2nd Shift Manufacturing/Production Superintendent in LaPorte, IN at Arconic

Date Posted: 3/7/2018

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Job Description

Arconic Engines is seeking individuals who have a demonstrated ability to achieve results in a manufacturing environment, as well as the passion to put that experience to work to lead a team to achieve manufacturing excellence. Our Manufacturing Leaders partner with the Leadership Team to translate business strategy into actions that drive business results for one of our Arconic Engines facilities.

The Superintendent is responsible for providing leadership in manufacturing excellence, ensuring customer satisfaction and continuous improvement of plant performance measurements (quality, productivity, cycle time, delivery and cash flow). This position has overall accountability and provides direction for hourly and manufacturing support employees via direct reports (area leaders). It is a staff level position with high expectations for teamwork, communication, leadership, consistency, and the ability to drive financial results throughout all functions of the plant.

Job responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Ensure the safety of all employees by promoting a clean and safe work environment, addressing any safety issues or non compliances immediately, leading the safety effort by example.
  • Improve manufacturing planning, execution, and shop floor discipline.
  • Provide leadership for Plant ABS and lean manufacturing initiatives.
  • Develop and train for the professional and personal growth of team leaders, cell facilitators, supervisors and other manufacturing support personnel.
  • Accountable for applicable department budgets.
  • Maintain good relations and communication with LaPorte Casting customers.
  • Develop with plant manager and staff budget, strategic plans, team goals and objectives that align with business unit objectives, flowed down to the shop floor.
  • Contribute to other location specific and corporate teams.
  • Maintain excellent delivery performance.
  • Conduct capacity analysis to drive standard work and ensure accuracy of standards.
  • Drive cost reductions to improve profitability.
  • Use lean manufacturing tools to reduce WIP and cycle time.
  • Communicate all relevant information to Staff, customers and management.
  • Understand constraint management, OEE and apply techniques that exploit constraints to improve OEE.
  • Provide leadership in implementing continuous improvement methods and ideas.
  • Consults with engineering personnel relative to modifications to the process in order to improve production and quality of the products.
  • Maintain an excellent attendance record
  • Be willing to travel on work related business
  • Follow LaPorte's Safety Regulations along with all department specific safety requirements.
  • Confers with management personnel to establish production and quality control standards, develop budget and cost controls, and to obtain data regarding types, quantities, specifications, and delivery dates of products ordered.
  • Plans and directs production activities and establishes production priorities for products and services in keeping with effective operations and cost factors.
  • Coordinates production activities with procurement, maintenance, and quality control activities to obtain optimum production and utilization of human resources, machines, and equipment.
  • Develops and implements operating methods and procedures designed to eliminate operating problems and improve product quality.
  • Consults with engineering personnel relative to modification of machines and equipment in order to improve production and quality of products.
  • Directs, supervises, leads and coaches direct reports (area leaders).
  • Prepares performance reviews for direct reports and reviews indirect reports reviews.
  • Must comply with all company attendance policies and guidelines; this includes, but is not limited to, regular attendance and occasional overtime.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Basic Qualifications

  • High School Diploma/GED from an accredited institution
  • A minimum of 5 years leadership experience in a manufacturing environment
  • This position is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) which requires U.S. person status. ITAR defines U.S. person as an U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (i.e. 'Green Card Holder'), Political Asylee, or Refugee.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree preferred
  • Lean manufacturing experience
  • Experience with Kaizens or similar continuous improvement initiatives
  • Strong interpersonal relationship skills
  • Effective communicator, strong coaching/employee development skills
  • Knowledge of machine setup reduction techniques
  • Material Resource Planning
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Programs
  • Demonstrated ability to make “tough decisions”/Managerial Courage
  • Business literacy
  • Strong organizational/time management skills
  • Strong personal drive to excel.