Alum Aluminum Corporation

Managerial Job Descriptions

 

(To be used for developing performance appraisal)

 

 

Job descriptions for:

 

  1. Casting Manager
  2. Extrusion Manager,
  3. Fabrication Manager
  4. National Sales Director
  5. Operations Mgr
  6. Purchasing Manager

Complete list of managerial job descriptions:

Total positions:

214

Num Pos

Job Title

8

Accounting Manager

6

Anodizing Mgr.

9

Business Mgr

4

*Casting Manager

9

Customer Service Manager

2

Director of Product Management

1

Engineering Manager (1) Kalamazoo††††

2

Engineering Manager (2) Sidney.

7

*Extrusion Mgr.

1

Executive Administrative Assistant / Office Manager

4

Fabrication Sales Manager

6

*Fabrication Manager

1

Health, Environment & Safety Manager

6

Human Resources Assistant

1

Human Resources Manager

9

Maintenance Supervisor

7

Management Trainee

9

Manufacturing Mgr.

9

Materials Mgr.

1

*National Sales Director

9

*Operations Mgr

9

Plant manager

9

Plant Controller

4

Product manager

40

Production Supervisor

9

Production Manager

6

Project Engineer

4

*Purchasing Manager

9

Quality Control Mgr

4

Regional Sales Manager

9

Safety Manager

 

Position Descriptions:

 

1. Casting Manager, Monett

 

Directly supervises two shift supervisors

Reports to Plant Manager

 

DOT description: 519.131-010 FOUNDRY SUPERVISOR (foundry)

Alternate titles: Casting Supervisor

Note: tasks set in italics are not performed by Casting Manager

 

††††††††††† Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in making cores and molds, in charging, operating, and tapping furnaces, in pouring molten metal into molds, and in chipping, grinding, and sandblasting castings. Examines materials and products at various stages of processing for conformance to specifications.Observes machines and equipment for malfunction and orders adjustments or repairs, or directs workers to make adjustments or repairs.Trains workers in foundry processes and in operation of machines and equipment.Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR any industry) Master Title.May be designated according to part of process supervised as Casting Supervisor (foundry).

 

GOE: 06.01.01 STRENGTH: M GED:R4 M3 L3 SVP:7 DLU:77

 

The worker requirements necessary to perform these duties include the following skills, knowledge and abilities:

 

1. ††††††† Knowledge of plant operations and processes for casting of aluminum billets.

 

2.                  Interpersonal and leadership skills needed to lead and motivate subordinates overseeing casting facilities.

 

3.†††††††† General cognitive ability is needed to develop innovative ways to improve productivity. Cognitive ability is also required for making decisions affecting effectiveness of casting processes.

 

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2. Extrusion Manager, Moultrie

 

Directly supervises two shift supervisors

Reports to Plant Manager

 

DOT description: 183.117-014 PRODUCTION SUPERINTENDENT (any ind.)

Alternate titles: manager, factory; manager, production.

Note: tasks set in italics are not performed by Extrusion Manager

 

Directs and coordinates through subordinate supervisory personnel, activities concerned with production of company product(s), utilizing knowledge of product technology, production methods and procedures, and capabilities of machines, and equipment: Confers with management personnel to establish production and quality control standards, develop budget and cost controls, and to obtain data regarding types, quantities, specifications, and delivery dates of products ordered.Plans and directs production activities and establishes production priorities for products in keeping with effective operations and cost factors. Coordinates production activities with procurement, maintenance and quality control activities to obtain optimum production and utilization of human resources, machines, and equipment.

 

Reviews and analyzes production, quality control, maintenance, and operational reports to determine causes of nonconformity with product specifications, and operating or production problems.Develops and implements operating methods and procedures designed to eliminate operating problems and improve product quality.Revises production schedules and priorities as a result of equipment failure or operating problems. Consults with engineering personnel relative to modification of machines and equipment in order to improve production and quality of products.Conducts hearings to resolve or effect settlement of grievances and refers unresolved grievances for management-union negotiations.Supervises subordinates directly in plant having no GENERAL SUPERVISOR (any ind.) 167-018. PRODUCTION SUPERINTENDENT (183.117-014) are usually designated according to product produced or by type of plant industry, or activity.May compile, store, and retrieve production data using computer.

GOE: 05.02.03 STRENGTH: L GED:R5 M4 L4 SVP:8 DLU:89

 

The worker requirements necessary to perform these duties include the following skills, knowledge and abilities:

 

1. ††††††† Knowledge of plant operations and processes for extrusion of aluminum products.

 


2.†††††††† Interpersonal and leadership skills needed to lead and motivate subordinates overseeing production facilities.

 

3.†††††††† General cognitive ability is needed to develop innovative ways to improve plant productivity. Cognitive ability is also required for making decisions affecting effectiveness of extrusion production.

 

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3. Fabrication Manager, Alum Aluminum

 

REPORTS TO:††††††††††††††††††††† Operations Manager

LOCATION:†††††††††††††††††††††††††

 

MAJOR PURPOSE OF POSITION: To provide the overall leadership and direction for the Kalamazoo, Michigan fabrication operations to ensure that the products produced are consistent with customer requirements, of the highest possible quality and produced at the lowest possible cost.

 

TOTAL STAFF:†††††††††††† Fabrication Supervisors (6)

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Production Control (4)

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Administrative Assistant (1)

EXTERNAL

RELATIONSHIPS:†††††††† Customers

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Vendors

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Local, State, Federal Regulatory Agencies

INTERNAL

RELATIONSHIPS:†††††††† Staff Associates At All Levels

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Union Leadership

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

      Will have overall operating responsibility for the fabrication operation.

      Responsible for improvement in efficiency and utilization, safety and housekeeping

      Responsible for planning, directing and coordinating activities to ensure production and quality of products meets specifications.

      Ensures machines and equipment are maintained to meet specific operational performance and optimum utilization.

 

PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS:

 

      Demonstrated leadership and team-building skills.

      Proactive, results-oriented, high energy with a strong work ethic.

      A mature force for change and continuous improvement who is comfortable with positive confrontation.

      A direct, hands-on, sincere style.

      Strong written and oral communications and influencing skills.

      A strong intellect with well developed interpersonal skills.Must be able to effectively relate, vertically and horizontally, to all levels of the organization.

      A visible, hands on leader who inspires others.

      A strategic thinker who can effectively translate strategy to operating methodology and results.

 

EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:

 

      Bachelorís degree in Engineering highly preferred.

      Minimum of 5 years of manufacturing management in a job-shop environment in positions of increasing responsibility.

      Experience operating in a union environment.

      Experience in metal fabrication operations, including welding, molding, high-tolerance machining and assembly required; aluminum fabrication preferred.

      Strong knowledge of advanced quality programs (i.e., QS9000, ISO-9002, Six Sigma) desired.

      Must have a strong overall business acumen and sound strategic and project planning skills.

      Must be computer literate.

 

DOT description: 183.117-014 PRODUCTION SUPERINTENDENT (any ind.)

Alternate titles: manager, factory; manager, production.

Note: Description adapted to fit AlumísFabrication Manager

 

Directs and coordinates through subordinate supervisory personnel, activities of Fabricator, Shower Doors and Panels (struct. Metal) 739.381-030. Concerned with production of company product(s), utilizing knowledge of product technology, production methods and procedures and capabilities of machines, and equipment: Confers with management personnel to establish production and quality control standards, develop budget and cost controls, and to obtain data regarding types, quantities, specifications, and delivery dates of products ordered.Plans and directs production activities and establishes production priorities for products in keeping with effective operations and cost factors. Coordinates production activities with procurement, maintenance and quality control activities to obtain optimum production and utilization of human resources, machines, and equipment.

 

Reviews and analyzes production, quality control, maintenance, and operational reports to determine causes of nonconformity with product specifications, and operating or production problems.Develops and implements operating methods and procedures designed to eliminate operating problems and improve product quality.Revises production schedules and priorities as a result of equipment failure or operating problems. Consults with engineering personnel relative to modification of machines and equipment in order to improve production and quality of products.Conducts hearings to resolve or effect settlement of grievances and refers unresolved grievances for management-union negotiations.Supervises subordinates directly in plant having no GENERAL SUPERVISOR (any ind.) 167-018. PRODUCTION SUPERINTENDENT (183.117-014) are usually designated according to product produced or by type of plant industry, or activity.May compile, store, and retrieve production data using computer.

GOE: 05.02.03 STRENGTH: L GED:R5 M4 L4 SVP:8 DLU:89

 

The worker requirements necessary to perform these duties include the following skills, knowledge and abilities:

 

1. ††††††† Knowledge of plant operations and processes for fabrication of aluminum products.

 

2.†††††††† Interpersonal and leadership skills needed to lead and motivate subordinates overseeing production facilities.

 

3.†††††††† General cognitive ability is needed to develop innovative ways to improve plant productivity. Cognitive ability is also required for making decisions affecting effectiveness of fabrication production.

 

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4.National Sales Director

 

††††††††††† This position is a newly created one. The National Sales Director will oversee regional sales representatives and report to the Vice President of Sales and Marketing. The incumbent will be responsible for:

 

1.Recruiting and staffing sales managers and sales representatives

2.Training and development of sales managers and sales representatives

3. Counseling sales personnel

4. Analyzing the effectiveness of the sales staff

5. Allocating territory to sales representatives

6. Designing and implementing compensation strategies and incentive programs

 

The Dictionary of Occupational Titles (DOT) job description that is most comparable to this position is:

163.167-018 MANAGER, SALES(Any industry)

 

††††††††††† Manages sales activities of establishment: Directs staffing, training, and performance evaluations to develop and control sales program. Coordinates sales distribution by establishing sales territories, quotas and goals and advises dealers, distributors, and clients concerning sales and advertising techniques. Assigns sales territory to sales personnel. Analyses sales statistics to formulate policy and to assist dealers in promoting sales. Reviews market analyses to determine customer needs, volume potential, price schedules, and discount rates, and develops sales campaigns to accommodate goals of company.Directs product simplification and standardization to eliminate unprofitable items from sales line.Represents company at trade association meetings to promote product.Coordinates liaison between sales department and others sales-related units.Analyzes and controls expenditures of division to conform to budgetary requirements Assists others departments within establishments to prepare manuals and technical publications. Prepares periodic sales report showing sales volume and potential sales.May direct sales for manufacturer, retail store, wholesale house, jobber, or other establishment.May direct product research and development. May recommend or approve budget, expenditures, and appropriations for research and development work.

GOE: 11.05.04 STRENGTH: S GED;†† R5 M4 L4 SVP: 8 DLU: 77

 

(Note: duties in italics not performed by incumbent)

 

Reports to:VP of Operations

Supervises: Regional Sales Managers and Sales Representatives

 

Essential Worker Requirements:

 

1. ††††††† Knowledge of moderate-technology engineered products and industrial customer base.

2.†††††††† Knowledge of how to develop sales force, including recruitment, training, ††††††††† development and compensation.

3.†††††††† Knowledge of original equipment manufacturing.

4.†††††††† Knowledge of implementing account strategies and managing distributor sales.

5.†††††††† Ability to motivate sales personnel.

6. ††††††† Leadership and communication skills to manage sales force.

7. ††††††† Cognitive ability to develop innovative sales strategies and analyze customer needs.

8. ††††††† Conscientious work ethic since this individual will be working independently without close supervision.

 

Minimal qualifications: B.S. degree, MBA preferred. Fifteen years sales and sales management experience with moderate-technology engineered products as well as an industrial customer base. Strong OEM focus/experience (distributor experience desirable).

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5. Operations Manager

 

††††††††††† The Operations Manager oversees all operations for plant production and reports to the general manager for fabrication.Directs and coordinates, through subordinate supervisor personnel, activities concerned with fabrication of extruded aluminum products, utilizing knowledge of product technology, production methods and procedures and capabilities of machines and equipment. Applies knowledge of production methods, processes, machines and equipment, plant layout and production capacities of each department. Initiates personnel actions. Conducts hearings to resolve or effect settlement of grievances and forwards for management-union negotiations, unresolved grievances.

 

††††††††††† The worker requirements necessary to perform these duties include the following skills, knowledge and abilities:

 

1. ††††††† Knowledge of plant operations, fabrication of extruded products.

 

2.†††††††† Interpersonal and leadership skills needed to lead, motivate subordinates overseeing production facilities.

 

3.†††††††† General cognitive ability is needed to develop innovative ways to improve plant productivity. It is also required for making decisions affecting viability of plant.

 

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6. Purchasing Manager with Alum Aluminum, Inc. in the Sidney, OH plant location.

Position description:

 

††††††††††† The Purchasing Manager reports directly to the General Manager of plant. The primary job duties of the Purchasing Manager are to:

(1) †††††† Develop and implement a purchasing strategy for the Kalamazoo and Sidney plants.

(2) †††††† Coordinate the administration of purchasing decisions with Q.A., Manufacturing, and Production Control.

(3) †††††† Maintain records, and monitor inventories for all purchased and in-process goods.

(4) †††††† Establish pricing for plant specific FSCs and ingots, and provide usage estimates to Corporate.

(5)††††††† Staff purchasing positions at both plant locations.

(6) †††††† Represent Purchasing in all interdepartmental and external purchasing related matters. Specifically, directs and coordinates all purchasing related matters external to the purchasing department.

(7) †††††† Represents Purchasing Department as a member of Appropriations committee and New Product Team.

 

The worker requirements necessary to perform these duties include the following skills knowledges and abilities:

 

1. ††††††† Knowledge of purchasing operations, and cost of materials used for production and supplies/materials for plant operations.

2.†††††††† Interpersonal and leadership skills needed to lead, motivate subordinates overseeing purchasing operations.

3.†††††††† General cognitive ability is needed to develop purchasing strategy. Critical thinking and decision making abilities are also necessary for providing useful input as a participant in interdepartmental team decisions which affect plant operations.