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30+ days ago

Manufacturing Human Resources Manager

Plexus Buffalo Grove, IL

* HR Business Partner - Effectively partners with the site leaders/GM and site management team to facilitate and execute on strategic decisions… Engineering.com


28 days ago

Value Stream Improvement Specialist - Industrial Engineer

Plexus Buffalo Grove, IL

* Lead Value Stream Mapping events to develop transformation plans and lead these flow manufacturing/lead time reduction kaizens within assigned key… Engineering.com


30+ days ago

Program Manager II

Plexus Buffalo Grove, IL

* Responsible for managing the tactical, business customer relationship * Lead Customer Focus Team to deliver appropriate levels of customer service… Engineering.com


30+ days ago

Manufacturing Engineer

Plexus Buffalo Grove, IL

- Able to seek, recognize, define and solve problems/opportunities within the Factor - Ability to define manufacturing process, including layout and… Engineering.com


17 days ago

Warehouse Supervisor

Plexus Buffalo Grove, IL +2 locations

- Facilitate and coordinate material flow from receipt to the warehouse through the manufacturing process and on to shipping. Responsible for… Engineering.com


12 days ago

Program Manager - Electronics

Plexus Buffalo Grove, IL

*Responsible for managing the tactical, business customer relationship Lead Customer Focus Team to deliver appropriate levels of customer service… Engineering.com


30+ days ago

Value Stream Continuous Improvement Specialist

Plexus Buffalo Grove, IL

* Lead Value Stream Mapping events to develop transformation plans and lead these flow manufacturing/lead time reduction kaizens within assigned key… Engineering.com


30+ days ago

Facilities Technician

Plexus Buffalo Grove, IL

• Maintain, troubleshoot, and repair facility systems, to include: electrical, HVAC, lighting, plumbing, compressed air, nitrogen, process vacuum… Glassdoor


30+ days ago

Quality Tech II

Plexus Buffalo Grove, IL +2 locations

• Lead quality plan implementation through data compilation and analysis • Support Customer Returned Goods functions • Support Non-Conforming… Glassdoor


30+ days ago

Quality Engineer II

Plexus Chicago, IL

• Understanding of, and primary customer interface for all customer quality specifications and requirements. • Facilitate resolution of proactive… Glassdoor


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    Hard to attract talent in the contract manufacturing business

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    Current Employee - Test Engineer in Buffalo Grove, IL
    Current Employee - Test Engineer in Buffalo Grove, IL

    I have been working at Plexus full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Plexus treats its employees well, and for salary employees offers acceptable benefits packages. Plexus is in a pretty stable industry, and the Chicago location is a majority medical contract manufacturing, so there is very low risk of broad layoffs. They are seeing some steady growth.

    Cons

    Plexus manufacturing in Chicago seems to have a problem with hiring talented and motivated individuals. It seems as though all the talent gets a feel for a couple of years and then leaves, likely due to lack of engagement and career growth opportunities. Perhaps they do not offer very competitive salaries or the location is undesirable. There are many ex-military employees throughout middle management, and the organization is very rigidly structured. It seems like management focuses on the wrong areas to spend money - basic manufacturing and IT systems are very antiquated, making everyone's daily job frustrating, but there is no shortage of "window dressing" to wow potential new customers during tours of the factory.

    Many departments (quality, engineering, manufacturing) have engineers that are spread too thin, and not able to give enough focus on getting tasks done correctly in a timely manner. You can tell that everyone is stressed and overworked.

    Recent hires in the program management (PM) group seem to be in over their heads, and not able to effectively lead the Plexus team (quality, materials, test, manufacturing), or manage the relationship or expectations with the customer team. OILs quickly become stale, meetings become a complete waste of time. PMs have been referred to as "glorified event planners asked to manage electronics manufacturing" - they have little to no technical knowledge - they are unable to lead teams of technical manufacturing engineers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Attract and retain more young, motivated, ambitious employees, particularly in the areas of manufacturing and test engineering, and program management.

    Invest in refinement of manufacturing and IT systems that employees struggle to use every day instead of more window dressing that attracts more business that we are not equipped to effectively support.

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