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Plant Improvement Specialist (Paver Manufacturing) - North America

Location:  Atlanta, GA, US, 30328
Company:  Oldcastle Architectural

 

Job ID:  124345

 

Oldcastle Architectural Products (APG) is North America’s leading manufacturer and supplier of concrete masonry, dry mix, and hardscape products. Additional strong national positions are also found in packaged lawn and garden products. The business produces and markets brands you know such as Belgard® hardscapes and Sakrete® cement mixes. With over $2B in sales, APG operates across 40 states and 5 Canadian provinces through a network of over 165 operating locations and more than 5,000 employees.

 

Position Summary

 

This position is responsible for technically supporting and building capabilities of our North American manufacturing operations by providing equipment expertise (specifically Big Board Paver Machines) to plants for process, productivity and quality improvement.  As well as troubleshoot equipment and train operators to properly operate and maintain equipment.

 

Principal Responsibilities

 

  • Establish close working relationship with manufacturing personnel to ensure safety, quality and productivity requirements are met by providing technical training and technical assistance.
  • Identify and direct continuous improvement efforts to improve operational excellence including but not limited to process improvements, cost reduction, preventative maintenance, production efficiencies and capital repairs.
  • Provide a communication forum for plant based subject matter experts and provide technical assistance to plant management and engineering staff who will manage non major projects.
  • Ensure that the policies, practices and equipment running in plants comply with “Best Practice” by facilitating and being involved in workshops. 
  • Conduct operational audits as requested by your manager.

 

Scope and Impact

 

The Plant Improvement Manager is responsible for the implementation of improvements in manufacturing capabilities, while ensuring the standardization of best practice processes.

 

It will be important to maintain strong relationships globally. The Plant Improvement Manager will work directly with all levels of operations within a facility to influence adherence to our Best Practices and 5 fundamentals:  Safety, Housekeeping, Quality, Productivity and Preventative Maintenance.

 

Education and Experience

 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or equivalent experience (electrical, electronic or mechanical preferred)
  • Minimum of 10 years’ experience in manufacturing environment. A detailed knowledge of applicable processes and associated equipment is essential.
  • Proven experience leading others to change and improve technical processes.
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Architectural or building products experience desired.

 

Travel Requirements

 

This role will involve extensive travel throughout North America (approximately 90%).

 

What Oldcastle Offers You

 

  • A culture that values opportunity for growth, development, and internal promotion
  • Highly competitive base pay
  • Comprehensive medical, dental and disability benefits programs
  • Group retirement savings program
  • Health and wellness programs

 

About Oldcastle

 

Oldcastle has a long and proud heritage as one of North America’s largest corporations. We are a proud reflection of the hundreds of family businesses, local and regional companies and mid to large sized enterprises that together form the Oldcastle family. Oldcastle operates with a decentralized, diversified structure, letting you work in a small company environment while having the career opportunities of a large enterprise.

 

Oldcastle is a great place to grow! If you’re up for a rewarding challenge, we invite you to take the first step and apply today! Please complete your online application and profile which will be sent directly to the appropriate Hiring Manager. Thank you for your interest in the Oldcastle family!

 

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Oldcastle Architectural is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.

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