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Lippert Components, Inc Plant Manager in Elkhart, Indiana

Who We Are

We are a team being a force for good in the world. As the leading supplier of components to the recreational vehicle and residential housing industries, as well as adjacent industries including bus, cargo and equestrian trailer, marine, and heavy truck. With over 65 facilities located throughout the United States, Canada, Ireland, Italy, and the United Kingdom, our more than 9,000 team members work together to bring innovative product solutions to market every day.

Why We’re Different

At Lippert Components, Everyone Matters. We’re striving to make lives better through meaningful relationships with our co-workers, our customers, and our communities. LCI team members feel a deeper sense of purpose at work, and we continue to build a better work environment by aligning our cultural and business strategies with the needs of our many team members. We measure success by how we touch the lives of people inside and outside our walls.

What You’ll Get

  • A Company Culture Where Everyone Matters

  • Career Development

  • Mentoring

  • Tuition Reimbursement

  • Annual Flu Immunization

  • Holidays, Personal & Vacation Days

  • Local & National Discounts

  • Wellness Offerings

  • Food Truck Days


The Plant Manager is responsible for managing and leading manufacturing department group leaders, team leaders, and team members for assigned areas/shift to ensure safety, quality, positive work environment, customer requirements, and manufacturing needs are met. Provide leadership and motivation to direct reports in manufacturing system that emphasizes safety, quality, customer satisfaction, accuracy, productivity, cost reduction, housekeeping, efficiency, training, teamwork, and morale.

Essential Functions

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Ensure manufacturing operations are running effectively in the areas of safety, quality, efficiency/productivity, cost, and team member morale.

  • Provide direction and motivation to group leaders focusing on safety, quality, efficiency, cost, and morale.

  • Conduct daily manufacturing production area audits to ensure procedures for safety, quality, equipment, and training are being followed and all aspects of manufacturing are effective including correcting sub-standards.

  • Lead development of Manufacturing Managers.

  • Implement short and long term corrective actions for manufacturing problems.

  • Ensure all departmental procedures are compliant with quality and environmental management systems and programs.

  • Monitor daily build sheets and analyze efficiency rates and downtime to ensure customer requirements are being met.

  • Coordinate and maintain standardization of processes/methods.

  • Lead identification of manufacturing problems and eliminate waste.

  • Develops, leads, monitors, and participates in a Manufacturing continuous improvement system.

  • Implement, monitor, and maintain a clean, organized department.

  • Assists Manufacturing Managers in developing, planning, and maintaining the budget including making adjustments to achieve targets.

  • Review and track Manufacturing Key Performance Indicators (KPI) including leading problem solving for negative trends or goals not met.

  • Participates in management discussions and planning sessions to help formulate cost reduction, product improvement, and problem solving activities.

  • Develops and maintains positive team member relations centered on mutual trust, dignity, respect, fairness, consistency, two-way communication, teamwork, and harmony.

  • Provides direction and motivation to team members emphasizing quality, efficiency, productivity, cost reduction, safety and health, and morale.

  • Ensures further development of group leaders, team leaders, and team members through performance evaluation, development of training plans, feedback, coaching, corrective action, and cascade training. Update team member training matrix and schedule any needed training.


  • Communication Proficiency/Coaching.

  • Organizational Skills.

  • Staffing.

  • Initiative.

  • Thoroughness.

  • Time Management.

  • Management Proficiency.

  • Financial Planning and Strategy.

  • Process Improvement.

  • Decision Making.

  • Strategic Planning.

  • Quality Management/Control.

Supervisory Responsibility

This position has the following positions reporting to it:

  • Group Leader

  • Production Supervisor

  • Quality Supervisor

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. This position is very active and requires standing, walking, bending, kneeling, stooping, crouching, crawling, and climbing all day. The employee may have to lift and/or move items over 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

This is a full-time salary position, and hours of work and days are decided by production and your reporting General Manager.


Travel would be minimal and would be primarily local during the business day.

Required Education and Experience

  • Minimum of a college degree and 2 to 3 years of factory-related experience.

  • Computer proficiency in Microsoft Office and Navision.

Preferred Education and Experience

  • Manufacturing/industry experience.

  • Management/Leadership experience.

Additional Eligibility Qualifications


Work Authorization/Security Clearance

Must be able to pass EVerify.

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

LCI provides equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, citizenship status, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected category.

Requisition ID: 2020-3360

External Company URL:

Street: 3501 CR 6 East