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Plant Manager

At TE, you will unleash your potential working with people from diverse backgrounds and industries to create a safer, sustainable and more connected world. 

Job Overview

As Plant Manager, you will;

  • Cascade strategic objectives from Segment, Business Unit and Operations functional leadership to appropriate levels within the site.
  •  Set and clarify requirements and expectations for direct and matrixed reports based on the strategic direction and needs of the business. 
  • 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.  Retain your key talent.  Hold others accountable based on their personal performance results/behaviors as well as team results/behaviors versus expectations/targets
  • 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. 
  • 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.
  • Drive employee engagement at the site through an appropriate daily, weekly, bi-weekly, monthly and quarterly communication strategy with a strong focus on recognition.
  • Hold town hall meetings and conduct skip-levels with your report’s direct reports.


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What your background should look like:
  • Bachelor degree in Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Business, or Engineering is required.
  • Minimum 7-10 years’ experience working with a manufacturing organization with proven success in simplifying processes and increasing production
Work Location

This position is located in Fremont, CA. 

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.


Fremont, CA, US, 94555

Travel:  10% to 25%
Requisition ID:  50012
Alternative Locations: 

Nearest Major Market: San Francisco
Nearest Secondary Market: Oakland

Job Segment: Plant, Plant Operator, Engineer, Developer, Plant Manager, Manufacturing, Engineering, Technology

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