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Plant Manager

Date: Jul 22, 2021

Location: Auburn, AL, US, 36830

Company: Briggs and Stratton

Position Description

Manages all plant operations for assigned location(s). Provides leadership within, and continual development of the operations structure including but not limited to: production and financial controls, plant security and safety, regulatory compliance, quality, facilities, and all manufacturing areas. Works cross-functionally to ensure consistency in operations and related strategies. Ensures large-scale projects are completed on time, on budget and meet specified quality standards, production requirements and goals.

Job Responsibilities

  1. Oversees all plant operations and related support areas.
  2. Represents company interests in dealings with suppliers and customers.
  3. Manages the effective use of production hours, skills, equipment and facilities and is accountable for manufacturing costs, quality and production quantities.
  4. Works closely with plant management staff to develop and implement strategies for operational improvement. Ensures efficiency standards for all operations are met.
  5. Develops capital and other annual budgeting including evaluating the Economic Value Added (EVA) and Return on Investment (ROI) impact for location. Maintains and manages established budgets throughout fiscal year to achieve financial goals.
  6. Evaluates new technologies and recommends strategies for acquisition and implementation.
  7. Drives cost reduction and continuous improvement concepts and projects to achieve annual goals. Monitors and improves employee productivity and effectiveness related to Operations and maintains a commitment to employee involvement.
  8. Manages all aspects of plant safety, security and environmental compliance including consistently administering company rules, regulations and policies.
  9. Performs full range of managerial responsibilities which may include but not be limited to: interviewing, hiring, coaching and developing employees; planning, assigning and directing work; EEO/AA; performance management; department budget.
  10. Performs other duties as assigned.

Job Skills Requirements

  • Comprehensive knowledge of technical service practices, processes, procedures and production support activities including efficiency levels and productivity standards, engine manufacturing experience
  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills to effectively work with diverse groups of people
  • Demonstrated success in implementing large-scale improvements and changes in complex and diverse environments
  • Proficient computer skills and familiarity with office applications and enterprise resource planning (SAP)
  • Technical experience and familiarity with all facets of manufacturing processes
  • Familiarity with Purchasing and Industrial Engineering functions as well as plant layout efficiencies
  • Ability to manage projects and activities in multiple locations with diverse groups of people
  • Strong leadership and motivational skills and the ability to develop leadership qualities in others
  • Ability to coordinate and organize multiple projects simultaneously
  • Well-developed analytical skills and knowledge of analysis techniques that assist in report preparation for decision-making purposes
  • Fluent in English and primary language used in area of responsibility and/or location


Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or related field, or equivalent education and experience

Experience Requirements

  • Minimum ten years experience in a manufacturing, technical service or related field required
  • Manufacturing and management experience preferred

Physical & Environmental Requirements


Briggs & Stratton, LLC, headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is the world’s largest producer of gasoline engines for outdoor power equipment. Its wholly owned subsidiaries include North America’s number one marketer of pressure washers, and it is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of power generation, lawn and garden, turf care and job site products through its Briggs & Stratton®, Simplicity®, Snapper®, Snapper Pro® Ferris®, PowerBoss®, Allmand™, Billy Goat®, Murray®, Branco® and Victa® brands. Briggs & Stratton products are designed, manufactured, marketed and serviced in over 100 countries on six continents. 


Briggs & Stratton, LLC is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity. The Company conducts all employment practices without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran's status, pregnancy, genetic information, sexual orientation or any other basis prohibited by law. Briggs & Stratton also undertakes affirmative action to assure equal employment opportunity for minorities and women, for persons with disabilities, and for protected veterans.

Nearest Major Market: Auburn
Nearest Secondary Market: Opelika

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