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Plant Manager - San Antonio, TX


San Antonio, TX, US, 78218

Company:  Halfen



Job ID:  143243


Halfen USA, a CRH company, is the American arm of Halfen GmbH Germany, a world class engineering and manufacturing company with over 80 years history. From our traditional base of high-quality construction products for the building and civil engineering sectors, we are also designing, manufacturing and supplying off the shelf mechanical and structural connection solutions to blue-chip industrial companies worldwide. Halfen quality products are used in many construction sectors reaching from high rise buildings such as Burj Khalifa in Dubai, or the New World Trade Centre to tunnels and into high safety relevant projects such as nuclear power plants all around the globe.


The Plant Manager is responsible for the daily operation of the manufacturing at Halfen USA. 


Essential Duties


  • Safety and Employee Focus - Manage & promote Plant, Business Unit & Corporate programs and processes. Ensure implementation of Oldcastle CRH culture of safety for the health and safety of all employees.
  • Customer Service and Product Quality Management - Provide leadership for the business unit in creating and communicating superior value for our customers. Manage and resolve customer complaints and concerns and help to identify root cause and implement corrective action for product and service offerings that do not conform to the expectation of internal and external customers. Ensure we meet the promise we provide to our customers with high-quality products delivered within the specified time.  
  • Operating Excellence - Manage the facility within the agreed upon budgeted cost for expense, capital, and staffing guidelines. Lead continuous improvement efforts in production, product quality, maintenance reliability, housekeeping, and logistics through root cause analysis. Lead maintenance team to achieve world-class performance in machine availability. Continuously improve efficiencies through innovative solutions, and drive down cost. 
  • Growth - Identify key Capital investment projects to meet current and future production capacity requirements in conjunction with strategic business objectives and forecasts of sales growth. Partner with all levels of the management team to identify key capital projects to meet current and future production needs. 
  • People & Team Development - Hire, train, develop and engage people so they have the opportunity to learn and achieve their maximum potential to create highly effective high performing teams. Provide leadership to staff, assessing performance, and directing all operational activities.




  • Certified welding highly preferred, but not required
  • Familiarity with robotics and the manufacturing industry a plus
  • Excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills and the ability to build and maintain effective working relationships internally and externally.
  • Strong production management skills - sound knowledge related to the production, processing, and handling of different manufacturing equipment.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of lean manufacturing principles and methodologies.
  • Proven success in providing superior service to customers and at providing customer solutions.
  • The ability to manage change and pursue continuous learning and improvement.


Skills (applied knowledge and technical skills directly related to this position)


  • Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities.
  • Good decision-making skills.
  • High level of personal integrity.
  • Strong computer and system skills
  • Excellent communication, presentation, and listening skills.
  • Strong action orientation, drive for results.
  • Excellent project and time management skills.
  • Highly focused on exceeding internal and external customer expectations.


Education & Experience


  • Bachelor’s Degree in business, operations or engineering preferred.
  • Experience managing employees, production, equipment, maintenance and/or quality control with increasing responsibilities and span of control.
  • Experience in a Self-Directed Work Team philosophy.


What CRH Americas Offers You


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


About CRH Americas


CRH Americas 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 CRH Americas family. CRH Americas operates with a decentralized, diversified structure, letting you work in a small company environment while having the career opportunities of a large enterprise.


Halfen USA, a CRH company, 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! Once you click apply now, you will be brought to our career site. Please complete your online profile which will be sent directly to the appropriate Hiring Manager. Our system allows you to view and track your status 24 hours a day. Thank you for your interest in the CRH Americas family!


CRH Americas is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.


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Nearest Major Market: San Antonio

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