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Ingot Materials Area Manager

Company: Arconic
Location: Davenport
Posted on: March 16, 2023

Job Description:

Arconic Corporation (NYSE: ARNC), headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is a leading provider of aluminum sheet, plate and extrusions, as well as innovative architectural products, that advance the ground transportation, aerospace, industrial, packaging and building and construction markets. In 2020, the businesses of Arconic Corporation reported annual revenue of $5.7 billion. Through the ingenuity of our people and cutting-edge advanced manufacturing techniques, we make products that meet quality, efficiency and delivery objectives to achieve customer success and shareholder value.

We have an immediate opening for an Area Manager for the Ingot Department. The Area Manager will be 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.

The Ingot Materials Area Manager will be responsible (but not limited to) the following job duties:

  • Ensure consistent implementation and execution of policies and systems 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 area, and as the primary customer/supplier representative for the area in the horizontal help chain for the respective flow path.
  • Work with the Manufacturing Manager to ensure the execution of the financial goals and expectations are set for each respective year.
  • Support the plant in strategic business improvement activities that will focus on improving the Safety, Quality, Delivery, and Productivity with a results-oriented approach
  • Responsible for planning and sometimes leading Kaizen, TPM, and safety events for the assigned areas.
  • Coach and counsel Production Coaches, 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.
  • Ensure the daily management boards are developed, implemented, and maintained to facilitate appropriate focus on the department's objectives, performance, and improvements being made.
  • 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). Remove obstacles increasing productivity and solving problems to root cause.
  • Maintain Scrap utilization targets, saw adherence, maintain invalids. Successfully perform quarterly and plant wide inventories.
  • Collaborate with SCM to ensure material is in the right place at the right time to meet casting schedule adherence and business needs.
  • Support the design and engineering of equipment, facility, and flow paths to optimize total system productivity
  • Coordinate and implement Lean Manufacturing principles across the department's material flow paths; must gain a complete view and understanding of the area's manufacturing process to be successful
  • Provide project management and single point accountability for the development and implementation of new technologies internally that will provide market advantages to Arconic
  • Provide insight and vision necessary to identify technologies and processes that will mesh with the overall business strategy and provide competitive advantage for the business
  • Direct a variety of activities by internal manufacturing personnel, outside vendors and partners as well as customers to develop value-added technologies for Arconic
  • Coordinate efforts on process improvements, including capital projects, and will support and lead the execution of problem-solving efforts related to process and machine improvements.

    Basic Qualifications:

    • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution.
    • Minimum 5 years of experience in a 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 from an accredited institution.
      • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) demonstrated through strong business relationship building skills.
      • Experience within a heavy manufacturing environment.
      • Continuous Improvement / Lean experience / Lean tools (Kaizen, Hoshin, TPM, PS, etc.).
      • Experience with Change management and Leading Teams
      • Technical and project management experience.
      • Experience with Aluminum processes and equipment.

        ABOUT Davenport Works
        Davenport Works is the country's largest aluminum rolling mill, it was opened in 1948 and currently employs more than 2,000 people and ships product worldwide. It is in Riverdale in the Quad Cities (Davenport and Bettendorf in southeastern Iowa, and Rock Island and Moline in northwestern Illinois). The Quad Cities is 3 hours south-west of Chicago, 4 hours north of St. Louis, and less than 3 hours from Des Moines. The Quad Cities is home to St. Ambrose University among 8 educational institutes. Major outdoor summer music festivals include the Bix Beiderbecke Memorial Jazz Festival, Mississippi Valley Blues Festival, and River Roots Live.
        Arconic Corporation (NYSE: ARNC), a Fortune 500 company, is a leading provider of aluminum sheet, plate and extrusions, as well as innovative architectural products, that advance the automotive, aerospace, commercial transportation, industrial and building and construction markets. Building on more than a century of innovation, Arconic helps to transform the way we fly, drive, and build. We are proud that 77% of our employees are happy working for Arconic and would recommend it as a great place to work and that 80% of our employees would recommend their managers to others.
        We live our core values and commit to delivering sustainable value to our customers, our employees, our communities and our shareholders.
        At Arconic, we:
        Act With Integrity.
        We lead with respect, honesty, transparency and accountability.
        Safeguard our Future.
        We protect and improve the health and safety of our employees, communities and environment.
        Grow Stronger Together.
        We cultivate an inclusive and diverse culture that advocates for equity.
        Earn Customer Loyalty.
        We build customer partnerships through best-in-class products and service.
        Drive Operational Excellence.
        We pursue continuous improvement through innovation, agility, people development and collaboration.
        Create Value.
        We achieve success by generating and growing value for our shareholders.
        Arconic reaffirms its policy to provide equal employment opportunity in recruiting, hiring, upgrading and promotion, conditions and privileges of employment, company-sponsored training, access to facilities, educational assistance, social and recreational programs, compensation, benefits, transfers, discipline, layoffs, recalls or termination of employment to all employees without discrimination because of race, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, veteran status, genetic information, sex or age (within statutory limits). Arconic is in compliance with all relevant Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Laws and Regulations.

Keywords: Arconic, Davenport , Ingot Materials Area Manager, Executive , Davenport, Iowa

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