Aerospace Plant Manager

Trelleborg is a world leader in engineered polymer solutions for almost every industry on the planet. And we are where we are because our talents brought us here. By specializing in the polymer engineering that makes innovation and application possible, Trelleborg works closely with leading industry brands to accelerate their performance, drive their business forward—and along the way, shape the industry and progress that will benefit humankind in the exciting years ahead. Our people are Shaping Industry from the Inside. Why don´t you join us? 


USA - Tukwila, WA


Sista ansökningsdag 2024-03-08 Plats: USA - Tukwila, WA

Summary of the Role:

The Plant Manager is responsible for the day to day operations for our TSS Seattle facility.  The Plant Manager will successfully lead and direct the local operations, maintenance, customer support, quality, and finance teams.  Additionally, the Plant Manager will partner with the business to achieve both short term and long term financial operating goals while aligning with Trelleborg’s Core Values. 

Tasks and Responsibilities: 

  • ​​Develops a strategic manufacturing/capability plan to meet the market needs and organization’s overall business plan and agreed objectives of sales, profit, cash, on time delivery, quality and other performance targets. 
  • ​Establish operating budgets; monitor the cost and effectiveness of production activities to optimize resources, prioritize spending, and achieve volume, quality, and manufacturing standards.  
  • ​Ensure facility goals are established and driven to support Corporate Goals and Objectives 
  • ​Motivates team to generate sales revenue and profits to meet or exceed budget expectations 
  • ​Collaborates with Quality and Regulatory team to ensure SOPs are followed, corrective actions are implemented and repeated occurrences are resolved timely 
  • ​Partner with Human Resources to determine talent needs, improve employee engagement, performance management and overall alignment to the business unit’s organizational structure 
  • ​Works with direct reports to communicate and update goals and/or metrics, illustrating objective evidence of improvement  
  • ​Allocate labor and capital resources to maximize productivity.  
  • ​Set, and monitor the performance of the plant against, standards and targets in areas such as manufacturing and administration efficiency, cost control, sales revenue, legal compliance, and human resource management. 
  • ​Provides monthly reports to communicate the financial, KPI and overall management performance 
  • ​Research, evaluate, and recommend investments in technology, capital, equipment, systems, or other assets that will enhance the plant’s production capabilities.  
  • ​Develop and implement a variety of operating policies and procedures (in conjunction with corporate subject matter experts) to ensure that the plant meets it current and future production targets and quality standards.  
  • ​Drives key metrics regarding quality and continuous improvement 
  • ​Ensures CapEx projects are completed on time and in budget 
  • Performs process audits to monitor procedure and policy conformance 
  • ​Collaborates across functional areas to implement needed improvements (tools, equipment, procedures, forms, training materials, etc.) 
  • ​Actively promotes/builds a culture of continuous improvement 
  • ​Establish and champion a 5s protocol for the site 
  • ​Conducts quarterly communication meetings to review performance, production, project status and Initiatives 
  • ​Provides a safe and clean working environment for all employees, achievement of all environmental and health and safety requirements. 
  • ​Oversee the preventative maintenance in Production and Tooling 
  • ​Ensure continuation of quality accreditations to support the Aerospace business. 
  • ​Implementation and maintenance of control and reporting systems for the effective management of the business.  This will also include  the implementation of a new ERP system.

Education and Experience: 

  • ​4-year degree in Engineering, Operations Management or any related field 
  • ​8 years of operations experience 
  • ​5 years experience leading a team 
  • ​Previous P&L responsibilities  
  • ​Experience with Lean Sigma methodologies 
  • ​Experience with AS9100D and ISO9001:2015 preferred 


  • Ability to communicate clearly by conveying and receiving ideas, information and direction effectively 
  • Ability to read, write, speak and understand the English language 
  • Ability to demonstrate adequate job knowledge to deliver a world class performance 
  • Ability to challenge oneself to consistently meet all goals and deadlines 
  • Willingness to strive for excellence by producing work that is free of errors and mistakes 
  • Desire to delight both customers and coworkers by offering encouragement, fostering teamwork and addressing conflict appropriately 
  • Commitment to making improvements company wide 
  • Demonstrated competence using Microsoft Office 
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully present thoughts, ideas and information to large groups of people 
  • Ability to maintain a professional and respectful relationship with coworkers and company in a leadership capacity 
  • Ability to manage cross-functional teams, coordinate supplier/customer meetings 
  • Problem solving; Ability to overcome obstacles 
  • Ability to influence for impact 


  • Up to 10% domestic and international

Compensation range is $95,000-$100,000. 


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Last Application Date 3/9/2024

This position has a salary range of $130-$180k dependent on experience. 

This position requires the use of information which is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). All applicants must be U.S. persons within the meaning of ITAR.  ITAR defines a U.S. person as a U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (i.e. Green Card Holder), Political Asylee or Refugee. 

As an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran or disability status.

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