• Hourly Plant Application- US

    Posted:
    02/03/2017
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    Posted:
    02/03/2017
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  • Maintenance TechnicianSouth Point, OH

    Posted:
    09/21/2017
    Location:
    South Point Plant
    Reports To:
    Operations Manager
    Job Responsibilities:

    Company Description

    With more than 150 years of industry leadership and global recognition, HarbisonWalker International (HWI) is the largest supplier of refractory products and services in the United States. Headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the company's international network spans North America, Europe, and Asia, with 20 manufacturing plants, 30 global sourcing centers, and technology facilities in both the United States and China. Serving virtually every major industry that requires refractory solutions to enhance production and protect assets, HWI is consistently recognized for its talented experts, industry firsts, and intensely driven excellence.

    Job Description

    HarbisonWalker International is looking for 3 experienced Maintenance Technicians to be members of high performing teams at our new South Point, OH plant.  The new facility will be one of the most technologically advanced monolithic refractories built in the U.S. and will be operational by early 2018. 

    The Maintenance Technicians will join the team during the construction phase of the plant.  He/She will play an active part in developing and implementing the maintenance systems which will optimize uptime of the production lines.  They will also execute the maintenance plan and troubleshoot breakdown/technical issues in: mechanic, pneumatic, electric, instrumentation and automation.

     

    Adhering to our #1 value: Safety

    Respect key safety rules: LOTO, machine guarding, electrical safety, etc.

    Write and update Safe Operating Procedure

    Perform Risk assessment prior to tasks

    Identify, report and correct at risk situation and behavior

     

    Learning, developing and being part of a Team

    Must be curious and willing to continuously learn

    Able and willing to teach others his/her own skills

    The Maintenance Technician will be part of a team and should be willing and prepared to assume other tasks to ensure success of the operation

     

    Setting the System (during construction and plant start up)

    Working with OEM and technical literature to set up Preventive maintenance, Systematic maintenance, Predictive maintenance, Critical spares

    Developing Standard Work on Critical tasks

    Supporting the Implementation of the Work Order Management System

    Furnishing the maintenance department with the right tools

    Identifying outside contractors and service providers

     

    Doing the job

    Ensure efficient troubleshooting and repairing of technical issues and breakdown - control panels, telemetry systems and SCADA systems

    Analyze equipment failure, propose and implement actions to continuously improve uptime

    Manage spare part inventory

    Execute Preventive, Systematic and Predictive maintenance

    Use, maintain and improve Work Order Management System using Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS)

    Job Requirements:

    Education / Skills

    Requires high school diploma

    Requires five (5) to ten (10) years of experience working on PLC both Siemens S5 and Allen Bradley Prologic

    Strong electrical and/or mechanical aptitude. 

    Ability to read and interpret drawings, schematics and blueprints

    Strong computer skills and previous experience using on-line work order/preventive maintenance tracking system

  • Production Team LeaderSouth Point, OH

    Posted:
    09/21/2017
    Location:
    South Point Plant
    Reports To:
    Operations Manager
    Job Responsibilities:

    Company Description

    With more than 150 years of industry leadership and global recognition, HarbisonWalker International (HWI) is the largest supplier of refractory products and services in the United States. Headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the company's international network spans North America, Europe, and Asia, with 20 manufacturing plants, 30 global sourcing centers, and technology facilities in both the United States and China. Serving virtually every major industry that requires refractory solutions to enhance production and protect assets, HWI is consistently recognized for its talented experts, industry firsts, and intensely driven excellence.

     

    Job Description

    HarbisonWalker International is looking for 3 experienced Production Team Leaders to be members of high performing teams at our new South Point, OH plant.  The new facility will be one of the most technologically advanced monolithic refractories built in the U.S. and will be operational by early 2018. 

    The Production Team Leader is responsible for the safe manufacturing of high quality monolithic products.  These player/coach positions will be active leaders and perform production tasks during the shift.

     

    Adhering to our #1 value: Safety

    Respect key safety rules: LOTO, machine guarding, electrical safety, etc.

    Write and update Safe Operating Procedure

    Identify, report and correct at risk situation and behavior

    Communicate safety results during daily meeting

    Drive safety improvement projects

     

    Learning, developing and being part of a Team

    Ensure efficient coordination with other functions: quality, maintenance

    Must be curious and willing to continuously learn

    Able and willing to teach others his/her own skills

    The Production Team Leader will be part of a team and should be willing and prepared to assume all tasks performed by the team

     

    Leading the Production Technician Team

    Responsible for running the plant day to day activities:

    • Coordinate scheduling of the shift and allocate resources appropriately

    • Adjust and operate machinery

    • Anticipate and perform line change over

    • Ensure quality checks are performed as required and actions taken according to results

    • Adherence and execution of 1st level maintenance and autonomous maintenance by the team

    • Support customer complaints resolution through root cause analysis and problem solving

    • Modify, update and train team on Standard Operating Procedure

     

    Driving performances and continuous improvement

    Apply 5S principles and take part in 5S activity throughout the plant, continuously proposing actions to improve housekeeping and organization

    Keep key performance indicators updated and look for ways to remove waste and non-value activity

    Lead / Participate in all committees and improvement team meetings

    Job Requirements:

    Education / Skills

    Associate Degree in a Technical or Manufacturing field

    Basic computer skills (MS Office)

    Previous practice of ERP systems (Oracle preferred) is a plus

     

    Work Experience

    Two (2) to Five (5) years of experience in highly automated production environment

    Two (2) to Five (5) years managing a production shift/team (conflict resolution, providing feedback, goal setting) with scheduling responsibility

    Previous experience working in a flexible team based Production/Manufacturing environment

    Practical and pragmatic experience in Continuous Improvement/Lean Manufacturing activities

  • Salary US Application

    Posted:
    09/21/2017
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    Job Responsibilities:Please apply for this position only if you have been sent the link by an HWI Recruiter.
  • Quality ManagerVANDALIA, MO

    Posted:
    09/20/2017
    Location:
    Vandalia Plant
    Reports To:
    Plant Manager
    Job Responsibilities:

    For the Quality Manager, the safety and health of employees takes precedence over any other duties of this position. The Quality Manager is responsible for insuring all quality programs are in place and being adhered to including product testing, customer complaint investigation and correction, supplier audits and visits, documentation and maintenance of the lab.

    • Managing all plant QMS and audit activities: Establish procedure and process to ensure process based approach and compliance to ISO 9001:2015, Facilitating Risk based Management, performing product and process data review and analysis.  Insuring pre-manufacturing and mix management processes are adhered to: based on QC data, taking appropriate actions to ensure product quality remains within specification.  Ensuring Raw Material supplier quality performance measurements are in place and adhered to, working with key material suppliers to facilitate data-driven continuous improvement and ensuring Lab equipment and supplies are properly maintained
    • Managing Customer Complaints; ensure excellent communication and drive analysis and corrective action in a timely manner applying basic problem solving \ root cause analysis tools, managing Certificate of Analysis preparation process; periodically visiting customer sites to obtain direct feedback
    • Supporting manufacturing in establishing, monitoring and improving product and process capability (using SPC methodology), interfacing with product Technical Managers to develop and implement product specifications. Implementing and sustaining Quality Best Practices based seeking knowledge from external sources such as ASQ, Implementing and sustaining Lean Principles according to HBS - Internal Operational Excellence Program
    • Leading, developing, coaching and evaluating Quality Team; Keep current on Quality, Lean, and Data Analysis technical skills; working with management peers help develop and maintain a positive work environment for all employees.
    • Reporting out on key performance indicators (KPIs) and driving actions to continuously improve them (#Complaints, PPM, Complaints Management, Product consistency, Internal Non-conformity)


    Job Requirements:

    Requires B.S. in Engineering, preferably Chemical Ceramic or Industrial, Technology or Operations Management or substantial equivalent experience.

    • Knowledge of refractory products a plus
    • Requires interpersonal skills in dealing with employees and customers, mechanical aptitude.
    • Experience with continuous improvement models/programs; participated in related improvement projects
    • Good practice and knowledge of ERP (Oracle preferred)
    • Strong team player with the ability to teach others (coaching) and communicate effectively with all levels of the organization

    Experience or knowledge of ISO 9001:2015 Quality Standards

    Requires two (2) to six (6) years of experience in a manufacturing environment, refractories/ceramics preferred; preferably with some direct quality leadership experience.

  • Quality ManagerFAIRFIELD, AL

    Posted:
    09/20/2017
    Location:
    Fairfield Plant
    Reports To:
    Plant Manager
    Job Responsibilities:

    For the Quality Manager, the safety and health of employees takes precedence over any other duties of this position. The Quality Manager is responsible for insuring all quality programs are in place and being adhered to including product testing, customer complaint investigation and correction, supplier audits and visits, documentation and maintenance of the lab.

    • Managing all plant QMS and audit activities: Establish procedure and process to ensure process based approach and compliance to ISO 9001:2015, Facilitating Risk based Management, performing product and process data review and analysis.  Insuring pre-manufacturing and mix management processes are adhered to: based on QC data, taking appropriate actions to ensure product quality remains within specification.  Ensuring Raw Material supplier quality performance measurements are in place and adhered to, working with key material suppliers to facilitate data-driven continuous improvement and ensuring Lab equipment and supplies are properly maintained
    • Managing Customer Complaints; ensure excellent communication and drive analysis and corrective action in a timely manner applying basic problem solving \ root cause analysis tools, managing Certificate of Analysis preparation process; periodically visiting customer sites to obtain direct feedback
    • Supporting manufacturing in establishing, monitoring and improving product and process capability (using SPC methodology), interfacing with product Technical Managers to develop and implement product specifications. Implementing and sustaining Quality Best Practices based seeking knowledge from external sources such as ASQ, Implementing and sustaining Lean Principles according to HBS - Internal Operational Excellence Program
    • Leading, developing, coaching and evaluating Quality Team; Keep current on Quality, Lean, and Data Analysis technical skills; working with management peers help develop and maintain a positive work environment for all employees.
    • Reporting out on key performance indicators (KPIs) and driving actions to continuously improve them (#Complaints, PPM, Complaints Management, Product consistency, Internal Non-conformity)
    Job Requirements:

    Requires B.S. in Engineering, preferably Chemical Ceramic or Industrial, Technology or Operations Management or substantial equivalent experience.

    • Knowledge of refractory products a plus
    • Requires interpersonal skills in dealing with employees and customers, mechanical aptitude.
    • Experience with continuous improvement models/programs; participated in related improvement projects
    • Good practice and knowledge of ERP (Oracle preferred)
    • Strong team player with the ability to teach others (coaching) and communicate effectively with all levels of the organization

    Experience or knowledge of ISO 9001:2015 Quality Standards

    Requires two (2) to six (6) years of experience in a manufacturing environment, refractories/ceramics preferred; preferably with some direct quality leadership experience.

  • Human Resources Business PartnerAkron, OH

    Posted:
    09/13/2017
    Location:
    Akron, OH
    Reports To:
    Sr. Director, Human Resources
    Job Responsibilities:

    The Human Resources Business Partner (HRBP), reporting to the Senior Director, Human Resources, will serve as a trusted and collaborative advisor in providing proactive, practical and valued HR thought partnership to field leadership while ensuring alignment with HarbisonWalker's corporate culture and business initiatives. The HRBP is responsible for aligning business objectives with employees and management in designated geographic areas. Strong skills in building relationships, diagnosing, advising, influencing and guiding all levels of management on the HR implications of business decisions and on all aspects of people-management and leadership. The HRBP formulates partnerships across the HR group to deliver value-added service to management and employees that reflect the business objectives of the organization.

    Essential Functions:

    • Works closely with management and employees to improve work relationships, build morale, and increase productivity and retention.
    • Manages and resolves complex employee relation issues.  Conducts effective, thorough and objective investigations. Provides HR policy guidance and interpretation.
    • Provides day-to-day performance management guidance to line management (e.g. coaching, counseling, career development, disciplinary actions).
    • Assists in the recruiting process in the assigned geographic areas by working with hiring managers to develop an understanding of open positions, screen resumes, conduct interviews and assist with on-boarding on new employees.
    • Drives change as a proactive and valued member of the function's management team driving strategic plans and objectives across their geographic area.
    • Provides guidance and input on organizational design, workforce planning and succession planning.
    • Participates in evaluation and monitoring of success of training programs. Follows-up to ensure training objectives are met.  Delivers training as needed.
    • Analyzes trends and metrics in partnership with the HR group to develop solutions, programs and policies.
    • Provide organizational development interventions and support including organization design, leadership transitions, enhance communication processes and reward/recognition programs.
    • Assess organization capabilities; identify competency and talent gaps, ensure development of people resources; support talent assessment and succession planning.
    • Be a trusted partner and initiate and maintain effective communications with management and employees; provide coaching and guidance on matters related to performance management, offer feedback on style and behaviors to improve employee productivity and engagement.
    • Ensure and maintain the alignment of all corporate HR initiatives and programs, implement and deliver HR programs within the assigned geographic area.
    Job Requirements:

    Required Education and Experience:

    • Bachelor's Degree in Human Resources, Business, Management or related field
    • At least 7 years of overall Human Resource Management operating as an HR Business Partner or HR Manager supporting multiple lines of business/locations.
    • Working knowledge of multiple human resource disciplines, including compensation practices, talent management, employee and labor relations, performance management, and federal and state respective employment laws.
    • Strong influencing skills with people/teams and experience operating successfully in a complex organization with multiple stakeholders and competing priorities.  Relationship building, and change management skills will be essential.
    • Demonstrated ability to impact organizational effectiveness and excel on high performing teams capable of delivering strategic results.
    • Significant experience with workforce analytics plus the ability to use data and reporting to drive strategic decisions.
    • Demonstrated strong business knowledge and capability to assess HR implications of business priorities.
    • Ability to travel to assigned locations at least 60% of the time

    Additional Qualifications:

    • Master's Degree Human Resources, Business, Management or related field preferred
    • SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP or PHR/SPHR Certification
    • Strong intellectual capacity to assimilate and analyze complex qualitative and quantitative data for making solid business decisions
    • The ability to establish alliances with key decision makers and demonstrated acumen for consulting with functional leaders in the development of talent and business strategies
    • Excellent written and verbal communication and presentation skills, including presentation planning and delivery skills
    • Effective change agent, constantly challenging conventional thinking, approach and methodology to drive breakthrough results, with a process focused, continuous improvement mindset
    • Strong desire to be held accountable for results
    • Excellent collaboration and negotiation skills
    • Unquestionable personal and business integrity with credibility both within the company and externally
  • Facility Quality and EH&S ManagerFULTON, MO

    Posted:
    09/13/2017
    Location:
    Fulton Plant
    Reports To:
    Plant Manager
    Job Responsibilities:

    The Facility Quality and EH&S Manager is responsible for plant compliance in all areas of safety and environmental areas. This includes ensuring audit programs are occurring, accident/incident investigation, policy and procedure communication and management are executed.

    The position is also responsible for implementation and maintenance of an effective Quality Management System (QMS) in alignment with HWI Corporate QMS policies and procedures as well as managing and effective QC inspection\testing program to assure compliance with current product specifications and customer requirements. Responsible for general management of a major area and accountable for objectives. Directly supervises 2 to 3 employees.

    • Ensuring facility is in compliance with occupational EH&S regulations and corporate EH&S policies and programs; Investigating accident/near misses.
    • Maintaining current ISO9001 based QMS program; facilitates planned ISO9000/2015 quality program in alignment with HWI Corporate QMS policies and procedures
    • Actively involved with facility HBS leadership continuous improvement projects
    • Interfacing with Sales, Marketing, Purchasing, Research, Quality Assurance, and customers to provide technical assistance, resolve official customer complaints and address quality issues.
    • Conducting facility audits to verify compliance with EH&S regulatory and corporate requirements. Promoting safety awareness: planning and leading all facility safety activities.
    • Compiling and analyzing EH&S and Quality data, prepares reports and recommends improvements actions as needed based on data trends
    • Assisting regional EH&S and Quality staff with data acquisition, reporting, permitting, etc.
    • Miscellaneous production, maintenance, and shipping supervision in a backup and support capacity.
    Job Requirements:

    Requires five (5) years Quality Assurance experience, including management, at manufacturing facility, preferably a refractory operation.  Should have experience in safety investigation as well as root-cause analysis with CAPA experience.

    • Requires a technical degree. B.S. in Ceramic\Materials, Industrial, or Chemical Engineering preferred
    • Require in-depth knowledge of quality practices and standards specific to ceramic field, refractory ceramic development, forming, finishing, and installation practice.
    • Requires ability to read and interpret blueprints and drawings.
  • Plant EHS AdministratorVANDALIA, MO

    Posted:
    09/12/2017
    Location:
    Vandalia Plant
    Reports To:
    Plant Manager
    Job Responsibilities:

    The Plant EH&S Administrator ensures compliance with occupational safety and health regulations, environmental regulations and corporate policies and programs.  Outlines and implements training programs for employee safety and EHS regulatory compliance. He/She investigates accidents and worker's compensation claims and implements strategies for reduction. Leads plant executive safety team and company/union safety team. 

    • Ensuring facility is in compliance with occupational safety & health regulations, environmental regulations, and corporate safety & health policies and programs.
    • Conducting facility audits to verify compliance with EHS regulatory and corporate requirements.
    • Assisting/advising facilities regarding workers' compensation/accident investigation related issues.
    • Promoting safety awareness and regularly participates in facility safety activities.
    • Assisting corporate environmental engineers with data acquisition for reporting, permitting, etc.
    • Coordinates/oversees and/or conducts industrial hygiene monitoring and medical surveillance programs.
    • Preparing monthly safety status reports.
    Job Requirements:Requires three (3) to five (5) years of industrial/manufacturing safety experience with a general knowledge of environmental regulations.
    • Requires BS degree or equivalent experience in safety/environmental or a related field.
    • Requires strong computer skills (MS Office).
    • Requires knowledge of OSHA, EPA, and workers' compensation regulations and practices.
    • Must possess effective interpersonal, communication (oral and written) and presentation skills.
  • Supervisor, Production IIVANDALIA, MO

    Posted:
    09/11/2017
    Location:
    Vandalia Plant
    Reports To:
    Plant Manager
    Job Responsibilities:

    The Production Supervisor II coordinates and supervises press department operators on assigned shift to maximize safety, quality, and productivity.  Communicates with other supervisors and subordinates to maintain process, operational, and procedural continuity.

    • Promotes safety and a safe work environment.
    • Observes pressed product to assure Quality Control compliance.
    • Analyzes equipment operations, performance, and problems.
    • Organizes shift activities to maximize productivity.
    • Advises maintenance regarding changes and problems.
    • Calculates and reports production quantities.
    • Records payroll and other personnel records.
    Job Requirements:
    • Requires high school diploma including mechanical drawing.
    • Requires knowledge of hydraulic equipment.
    • Requires computer operation skills (MS Office).
    • Requires five (5) years supervisory experience in manufacturing preferably in refractory operation.
  • Operations ManagerSouth Point, OH

    Posted:
    08/28/2017
    Location:
    HWI South Point Plant
    Reports To:
    Plant Manager
    Job Responsibilities:

    Company Description

    With more than 150 years of industry leadership and global recognition, HarbisonWalker International (HWI) is the largest supplier of refractory products and services in the United States. Headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the company's international network spans North America, Europe, and Asia, with 20 manufacturing plants, 30 global sourcing centers, and technology facilities in both the United States and China. Serving virtually every major industry that requires refractory solutions to enhance production and protect assets, HWI is consistently recognized for its talented experts, industry firsts, and intensely driven excellence.

    Job Description

    HarbisonWalker International is looking for an experienced Operations Manager to fill a key leadership role at our new South Point, OH plant.  The new facility will be one of the most technologically advanced monolithic refractories built in the U.S. and will be operational by early 2018.  The Operations Manager is responsible for the daily production and maintenance functions of plant operations.  This includes the maintenance of equipment, creating and maintaining training programs for employees including Standard Operating Procedures (SOP's), managing the daily work flow and implementing maintenance programs, and insuring adequate spare parts levels are maintained.

    Qualifications

    • Supervising production technicians, maintenance technicians and production team leaders to ensure that machines and people meet daily goals for safety, quality and production; Driving the optimization of production throughput/outputs and product quality
    • Driving continuous improvement initiatives and projects through application of lean 6 Sigma, building and sustaining a strong foundation: 5S, problem Solving, KPI, visual Management, Managerial Practice, coordinating root cause investigations of production incidents and operational failures to identify mitigations, resolutions, and responses in a timely manner.
    • Developing and sustaining maintenance systems applying TPM principle and ensuring maintenance tasks (planned, PM and unplanned) are performed promptly and on-time
    • Leading, developing, coaching and evaluating Operations Team; working with management peers help develop and maintain a positive work environment for all employees.
    • Reporting out on key performance indicators (KPIs) and implementing actions to continuously improve them (OEE, Productivity, Quality, Adherence to Plan) Delivering targeted costs and propose plan to optimize both variable and direct costs


    Job Requirements:

    Education / Skills

    Requires B.S. in Engineering, preferably Chemical or Mechanical, or Operations Management or substantial equivalent experience
    Requires organizational and maintenance skills.
    Thrive in a KPI / performance driven culture
    Strong team player with the ability to teach others (coaching) and communicate effectively with all levels of the organization

    Work Experience

    Ten (10) years' experience in Batch manufacturing, high SKU, low volume, supplying a distribution network
    Requires five (5) to seven (7) years of multiple shift production management experience including operations, service, maintenance and management functions.
    Practical experience implementing and sustaining Operational Excellence Programs: Lean Manufacturing, 6 Sigma, TPM
    Strong technical background and experience in implementing maintenance system
    Previous Experience in New equipment start up and factory scale up

  • Plant ManagerSouth Point, OH

    Posted:
    08/28/2017
    Location:
    HWI South Point Plant
    Reports To:
    Senior Director, Operations
    Job Responsibilities:

    Company Description

    With more than 150 years of industry leadership and global recognition, HarbisonWalker International (HWI) is the largest supplier of refractory products and services in the United States. Headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the company's international network spans North America, Europe, and Asia, with 20 manufacturing plants, 30 global sourcing centers, and technology facilities in both the United States and China. Serving virtually every major industry that requires refractory solutions to enhance production and protect assets, HWI is consistently recognized for its talented experts, industry firsts, and intensely driven excellence.

    Job Description

    HarbisonWalker International is looking for an experienced Plant Manager to lead our new South Point, OH plant.  The new facility will be one of the most technologically advanced monolithic refractories built in the U.S. and will be operational by early 2018.
    The Plant Manager is responsible for developing and managing a high-performance manufacturing team at the plant that is committed to accomplishing key initiatives and delivering expected results in safety, quality, productivity, capital efficiency and optimal utilization of resources through effective planning, organizing, directing, and controlling all phases of the plant's operations. The Plant Manager ensures adherence to HWI Corporate policies and guidelines.


    Qualifications

    Take care of our people

    • People involvement and empowerment
    • Continuous Training and development
    • Systematic use of Root Cause analysis
    • Reporting of near misses and unsafe act and conditions

    Develop People, Leadership and Managerial routines

    • Promote team work and collaboration at all level of the company, working in a matrix organization
    • Lead and mentor the plant manufacturing workforce
    • Develop and optimize Plant organization to meet the current and future challenges
    • Drive a culture of accountability and empowerment.

    Deliver an Optimum level of Customer Satisfaction:

    • Achieve a world class level of On Time Delivery and Lead time
    • Ensure product quality and consistency
    • Manage customer complaints

    Drive towards world class manufacturing

    • Implement company Operational Excellence program based on Lean Manufacturing principle
    • Deliver results and drive KPI to WCM level: Safety, Quality, Service, Inventory, Costs, People Engagement

    Deliver on financial Commitment

    • Develop and deliver on the Annual Operating Plan (AOP)
    • Propose and execute Capital projects to improve plant performances.
    Job Requirements:

    Education / Skills

    Requires B.S. in Engineering, preferably Chemical or Mechanical, or Operations Management
    Knowledge of refractory materials or mineral processing a plus
    Interpersonal and People Development Skills: ability to drive a culture of empowerment and accountability
    Extensive knowledge and leadership in the principles and practice of Lean, Six Sigma, continuous improvement models; participated in related improvement projects
    Good practice and knowledge of ERP (Oracle preferred)
    Results Driven and actions oriented

    Work Experience

    Ten (10) years' experience in Batch manufacturing, high SKU, low volume, supplying a distribution network
    Requires seven (7) to ten (10) years of production management experience including operations, service, supervisory and management functions.
    Practical experience implementing and sustaining Operational Excellence Programs: Lean Manufacturing, 6 Sigma, TPM
    Requires five (5) to ten (10) years of financial management: budgeting, costs management, monthly reporting with a proven ability to analyze costs and take appropriate actions,
    Previous Project Management experience with new facility start up experience preferred: A3, CAPEX, Cross Functional

  • Field Service ManagerOntario, Canada

    Posted:
    08/25/2017
    Location:
    Ontario, Canada
    Reports To:
    Manager, Installation & Services
    Job Responsibilities:

    The Field Service Manager is a regional position that is responsible for all service coverage and support needs in a specific region.  Responsibility includes direct supervision with site employees, planning work, accountability for personnel, methods, costs, regional coverage and support needs.  Field Service Manager will also be responsible to work with both internal and external customers to gather specific information, support trials, troubleshoot problems, support installations, and grow the knowledge of their direct reports.  Identifies opportunities for continuous process improvement as well as creating new processes and metrics.  This position will require around 80% travel with in region and up to 20% travel outside of primary region.

    • Educates employees, customers, contractor installers, and sales representatives on processes and improvement ideas
    • Help support installation needs in the region
    • Continue to grow the knowledgebase of employees
    • Hold tier, safety, and development meetings with employees
    • Respond to internal and external customers requesting information
    • Work with Sales and Technical Marketing to develop and support new growth potentials
    • Tracks competitive activity in region
    • Interview prospective employees and train employees in installation methods
    Job Requirements:
    • Requires HS diploma and high level of expertise in refractory installation.
    • Requires a minimum of five (5) years of refractory installation experience.
    • Supervisory experience is preferred but not required.
    • Experience in refractory installation for both Ferrous and Non-Ferrous applications is preferred.
    • Refractory installation equipment operation, repair and troubleshooting is preferred.
  • Refractory TechnicianGallatin, TN

    Posted:
    08/25/2017
    Location:
    Gallatin, TN
    Reports To:
    Manager, Installation & Services
    Job Responsibilities:

    This is a Contract position for up to 6 months. At that time, the candidate will be evaluated and considered for a full-time position if the business still supports the need.

    Takes command of daily activities in the steel mill determining what jobs take priority.

    • Works with the customer determining what jobs need to be done when.
    • Works with the customer / service rep staging and installing refractories.
    • Performs post-mortem tear-outs of refractory and reviews with salesmen.
    • Makes call on refractory installation where decisions need to be made based on zoning and construction.
    Job Requirements:
    • Requires a high school diploma.
    • Some mechanical aptitude.
    • Ability to understand safety requirements.
    • Refractory knowledge helpful.
  • Service Representative IIBraddock, PA

    Posted:
    08/25/2017
    Location:
    Braddock, PA
    Reports To:
    Manager, Installation & Services
    Job Responsibilities:

    The Service Representative II serves internal and external customers by providing product support and service information, resolving product and equipment issues.

    • Service account(s) as needed including installation, troubleshooting, and support
    • Maintain customer records by tracking and updating account information and refractory performance
    • Monitor Product inventory - assist with ordering and billing
    • Run and service on site equipment
    • Provide periodic reports on occurrences and activities on site
    Job Requirements:
    • Requires high school diploma.
    • Some mechanical aptitude.
    • Ability to understand safety requirements.
    • Refractory knowledge.
  • Contract Service EmployeeHamilton, ON

    Posted:
    08/25/2017
    Location:
    Hamilton, ON
    Reports To:
    Manager, Installation & Services
    Job Responsibilities:

    This is a Contract position for up to 6 months. At that time, the candidate will be evaluated and considered for a full-time position if the business still supports the need.

    • To learn and support the tundish business at Essar
    • Help to install refractory linings into Essar's tundishes
    • Provide the tracking information as well as the inventory for sales and Essar
    Job Requirements:
    • Requires a high school diploma.
    • Some mechanical aptitude.
    • Ability to understand safety requirements.
    • Refractory knowledge helpful.
  • Supervisor, Production IIWINDHAM, OH

    Posted:
    08/23/2017
    Location:
    Windham Plant
    Reports To:
    Plant Manager
    Job Responsibilities:

    The Production Supervisor II coordinates and supervises press department operators on assigned shift to maximize safety, quality, and productivity.  Communicates with other supervisors and subordinates to maintain process, operational, and procedural continuity.

    • Promotes safety and a safe work environment.
    • Observes pressed product to assure Quality Control compliance.
    • Analyzes equipment operations, performance, and problems.
    • Organizes shift activities to maximize productivity.
    • Advises maintenance regarding changes and problems.
    • Calculates and reports production quantities.
    • Records payroll and other personnel records.
    Job Requirements:
    • Requires high school diploma including mechanical drawing.
    • Requires knowledge of hydraulic equipment.
    • Requires computer operation skills (MS Office).
    • Requires five (5) years supervisory experience in manufacturing preferably in refractory operation.
  • Manager, Global Sourcing CenterRock Island, IL

    Posted:
    08/22/2017
    Location:
    Rock Island GSC
    Reports To:
    Manager, District Global Sourcing
    Job Responsibilities:

    The Global Sourcing Center Manager is responsible for the management of distribution operations including but not limited to safety, profitability, personnel, facilities, inventory, equipment, expense, pricing and Tier II programs.    Also performs on going cross training of personnel, ensures customer service, and maintains effective customer and vendor relationships as well as utilizing and maintaining control of fixed assets.

    • Promotes GSC programs, ensuring valid pricing and maintaining Tier II relationships.
    • Manages and maintains all safety programs, meetings, records, etc., control of fixed assets and grounds to maintain a clean safe work environment. 
    • Assures all warehousing and inventory procedures are adhered to.
    • Reinforces that all customer service is effectively handled.
    • Monitors operations to ensure activities are within budget and to assure all capital expenses are planned and approved.
    • Assures personnel are trained, motivates, and effective in achieving site goals.
    Job Requirements:
    • Requires B.S. Degree in Business, Logistics or related fields.
    • Knowledge of refractory products preferred, financial reports (i.e. P & L Statements, budgets), cost improvement activities, inventory control functions, safety, traffic/logistics and methods to motivate employers.
    • Requires computer operation skills including MSOffice and ERP system (preferably QAD).
    • Requires 3+ years of global sourcing center management experience including inventory control, budgeting, shipping, purchasing, and managing safety programs.  
    • Requires 3+ years of general supervision experience in a distribution environment.
    • Requires forklift certification.
  • Lead Service RepresentativeOsceola, AR

    Posted:
    08/14/2017
    Location:
    Osceola, AR
    Reports To:
    Director, Value Added Services Development
    Job Responsibilities:

    The Lead Service Representative will oversee/supervise refractory installation personnel as needed and participate in installation of refractory materials for industrial applications.  Act as on-site technical liaison to customer working directly with sales person to provide customer with most cost effective product to fit their needs and establish our company as the number one supplier to them.  Position requires extensive travel to customer sites.  Additional responsibilities include:

    • Oversee and participate in the installation of refractories.
    • Assessing product performance.
    • Developing and maintaining customer relationships and providing positive customer impression of our products and company.
    • Provide periodic reports on activities and occurrences at site. 
    • Ensure operation and maintenance of on-site machinery.
    • Ensure compliance with safety requirements.
    Job Requirements:
    • Requires Trade School degree or 2 year college degree in manufacturing / engineering or similar discipline.
    • Requires high level of expertise in refractory installation in industrial environment
    • Requires proficiency in MS Office (i.e., Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
    • Requires knowledge of refractory product applications, manufacturing processes, quality assurance and safety standards.
    • The Lead Service Representative requires a minimum of 3 - 5 years refractory installation experience.
  • Graphic DesignerMoon Township, PA

    Posted:
    08/14/2017
    Location:
    Pittsburgh Corp Headquarters
    Reports To:
    Manager, Marketing Communications
    Job Responsibilities:

    The marketing communications graphic designer/project associate will support all phases of internal and external B2B marketing communications projects. S/he will be a key member of the marketing team. This role is an excellent opportunity to demonstrate design, production, and project management skills to help a team of product and market experts create compelling content to drive HWI's refractory business in North America.

    • Graphic design (InDesign, Photoshop)
    • PowerPoint for marketing sales and executive communications
    • Basic Product photography for print/web
    • Print brochures/sell sheets
    • Internal and external website updates
    • Project Management - manage resources to support marketing events, publication of trade articles and basic print trade advertisements, newsletters, and other communications projects
    Job Requirements:

    Trade school or college degree in graphic design

    • InDesign, photoshop, powerpoint, wordpress or other web editing experience
    • Ability to multi-task and prioritize
    • Strong organizational skills
    • Basic photography skills a plus
    • 2-3 years experience in graphic design, marketing or related field
    • Experience managing multiple projects at once
  • Contract Service EmployeeOntario, Canada

    Posted:
    08/11/2017
    Location:
    Ontario, Canada
    Reports To:
    Manager, Installation & Services
    Job Responsibilities:

    This is a Contract position for up to 6 months. At that time, the candidate will be evaluated and considered for a full-time position if the business still supports the need.

    • To learn and support the tundish business at Essar
    • Help to install refractory linings into Essar's tundishes
    • Provide the tracking information as well as the inventory for sales and Essar
    Job Requirements:
    • Requires a high school diploma.
    • Some mechanical aptitude.
    • Ability to understand safety requirements.
    • Refractory knowledge helpful.
  • Refractory Service TechnicianBerkeley, SC

    Posted:
    08/09/2017
    Location:
    Berkeley, SC
    Reports To:
    Supervisor, Service
    Job Responsibilities:

    The Refractory Service Technician takes command of daily activities in the steel mill determining what jobs take priority. This position will start out as a Contract Service Employee for up to 6 months.  After the 6 month evaluation, depending on performance, we will move the qualified candidate to a Refractory Technician position that will support and maintain business at Nucor Berkeley. Duties include, but are not limited to:

    • Works with the customers determining what jobs need to be done when
    • Works with the customer / service rep staging and installing refractories
    • Performs post-mortem tear-outs of refractory and reviews with supervisor/salesmen
    • Makes call on refractory installation where decisions need to be made based on zoning and construction
    Job Requirements:
    • Requires high school diploma
    • Some mechanical aptitude
    • Ability to understand safety requirements
    • Refractory knowledge helpful
  • Service RepresentativeMansfield, OH

    Posted:
    08/09/2017
    Location:
    Mansfield, OH
    Reports To:
    Supervisor, Service
    Job Responsibilities:

    A Service Representative for HarbisonWalker International prepares steel / iron vessels for installation of refractories. Duties include, but are not limited to:

    • Prepares steel / iron vessels for installation of refractories.
    • Stage refractories to be used.
    • Work with customer installing / supervising refractories.
    • Work with customer cleaning up the job site.
    Job Requirements:
    • Requires high school diploma.
    • Some mechanical aptitude.
    • Ability to understand safety requirements.
    • Refractory knowledge helpful.
  • Refractory Service TechnicianMiddletown, OH

    Posted:
    08/07/2017
    Location:
    Middletown, OH
    Reports To:
    Edwin Kay
    Job Responsibilities:

    This is a Contract position for up to 6 months. At that time, the candidate will be evaluated and considered for a full-time position if the business still supports the need.

    Takes command of daily activities in the steel mill determining what jobs take priority.

    • Works with the customer determining what jobs need to be done when.
    • Works with the customer / service rep staging and installing refractories.
    • Performs post-mortem tear-outs of refractory and reviews with salesmen.
    • Makes call on refractory installation where decisions need to be made based on zoning and construction.
    Job Requirements:
    • Requires a high school diploma.
    • Some mechanical aptitude.
    • Ability to understand safety requirements.
    • Refractory knowledge helpful.
  • Demand and Supply PlannerMoon Township, PA

    Posted:
    07/21/2017
    Location:
    Pittsburgh Corp Headquarters
    Reports To:
    Director, Global S&O Planning
    Job Responsibilities:

    The Demand and Supply Planner is accountable for coordination of centralized and plant planning activities and supporting execution activities.  Critical processes to be managed in the role include the Sales, Inventory and Operations Planning process (SIOP), ABC-XYZ / inventory segmentation, min/max planning, ERP Health and E&O Health.  This is a service position and is responsive to the needs of internal and external (suppliers) customers. Role may include cross-functional team participation.

    • Leading and facilitating SIOP process relating to specific product lines to be used to execute a production schedule at specific production facilities.
    • Developing the processes and parameters needed to ensure production facility has the tools to achieve planned schedules.
    • Serving as the liaison between sales and operations; making the right decisions on production priorities and expedites based on the overall needs of the business; developing efficient methods of communication on production and shipping schedules.
    • Managing ABC/XYZ, PFEP, min/max levels and lead time alignments for assigned areas; Executing a release/placement strategy to ensure that these support a flawless execution in our scheduling and order fulfillment activities at the local level in support of our ongoing customer commitments including the execution of materials to support production plan
    • Owning the overall ERP Health for assigned areas; responsible for monitoring and maintaining accuracy of critical system parameters and protecting integrity of execution activities driven by the ERP; working with the local sites to analyze and monitor the MRP forecast for his/her items to ensure accuracy for proper planning by suppliers and plant planning/scheduling personnel
    • Completing daily/weekly/monthly reporting on critical process control measures need to sustain ongoing process integrity - SIOP execution reporting and ongoing make-to-stock health (min/max in range) reporting
    • All other duties as required or assigned.
    Job Requirements:

    Requires seven (7) to ten (10) years Supply Chain / Scheduling experience in manufacturing environment.
    Previous Project management experience a plus

    • Bachelor's degree in Supply Chain, Business of related field
    • 10-12 years of business experience, CPIM certification required
    • Advanced skills in Excel ERP systems; Oracle experience a plus
    • Experience in working towards Lean production ideals
    • Knowledge of supply chain programs (Campaigns, Rhythm Wheels, Advanced Supply Chain Planning, Finite Scheduling) and ability to manage project execution of these programs.
    • MRP knowledge and ERP experience in a high-mix, low-volume manufacturing environment.
    • Experience participating in planning performance metrics: Work in Progress-WIP and finished goods inventory levels, customer service levels, work order management performance, Manufacturing (MFG) capacity, and quality metrics
  • Sales Representative - ProjectsHOUSTON, TX

    Posted:
    07/12/2017
    Location:
    Houston GSC
    Reports To:
    Director, Project Sales and Development
    Job Responsibilities:

    A Sales Representative for HWI is responsible for establishing, developing and maintaining on-going communications with customers with the purpose of selling refractory products.  The Sales Representative also makes sales calls, trouble shoots customer problems, develops estimates and quotations, visits customer job sites, monitors pricing and managing levels and assists with collections.

    • Schedules and makes sales calls (in person) with new and established customers, end users, and contractors.
    • Prepares estimates and quotations including follow-up.
    • Initiates joint sales calls and jobsite visits with customers including troubleshooting problems.
    • Monitors material inventories, Global Sourcing Center business levels, handles complaints, assists with collections, follow-up on orders and deliveries and other miscellaneous activities.
    • Performs business reporting, forecasting, and planning including CRM input.
    Job Requirements:
    • Requires B.S. degree in Engineering, Industrial Technology or related fields, or equivalent practical field experience.
    • Requires general knowledge of refractories, proficient in MS Office, familiar with QAD, CRM, MS Outlook and Heat Transfer Program.  Must also have excellent organizational and time management skills.
    • Ability to read and sketch prints and understand drawings.
    • Requires three (3) years engineering based field experience with emphasis on sales and marketing.