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Manufacturing

Plant Manager

Direct Hire

Plant Manager for a manufacturer of equipment for the metals, power, and petrochem industries.

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There are 30-35 people at this Struthers plant, this is a replacement position for someone who’s simply moved on. Need someone who can manage his people well, hire people in and once the people are there help them to understand what they need to do and succeed. Should have at least 5 years of plant manager experience. Someone with welding experience in low volume high complexity would be okay, automotive industry experience isn't similar and probably wouldn’t work. Currently shipping orders of less than 100 a year (average 2 orders a month) so this is low volume, high complexity. Focused on integrated steel mills and power generation so someone in these areas would be great, but someone with nuclear experience might also be good, maybe machine building on welded frames or welding related to machine building, if you’re making something big enough that the customers are using capital that’s someone who might be a fit.

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Targeting 95k – 105k (possible flexibility upward for the right candidate) – someone who’s managing less than 50 people, it’ll be a very complex operation, There is a company vehicle that you can use for company and personal use. Site is in an industrial area, just southeast of Youngstown.

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nJob Summary

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We are seeking a leader for our Struthers OH facility. Skilled in all aspects of manufacturing, you will manage a talented workforce in the creation of world class steel fabrications.

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Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

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– Maintain a safe work environment.

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– Deliver a quality product on time.

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– Direct all facets of manufacturing operations, leading Production, Maintenance, Materials Management, Manufacturing Engineering, and Continuous Improvement.

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– Develop and implement operational metrics to track progress against goals.

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– Maintain and control the facilities ASME Code stamps, Sections I, IV and VIII.

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Education / Experience Required

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– Understanding of ASME / AWS welding and welding codes.

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– A Bachelor’s degree in engineering, manufacturing or industrial science is a plus.

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– Experience leading continuous improvement and lean management programs, hands on manufacturing experience, preferably in welding, fabrication, and assembly in low volume/high complexity environment.

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– Must be able to read and interpret drawings for manufacturing.

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– Proficiency and hands on experience in MRP and Lean Manufacturing.

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– Experience leading teams of 25-50 people.

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– Ten (10) or more years of manufacturing operations experience with roles of progressively increasing responsibility; Three (3) or more years of experience as a Plant Manager.

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– The ideal candidate will have experience in Steel, Chemical, Power, and/or Oil & Gas industries.

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Competencies

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– Passion for helping people win.

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– Excellent leadership and interpersonal skills to build respect at all levels within the organization.

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– A “hands-on approach” as demonstrated through experience working with leaders on the shop floor and a genuine interest in working with staff to accelerate process improvement.

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– Managerial courage, a calm and confident posture under pressure and decisiveness to bring about the results required to improve the business.

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– Team-focus whose personal goals are ultimately achieved through the success of the entire Plant.

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– Unquestioned integrity and a professional history of making principle-based decisions.

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– The ability to organize, establish and implement strategic and tactical business and organizational plans.

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– Strong organization and prioritization skills.

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– Ability to convey a sense of vision, purpose and direction to the Plant that generates excitement and commitment.

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