Plant Controller

Accounting Tualatin, Oregon

Position at Nortek Air Solutions


Position Title: Plant Controller


About Nortek Air Solutions

We're on a mission to make the world safer, healthier, and more productive. We are a premier HVAC Company offering energy efficient and sustainable products and solutions that exceed customer expectations through employee’s commitment to quality, customer service and operational excellence. 

Position Summary: 

Perform duties to control company assets relating to the manufacturing facility. Coordinate the accounting function along with peripheral duties in order to supply both plant and corporate management with accurate, timely, and pertinent information. Assist and advise the plant management staff in the operations of the plant.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Direct and participate in the financial management of the plant.
  • Establish and ensure accuracy to the company accounting practices and policies.
  • Ensure the accuracy of the book and perpetual inventory balances by ensuring that monthly reconciliations and cycle counting are being performed.
  • Coordinate the publishing of plant performance indicators and other data on a daily/weekly basis for the use of plant management in the operation of the plant.
  • Review performance results with plant manager and staff and take a pro-active role in suggesting and monitoring corrective actions related to unfavorable results.
  • Ensure the attainment of financial goals for the plant, including expense control, headcount additions, and production attainment.
  • Assist operations of the plant by advising of problem areas and suggesting solutions.
  • Coordinate capital requirements of the plant; review all Capital Expenditure Requests for accuracy and justification; ensure that company policies are adhered to with regard to capitalizations, spending and approval; perform post-audits to determine actual financial performance of each project.
  • Manage subordinate personnel, including giving direction and performing formal annual performance evaluation; train, develop and motivate subordinates to ensure smooth daily operation and enhanced-productivity.
  • Administer the update of the plant financial forecast; alert management to any unusual of unfavorable trends and advises on solutions.
  • Ensure the accurate and timely financial closing on a monthly basis; report on plant operating results to V.P. of Finance.
  • Compile and publish monthly reporting package that will supply plant and upper management with pertinent information that will assist in determining operational direction.
  • Review manufacturing standards for accuracy, including bills of material and labor routings for new products.
  • Coordinate the annual budgeting process for the plant, including setting specific financial and operational performance objectives, compiling annual plan and ensuring that corporate deadlines and reporting objectives are met.
  • Ensure that the annual inventory is taken in an accurate, timely, and cost-effective manner.
  • Determine appropriate “standards” for labor and overhead rates and ensure pricing tools reflect these rates.
  • Participate in pre-bid and pre-book reviews and ensure the project profitability is appropriately presented in the review.
  • Ensure the appropriate financial control environment is in place at the plant.
  • Coordinate appropriate response to internal or external audit.
  • Maintains an attitude which consistently represents the organizational culture, including: the mission, vision and core attributes.


  • Education: 4-year Bachelor Degree in Accounting or Finance, plus a broad knowledge of plant finance
  • Minimum of 6 years of experience in a similar or related position
  • Minimum of 2-4 years of managerial experience
  • Ability to present complex data sets in a simple, easy to understand analysis

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A record of strong operational finance leadership
  • Solid cost accounting experience
  • Strong change management skills
  • Microsoft Dynamics (DAX) or similar MRP/ERP system

 Position Key Attributes:

  • Ability to personally live safe and hold themselves and other team members accountable by having their back in support of our Safety core value.
  • Has integrity, works transparently and recognized for treating others with respect.
  • Takes accountability to create and execute solutions that deliver desired results, and can “own it” in a Performance Driven Culture.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and lead teams in a Teamwork culture.
  • Ability to ignite and lead change as a catalyst for improvement.
  • Can thrive in a “legacy now” culture in which we strive to do the right thing for the company today, even if it is the hard thing, and leave behind a stronger company for the next generation of employees.
  • Strong leadership skills including ability to think strategically, solve problems and create a motivating team environment.
  • Ability to select and hire “A” players, continuously develops employees, coaches to maximize performance and manages underperformers.
  • A “builder” who is comfortable in a continuous improvement culture.


  • This is a great opportunity to help lead a plant that has a great diversity of product and a tremendous track record of delivering substantial financial results.
  • Starting at 4 weeks of paid time off for vacation/sick
  • 8 paid holidays
  • Hybrid work option (partially remote)
  • Company provided health insurance, short term disability, and long term disability
  • Competitive Medical, Dental, and Vision coverage options
  • 401-k match of 50% on your contribution up to 6%

          Education Reimbursement of $5,250/year for qualifying programs and courses

Nortek Air Solutions offers a comprehensive compensation and benefits package. To learn more about Nortek Air Solutions, please visit our company website at 

Nortek Air Solutions is an equal opportunity employer and does not unlawfully discriminate against any applicant on the basis of race, color, religion, sex national origin, age disability, sexual orientation, or any other class protected by federal or state law.