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Farwell, MI, US

Plant Manager


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Lear Corporation is the leading Tier 1 automotive supplier serving all of the world's major automotive manufacturers with our world-class automotive seating and automotive electrical products. Our products are developed and produced by a diverse, talented team of more than 165,000 people. With operations in 39 countries, Lear operates in every major automotive manufacturing region in the world. For our globally positioned and successful teams, we are looking for dedicated talents with zest for action and enthusiasm. If you love challenges, want to experience development opportunities unrestrained, and want recognition that pays off, then you've come to the right place with Lear.




The Farwell Plant Manager is a highly skilled professional and responsible for leading, supervising, and coordinating the day-to-day activities for the operations, quality, finance, human resource, information systems, and launch functions of an automotive plant, as well as establishing and maintaining community and customer relations. This Plant Manager will be the primary leader overseeing Lear Farwell Global Foam plant.


The Role:

Your work will include, but not be limited to:

  • Direct and manage plant operations for production, maintenance, quality, and shipping and receiving.
  • Coordinate plant activities through the planning with departmental managers to ensure the total manufacturing objectives are accomplished in a timely and cost-effective manner.
  • Develop and control profits, plans, and budget.
  • Implement cost effective systems of control over capital, operating expenditures, manpower, wages and salaries.
  • Manages capital asset maintenance.
  • Establish and monitor overall plant performance for production and quality standards.
  • Control and minimize labor overtime, premium freight, and repair expenses.
  • Maintain existing plant facilities and equipment; replace or make adjustments to plant facilities and equipment when necessary.
  • Provide leadership and training to accomplish the company goals and objectives.
  • Implements and maintains preventative maintenance programs.
  • Incorporates shop floor organization and plant cleanliness among plant personnel.
  • Provides direction, development, and leadership to production supervisor.


Advantages of working at Lear in the Foam group:

  • Lear Farwell is the Global Foam Headquarter for Lear and houses the laboratory, mixing equipment and chemists onsite.
  • The Lear Foam group operates in many areas of the world and offers vast experience opportunities to employees.


Your Qualifications:

  • BS degree in Business Administration or a related field with five years’ experience in a plant operations and supervisory/managerial experience in a foam manufacturing environment.
  • Experience with Polyurethane foam processing.
  • Working knowledge of budgets and financial statements.
  • Background with manufacturing methods, process improvement programs and procedures required.
  • Quality Management System Overview ISO14001/TS16949.
  • Right-to-Know/Hazardous Communication.
  • Lock Out/Tag Out Affected/Authorized as appropriate.
  • TDI Hazards.


Bonus If You Have:

  • Reactive molding experience with polyurethane
  • Tooling Experience
  • Experience working with dynamic groups
  • Experience in the Automotive Industry



Lear Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to a diverse workplace.


Applicants must submit their resume for consideration using our applicant tracking system. Due to the high volume of applications received, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States without sponsorship. Unsolicited resumes from search firms or employment agencies, or similar, will not be paid a fee and will become the property of Lear Corporation.