Director of Operations (Plant Manager) in Rochester, NY at Arconic

Date Posted: 6/21/2019

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Job Description

Arconic Engines (AEN) is seeking a Plant Manager to plan, direct, and execute the site's operational plan, provide leadership to assigned resources:  Quality, Procurement, Operations, Sales, and Human Resources.  Ensure conformance with Arconic standards, policies, regulations, and procedures within the scope of authority.  Maximize customer satisfaction through on-time delivery of products which meet required specifications.  Continually improve the effectiveness and efficiency of manufacturing processes while improving profit performance.  This position is located in the AEN aerospace manufacturing facility in Rochester, NY.
Arconic Engines is a world-class producer of aero engine and industrial gas turbine components, including airfoils, rings, disks and forgings.  We excel in vacuum melted superalloys, machining, performance coatings and hot isostatic pressing for high performance parts that enable the next generation of quieter, more fuel-efficient aero engines and cleaner power generation.  Arconic Engines is a business unit of Arconic (NYSE:ARNC).
Join Arconic and join a network of people who are passionate about industry-changing technology that advances the world. You’ll have the opportunity to work with leading global companies that operate in world-changing industries—such as aerospace, automotive, building and construction, defense and commercial transportation. It’s not just a job. It’s a career and a path to the future. You’ll be part of a diverse culture of learning, teaching and mentorship. Arconic is fully committed to developing people: providing employees with the resources and learning and development opportunities they need to excel and build a career.





Specific Responsibilities
•    Develops annual manufacturing plans in consultation with direct supervisors to ensure proper deployment of resources to achieve required levels of production and to meet customer delivery requirements.
•    Coordinates and directs the development and implementation of business plans and forecasts, securing corporate approval of selected goals and objectives, administering and following up to ensure successful accomplishment of the plan.
•    Provides leadership to subordinate managers and to all assigned employees. Ensures open communications and responds to employee concerns in an appropriate manner. Seeks to improve the knowledge, skill and ability of people. Deals proactively with substandard performance.
•    Responsible for increasing manufacturing speed, reduction of lead times and controlling operating costs through the application of Theory of Constraints (TOC) and maximization of daily throughput.
•    Ensures full compliance with EHS standards, policies, procedures and processes for the entire site.  Confirms that incidents are thoroughly investigated and that root causes are identified and remedied on a systematic basis. Fosters a safe and healthy work environment for all employees.
•    Interfaces directly with customers, in concert with Sales & Marketing Management and Account Managers to resolve problems related to delivery, quality and other issues, strives to address customer concerns in a responsive, professional manner while protecting the interests of the company.
•    Oversees and facilitates activities with other departments such as Sales & Marketing, Engineering/R&D, Purchasing, Accounting, Information Systems, and Human Resources.
•    Monitors and controls the operation of the business, reviewing and analyzing a variety of sales, financial, production and other staff reports, measuring progress, assessing results, and formulating corrective actions.
•    Continually improves the performance of the Manufacturing organization through the application of ABS principles. This includes the development of a continuous improvement mindset within the Manufacturing organization.
•    Participates with Purchasing personnel to develop partnerships with vendors which produce mutually beneficial arrangements related to purchased item quality, quantity and pricing. Ensures that concerns and issues related to purchased resources are addressed and resolved in a timely manner.
•    Interacts positively and effectively with personnel, both internal and external to the organization. This may include shop floor personnel, management at various levels throughout Arconic, and governmental regulators. Participates in external activities to secure a positive community image of the Company.
•    Analyzes and directs the preparation of Capital Appropriation Requests to secure required capital equipment for projects meeting or exceeding capital return targets.
•    Directs the activities of assigned human resources and makes recommendations on hiring, disciplinary actions, promotions, demotions, terminations and salary adjustments.
•    Maintains full compliance with Company policies and procedures and conducts all activities in accordance with the Arconic Guide to Business Conduct.

•Basic Requirements:
•A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution 
•Ten years of experience in a manufacturing environment
•Five years of senior-level supervisory leadership roles

•Preferred Requirements:
•A Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Business, or Operations
•Ten years of experience in a metal manufacturing environment
•A Master’s degree
•Experience in Aerospace and Forging
•Knowledge and experience in Lean Manufacturing


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