Plant Manager
TE Connectivity
Mount Joy, PA

About $130,000 - $170,000 a year

The Aerospace Defense and Marine (AD&M) business of TE Connectivity are leaders in the development and engineering of a comprehensive portfolio of contactors, relays, sensors, fiber optics, wires, cables, antennas, circuit protectors and moldings for harsh environments. We have a global customer base with over 7000 employees to deliver a broad range of solutions.

We are currently seeking an experienced Operations (Plant) Manager for our growing Connectors business for two sites located in Route 230 and Rapho Park, PA. The total headcount for both sites is approximately 250.

Functions under the Plant Manager’s responsibility, either directly or indirectly, include manufacturing, production control, manufacturing engineering, quality, procurement and shipping/receiving activities. The incumbent will define goals, improve technologies, and resolve problems, translate customer requirements into state-of-the-art manufacturing strategies and processes, resulting in cost-effective processing and profitable manufacturing of company products, as well as developing operations related plans, budgets, policies and procedures.

As part of the AD&M team, the incumbent will be joining a group of professionals who are passionate about ensuring the future growth of the business, whilst maintaining integrity, taking accountability, working together and continually improving to ensure constant innovation and openness to change.


What your background should look like:
Bachelor degree in Engineering, Manufacturing, Supply Chain or Business required
Minimum 7 years’ experience working with a manufacturing organization with proven success in simplifying processes and increasing production
General project leadership experience
Minimum 5 years of management experience required
General knowledge of financial terms and concepts
Lean and/or six sigma experience a plus
Experience working with multiple customers and suppliers in a low volume high mix industry

Cascade strategic objectives from Segment, Business Unit and Operations functional leadership
Set and clarify requirements and expectations for direct and matrixed reports based on the strategic direction and needs of the business
Plan, direct and monitor production activities with the objective of maximizing the use of organizational resources to meet or exceed established targets for TEOA (LEAN), Safety, Quality, Delivery, Cost, Employee Engagement and Talent Development
Drive the creation and deployment of Continuous Improvement initiatives which enable functional areas and the site to meet or exceed its Operating plan
Take proactive steps to ensure best practices are shared
Drive standard work for safety, quality, inventory, scrap rate/yield, TPM, 5S+1
Develop action plans and make operational decisions on policies, tactics and resources critical to the site’s operational success thus ensuring successful delivery against targets and strategy
Own the environmental, health and safety for the site
Drive the successful resolution of building issues and repairs
Deliver an extraordinary customer experience
Understand the demand from the customer and plan materials and production in
alignment with plan
Understand the extended value stream from procurement, through production to delivery and beyond
Focus on quality expectations of the customer and creating an extraordinary customer experience including but not limited to continuously improving ship to request rate, reduction of customer complaints/issues while balancing cost
Plan materials and production around the needs of the customer
Develop and implement production operating budget and plan
Allocate appropriate resources and monitor goal attainment. Develop headcount requirements and work to align with achieving operations plan
Partner with support staff and matrixed reports to ensure the support and resources provided align with the needs of the operation
As the plant manager, responsible for P&L, conversion and material productivity
Measure performance (results and behaviors) while providing timely performance feedback and coaching
Mentor, coach and engage team
Resolve issues with people or functions to achieve targeted performance targets/metrics
Hold the team accountable based on their personal performance results/behaviors as well as team results/behaviors versus expectations/targets
Demonstrate and proactively drive all people management responsibilities including hiring, training, coaching, performance management
Compensation planning and employee relations for direct and matrixed reports
Proactively address potentially difficult or complex employee relations issues while pulling in the necessary stakeholders (i.e. HR, Legal, etc.)
Drive strategic workforce planning and successful talent development strategies aligned to business needs, OLR and strategic succession planning outcomes/requirements, and seasonality
Managing and Measuring Work
Motivating Others
Building Effective Teams
Values: Integrity, Accountability,Teamwork, Innovation
SET : Strategy, Execution, Talent (for managers)
About TE Connectivity
TE Connectivity Ltd., is a $14 billion global technology and manufacturing leader creating a safer, sustainable, productive, and connected future. For more than 75 years, our connectivity and sensor solutions, proven in the harshest environments, have enabled advancements in transportation, industrial applications, medical technology, energy, data communications, and the home. With 80,000 employees, including more than 8,000 engineers, working alongside customers in approximately 140 countries, TE ensures that EVERY CONNECTION COUNTS. Learn more at and on LinkedIn, Facebook, WeChat and Twitter.

What TE Connectivity offers:
We offer competitive total rewards compensation. Our commitment to our associates includes offering benefit programs that are comprehensive, competitive and will meet the needs of our associates.

Generous 401(k) Plan
Tuition Reimbursement
Benefits start on day one
Charity Donation Matching Program
Competitive Paid Time Off
Employee Resource Groups
Employee Stock Purchase Program
Healthcare for Associates and Families
Health and Wellness Incentives
Life Insurance and Disability Protection
Throughout our Global reach and various Business Units, we take a balanced approach to the benefits we provide. Many benefits are company-paid, while others are available through associate contribution. Specific benefit offerings can vary by location.