Plant Manager (Bellingham)

Position Summary 

Reporting to the SVP Manufacturing, the Plant Manager directs and manages all manufacturing operations at the Bellingham Plant and has overall responsibilities for facilities management.

The Plant Manager is responsible for overseeing the operations of the manufacturing plant from coordination to overall production. Their duties include managing day-to-day operations, maintaining plant equipment, and developing strategies to create optimal plant performance.


  • Manage the operation of the plant to deliver customer orders on time and in full.
  • Ensure that the safety, quality, and productivity requirements are met or exceeded.
  • Provide direction, development and leadership to the team.
  • Work with peers in a constructive and cooperative way to resolve issues in working with the plant.
  • Develop and execute on the strategy for the factory to achieve the company’s goals.
  • Coordinate plant activities to ensure the agreed manufacturing objectives and KPI targets are met.
  • Manage and control production costs and capital project costs to meet budget at a minimum.
  • Drive the organization to focus on continuous improvement.
  • Develop manufacturing processes and equipment to effectively produce new products.
  • Facilitate PFMEAs, equipment verification & validation plans, and manufacturing control plans.
  • Evaluate, prioritize and implement capital projects to deliver the business vision and objectives.
  • Maintain plant facilities and equipment and replace or make adjustments as necessary.
  • Implement and maintain preventative maintenance programs.
  • Institutionalize manufacturing Best Practice Tools and Processes.
  • Establish manufacturing priorities and allocate the resources.


  • BSc in Science or Engineering, a Diploma or Bachelor’s in an Operations discipline, or equivalent work experience.
  • A minimum of 10 years of work experience in managing an electromechanical manufacturing environment
  • Previous experience in leading and managing people, budgets and projects.
  • Strong analytical skills particularly in establishing processes with metrics and executing on those processes with a mindset of continuous improvement.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Good understanding of Lean principles in manufacturing
  • Thorough knowledge of quality methods, Quality Management Systems and regulatory standards
  • Excellent time-management, communication (oral and written), technical writing, presentation development, facilitation, and organizational skills.
  • Understanding of and experience using an ERP. Ideally, Dynamics 365

We offer:

  • An exciting position within the worldwide Battery Industry
  • An opportunity to become a part of a dedicated international team with a common goal to power a clean future
  • Competitive salary and benefits

While we sincerely appreciate all applications, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.