better world in mind. We boldly challenge whats possible for a sustainable world.The RoleThe Plant Manager for our La Crosse, Wisconsin facility will lead our flagship Trane Commercial HVAC facility, manufacturing World Class Centrifugal water-cooled chillers for a global market. Our La Crosse, Wisconsin facility is the birthplace of Trane and maintains a rich history in the community. With over 400M in revenue and 700+ employees, we are one of the top employers in the area.Reporting to the VP, Integrated Supply Chain for Chillers and Controls, the La Crosse Plant Manager will plan, organize, staff, and direct all activities of the facility to achieve plant and sector goals for safety, quality, growth, profitability, productivity, customer satisfaction and employee engagement. This key role will also lead production and plant operations to ensure the effective utilization of resources.Key Responsibilities

  • Direct and coordinate all plant functions including Manufacturing, Materials, Production Control, Purchasing, Quality Assurance, Planning, Human Resources, Accounting, Manufacturing, Engineering and Environmental, Health & Safety to assure common direction toward plant goals
  • Guide and support the plant EH&S program in improvements, investigations, and corrective actions to meet and exceed Federal laws and TT standards and policies
  • Guide and support the plant quality system in procedures and controls to improve overall customer satisfaction, DPPM, first pass yield and warranty results
  • Be proactive and responsive to all facets of customer satisfaction including delivery, schedule changes and special instructions
  • Lead through the Trane Technologies (BOS) Business Operating System
  • Guide and support plant maintenance, facilities and Manufacturing Engineering improvements, process improvements, facility improvements and capital expenditures
  • Guide and support plant resources in meeting material and labor productivity plans
  • Direct the submittal of the plants Annual Operating Plan and businesss financial forecasts and response plans
  • Direct and guide the long-term product strategy for the manufacturing business
  • Maintain a positive rapport with all levels of the organization to foster and promote a diverse and inclusive work environment, high levels of morale, and employee engagement
  • Collaborate with all levels of the organization to ensure alignment of goals and progress towards them along with short term and long term needs and plans
  • Partners with the Operational Excellence team to ensure the effective development and delivery of programs to teach the workforce lean manufacturing tools and concepts such as problem solving, A3 thinking, leader as coaches, Kanban/pull systems, Kaizen, Value Stream mapping, visual management, mistake proofing, 5S and cellular manufacturing
  • Partners in the negotiation and application of the Collective Bargaining Agreement. Works closely with local Human Resources and Labor Relations to ensure effective administration of grievances advanced beyond local management and local union level including arbitrations
  • Lead and support the development of plant employees and plant succession planning activitiesCandidate Profile
    • Bachelors degree in engineering or equivalent technical discipline is required, MBA preferred
    • Minimum of 10 to 15 years of experience in manufacturing operations required and a minimum of 5 years in a manufacturing/plant operations leadership role, preferably as Plant Manager of a small to medium sized manufacturing plant
    • Experience in a Union environment a plus
    • Experience with Environmental Health and Safety
    • Experience with implementing Lean culture in a manufacturing environment is required
    • Leads and Drives the OPEX (Operational Excellence) culture in the plant
    • Proficiency in developing and implementing strategic plans
    • Proficiency in Supply Chain Management
    • Strong technical problem-solving skills
    • Customer oriented
    • Advanced management skillsWe offer competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits and programs. We are an equal opportunity employer; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, pregnancy, age, marital status, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any legally protected status.We offer competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits and programs that help our employees thrive in both their professional and personal lives. We are proud of our winning culture which is inclusive and respectful at its core. We share passion for serving customers, caring for others, and boldly challenging whats possible for a sustainable world.We are committed to achieving workforce diversity reflective of our communities. We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify, national origin, pregnancy, age, marital status, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any legally protected status.

Keywords: Trane Technologies, La Crosse , Plant Manager - La Crosse, Wisconsin, Executive , La Crosse, Wisconsin

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