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H.B. Fuller is a leading global adhesives provider focusing on perfecting adhesives, sealants and other specialty chemicals across all industries throughout the world. While our products are virtually invisible, they play a vital role in ensuring the quality of modern life and we are committed to connecting what matters to solve some of the world's biggest adhesion challenges.

H.B. Fuller’s Engineering Adhesives segment develops technologically advanced adhesive solutions for the electronics, automotive, clean energy, medical and other, related industries. As these dynamic markets continue to change, and consumers demand lighter, safer, greener, more reliable products, we partner with our customers to improve performance and lives.

Plant Manager III

Frankfort, IL

Experienced Plant Operations Leader from Chemical or Plastics Industry


The Plant Manager reports to the Director of Operations. The incumbent is responsible for serving the customer by creating and maintaining a clean, safe, highly productive plant, while making the most efficient and cost conscious use of the equipment, materials, and employees to produce high quality products on first pass production runs. The Plant Manager will work with the management team to create an environment that drives the spirit of winning, the power of collaboration and the essence of courage where employees are engaged and have the opportunity for career growth.

The Plant Manager is responsible for developing and gaining support for both the operating and capital budgets. S/he will drive continuous improvement efforts and achievement of plant goals and objectives. As the senior management representative at the location, the Plant Manager is expected to be the voice of the company and effectively communicate and gain commitment to key initiatives and programs on a timely basis. This position is located in Frankfort, IL.

The incumbent is primarily responsible for planning, directing and coordinating the operations of Frankfort facility. The Plant Manager is responsible for ensuring and improving the performance, productivity, efficiency and profitability of departmental and organizational operations through the provision of effective methods and strategies. This individual will be involved in a variety of management, leadership, and mentoring activities.

15% - Safety and Regulatory:

10% - Human Resources:

60% - Functional Control:

15% Continuous Improvement:


  • 10 + years of proven success in plant/operations management.
  • BA/ BS degree in chemical, mechanical or industrial engineering or MBA.
  • 5 + years of experience in leading an OSHA PSM site within chemical manufacturing industry.
  • 5 + years of experience in a batch manufacturing plant and small packaging processes.
  • 3 +years of experience required leading a facility in and demonstrated ability to successfully manage large CapEx projects on time and within budget.
  • 5 + years of experience with PSM, ISO 9001, TS16949, ISO13485, TPM and Zero Defect methodologies.

Employees receive full benefits, including medical, dental, insurance, 401k contribution, paid time off and paid Holidays. All employees qualify for an annual cash bonus, based on business performance. Annual raises are based on company and individual performance.

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H.B. Fuller is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

Job Location
Frankfort, Illinois, United States
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