Operations Management Trainee
Company: Contech Engineered Solutions LLC
Location: Des Moines
Posted on: November 25, 2022
Ankeny, IA Contech is looking to add a Manufacturing Management
Trainee to our team in Ankeny, IA! The Manufacturing Management
Trainee, under the general direction of a Plant Manager and
Director of Manufacturing, learns the basics of our business, our
processes and procedures so they are capable and willing to lead
one of our manufacturing plants within a 6 to 24 month period. To
learn more about Contech Engineered Solutions click here. Job
Summary The overarching principles are to excel in Safety, Quality,
Delivery, and Cost. Position is mentored by a Director of
Manufacturing to ensure career growth and development is
progressing toward a plant management position.Carries out
supervisory responsibilities in accordance with CONTECH's policies,
values and strategies and ensures that everyone is treated with
dignity and respect while providing an environment for success.
Clearly communicates expectations and accountabilities for
performance helping employees see the link between individual
performance and department/company achievement of its strategic
plan. Recognizes and rewards good performance and gives regular
feedback. A relocation will be REQUIRED within 18 months. Primary
Responsibilities Works alongside the following; foreman, plant
clerks, order correspondent, and production planner.
Directs activities pertaining to the production of Hel-Cor pipe,
riveted pipe and modification operations, including asphalt,
arching and fittings.
Maintains a thorough knowledge of all manufacturing processes and
Maintains a thorough up to date knowledge of specifications desired
by the customers and government agencies.
Maintains up to date knowledge of ICC and D.O.T. regulations.
Resolves major problems in scheduling changes, equipment
utilization, and personnel requirements.
Coordinates with sales personnel with regard to customer orders,
routings, specifications, pricing, shipping, etc. to ensure high
quality products consistent with profit goals and objectives.
Develops and maintains high plant standards of safety and working
conditions to provide maximum protection for the employees and
Learn and understand all of our key manufacturing processes
(Hel-cor, band fabrication, fitting fabrication, fitting welding,
riveting, arching, asphalt coating, smooth-flo, and slotted
Learn and understand all of our systems and procedures regarding
safety, quality control, and environmental compliance
Learn and understand the key office processes such as payroll,
production reporting, plant financials, plant metrics, Maintenance,
Participate and lead improvement projects ranging from 5S, Overall
Equipment Effectiveness (OEE), process improvement and development,
process and procedure documentation.
Be a contributing member to the daily activities of the plant
Lead and manage plant personnel, including training, mentoring,
guiding, and disciplining. Know and understand discipline policies
and procedures, hourly job responsibilities, cross training and
Implementation of visual management and kanbans for all raw
materials and finished goods
Other duties assigned Minimum Education Required minimum education:
4 year/Bachelors degree Preferred Specialty/Major: Manufacturing,
Engineering, Production Management, or Business *Combination of
post-secondary education and experience will be considered in lieu
of degree. Qualifications Required: Ability to relocate in 12- 18
months based on organizational needs
Ability and desire to work in a manufacturing environment.
Strong leadership skills and ability to motivate in a team
Knowledge and ability to implement Lean Manufacturing and Kanban
Demonstrated ability to effectively interact across multiple levels
of the organization and across function
This is a trainee level position, placement must be willing to work
in a learning capacity. Preferred: Knowledge and experience
navigating ERP systems
2-3 years experience in manufacturing and/or supervisory capacity
Local Candidates Only Please. No Relocation Assistance is
Available. 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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