Plant Manager - Leeds, AL

Date: Nov 11, 2023

Location: Leeds, AL, US, 35094

Company: Hubbell Incorporated

Corporate Overview
Hubbell Incorporated was founded in 1888 and has grown into an international manufacturer of quality electrical, lighting and power solutions with more than 75 brands used and recognized around the world. Our founder, Harvey Hubbell, developed tooling and equipment to serve the growing demand for new assembly and manufacturing machinery during the industrial revolution. An early, and one of many patents awarded, came for the creation of the first practical method to control electricity through the pull chain socket that remains unchanged today. As a market leader in reliable, electrical solutions, we provide more than half a million products delivered through our various business groups. Hubbell is committed to continually innovating solutions that work, transforming old products with new ideas, and ensuring that we Energize, Enlighten and Empower the communities that support us.
Division Overview
Hubbell Commercial & Industrial (HCI) provides solutions for a broad range of non-residential and residential construction, commercial and industrial applications along with high-voltage test and measurement solutions. As a leading global manufacturer and supplier in multiple markets, we have quality products that serve the commercial construction, datacom, industrial light, industrial heavy, high voltage, residential and oil & gas markets. HCI has built its success through strong leadership, employee and customer loyalty and an exceptional sales force.

Job Location

8100 Churchill Ave
Leeds, AL 35094

Position Overview

The Plant Manager for our Switching and Fusing Operation in Leeds, AL will provide leadership and is responsible for all aspects of the plant operation; personnel, productivity, on-time delivery performance, cost, budgeting/forecasting as well as asset management.  Manage and develop a team in a fast-paced environment with a commitment to process improvements in the areas of Safety, Quality, Cost, Delivery performance and inventory management utilizing business practices/processes to include 5S, Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma.  Deploy company and factory policies and strategies to staff throughout the manufacturing operation and translate them into business, team and personnel goals.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop Staff and culture within the business unit dedicated to the highest levels of safety, quality, and customer service thru a collaborative team environment.
  • Manage and direct overall manufacturing activities of the Business Unit.
  • Maintains a safe working environment consistent with all local, state and OSHA requirements.
  • Originates, measures, and improves key indicators for the business unit (Safety, Quality, Delivery, Inventory and Cost).
  • Ensures the quality systems are established and maintained.
  • Continues to enhance the LEAN culture.  Ensures the production area maintains a clean, well-organized environment through “continuous improvement” and 5S.  Implements and drives “continuous improvement” activities by eliminating non valued added activities in the manufacturing process (waste elimination).
  • Develop budgets and forecasts.  Approves expenditures for supplies, materials, and human resources, ensuring that materials, labor and equipment are used efficiently to meet productivity and customer requirements.
  • Ensures production capacities are sufficient to meet short and long term needs.
  • Establishes work requirements and ensures production schedules are met.
  • Provide thought leadership and direction for highly MTO/ETO production facility unitizing SAP.

Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree; MBA preferred
  • Experience as a Plant Manager, Director of Operations or Operations Manager – preferably in a medium to heavy manufacturing environment and prefer low volume/high mix environment.
  • Strong knowledge of Lean Manufacturing
  • Excellent problem solving skills
  • Excellent materials planning skills
  • Excellent communication and training skills
  • Dynamic, results oriented, metric driven, disciplined leadership
  • Staff development and engagement skills
  • Welding, Fabricating, Warehouse & Logistics experience
  • SAP experience
  • Experience working in a union environment
  • Operational Excellence or Lean Certification
  • TPM Experience


Hubbell Incorporated, its subsidiaries and affiliates, is an EO Employer AA: M/F/Veteran/Disability. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other protected class.

Nearest Major Market: Birmingham

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