ATG - Plant Manager in Aurora, CO at Auto Truck Group

Date Posted: 8/29/2018

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Job Description

Job Posting - External

Our long history expands over 99 years as a prominent leader in the truck equipment business that “makes trucks into tools.'  Since 1918, Auto Truck Group has expanded into 12 locations and more than 800 employees specializing in design, manufacture and installation of truck equipment for a wide variety of customers.  From custom orders to entire fleets, Auto Truck Group is ready to help pool/dealer customers, commercial users, fleets, utilities, government agencies, and many other smaller businesses.

This individual will be accountable for managing plant production activities across multiple shifts and/or departments to produce products that meet established quality, customer service, safety, innovation and cost metrics consistent with schedules and policies. Controls and effectively utilizes the production capacity, manpower and equipment and outside resources through planning, organizing and scheduling to minimize losses; works within the framework of the budget to optimize company profitability.

This position will oversee production in our Denver, CO facility. 


  • Plan and direct the operations of all production departments.
  • Establish priorities for production schedules based on new product introduction, equipment efficiency and materials supply.
  • Monitor daily production to ensure production quotas are met and targeted deadlines are achieved.
  • Understand performance metrics; analyze trends to understand performance opportunities and to close gaps.
  • Provide necessary support during new product development and rollout, and startups of new equipment.
  • Ensure compliance with all regulatory and company policies and procedures, programs and practices.
  • Anticipate the needs of the customer, plant and department in order to provide goods and services at the highest quality and the lowest cost.
  • Monitor and manage department budget and spending.
  • Provide leadership and mentoring to Shop Supervisors.
  • Responsible for the hiring, development, discipline and termination for plant employees.
  • Develop manpower requirements based on production guidelines.
  • Work with department heads to ensure coordination of purchasing, production, service and delivery with the sales function.
  • Champions safety for the department while influencing plant wide safety performance.
  • Responsible for ensuring compliance with local, state and federal regulations including, air, water and other environmental emission standards.


  • Bachelor Degree in Engineering, Science, Business, Management, or other related field required or equivalent years of experience in production manufacturing required.
  • 5+ years of previous management experience required.
  • Special training in hydraulics, DC electrical, welding, and ECM programming needed.
  • Intermediate skills of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook) and AutoCad.
  • Technically oriented, comfortable around machinery and plant environment.
  • Must be able to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing with individuals at all levels of the organization.
  • .Able to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
  • Interpret a variety of technical information in mathematical and/or narrative form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
  • Able to think strategically while understanding the big picture.
  • Work well under pressure with multiple projects and deadlines.
  • Proven ability to prioritize and execute upon aggressive goals, objectives, and action items.