Area Manager - Rolling in Davenport, IA at Arconic

Date Posted: 6/18/2018

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Job Description

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. This position is within Arconic's North American Aerospace, Transportation, and Industrial Business Unit. ATI produces the widest variety of aluminum sheet and plate products in the world. Our aluminum is the foundation for many products serving customers in a wide range of industries, including aerospace, building and construction, and automotive systems and distribution.

The Area Manager position will be responsible for the 24/7 operation of four crews. The successful candidate will be accountable for Environmental, Health, and Safety results, productivity improvements, employee development, maximizing the value of diversity, and customer delivery through implementation of ABS principles, including Daily Management, TPM, 5S, etc. He/she will ensure consistent implementation and execution of policies/systems to guarantee internal/external customer expectations are met at the lowest cost and always with safety at the forefront of every activity. The Area Manager will serve as the top resource of the vertical help chain for his/her area, and as the primary customer/supplier representative for his/her area in the horizontal help chain for his/her respective flow path. The Area Manager will work with the Lead Area Manager and Manufacturing Manager to ensure the execution of the financial goals and expectations set for each respective year. The Area Manager will be responsible for planning and sometimes leading Kaizen, TPM, and safety events in his/her areas. He/she will be responsible for coaching and counseling Group Leaders, Unit Supervisors, production Engineers, and any other staff personnel in his/her area.

Key activities include:
  • Setting/reviewing annual development and performance objectives for salaried employees
  • Actively participating in the development of departmental A3/strategic plan
  • Setting, executing, and reporting 30-60-90 day plans in support of the departmental A3/strategic plan
  • Actively participating in the development of the department's annual budget and controlling R&M and other costs
  • Ensuring the daily management boards are developed, implemented, and maintained to facilitate appropriate focus on the department’s objectives, performance, and improvements.
  • Plan and execute TPM activities
  • Control production expenses associated with area

Key competencies:
  • Excellent communication skills (both oral and written)
  • Proven ability to lead a team to success
  • Excellent analysis and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent working knowledge of his/her respective areas
  • Results orientation

The Area Manager will engage resources at his/her disposal to meet area objectives set by him/her, the Lead Area Manager, and executive managers in support of business objectives. These objectives will be achieved without sacrificing respect for Arconic’s people values and cooperation with other areas, so as not to have a detrimental impact on production at Davenport Works

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in 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.
  • 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
  • Experience with direct supervision of multiple groups across multiple shifts
  • Experience within a Heavy Manufacturing Environment
  • Continuous Improvement/Lean experience