Plant Manager in Raleigh, NC at WAKEFIELD-VETTE

Date Posted: 2/19/2021

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
  • Location:
    Raleigh, NC
  • Experience:
    7 to 10 years
  • Date Posted:

Job Description


Our industry leading thermal design solutions organization is seeking an experienced, top performing Plant Manager to oversee plant activities at our Raleigh, NC manufacturing facility.  The successful candidate will provide leadership and guidance to the organization in support of company vision and goals. The plant manager will possess CNC Fabrication knowledge and experience from the Defense and Aerospace Industry. This is a high visibility role within our organization that reports directly to the President.


  • Drive site level strategic initiatives to promote revenue, profitability and growth as an organization.
  • Direct and oversee key facility personnel to ensure production efficiency, quality, service, and cost-effective management of resources to meet on-time delivery & quality goals and overall company financial objectives.
  • Communicate Key Performance Indicators to entire workforce and drive to those metrics on a daily/monthly/quarterly basis.
  • Partner with EH&S leadership to enforce and cascade ‘work safe’ culture throughout plant.
  • Liaise with Human Resources leadership to ensure compliance and corporate driven objectives are met.
  • Embrace 5S methodologies in support of lean, world class facility standards.
  • Interface with customers and represent the facility as needed.
  • Uphold and remain in compliance with facility ISO certification, AS 9100 & support efforts towards ITAR/NIST & CMMC compliance.
  • Uphold the core values of the entire Wakefield - Vette organization through leadership and action, while being an active participant of the Executive leadership team.


  • BS Degree in the Engineering discipline, MBA or advanced degree highly desirable.
  • 7-10 years in Manufacturing, progressive and upward growth reflected.
  • Lean certification – Black belt preferred with proven track record of concept implementation.
  • Progressive career that reflects challenges being met, drive, ambition and leadership capabilities.
  • Working experience within a CNC Fabrication operation or machine shop type environment.
  • Relative experience or exposure from the Defense and/or Aerospace industry.
  • Proven track record of success in strategic planning and execution within a similar sized organization.
  • Ability to communicate, interact and work effectively with staff at all levels and to motivate and mentor teams.
  • Skill in examining and re-engineering operations and procedures and pivoting as needed to change direction in support of company objectives and goals.  
  • Professional written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills; ability to develop and deliver presentations to the highest level of an organization.
  • Leadership qualities and ability to motivate and mentor others.
  • A continuous improvement mindset.
  • Exceptional technical capabilities to include ERP/MRP.


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