Plant Operations Manager Trainee - West

Location: A West Region Plant (To be determined during interview process) 



Contech Engineered Solutions LLC is seeking a motivated individual for our Plant Operations Supervisor Trainee Program. Under the general direction of the Regional Director and the Plant Manager,this individual will learn the basics of our business, our processes and procedures so they are capable and willing to lead one of our 45 manufacturing plants nationwide after completion of the program.  A strong candidate should have experience in leadership as well as the manufacturing industry; a willingness to relocate; and ability to complete training under the direction of the Plant Manager and Regional Director.
Primary Responsibilities:  

€ Work alongside the following: Shop Foreman, Plant Clerks, Expediter/Scheduler, Plant Manager, Sales Engineers and Customer Service Consultants.
€ Learn and direct key processes pertaining to the production of HEL-COR and riveted pipe and modification operations, including asphalt, SMOOTH-FLO, arching, fittings fabrication, slotted drain and band fabrication.
€ Develop and maintain a thorough knowledge of all manufacturing processes and production equipment.
€ Develop and maintain a thorough up-to-date knowledge of specifications desired by the customers and government agencies.
€ Develop and maintain up-to-date knowledge of ICC and D.O.T. regulations.
€ Resolve day-to-day complications in scheduling changes, equipment utilization, and personnel requirements.
€ Coordinate with sales personnel with regard to customer orders, routings, specifications, pricing, shipping, etc. to ensure high quality products consistent with profit goals, objectives and the customers' needs.
€ Develop and maintain high plant standards of safety and working conditions to provide maximum protection for the employees and equipment.
€ Learn all systems and procedures such as personnel safety, quality control, customer satisfaction, manufacturing and plant financials, environmental compliance, employee payroll, production reporting, plant metrics, maintenance, etc.
€ Participate and lead improvement projects ranging from 5S/CPS, Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE), process improvement and development, process and procedure documentation.
€ Be a contributing member to the daily activities of the plant manufacturing team.
€ Implementation of visual management and kanbans for all raw materials and finished goods.
€ Other duties as assigned.


€ Undergraduate degree in Manufacturing, Engineering, Production Management or Business.
€ Ability and willingness to relocate (nationwide) is a must
€ Strong leadership skills and ability to motivate in a team atmosphere.
€ Knowledge and ability to implement Lean Manufacturing and Kanban.
€ This is a training level position.


Manufacturing Leadership Program employees will be able to participate in Contech Engineered Solutions benefits platform.


Please visit http://www.conteches.com/knowledge-center to learn more about Contech Engineered Solutions.


Contech is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and participates in the E-Verify Employment Verification Program. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identification, transgender status, national origin, protected veteran status, or status as an individual with a disability. Click here to view information regarding your Equal Employment Opportunity rights and protections: EEO is the Law & EEO is the Law Supplement.  Contech is a drug-free workplace and conducts pre-employment testing as a condition of employment.  If you are unable to apply online due to a disability, contact the Contech Recruiting team at (513) 645-7000.

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