General Cable Industries

  • Manufacturing Manager

    Job Locations US-PA-Williamsport
    Posted Date 1 month ago(10/30/2018 7:42 PM)
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  • Overview

    Reporting directly to the Plant Manager, the Manufacturing Manager leads all manufacturing activities within the Wire Mill to produce bare wire cable and insulated low voltage cable. This includes managing the processes of Drawing, Stranding, Extrusion, Cabling/Finishing, Test Tanks, Material Handling, Shipping and Receiving.  Principal accountabilities include EHS performance, quality, throughput, and control of the operating budget.  All resources must be used in the most safe, efficient, and economical manner, assuring quality products and services at the lowest practical costs.


    • Direct supervision of four (4) Production Coordinators and indirect supervision of one hundred fifty-five (155) hourly employees. Coach & develop the Supervisors in the areas of leadership, performance management, and teamwork.  Appraise direct reports’ performance against objectives.
    • Lead manufacturing operations to achieve plant goals for EHS, quality, throughput, cost control, etc., in a continuous operation workplace.  Initiate corrective actions when necessary.
    • Lead Production Coordinators and production employees in change management initiatives, including Lean Six-Sigma and Innovation Management.
    • Work to maintain a favorable employee relation’s climate to deter unionization.  Exercise tact and diplomacy when dealing with employees’ problems, and ensure fair and consistent enforcement of work rules.
    • Assess organizational needs including, but not limited to, training, staffing, communications, and work procedures, and recommend and implement changes when necessary.
    • Be knowledgeable in all areas of technology associated with the aluminum wire drawing, stranding, extruding, cabling, and testing processes.  Work in cooperation with technical personnel to improve and/or implement processes in the plant.
    • Assess equipment, facility, and manpower requirements and capabilities and recommend and implement changes when appropriate.  Prioritize necessary repairs and modifications to plant production equipment with Engineering and Maintenance.
    • Review production requirements against performance capabilities and advise the Materials Manager on conditions affecting either of these.  Make recommendations on schedule or delivery changes in order to maintain an orderly workflow through the plant.
    • Support the annual budgeting process.
    • Work with the Plant Engineering Manager to plan and schedule maintenance work assuring continuity of operations with minimal cost and downtime.
    • Perform other duties and special assignments as directed by the Plant Manager.







    Supervision Scope: Direct supervision of the 4 Production Coordinators and indirect supervision of 155 hourly production employees.



    Education - Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management or Engineering




    • 10 years of experience in a manufacturing environment with at least 5 years as a manager.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
    • Excellent team and leadership skills as a team member, trainer & developer. Ability to motivate, communicate and drive continuous improvement through quality.
    • Ability to exercise tact, diplomacy and good judgment in conducting relationships with employees, customers and corporate personnel.
    • Good attention to detail and the ability to manage the bigger picture and have a "make the numbers," mentality.
    • Effectively manage multiple, complex tasks and deal easily with pressure on a day in and day out basis.
    • Good understanding of business principles and practices and ability to create financial solutions with a bottom-line result.
    • Critical thinker with excellent analytic abilities.
    • High energy, demonstrates urgency and fast pace.
    • Solid planning, budgeting and administrative skills.




    Education - Master’s degree in Engineering or an MBA


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