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Plant Manager – NitroSteel

About Premier Thermal

Premier Thermal is a manufacturing company providing products and services primarily to the automotive, heavy truck, energy and agriculture industries.  PT’s customers include OEMs, distributors, forgers and foundries.  PT services its customers through multiple facilities located throughout the Midwestern United States operating 24 hours per day.

Basic Function

The Plant Manager is responsible for developing, implementing and controlling all manufacturing systems to include customer orders, controlling and minimizing rejections, handling and following up on customer complaints, optimizing inventory, and specifying processing cycles.

Principal Accountabilities

  • Provides leadership, guidance and counseling to direct reports.
  • Schedules production and manages steel inventories.
  • Customer Service: Assist customers with product problems, new product information, prototype assistance and other special requests.
  • Assure raw and finished steel product inventories are optimized.
  • Lead the development of documented production procedures for all aspects of manufacturing.
  • Order steel and key production supplies to maintain on-time customer deliveries.
  • Respond to customer complaints. Let employees, supervisors, managers and sales know about any complaints or problems.
  • Follow up on customer complaints by contacting the customer. Evaluate the effectiveness of the corrective actions.
  • Ensure that proper production procedures and techniques are maintained and adhered to throughout the plant.
  • Aid in the analysis of rejected work and make proper disposition.
  • Authorizes all purchases and expenses, within corporate guidelines.
  • Ensure the complete maintenance and accuracy of quality records as prescribed by the Quality Assurance Manual.
  • Work with and develop a high performing team to excel in the areas of safety and other Key Performance Indicators set by the company to drive the operational efficiency.
  • Take part in monthly meetings with detailed analysis of performance with respect to the KPI targets.
  • Create a culture where employees feel respected and satisfied.
  • Responsible for leading plant safety initiatives and completing all required annual safety and environmental training.
  • Know, understand, and follow all applicable Federal, State, and Local environmental legal requirements and practices.
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Highly motivated, results oriented leader with a positive approach
  • Ability to plan, determine, formulate, establish and manage complete production systems.
  • Working knowledge of steel supply and basic alloy requirements.
  • Strong analytical skills required to achieve excellence in EH&S, Quality, Productivity, On-time Delivery and Cost Management.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Management/ Engineering or equivalent experience
  • Previous supervisory or management experience
  • Proficient in MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Good knowledge of the automotive industry and standards such as IS09001/IATF16949 and ISO 14001.
  • Strong communication skills, written and verbal.


Plant Manager – NitroSteel


Pleasant Prairie, WI