Dexter Axle

  • Plant Manager

    Location US-TX-Seagoville
    Posted Date 2 months ago(6/6/2018 2:38 PM)
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  • Overview

    Rockwell American, a Dexter company, the premier supplier and manufacturer of axles, doors, venting products and related components in the utility trailer, boat trailer, recreational vehicle, heavy duty and manufactured housing markets, has an opportunity for a Plant Manager at our Seagoville, TX facility - conveniently located in the Dallas Fort Worth (DFW) area.  The plant encompasses 78,000 square feet and has approximately 85 non-union employees operating on three shifts.

    Dexter is an industry leader with a highly developed distribution network and plants in the states of Indiana, Oklahoma, Georgia, California, Tennessee, Florida, and Texas and in the provinces of Ontario and Alberta in Canada. Dexter has achieved its many years of success through a commitment to the principles of superior quality, continuous improvement, and unparalleled customer service. 


    Dexter has achieved its many years of success through a commitment to the principles of superior quality, continuous improvement, and unparalleled customer service. In 2013, Dexter expanded our product offering with the acquisition of Unique Functional Products (UFP), a leading axle manufacturer in the marine industry. In the late 2014, Dexter Axle Company also acquired AL-KO Axis. In 2015 Dexter acquired the Titan Brake and Actuator business. In September 2016, Dexter purchased Rockwell American. In December of 2016, Dexter purchased the heavy duty axle and suspension manufacturing assets of Ingersoll Axles, along with the light duty axle manufacturing assets of Standen’s from the IMT Group. In February of 2017, Dexter purchased the axle, brake and actuation business assets from Tie Down Engineering.  Dexter is well known for providing superior quality, service, and support.


    For more information about our company, access Dexter's web site at


    Dexter offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits. Dexter’s benefits package includes Health, Dental, Vision, Life, STD, LTD, FSA, HSA, and 401(k) Plan with company contributions.


    Position Summary

    The Plant Manager directs production, warehousing, and distribution operations in accordance with the company’s principles, policies, and procedures as well as:

    • Maintains and continually improves safety within the operation;
    • Promotes and maintains a commitment to quality throughout the operation; assures excellence in customer service;
    • Promotes an environment of trust, employee involvement, and engagement;
    • Provides direction, leadership, and development to managers and supervisors;
    • Implements and maintains the company's operating system;
    • Develops annual budget, monthly forecasts, and gap analysis of financial performance;
    • Budgets and manage capital expenditures;
    • Champions continuous improvement;
    • Develops plans for efficient use of materials, machines, and employees;
    • Reviews production costs and product quality;
    • Modifies production and inventory control programs to maintain and enhance the operation; and
    • Implements programs to assure the operation maintains compliance with local, state, and federal regulations in all areas, including EPA, OSHA, and DOT.


    The Plant Manager position requires a Bachelor’s Degree in Business or a comparable discipline and at least 10 years related experience in performing the same or similar job function; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Candidates must have strong leadership skills and have plant management experience in a heavy manufacturing environment that requires attention to several areas of responsibility simultaneously. Demonstrated understanding of the principles and applications associated with manufacturing operations, maintenance, and engineering is required, as well as excellent business acumen, successful experience implementing and managing cost effective systems of control over capital, operating expenditures, manpower, wages and salaries, and budgets. Previous experience implementing and sustaining continuous improvement/Lean Manufacturing tools with KPI/metrics to drive continuous improvement is necessary for job success.


    Must have strong computer skills including the ability to prepare spreadsheets and use Microsoft products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and/or Access) to analyze data and trends.  Bilingual English/Spanish skills are preferred.


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