Plant Manager

Westfield, MA, US

Plant Manager

Westfield, MA


James Hardie is the #1 brand of siding in America. Globally, we have more than 4,900 employees and generate over $2.5 billion in net sales.  We invented fiber cement, and over 8 million homes later, we continue to set the standard for premium siding and trim.  The foundation of this strategy, and our company identity, is an unwavering commitment to safe peoplesafe places, and safe systems through our Zero Harm initiative.  As a Plant Manager at James Hardie, you will be a key contributor to achieving that goal.


As Plant Manager at our new Westfield, MA plant, 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 design goals in addition to cost objectives, product/technology development, and promoting a strong team atmosphere.



  • Actively lead and support plant safety programs
  • Establish systems to ensure conformance of product to quality requirements that meet or exceed standards
  • Manage operations to meet product demand requirements, exceed machine design parameters, and facilitate product/technology development opportunities
  • Actively pursue ways to meet site yield expectations and cost objectives
  • Create an environment that promotes empowerment and accountability at all levels of the organization



  • Bachelor’s Degree required, with preference given to a technical or engineering discipline (must be from an accredited institution)
  • 10+ years of relevant management experience in a high-speed manufacturing environment
  • Prior profit/loss responsibilities and a demonstrated ability to identity costs, and what levers to pull to get results to the bottom line.


In return, we offer rapid advancement opportunities, an engaged and collaborative work environment, competitive compensation with solid bonus potential, a 401k program that matches dollar-for-dollar up to 6% and a best-in-class total benefits package!















Nearest Major Market: Springfield MA

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