Plant Manager - PARO


As an international group PALFINGER offers its customers around the world hydraulic lifting solutions at the interfaces of the transport chain. At the moment, PALFINGER operates business in 16 sectors: loader cranes, EPSILON timber and recycling cranes, marine cranes, davit systems, winches and offshore equipment, offshore cranes, boats, wind cranes, hook-lifts and roll-off handling equipment, access platforms, tail lifts, passenger lifts, mobile cranes, truck bodies, railway systems, and truck mounted forklifts as well as attachments and equipment for increasing crane efficiency.

PALFINGER is seeking a strong operational expert familiar in the manufacturing arena to lead the team at our manufacturing facility in Trenton, New Jersey, also known as Palfinger American Roll-Off (PARO). As a member of the Palfinger North America Region (, PARO continuously pursues our vision of being the preferred provider of refuse container handling truck equipment throughout North America. If you like contributing your talents, being rewarded for strong performance and enjoy the satisfaction of accomplishment, then we think you have found the right place to come and build a future. It is our belief that you will join a company with a strong heritage and more importantly, a strong future.


Position reports to: Region Vice-President of Operations

Location: Trenton, NJ manufacturing facility

Position Objectives and Key Responsibilities:

  • Actively involved in the development and execution of long-term strategic planning, annual planning and short-term planning in coordination with PARO management team; supporting the profitable growth of PARO
  • Directly manage the operations managers responsible for metal fabrication, weld, product coatings, assembly, shipping receiving, service parts, manufacturing engineering and facilities management
  • Work closely with product management personnel and finance to develop appropriate manufacturing strategies
  • Focus on safety, operational output, productivity, on-time delivery performance, and the quality of PARO products
  • Actively support the drive for accurate data as a means to improve the company’s decision making process and further improve scheduling tools
  • Provide support and leadership to the operational organization in support of established operational goals and our becoming an “Employer of Choice”
  • Manage staff, preparing and monitoring work schedules and assigning specific duties to support the company’s goals
  • Direct and coordinate operational financial and budget activities to fund operations, maximize investments, and increase efficiency
  • Provide leadership in the elimination of waste throughout the organization with the implementation of the PALFINGER PPS system and other appropriate methods such as Lean Enterprise implementation
  • Actively drives the Continuous Improvement process at the facility


  • Bachelors Degree strongly preferred (MBA a plus)
  • 7-10 years operations management in a manufacturing organization, preferably in transportation related durable goods manufacturing
  • Demonstrated Lean Enterprise implementation experience through the use of the following tools, including but not limited to; Value Stream mapping, Planned Cycle Time vs. Takt line balancing utilizing Yamazumi charts to level the work, Kamishibai, 5S, TPM, Kaizen point improvement, Runner, Repeater, Stranger part analysis & PFEP development.
  • Experience in financial statement analysis and budgeting
  • Ability to travel within the United States and internationally to include occasional travel to Europe


Salary will be commensurate with experience and will include an incentive bonus plan. PALFINGER offers an excellent benefits package. Interested applicants should e-mail their resume to

Mike Tuttle

Director of HR
Omaha Standard Palfinger
3501 South 11th Street | 51501 Council Bluffs | United States

Trenton (NJ)

PALFINGER American Roll-off
572 Whitehead Rd. Trenton, NJ 08619
United States