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Senior Plant Manager

Company: SPX Corporation
Location: Olathe
Posted on: June 24, 2022

Job Description:

Motivated to grow with a stable organization? SPX Cooling Technologies is a leading global manufacturer of sustainable evaporative cooling systems, servicing commercial HVAC and industrial markets for nearly a century. Hospitals, data centers, oil and gas refineries, power plants and process cooling facilities worldwide rely on SPX Cooling's Marley, Recold and SGS brands. Beginning as the Marley Company nearly 100 years ago, it was the first cooling tower manufacturer to pioneer cooling solutions for large industrial applications. Since then, we have evolved to provide innovative solutions for iconic buildings and essential infrastructure.

New hires to SPX Cooling enjoy benefits that begin on the first day of work, including professional development opportunities such as mentorship and tuition assistance, a competitive compensation and bonus plan, flexible health plan, 401(k) match, and opportunities for career advancement.

SPX Cooling and its brands are active in more than 80 countries and is rapidly growing organically and through acquisitions, as part of SPX Corporation (SPXC).

With its people-centric culture, SPX prides itself on attracting top talent to the industry. Apply to work for an excellent team and help us keep the world cool!

Headquartered in Overland Park, Kansas, SPX Cooling Technologies, Inc. is a leading global manufacturer of cooling towers, evaporative fluid coolers, evaporative condensers and air cooled heat exchangers providing full-service cooling solutions and support to customers in the power generation, petrochemical, industrial, refrigeration, and heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) markets for more than 100 years. SPX Cooling Technologies and its Marley and Recold product brands are part of SPX Corporation.

Job Summary

This role is a key member of our operations leadership group within the Americas Cooling organization. It is the senior position at our largest manufacturing facility employing over 300 people and is responsible for overseeing all plant activities in order to meet business objectives, including but not limited to the safety, quality, planning/processing, production, maintenance, warehousing, and shipping functionality of the Olathe plant operations.

The successful candidate will be accountable for all aspects of plant performance in a manufacturing environment of high quality engineered products by effectively planning work, organizing the workforce, and managing financial metrics while optimizing quality and safety. The successful incumbent will be a great leader, able to motivate employees to produce quality products in a safe manner, results oriented and continuously focused on driving improvement.

Key Responsibilities

* Lead and oversee scheduling, production, and inventory control
* Lead continuous improvement initiatives to lower costs and increase efficiency
* Maintain productive working relationship with unions; proactively address labor relations issues and challenges
* Manage operations budget to ensure minimal production cost and optimal product quality
* Collaborate with engineering and commercial teams to ensure planning and production are optimized
* Lead performance management for plant employees; identify and address areas of needed coaching and guidance
* Oversee long term planning activities geared towards enhanced operations; manage capital projects
* Ensure timely and effective delivery of goods to clients
* Drive a safety first culture; continuously improve and ensure compliance with all safety procedures
* Ensure adherence to Marley quality standards while actively driving quality focus among all levels of employees
* Comply with all applicable state and federal environmental and safety regulations and labor agreement(s)

Performance Metrics

* Partner with Corporate and Site leadership to development, implement, and effectively communicate business metrics and goal to all Team Members.
* Develop and implement an effective succession planning program for all levels of leadership and departments.
* Share responsibility for continued improvement of positive culture index as it relates to site morale and turnover initiatives.
* Successfully, manage and complete multiple business projects and initiatives through effective delegation and mentoring.


* Bachelor's degree, preferably in mechanical or industrial engineering, industrial management, or a related discipline
* 7+ years of plant operations/management experience (preferably in an union environment)
* MBA or advanced degree preferred
* Demonstrated ability to lead continuous improvement, lean savings, and process improvements
* Previous experience in an environment manufacturing highly engineered, custom products

Thank you for your interest in our company.


SPX Corporation is a diversified, global supplier of infrastructure equipment with scalable growth platforms in heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC), detection and measurement, and engineered solutions. With operations in 17 countries and approximately $1.4 billion in annual revenue, we offer a wide array of highly engineered products with strong brands.


At SPX Corporation, what's in it for our employees transcends market-competitive compensation and benefits. Our Total Rewards program also includes opportunities for employees' personal development, career growth, and recognition. These programs focus on alignment and assessment of organizational, team, and individual efforts toward achieving business results. Our development and career growth programs empower our employees to enhance their skills, develop new competencies, and pursue career goals. SPX Corporation's benefits package provides choices designed to help employees manage their well-being. Our compensation programs are performance-based to recognize and reward employees who work hard, display the values and leadership practices we embrace, and deliver exceptional results.


* Integrity
* Accountability
* Excellence
* Teamwork
* Results

At SPX, our values are at the heart of everything we do. We use our values every day to help us make the right decisions. We embrace a common purpose and strive for improvement. We respect and value each other as individuals and recognizethat only by working together, as a team, can we reach our full potential. We take responsibility for our actions, build strong relationships with each other and our customers, and always act ethically. Our values inspire us to achieve the high standards of quality, safety, and performance that our customers expect and deserve.


Our work environment is established on a work-life philosophy supported by policies, programs, and practices that help employees achieve success within and outside the workplace.We believe in creating an inclusive work environment where employees strive to realize their fullest potential. We are an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer committed to making selection decisions without regard to race, color, religion,sex, sexual orientation, national origin,gender identity, genetic information, age, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected basis.

Keywords: SPX Corporation, Olathe , Senior Plant Manager, Professions , Olathe, Kansas

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