Plant Manager

Prattville, AL, US, 36067

James Hardie Building Products Inc. is the North American leader in fiber cement home siding and exterior design solutions. Hardie® products offer long lasting beauty and endless design possibilities with trusted protection and low maintenance. The company pioneered modern fiber cement building products and continues to invest in innovation to transform the industry. James Hardie is a high-performance organization, with an unwavering commitment to Zero Harm. The company proudly employs a diverse workforce of over 3,000 employees across operations in North America.


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As our Plant Manager you will have operational responsibility and accountability for production line(s) in a high-speed, high-volume manufacturing environment.  You will provide leadership and implement organizational strategies in production area(s) to meet safety, quality and production goals in addition to cost objectives, product/technology development, and promoting a strong team atmosphere.


What You’ll Do: 

  • Actively lead and support the plant safety programs
  • Establish systems to ensure conformance of product to quality requirements that meet or exceed quality standards
  • Manage production operations to meet product demand requirements, exceed machine design parameters, and facilitate product/technology development opportunities
  • Actively pursue ways to meet site yield expectation and cost objectives established by the business
  • Create an environment that promotes positive teamwork and accomplishments.

What You’ll Bring:  

  • Bachelor's Degree (advanced degree preferred) - must be from an accredited institution.
  • 10 or more years in a management role in a high-speed manufacturing environment with five or more years of experience managing others
  • Demonstrated ability to lead people through a mentoring/coaching approach and get results through others.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of manufacturing costs and financial controls.
  • Ability to balance and achieve positive results in the areas of safety, employee relations, quality, productivity and cost.
  • Knowledge of Six Sigma or Lean Manufacturing
  • Demonstrated advanced skills with the standard features of various personal computer word processing and spreadsheet software (Microsoft Word and Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Internet, and other proprietary software).

What You’ll Receive:

At James Hardie, we recognize that our success depends on our people. We've worked hard to build a generous and competitive benefits program that demonstrates our commitment to our employees. 

  • Comprehensive low-cost co-pay Health Insurance; medical, dental, prescription, and vision insurance benefits for every 30+ hour full-time employee. Insurance starts on day one!
  • 401(k) Retirement plan that will match 100% of employees saved dollars up to the first 6% of your salary
  • Paid holidays, paid vacation including Jury Duty and bereavement leave
  • Wellness Program
  • Employee Assistance Program 
  • Parental Leave
  • Community Involvement & Sustainable Solutions - Fire Resistant Siding to Help Rebuild the Grizzly Flats Community | James Hardie
  • And more 


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James Hardie Building Products Inc. is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, gender, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, genetic information, veteran's status, marital status, pregnancy, disability, or any other basis protected by law.

Nearest Major Market: Montgomery

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