Manufacturing Engineer - Steel Utility Structures
Perfect World Search - Hazleton, PA

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Job Description

POSITION: Manufacturing Manager, Steel Utility Structures

REPORTS TO: General Manager

LOCATION: Central Pennsylvania


A global leader in the manufacture of steel poles and towers used in the electrical utility transmission and distribution industry has an immediate opening for a Manufacturing Manager at its facility in central Pennsylvania. Reporting directly to the General Manager, the Manufacturing Manager is responsible for the managing and supervising several shifts’ activities to support the objectives of the Facility and the company’s Utilities Division, through continuous improvement.

The incumbent will supervise the profitable and safe operation of the manufacturing functions in a growth environment. This will be accomplished through employee motivation, plant scheduling and machine loading, superior maintenance and care of equipment, assuring a quality product, maintaining good management/ employee relations, the recommending of new equipment and capital outlays, while controlling plant operating costs and being committed to Lean Manufacturing and best practices.

The incumbent will also demonstrate commitment to the company’s Safety Mission Statement and Corporate Safety’s Critical Success Factors process, provide support and resources to complete 100 percent of the site SBO Plan and conduct annual safety reviews of direct reports.

As the Manufacturing Manager, the incumbent is responsible for the maintenance of the department’s equipment, safety of all shift employees, and the quality of product produced. The goal is to insure that each employee under the Manufacturing Manager accepts ownership and responsibility for quality, safety, and maintenance of equipment.

The Manufacturing Manager will actively participate in department safety; demonstrate excellent safety practices and behaviors and conform to all safety policies and procedures. This professional will lead or serve on the Safety Leadership Team to create, evaluate, and press forward safety initiatives. The incumbent must be knowledgeable of governmental environmental regulations and company procedures and practices. The Manufacturing Manager will train subordinates accordingly and oversee the plant’s environmental practices.


· Directs, trains, and assesses departmental supervisors and leadmen to meet or exceed profit objectives of the facility and the Division.

· Performs hiring, firing, disciplinary actions, reviews of all production personnel. Manages staffing levels for the manufacturing, finishing, and shipping areas.
· Drives Lean Manufacturing on all aspects of the operation, via the company’s best practices.
· Manages activities related to shop floor control, packets, dispatching, labor reporting, and materials reporting. Oversees all related activities as to the manufacturing and shipping of all products manufactured in the facility.
· Communicates with others to determine the proper procedure to get the task accomplished.
· Analyzes set-up times for accuracy, reviews labor hours, and meets production control schedules and capacity plan to ensure on-time deliveries.
· Must have ability to work with everyone in the organization to improve production times, production techniques, and quality issues.
· Will implement and monitor procedures for proper logging of materials when received and track the progress of customer orders and materials until shipped.
· Establishes and enforces quality expectations to meet or exceed the customers’ expectations.
· Promotes, institutes, and maintains a safe, clean, and hazard-free work environment.
· Will be responsible for providing leadership and compliance to company’s loss control objectives, e.g. OSHA and EPA, and other applicable federal, state, and local regulatory agencies.
· Controls costs and expenses by working with employees and teams to reduce consumables and eliminate waste.
· Responsible for the maintenance of facility equipment.
Job Requirements
Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Business Administration, or Management.
· Seven to 10 years of management / production experience in steel manufacturing environment.
Knowledge and experience with steel fabrication, such as welding, grinding and assembly operations, are essential.
· Proficiency and proven success implementing lean manufacturing processes are preferred.
· Experience with Lean, Six Sigma, AISC or ISO-9000 implementation and auditing are also a plus.
· Strong written and verbal communication skills to effectively deal with other managers at the facility, off-site facilities, and outside vendors.
· Professional manner, exhibiting a high degree of confidence, flexibility, knowledge, integrity, and an understanding of human nature.
· Analytical and decision making skills to perform the overall functions of the position.

Base salary of $85,000 plus 20 percent performance bonus. Competitive benefit package and 401(k) plan. Relocation allowance will be offered, as appropriate.