FUCHS is the world's largest independent supplier of innovative lubrication solutions, covering almost every industry and application. Our products and solutions keep the world moving even though they are not always visible. What matters is that each of our over 6,000 employees in over 50 countries is visible - their entrepreneurial spirit, ideas and skills are the foundation of our global business.

Come be seen at FUCHS by joining us as:

Plant Manager


Harvey, IL, US, 60426

About FUCHS:

Fuchs Lubricants Co. is the United States operating unit of Fuchs Petrolub S.E., the world's largest independent manufac- turer of specialty lubricants with global sales of over $3.5 Billion. We provide high quality lubricants and services to a wide range of industries such as automotive, appliance, aerospace manufacturers, pharmaceuticals, transportation, food and beverage, mining, and energy. The organization is constantly developing new technology to meet the ever-changing de- mands of modern industry and we are recognized for providing world-class technical support to our strong customer base.

MOVING YOUR WORLD by focusing on your success:
FUCHS offers a challenging and rewarding working environment where employees are encouraged to develop and grow. We stand behind our core values: trust, creating value, respect, reliability, and integrity. Ours is a culture that fosters creativ- ity and empowerment, values work/life balance, and gives you the freedom to excel. At FUCHS we aim to nurture your ca- pabilities, ideas and career.


Your Responsibilities:

The Plant Manager, reporting to the Director of Operations, is a vital part of the senior leadership team and will direct and coordinate the schedule and activities concerned with production and quality control of company products manufactured in all plants at the Harvey site. Essential functions include, but are not limited to:

  • Coordinates and supervises the daily, weekly, and monthly activities of operations personnel either directly or through subordinates.  Implements a strong process and operational discipline that focuses on a robust house-keeping and safety culture.
  • Confers with management to establish safety, quality, and production standards, develop budget and cost con-trols, and to obtain data regarding types, quantities, specifications, and delivery dates of products ordered.
  • Develop, establish and measure KPIs to drive Operational Excellence.
  • Engage with employees to support a positive company culture that also endorses and supports the business strategy and core values.
  • Develop, evaluate, and improve manufacturing methods through process evaluation and statistical methods.
  • Influential capabilities to ensure the team is moving in the right direction and drive ownership.
  • Provide guidance and direction to supporting functional groups in an effective and collaborative way to ensure success for the area.


Qualifications we are looking for:

  • BS in STEM related discipline required, preferably Engineering, Supply Chain or Chemistry.
  • 5+ years of Plant Manager experience in a batch process facility.
  • Proven ability to manage change within a group and build strong interdependent teams.
  • Excellent analytical skills and ability to work independently.
  • Experience with applicable EPA and OSHA regulations.
  • Experience with ISO, TS, IATF and other industry standards.
  • Strong computer skills required. Experience with SAP strongly preferred.
  • Experience with visual factory environment, housekeeping standards and/or 5s/6s.


These are your benefits:

FUCHS offers a challenging and rewarding working environment where employees are encouraged to develop and grow as professionals.  In this role, you will have the opportunity to work on projects that will expand your experience and challenge your abilities in the global marketplace.  The position also offers an excellent compensation package and a comprehensive suite of benefits. Detailed benefit information can be found at this link: https://fuchs.com/us/en/benefits.

FUCHS Lubricants Co. is an equal employment opportunity (EEO)/AA employer and strongly supports diversity in the work-place (m/f/d/v).

Do you have any questions? Rosalinda Almanza (rosalinda.almanza@fuchs.com) will be more than happy to answer them!

Come be seen at FUCHS – join our team and move the world with us!

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