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29

Aug

2018

Production Manager Calcines - Bauxite, AR

This position is responsible for the results of the production department and has to assure effective utilization of the resources, e.g. materials, energy, tools & equipment and facilities towards delivering the required quantities of alumina chemical products, in time, with the proper specifications and quality, at the lowest possible costs, always with a customer focus. He ensures a safe work place under consideration of environmental - health - safety practices and company policies.

 

Responsibilities

Main focus areas are as follows:

  • Meet and exceed production targets; deliver the planned product volumes in time, within specifications and at lowest cost.

  • Define and oversees the department A3 and monitor production KPI’s if efficiency and performance are met or exceeded (main KPI’s are customer satisfaction, production performance and conversion cost control, EHS).

  • Risk Management: control potential threats, is proactive in order to create a stable and reliable production unit.

  • Manage production costs and improve the financial results of the production, with a conscious control of conversion cost.

  • Manage cost budget and capital expenditures for his production department.

  • Take care of an open and effective communication and create a process-oriented environment of sharing best practices and continuous improvement, which is the Almatis style of (Lean) Management.

  • Deploy relevant decisions to all levels of the organization.

  • Be a role model in exhibiting the company values, especially demonstrate trust and respect by listening to and involving, enabling and empowering people.

  • Go to “gemba” and support and coach people, establish and maintain team work, resulting in highly motivated people, engaged in effective and efficient performing teams.

  • Provide weekly/monthly reporting of KPIs to inform related target groups, within the due dates and company guidelines.

  • Review reports and define and implement corrective actions to resolve operational, manufacturing and maintenance problems to ensure minimum costs and prevent operational delays.

 

Qualifications

Education and/or Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree (B.S.) in Environmental, Chemical, Ceramic Engineering or a related field in an industrial environment, from four-year College or university desired. Advanced degree in this or related field is highly desirable.

  • (6) six to (8) eight years of applicable experience in production, preferably in midsized manufacturing companies in similar industries with international footprint.

  • Proven track record and a minimum of 5 years of experience in leading production process at plant level.

 

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Extensive relevant experience in a production plant. Must have the ability to recognize and anticipate problems and solve them with the overall process in mind. Must exhibit strong analytical and reasoning skills

  • Good knowledge of the use of statistical tools, preferable 6 Sigma experience, (greenbelt or black belt), experienced with the Toyota Production System.

  • Knowledge of Internet software; Manufacturing software such as Process Control software, Spreadsheet software, Word Processing software, statistical data, and working knowledge of SAP preferred but not required

Our Offer

  • An interesting job with perspectives and opportunities for your professional development

  • Attractive remuneration and benefits package

  • An international, highly motivated team with a spirit of performance, connectedness & appreciation

 

 

If you want to be part of a fast growing global company, please send your resume via email to: employment.bauxite@almatis.com


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01

Aug

2018

Engineering & Maintenance Manager - Bauxite, AR

This position is responsible for managing and directing the engineering and repair & maintenance activities of company’s asset(s) at Benton through the use of personal knowledge, engineering resources, and through the respective personnel, which includes the safe repair & maintenance, continues improvement or replacement of all location’s equipment, machines, tools, buildings and constructions to ensure maximum availability of production equipment at the lowest cost, consistent with the policies, goals and objectives of the company. The position is also responsible for managing the Capital Budgets, coordinating the approvals of projects and leading projects within the company direct or indirect via subordinates.

Responsibilities

Main focus areas are as follows:

  • Manage the Engineering and R&M activities by objectives (A3, capital budget) & meet or exceed department objectives (KPIs): Delivers plant maintenance program.

  • Manage the Engineering activities in preparing plans, cost estimates and specifications to determine most feasible approach to technical problems.

  • Ensure compliance with national, regional, and local insurance ordinances, regulations, and codes to secure safe and stable operation of equipment.

  • Based on KPIs ensures that efficiency and performance are met or exceeded with a conscious control of reliability and cost.

  • Maintain & prioritize the Five Year Capital Budget & deliver the department budgets agreed upon with the Operations Manager at beginning of the year. Provides engineering and cost advice about facilities and equipment related to the short- and long-term needs of the business.

  • Manage the Engineering activities in preparing plans, cost estimates and specifications to determine most feasible approach to technical problems.

  • Take care of an open and effective communication and create a process-oriented environment of sharing best practices and continuous improvement, which is the Almatis style of (Lean) Management.

  • Deploy relevant decisions to all levels of the organization.

  • Be a role model in exhibiting the company values, especially demonstrate trust and respect by listening to and involving, enabling and empowering people.

  • Go to “gemba” and support and coach people, establish and maintain team work, resulting in highly motivated people, engaged in effective and efficient performing teams

  • Ensure the creation of reports related to the department in accordance with regulations and directives, organization-specific accountability internal and externally in order to compare results with plans (and inform the superior), as basis for corrective Actions.

 

Qualifications

Education and/or Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree (B.S.) preferable in Mechanical Engineering potential in Electrical, Chemical, or Ceramic Engineering or a related field in an industrial environment, from four-year College or University. Advanced degree in this or related field is highly desirable.

  • 6 - 8 Years of applicable experience in production, engineering and/or maintenance preferably in midsized manufacturing companies in similar industries with international footprint.

  • Exposure to: project engineering, plant maintenance, construction, MSHA, OSHA and EPA standards, budgeting and scheduling, supervision, process equipment related to thermal, size reduction, conveying and packaging.

  • Proven track record and a minimum of 5 years of experience in leading production process at plant level.

     

    Knowledge and Skills:

  • Extensive relevant experience in a production plant.

  • Must have the ability to recognize and anticipate complex problems and solve them with the overall process in mind. Must exhibit strong analytical and reasoning skills. Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.

  • Good knowledge of the use of statistical tools, preferable 6 Sigma experience, (greenbelt or black belt), experienced with the Toyota Production System

Our Offer

  • An interesting job with perspectives and opportunities for your professional development

  • Attractive remuneration and benefits package

  • An international, highly motivated team with a spirit of performance, connectedness & appreciation

 


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14

May

2018

Applications & Market Development Manager, CPO - Leetsdale, PA

This position is responsible for providing technical support to respective Almatis customers and developing new products for the refractory market in the assigned region.

 

Responsibilities

Main focus areas are as follows:

  • Provide customers with technical product/application and manufacturing assistance to ensure maximization of Almatis product sales and profits and customer satisfaction in the ceramics, polishing and other markets.

  • Coordinate and follow-up on critical product and customer requests to provide the necessary communications link between Almatis customers and the Commercial & Production organizations.

  • Be the primary liaison for special customer/product requests, ensuring that any agreed upon specifications are consistent with production and laboratory capabilities.

  • Contribute to resolving customer complaints when problem is of technical nature.

  • Train and support the CPO and Customer Service Representatives to ensure a highly competent technical sales effort.

  • Identify new application and market opportunities for Almatis’ alumina-based products both within and outside of the ceramic, polishing and other industries through direct customer interface, society conferences, journal & trade literature and other contacts.

  • Assist in prioritizing the opportunities and managing the established new product development programs to completion. Assess competitor products to determine competitive threats or opportunities.

  • Provide input and assist in developing the annual North America Applications budget and monitor expenditures to ensure appropriate control in assigned areas.

  • Provide, maintain and update product data sheets and specifications for alumina product lines either as the acting Technical Product Champion (TPC) or as assigned by the TPC, according to the Almatis Product Life Cycle procedure.

  • Maintain frequent contacts with Institutes or Work Groups investigating independently in areas where Almatis’ products are or should be utilized.

 

Qualifications

Education and/or Experience:

  • Fundamental technical knowledge in material sciences gained through a university degree. Bachelor´s degree required, however, Master´s degree or higher preferred.

  • Bachelor’s Degree required, however, Master’s Degree or higher preferred with a minimum of five (5) years relevant work experience. Materials and or Ceramic Engineering preferred.

  • Proven track record as Applications & Market Development Manager or in similar position is a given.

 

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Professional knowledge in the field of ceramics, its production processes and end use markets. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

 

Our Offer

  • An interesting job with perspectives and opportunities for your professional development

  • Attractive remuneration and benefits package

  • An international, highly motivated team with a spirit of performance, connectedness & appreciation

 

If you want to be part of a fast growing global company, please send your resume via email to: Global.HumanResources@almatis.com


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