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HSC Manufacturing Manager more...
Location:Hampton, VA
Company:Howmet Aerospace
First posted:February 04, 2020


In the first half of 2020, Arconic will separate into two stand-alone industry-leading public companies. Each will have significant global reach. To learn more about this exciting transformation, please visit our website.

Profile: Our Manufacturing Manager will partner with the Plant Leadership Team to translate business strategy into actions that drive business results for one of our facilities. The Manufacturing Manager will report to the Operations Manager. The primary purpose of the Manufacturing Manager position is to lead the manufacturing organization to safely deliver or exceed the financial plan. He/she will be measured on both financial and non-financial indicators directly related to safety, profitability, quality, on-time delivery, and employee engagement. This position is in the succession plan for Plant Manager.

Essential Functions: The Manufacturing Manager position within AEN Hampton Structural (HSC) includes both creation of strategic vision and tactical management and execution, examples include but are not limited to:

  • Ensures a culture is in place that puts the safety and welfare of our employees ahead of all other goals.

  • Leading and lagging indicators need to be managed and linked to actions that will reduce risk in the workplace.

  • Leads manufacturing operating plans in accordance with company policies, goals and objectives. Assessing process capability, improving process control and instilling a culture of accountability will be a primary goal for this position.

  • Executes the vision for the organization by formulating and guiding the implementation of long (2-5 years) and short-range plans, policies and programs associated with assigned business unit product offerings, within the broad framework of operating unit and corporate strategy and under the direction of senior management to achieve approved objectives.

  • Leads a multi-disciplined plant team in meeting monthly forecasts and all appropriate business metrics in a continuous improvement spirit.

  • Sets a high standard for ethics and compliance, ensuring business processes adhere to our business conduct policies and procedures. 

  • Develops and executes lean and flexible production systems based on Continuous Improvement principals, specifically TPM techniques across all manufacturing operations to lower plant breakeven point.

  • Executes plans for quality and process excellence that ensures consistent quality assurance and process excellence procedures, controls and feedback.

  • Manages an effective team including hiring, motivating, evaluating, developing and counseling with career development.

  • Adheres to operational budgets and coordinates capital plans, appropriation requests, and project follow up.

  • Implements quarter-over-quarter improvement strategies to increase efficiency, spend performance, customer delivery and safety record.

  • Leads by example that safety is a way of life and a passion for an injury-free workplace.

  • Leads the implementation of tactics to achieve improvement in on-time delivery, yield improvement, scrap reduction, and productivity.

  • Establishes the goals and metrics to drive improvement, and refine activities as needed with monitoring the projected effects of forecasts on the business unit, revenues, and the "external gross profit".

  • Supports the development and maintenance of long-range operational forecasts regarding volume,  financial requirements, human resource needs, organizational plans, etc., and monitors the projected effects of these forecasts on revenues, and the gross profit.

  • Maintains an awareness of, and exercises sound business judgment in such areas as market conditions, competitive activities, general economic conditions and related matters.

  • Champions a clear channel of communication and coordination between functional counterparts in the business - engineering, finance, manufacturing, operations, quality, procurement and human resources. Responsible for cross-functional coordination and specification of effective processes and standards for support departments.

  • Ensures that effective systems, procedures and financial controls are established and maintained for Plant operations.

    Essential Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Leadership - Job requires a willingness to lead, take charge, and offer opinions and direction.

  • Administration and Management - Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.

  • Disciplined Execution - Job requires holding the Manufacturing team accountable through daily execution to the plan. When required, he/she will need to be able to dive into details to ensure operational success.

  • Strong financial literacy - Job requires the ability to drive P&L through operational performance.

  • Integrity - Job requires being honest and ethical.

  • Stress Tolerance - Job requires accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high stress situations.

  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

  • Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.

  • Time Management - Managing one's own time and the time of others.

  • Problem Sensitivity - The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.

  • Dependability - Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.

  • Production and Processing - Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.

  • Customer Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer service. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.


    Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelors of Science degree from an accredited institution in Engineering, Business or related field.

  • 5 years minimum experience in plant operational management and/or an equivalent large segment of a business.

  • 5 years minimum experience in aerospace and/or automotive manufacturing.

  • 3 years of Budget responsibility and management

  • Applicants 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 Regulation (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:

  • 3 years P&L ownership and management

  • Masters degree from accredited institution

  • Experience in an organized (Union) environment

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