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Praxair, Inc. Plant Manager - Top Coat in Indianapolis, Indiana

Plant Manager - Top Coat


Praxair Surface Technologies (PST), a subsidiary of Praxair, Inc., a Fortune 300 company that supplies atmospheric, process, specialty gases, high-performance coatings, and related services & technologies is seeking a Plant Manager for our Indianapolis, IN facility.

The Plant Manager is responsible for all manufacturing and production related operations. This individual plans, organizes, leads and controls the plant to achieve established strategic and tactical goals.

Plant Manager

  • Develops and maintains a comprehensive knowledge of the business environment

  • Develops input on the strategic plan for the business

  • Implements strategic and tactical plans for the plant operation

  • Assists in preparing an annual business plan with primary focus on financial performance, specific objectives, contingency plans and resource requirements

  • Determines causes for excessive departure from plan and initiates corrective action as well as assists in developing plans to achieve short and long-term goals for the business and the Product Line teams

  • Monitors production costs

  • Develops plans for the elimination of non-value adding costs and aggressively pursues continuous process improvement through Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma methodologies

  • Takes appropriate actions to reduce costs and remains accountable for meeting business safety plans and expectations

  • Develops appropriate plans and procedures in support of business safety strategies and policies and promotes safety practices throughout the organization

  • Ensures site alignment with corporate personnel, business integrity, and other enterprise-wide policies

  • Monitors production processes to ensure that the Quality Assurance functions, Job Instructions, and shop practices are maintained at their highest level of capability to minimize product liability risks

  • Assesses rework levels; ensures that process capability problems are identified and resolved; and, evaluates customer complaint trends to determine resources necessary to meet customer needs

  • Other duties as assigned

This position reports to the business General Manager


  • Bachelor's Degree in a technical field required

  • 7 years of Operations experience required

  • 5 years of Management experience with profit and loss responsibility

  • Effective written and verbal communication skills

  • Strong computer proficiency (i.e., Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Databases, etc.)

  • Thermal Spray Coatings industry experience is a plus

  • Aviation/Aerospace industry knowledge a plus

PST is a supplier which abides by the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). As such, persons considered for this position must be either a U.S. Citizen, Permanent Resident (green card holder) or otherwise classifiable as a U.S. person under relevant ITAR regulations

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.

Job Operations

Primary Location Indiana-Indianapolis

Schedule Full-time

Req ID: 19000080