Plant Manager - Freeburg, IL

Hubbell Incorporated

Location: Freeburg, Illinois

Job Type: Not Specified


Corporate Overview

Hubbell Incorporated was founded in 1888 and has grown into an international manufacturer of quality electrical, lighting and power solutions with more than 75 brands used and recognized around the world. Our founder, Harvey Hubbell, developed tooling and equipment to serve the growing demand for new assembly and manufacturing machinery during the industrial revolution. An early, and one of many patents awarded, came for the creation of the first practical method to control electricity through the pull chain socket that remains unchanged today. As a market leader in reliable, electrical solutions, we provide more than half a million products delivered through our various business groups. Hubbell is committed to continually innovating solutions that work, transforming old products with new ideas, and ensuring that we Energize, Enlighten and Empower the communities that support us.

Division Overview

Hubbell Power Systems (HPS) engages in the design and manufacture of a wide variety of products used by utilities. Today, HPS is deeply engaged in product solutions for OSP Communication utility purposes, and has been actively growing that segment of the business. HPS roots have historically been in high voltage transmission, distribution, substation, underground products used by electric utilities. HPS products are also used in the civil construction, transportation, gas and water industries.

At HPS, we build products that provide mission critical infrastructure and that deliver communications and power to millions of people worldwide. In our business, failure is not an option. Therefore, we manufacture products of uncompromising integrity and it starts with our quality policy. We hold our partners, our suppliers and ourselves to the highest standard to ensure we exceed all the technical and functional expectations of our customers.

Hubbell Incorporated engages in the design, manufacture, and sale of electrical and electronic products in the United States and internationally. It operates in three segments: Electrical, Power, and Industrial Technology.

Brand Overview

Hubbell-Wiegmann is a tier one highly automated plant designed to handle more than 5,000 stocked electrical enclosure products as well as engineered to order products.

Position Overview

The Plant Manager will lead all aspects of the operations and providing leadership to a plant of approximately 170 production and office employees. Will deploy company and factory policies and strategies to staff throughout the plant operation and translate them into business, team and personal goals.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develops plans for efficient use of materials, machines, and employees while improving process flexibility through cross training
  • Supervises production quality and ensures compliance to standards.
  • Actively pursues an environment that promotes quality excellence
  • Supplies relevant metrics for daily/weekly team review.
  • Continuously reviews and redefines metrics to maximize group performance
  • Stays abreast of Lean manufacturing principles and embraces right sized solutions for manufacturing flow.
  • Enhances LEAN culture and drives continuous improvement
  • Plans, develops and implements new methods and procedures designed to improve operations, minimize operating costs and effect greater utilization of labor and materials.
  • Eliminates waste and develops cost reductions
  • Recommends budgets and spending forecasts.
  • Approves expenditures for supplies, materials, personnel, ensuring materials, labor and equipment are used efficiently to meet productivity and customer requirements
  • Maintain a safe working environment consistent with all local, state, OSHA and Hubbell requirements.
  • Ensure compliance with Health, Safety, and Environmental issues
  • Review and analyze reports to evaluate facility performance against key indicator metrics. (Safety, Quality, Delivery, and Cost)
  • Lead staff and workflow to maintain alignment with business goals for these key indicators
  • Develop a staff and culture dedicated to the highest levels of quality and customer service
  • Drive and sustain continuous improvements in all areas throughout the facility through the use techniques such as 5S, Kaizen Improvement, Standard Work, Root Cause analysis and others to identify and eliminate non valued added activities
  • Ensure that employees are properly trained in their job duties, safety procedures and rules and regulations
  • Effectively communicate and implement change required to meet business goals throughout all levels within the facility
  • Other responsibilities include interviewing, recommendations for hiring and training employees; planning, assigning and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and developing employees; addressing daily challenges and resolving problems

Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor Degree in Engineering / Business Management or equivalent; MBA preferred
  • Minimum of 5 years' of demonstrated experience in plant or operations supervisory related roles - preferably in a manufacturing environment
  • Validated understanding of Lean Manufacturing principles
  • MTO/MTS experience
  • Proven multifaceted, results oriented, metric driven, disciplined leadership abilities
  • Familiarity with industry standard equipment and technical expertise
  • Automation/Robot background is desirable


Bachelors Degree in Engineering General or Business

Posting Address

501 West Apple Street
Freeburg, IL 62243


Hubbell Incorporated, its subsidiaries and affiliates, is an EO Employer AA: M/F/Veteran/Disability. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other protected class.

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