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Plant Manager in Verdi, NV at Arconic

Date Posted: 2/6/2019

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Job Description

Essential Functions:

Plans, directs and executes the site’s operational plan. Provides leadership to assigned resources: Quality, Procurement, Operations, Sales and Human Resources. Ensures conformance with Arconic standards, policies, regulations, and procedures within the scope of authority. Maximizes customer satisfaction through on-time delivery of products which meet required specifications. Continually improves the effectiveness and efficiency of manufacturing processes. Seeks to improve profit performance across all product lines.
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.
•    Perform other duties as assigned


Basic Qualifications:
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Business, or Operations from an accredited institution
  • 10+ years of experience in a metal manufacturing environment, with 5+ years of that time spent in senior-level supervisory leadership roles.

  • Employees must be legally authorized to work in the United States.  Verification of employment eligibility will be required at 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.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • A Master’s degree is preferred.
  • Experience in Aerospace and Forging background.
  • Excellent communication, presentation, and persuasion skills.
  • Ability to prioritize and complete multiple and diverse work assignments with minimal direction and supervision.
  • Have good computer skills using Microsoft applications or equivalent.
  • Extensive knowledge and experience with lean manufacturing, preferably in the forging industry. Have proven leadership and management skills. Thorough knowledge of complex electronic business enterprise systems required.
  • Ability to work effectively with employees, peers, senior-level leaders, customers and vendor representatives.
  • Excellent communication, presentation, and persuasion skills. Ability to work independently, prioritizing and completing multiple work assignments in diverse fields with minimal direction.
  • Profit & Loss (P&L) experience. 


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