Area Manager- Plate Mill in Davenport, IA at Arconic

Date Posted: 10/23/2018

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Job Description

Arconic is currently in search of an Area Manager for the Plate Mill department to join our Global Rolled Products (GRP) Operations business unit in Davenport, IA.
Since it opened in 1948, Arconic's Davenport, Iowa aluminum facility has been at the forefront of American manufacturing. Nestled on the banks of the Mississippi River in Iowa, the plant employs 2,400 people and is a focal point of the global aluminum industry. Through continued modernization, including a $300 million investment over the past decade alone, Davenport has maintained its position as the world’s premier aerospace supply plant and is today the hub of Alcoa’s $3 billion aerospace business.
Arconic is the world's leading producer and manager of primary aluminum, fabricated aluminum and alumina facilities, and is active in all major aspects of the industry. Arconic serves the aerospace, automotive, packaging, building and construction, commercial transportation, and industrial markets, bringing design, engineering, production, and other capabilities of Arconic’s businesses as a single solution to customers.

The Plate Mill Area Manager is accountable for Environmental, Health, and Safety results, productivity improvements, employee development, maximizing the value of diversity, and customer delivery through implementation of Arconic Business Systems (ABS)  principles, including Daily Management, Total Predictive Maintenance (TPM), 5S, etc.    This position is responsible for the 24/7 operation of four crews. 

Additional responsibilities of this role are the following (but not limited to):

  • Ensure consistent implementation and execution of policies and systems in order to guarantee customer (internal and external) expectations are met at the lowest cost and always with safety at the forefront of every activity.
  • Serve as the top resource of the vertical help chain for Plate Mill  area, and as the primary customer/supplier representative for the area  in the horizontal help chain for the respective flow path.
  • Work with the Lead Area Manager and Manufacturing Manager to ensure the execution of the financial goals and expectations are set for each respective year. 
  • Be responsible for planning and sometimes leading Kaizen, TPM, and safety events for the assigned areas.
  • Coach and counsel Group Leaders, Unit Supervisors, production Engineers, and any other staff personnel in the assigned area.
  • Set/review annual development and performance objectives for salaried employees;
  • Actively participate in the development of departmental A3/strategic plan; Set, execute and report 30-60-90 day plans in support of the departmental A3/strategic plan
  • Actively participate in the development of the department's annual budget and controlling R&M (Repair and Maintenance) and other costs.
  • Ensure the daily management boards are developed, implemented, and maintained to facilitate appropriate focus on the department’s objectives, performance, and improvements being made.
  • Plan and execute TPM (Total Predictive Maintenance) activities
  • Control production expenses associated with area Key competencies:
  •  Engage resources available within assigned area to meet area objectives set by the Area Manager, the Lead Area Manager, and executive managers in support of business objectives.
  • While this position is primarily a M-F 1st shift position, this position will be expected to provide support off-shift (including weekends and off-hours)



Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in manufacturing environment
  • Experience with direct supervision of multiple groups
  • 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.
  • Employees must be legally authorized to work in the United States.  Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire.  Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Operations Management, Engineering, or Business
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) demonstrated through strong business relationship building skills
  • Experience within a heavy manufacturing environment
  • Continuous Improvement/Lean experience
  • Experience with Lean tools (Kaizen, Hoshin, TPM, etc.)