Manufacturing Manager in Waco, TX at Arconic

Date Posted: 9/13/2018

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Job Description

Arconic Fastening Systems is looking for a Manufacturing Manager for our industrial fastener manufacturing plant in Waco, TX.
Arconic (NYSE: ARNC) creates breakthrough products that shape industries. Working in close partnership with our customers, we solve complex engineering challenges to transform the way we fly, drive, build and power. Through the ingenuity of our people and cutting-edge advanced manufacturing techniques, we deliver these products at a quality and efficiency that ensure customer success and shareholder value.  Arconic Fastening Systems (AFS), a business unit of Arconic, holds the number one global position in aerospace fastening systems, and we’re the North American leader in commercial transportation fasteners.  Our high-tech, multi-material fastening systems are found nose to tail on aircraft and aero engines.  Our products are also critical components of industrial gas turbines, automobiles, commercial transportation vehicles, and construction and industrial equipment. 
The Manufacturing Manager is accountable for management of all resources assigned to a product-oriented Focused Factory with full profit & loss responsibility.  Develop and implement manufacturing strategies to facilitate on-time delivery of quality products to customers while maximizing profitability.  Manage raw materials and finished goods inventories to control inventory investment and achieve targeted inventory turns.  Maintain a positive employee relations climate.  Manage factory environmental health and safety performance.
Key Responsibilities:
  • Ensures full compliance with all Arconic and government Environmental Health & Safety standards, policies, and procedures.
  • Ensures that profit targets are consistently met or exceeded.
  • Directs the Focused Factory in producing desired volume and quality of products according to production schedules and engineering specifications.
  • Directs production, inventory control, and purchasing activities. 
  • Coordinates with Quality Assurance to produce products conforming to documented specifications.
  • Provides input to the Division budget development process for assigned Focused Factory.
  • Provides technical assistance to sales personnel and other Arconic manufacturing operations.
  • Analyzes and directs the preparation of Capital Requests for Authorization to secure required capital equipment for projects which meet or exceed capital return targets.
  • Analyze manufacturing operations within the focused factory and fosters an environment of lean manufacturing, continuous improvement and teamwork.
  • Directs the activities of assigned human resources and makes recommendations on hiring, disciplinary actions, promotions, terminations and salary adjustments.
  • Maintains regular contact with Focused Factory personnel to monitor operations and remedy employee relation’s issues, seeking HR Department involvement when required.
  • Interfaces with the Division management team to develop and evaluate policies and programs.
  • Makes frequent contacts with suppliers to investigate quality problems, expedite orders, and negotiate pricing.
  • Establishes and maintains positive relationships with all levels of internal and external customers.
  • Performs all tasks involving hazardous chemicals or hazardous wastes in accordance with the SPCC Plan, RCRA regulations, and operation procedures outlined in the Huck Environmental Management System.
  • Maintains full compliance with Company policies and procedures and conducts all activities in accordance with the Arconic Guide to Business Conduct.
  • Demonstrates a knowledge of and commitment to lean manufacturing principles and techniques.
  • Performs all work activities in accordance with safety and environmental standards.
  • Perform other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited Institution
  • Minimum 7 years of experience in manufacturing
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Prefer that the Bachelor’s Degree is in Engineering, Business or Operations, from an accredited institution
  • 3+ years of experience in leadership roles in manufacturing
  • 10+ years of experience in a high volume manufacturing environment
  • Experience with oversight of 30 or more employees
  • Experience in a machine shop production environment
  • Experience with P&L responsibility
  • Experience with Continuous Improvement and Lean Manufacturing principles and programs