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Montgomery, AL, US

Plant IT 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.




As a member of the Information Technology team, the IT Manager will be responsible for highly skilled and technical work, directing, planning, coordinating, and overseeing all information technology activities of Lear Montgomery in a just in time environment.

Incumbents in this classification install computer systems, ensure that backup systems operate effectively, buy hardware and software, develop the IT infrastructure, and perform administrative and supervisory duties in coordination with overall management of information/communication services.


The Role:

Your work will include, but not be limited to:

  • Directing the work of IT personnel in order to provide the upkeep, maintenance, and security of networks and assigning and reviewing the work of their subordinates.
  • Evaluating the newest and most innovative technologies and determining how these can help Lear Montgomery
  • Managing all the information systems and computing resources for Lear Montgomery.
  • Developing requirements, budgets, and schedules for Lear Montgomery’s IT projects and services.
  • Evaluating users’ needs and system functionality.
  • Scheduling upgrades and security backups of hardware and software systems and disaster recovery operations, ensuring the effectiveness of all IT systems, including anti-virus software, print services, and email provision.
  • Ensuring total compliance of software licensing laws, approving secure access to the network for remote users, and the security of data.
  • Managing crisis situations, which may involve complex technical hardware or software problems.
  • Mentoring and training new IT support staff and staying abreast of the latest technologies.
  • Diagnosing and resolving hardware and software problems and assigning IT personnel to replace defective components.
  • Maintaining and administering computer networks and related computing environments including computer hardware, systems software, applications software, and all configurations.
  • Monitoring the performance of computer systems and networks and coordinating computer network access and use.
  • Performing routine network startup and shutdown procedures and maintaining control records.
  • Approving changes to improve systems and network configurations and determining hardware or software requirements related to such changes.
  • Monitoring network performance to determine whether adjustments need to be made and where changes will need to be made in the future.
  • Monitoring IT operations and complaints in order to identify and evaluate the effectiveness of operations and needs to be addressed.
  • Directing IT staff activities in researching and developing or revising information system policies, procedures, and projects.
  • Soliciting input from senior management regarding the implications, effects, and development of new information system policies and procedures.
  • Reviewing departmental requests for new information systems equipment or services to ensure overall information technology operations will be maintained and no long-term compatibility problems will be created.

Advantages of working at Lear in the Functional Group:

  • Autonomy for IT Project Management
  • Team Development
  • Personal Growth Opportunities


Your Qualifications:

  • BS degree in Information Systems or any related field with six years previous experience in the IT field.
  • Must have at least 7 years’ experience in a manufacturing environment


  • Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
  • Knowledge of the principles and techniques of information systems to include and system capabilities and limitations.
  • Knowledge of various department contacts as needed to know who to contact for information and who to provide information to for work coordination.
  • Knowledge of the AS 400 operating system, Lear pics, and applications as needed to ensure performance parameters are adequate and determine if requested services are feasible.
  • Knowledge of databases such as PeopleSoft, Kronos, JBA, etc. as needed to provide administrative oversight.
  • Knowledge of networking systems to include how they are designed, capabilities, and limitations, and feasibility of systems.
  • Knowledge of Internet administration for Lear Montgomery as needed to track internet usage and resolve internet issues.
  • Knowledge of peripheral equipment and their uses, capabilities and limitations as needed to determine equipment needs.
  • Knowledge of the principles and methods used in determining information technology system performance as needed to determine if current systems meet the demands Lear Montgomery.
  • Knowledge of programming maintenance as needed to direct staff in developing programs to meet user needs.
  • Ability to influence senior management and corporate as needed to gain support for new IT services, obtain new technologies, and expand the IT department.
  • Ability to analyze and make judgments on equipment needs, IT services, scope of assignments, allocation of resources, and project assignments as needed to oversee IT activities.
  • Ability to make decisions based on factual data as needed to evaluate current progress and the success of the information technology projects.
  • Ability to plan, assign, and direct the activities of IT employees performing a variety of technical, administrative, and clerical activities.
  • Ability to maintain discipline and earn the respect and confidence of subordinates.
  • Ability to plan and implement short- and long-range plans and programs for the continuing expansion of IT services and equipment.
  • Ability to read and understand complex legal and technical material such as laws, regulations, and manuals.


  • Physical Ability to make precisely coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble very small objects.
  • Physical Ability to frequently stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, crawl, climb, reach, twist, grasp, and make repetitive hand movements.
  • Physical Ability to lift, carries, push, and/or pull light to heavy amounts of weight.
  • Physical Ability to operate office equipment requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination including use of a computer keyboard.


  • Must be willing to work extended periods of time or varying shift hours
  • Must be willing to be on call 24 hours a day
  • Must become JLG certified

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.


Nearest Major Market: Montgomery