• Hourly Plant Application- US

    Posted:
    02/03/2017
    Location:
    Reports To:
  • Hourly Plant Application- CAN

    Posted:
    02/03/2017
    Location:
    Reports To:
  • Service Representative IIAMS - Burns Harbor

    Posted:
    11/20/2017
    Location:
    AMS - Burns Harbor
    Reports To:
    Field Service Manager
    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.
  • Payroll Specialist IIMoon Township, PA

    Posted:
    11/10/2017
    Location:
    Pittsburgh Corp Headquarters
    Reports To:
    Manager, Payroll & AP
    Job Responsibilities:

    The Payroll Specialist is responsible for all activities necessary to accurately and effectively process salary and hourly payrolls assigned in a multi-state, multi-location union environment. 

    • Performs all duties associated with processing salary and hourly payroll for US and Canada.
    • Wage garnishment administration.
    • Research and resolve issues and questions.
    • Participate in developing new processes and procedures for efficiency and accuracy.
    • Prepares various payroll reports for management and/or sites.
    • Respond to tax agency issues and questions.
    • Performs other duties as assigned.
    Job Requirements:
    • Knowledge of payroll principles, best practices, procedures and regulations.
    • Knowledge of benefits and basic accounting practices & procedures.
    • Knowledge of applicable federal, state, and local payroll and tax regulations and guidelines.
    • Ability to deal with sensitive and confidential information.
    • Ability to analyze and solve problems.
    • Ability to multi-task and prioritize work.
    • Skilled in verbal and written communications.
    • Skilled in performing detailed computations and calculations.
    • Skilled in payroll software and Microsoft Applications.
    • Requires an Associate's degree, Bachelor's degree preferred, and two (2) years of progressive payroll processing experience that includes knowledge of benefits, tax and accounting or an equivalent combination of education/experience.
  • Corporate ControllerMoon Township, PA

    Posted:
    11/10/2017
    Location:
    Pittsburgh Corp Headquarters
    Reports To:
    SVP Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer
    Job Responsibilities:

    Overall Scope of Responsibility:

    The controller position is responsible for the general accounting and back office operations of the finance department, including the production of periodic financial reports, maintenance of an adequate system of accounting records, and a comprehensive set of controls designed to mitigate risk, ensure the accuracy of the company's reported financial results, and verify that reported results comply with generally accepted accounting principles and/or international financial reporting standards.

    Principal Accountabilities:

    Management

    1. Maintain a documented system of accounting policies and procedures
    2. Ensure an adequate internal control environment exists and functions at a level appropriate for a company of this size and complexity, and position the control environment to accommodate growth
    3. Oversee the representation of the Accounting/Controller function on the ERP Project team and direct accordingly.
    4. Oversee of General Accounting, Accounts Payable, Credit & Collections, and Cash Management
    5. Oversee the operations of the accounting department, including the design of an organizational structure adequate for achieving the department's goals and objectives
    6. Ensure development of the accounting staff to broaden their professional capabilities of the department
    7. Oversee the accounting operations of subsidiary corporations, especially their control systems, transaction-processing operations, and policies and procedures.
    8. Ensure transactions are accounted for in compliance with generally accepted accounting principals
    9. Manage outsourced functions

    Reporting

    1. Issue timely and complete financial statements
    2. Coordinate the preparation of the corporate annual report & manage the relationship with the external auditors for completion of the annual financial statement audit
    3. Recommend benchmarks against which to measure the performance of company operations
    4. Calculate and issue financial and operating metrics
    5. Calculate variances from the budget and report significant issues to management

    Compliance

    1. Coordinate the provision of information to external auditors for the annual audit
    2. Monitor debt levels and/or level of credit facility availability, and compliance with debt covenants
    3. Comply with local, state, and federal government reporting requirements
    Job Requirements:

    Minimum Qualifications:

    Bachelor's degree in accounting or business administration, or equivalent business experience and 10+ years of progressively responsible experience for a major company or division of a large corporation.  Certified Public Accountant or Certified Management Accountant designation.

    Supervises:

    All general accounting, accounts payable, accounts receivable and cash management staff

    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.

    As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we are committed to a diverse workforce

  • Production TechnicianSouth Point, OH

    Posted:
    11/07/2017
    Location:
    HWI South Point Plant
    Reports To:
    Production Team Leader
    Job Responsibilities:

    The Production Technician will be responsible for the safe manufacturing of refractory monolithic products.  This includes the movement of materials for production both replenishment and upon completion, the set up and operation of equipment and machinery to support production processes, operating materials moving tools to load/unload production vessels on the production line and finished goods into storage and/or trailers for shipment.

    • Setting up adjusting and operating machinery in support of the production process; adhering to productions schedules quality standards and project specifications; troubleshooting equipment stoppages and reacting accordingly, reading work orders or following oral instructions to ascertain materials or containers to be used, counting, weighing, and recording number of units of materials used, checking for and adhering to quality standards, loading and unloading materials operating industrial trucks or electric hoists to assist in loading or moving materials and products, securing lifting attachments to materials and conveying load to destination
    • Reviewing blueprints, schematics, or other documentation to determine appropriate machine set up and checks in process or completed materials for compliance; performs routine maintenance and adjustments after each production run/change over.
    • Documents changes to process in SOP manuals; planning, assisting, documenting, and implementing process improvement techniques and devices
    • Working with Maintenance Technicians to perform routine maintenance and adjustments to machinery and acting as a diagnostic resource for troubleshooting
    • Supporting the HarbisonWalker Business System (HBS) including 5S and participating in Root Cause Analysis 
    • Complying with established facility safety policies and procedures, and other regulations as applicable; maintaining a safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations.
    Job Requirements:
    • High school diploma or G.E.D. equivalent required
    • Basic computer skills; ability to enter data into a computer and navigate software; MS Office experience a plus
    • Strong reading and math comprehension
    • Two (2) to four (4) years of previous machine operating or production related experience preferred
    • Experience in basic mechanical troubleshooting a plus
    • Previous experience working in a flexible team based Production/Manufacturing environment
    • Must be able to work overtime
    • Excellent attention to detail
  • Warehouse and Logistics ManagerSouth Point, OH

    Posted:
    11/02/2017
    Location:
    HWI South Point Plant
    Reports To:
    Plant Manager
    Job Responsibilities:

    The Warehouse and Logistics Manager is responsible for all aspects of both raw and finished good inventory management including the allocation/production capacity and material management activities and in supporting execution activities to meet the needs of Harbison Walker International customer base, internal and external.  The Warehouse/Logistics Manager is actively involved in the training and development of plant personnel regarding activities related to the management of raw material and finished goods inventory along with attaining key metrics to meet the needs of HWIs effective business performance surrounding On-Time Delivery (OTD), inventory management, schedule attainment and in meeting the needs of both internal and external customer base as it relates to planning and scheduling.

    • Leading and facilitating resource allocation/production capacity/material to meet sales requirements and productivity goals
    • Serving as Plant leader responsible for the accuracy and management of raw and finished goods inventory including leading the warehouse team in attaining key metrics like cycle count accuracy, physical inventory accuracy and Days on Hand (DOH); Leading the annual Physical Inventory to achieve stock accuracy.
    • Managing, planning, coordinating and implementing programs to achieve strategic and profit plan objectives with material and logistic departments to meet corporate and plant objectives.
    • Leading the team in attaining key metrics such as OTD, delivery sales target, operational excellence.  Completing daily/weekly/monthly reporting on critical process control measures to sustain ongoing process integrity.
    • Insuring Bill of Material (BoM) and routing maintenance: working with accounting to insure BoM's are correct and new item routings are within operating systems, setting routing standards to achieve key pricing structure with operating system, structuring and ensuring year cost rolls are properly completed.
    • Providing leadership support to work teams: coaching mentoring and training to employees to achieve performance goals, increase employee engagement and provide career development.
    Job Requirements:
    • A Bachelor's degree in Supply Chain, Logistics or Business or substantial equivalent experience; MBA or Master's degree is desirable
    • Five (5) to seven (7) years of supply chain or related business experience in a manufacturing environment     
    • Advanced skills in Excel
    • Knowledge of supply chain programs (Campaigns, Rhythm Wheels, Advanced Supply Chain Planning, Finite Scheduling) and ability to manage project execution of these programs
    • Experience in working in the principles and practice of Lean, Six Sigma, and/or similar continuous improvement models; participated in related improvement projects
    • Knowledge of supply chain programs (Campaigns, Rhythm Wheels, Advanced Supply Chain Planning, Finite Scheduling) and ability to manage project execution of these programs.
    • Oracle ERP and/or other ERP system experience in a high-mix, low-volume manufacturing environment.
    • Experience leading inventory management planning performance metrics: Raw Material and finished goods inventory levels, customer service levels, cycle count accuracy, On-Time Delivery, Day's on Hand, Physical Inventory, Delivery sales targets
  • Demand and Supply PlannerMoon Township, PA

    Posted:
    11/01/2017
    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 preferred
    • 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
  • Plant ManagerSouth Point, OH

    Posted:
    10/31/2017
    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

  • Graphic DesignerMoon Township, PA

    Posted:
    10/31/2017
    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
  • Refractory Service TechnicianMiddletown, OH

    Posted:
    10/30/2017
    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.
  • Quality TechnicianSouth Point, OH

    Posted:
    10/17/2017
    Location:
    HWI South Point Plant
    Reports To:
    Quality Manager
    Job Responsibilities:

    The Quality Technician is responsible for the safe execution of all plant quality related sample preparation, reporting and testing.  The Quality Technician will monitor and interpret test result data and make and communicate product adjustment decisions within guidelines.  The Technician will insure all testing and adjustments are documented per HWI policy and procedure.  The Technician is responsible for driving quality improvement thru active involvement in process observation and audit programs.  The Technician will perform Production Technician jobs as-needed.  This includes execution of the essential job functions detailed as well as safely working on the production floor operating machinery and material movement equipment. 

    • Preparing samples and executing required tests on of refractory monolithic finished goods. Ensuring tests are properly documented and any issues outside or specifications are reporting promptly.
    • Preparing lab scale batches in accordance with rigorous procedures and technical guidelines to test product in advance of production.  Documenting test findings and elevating any issues to the leadership team.
    • Monitoring raw material and finished goods data and making decisions within established guidelines on batch formula adjustments.  Insuring any adjustments are reported/distributed in a timely manner.
    • Obtaining and executing required tests on incoming raw material samples.
    • Conducting process related quality observations and audits in support of plant quality management system.


    Job Requirements:
    • High school diploma with proven competency in math and sciences required; one (1) to two (2) years minimum of college education or technical training with demonstrated competence in math and science preferred
    • Good fundamental computer skills
    • Strong reading comprehension, math and science related competencies
    • Good interpersonal skills and ability to work in a flexible team environment
    • Desire to gain and share knowledge to identify and solve problem

    Minimum one (1) to three (3) years previous experience in a flexible manufacturing environment quality inspection\testing role preferred; experiences in refractories (or similar) manufacturing operation strongly preferred

    Prior training and certification in quality related functions such as auditing a plus

    Must be able to work overtime

    Excellent attention to detail

  • Supervisor, Production - CADACTON, ON

    Posted:
    10/17/2017
    Location:
    Acton Plant
    Reports To:
    Department Head, Production
    Job Responsibilities:

    Supervises and coordinates 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, preferably QAD accounting system or similar products.

    Requires three (3) to five (5) years supervisory experience in manufacturing preferably in refractory operation.

  • Warehouse CoordinatorSouth Point, OH

    Posted:
    10/16/2017
    Location:
    HWI South Point Plant
    Reports To:
    Manager, Warehouse and Logistics
    Job Responsibilities:

    The Warehouse Coordinator is responsible for maintaining the daily work flow of the warehouse.  This includes determining how/what inventory to pick/prepare for shipment, loading/unloading product, proper storage of inventory, communicating replenishment needs and entering daily inventory changes/shipments into the ERP system and completing the proper paperwork as required.

    • Preparing orders, loading shipments and processing/distributing all related shipping documents to the proper department/person
    • Unloading shipments and properly locating materials to maintain FIFO and shelf life and maintains inventory records in ERP system.
    • Maintaining inventory accuracy through cycle counts and physical inventories.
    • Maintaining a clean, safe work environment.
    • Scheduling pickups and deliveries.
    Job Requirements:
    • Requires High School Graduate.
    • Requires knowledge of warehouse operations including inventory control, safety and operation of a fork lift.
    • Requires computer operation skills including MSOffice, Bar Code readers and Oracle ERP system.
    • Requires two (2) years pf experience loading and unloading trucks, following inventory procedures, operation of a fork lift, scheduling and making deliveries and dealing directly with customers.


  • Shipping ClerkSouth Point, OH

    Posted:
    10/16/2017
    Location:
    HWI South Point Plant
    Reports To:
    Warehouse and Logistics Manager
    Job Responsibilities:

    The Shipping Clerk is responsible for administrative and clerical function for shipping finished goods from the plant to both internal HWI global sourcing centers and HWI customers.  This includes scheduling loads, creating accurate documentation for shipments and maintaining documentation of all shipping activity.  The Shipping Clerk maintains the work flow for the warehouse area.

    • Developing loads for material available to ship, this includes creating shipping documents such as invoices and purchase orders, insuring accuracy of shipments and tracking the status of the shipment
    • Answering inquires on the set up and status of shipments and contacting shippers to understand the status of loads via e-mail and phone
    • Preparing customs paper work
    • Monitoring the dock schedule, unloading and shipping.
    Job Requirements:
    • Requires high school diploma.
    • Requires knowledge of trucking and rail industries relating to equipment, weight limitations, and time schedules.
    • Good math skills
    • Requires computer operation skills (MS Office, Oracle ERP system, Transportation Management System).
    • Bi-lingual (English & Spanish), is preferred.
    • Requires three (3) to five (5) years inventory and shipping experience, preferably in a refractory and/or manufacturing operation.
  • Sourcing Center CoordinatorDALLAS, TX

    Posted:
    10/16/2017
    Location:
    Dallas GSC
    Reports To:
    Manager, Sourcing Center
    Job Responsibilities:

    The Sourcing Center Coordinator maintains a clean, safe, efficient Sourcing Center by keeping costs down, maintaining assets, turning inventories, as well as loading/unloading trucks, preparing shipments for delivery and insuring timely and accurate information/actions in the QAD system.

    • Prepares orders, loads shipments and processes/distributes all related shipping documents.
    • Performs all Customer Service related functions including order entry, inventory replenishment, customer pricing, order tracking and searching for inventory.
    • Inspects inbound loads for damage and accuracy.  Unloads and properly stows inbound materials and enters into QAD inventory system.
    • Establishes stocking parameters, maintains standard and customer specific stock levels, manages shelf life and turnover ratio's of inventories.
    • Maintains a clean, safe work environment.
    • Schedules pick ups and deliveries.
    Job Requirements:
    • Requires High School Graduate.
    • Requires knowledge of Sourcing Center operations including inventory control, safety and operation of a fork lift.
    • Requires computer operation skills including MS Office and QAD accounting system.

    Requires 2 years experience loading and unloading trucks, inventory procedures, operation of a fork lift, scheduling and making deliveries and dealing directly with customers.

  • Maintenance Manager (Operations Manager)South Point, OH

    Posted:
    10/09/2017
    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 Maintenance/Production Manager (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

  • Refractory TechnicianTuscaloosa, AL

    Posted:
    10/06/2017
    Location:
    Tuscaloosa, AL
    Reports To:
    Field Service Manager
    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.
  • Sales Representative - ProjectsSouthern or Midwest

    Posted:
    09/27/2017
    Location:
    Southern or Midwest
    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.
  • Maintenance TechnicianSouth Point, OH

    Posted:
    09/21/2017
    Location:
    South Point, OH
    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, OH
    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

  • 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.

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.