Universal Stainless, headquartered in Bridgeville, PA, produces semi-finished and finished specialty steel long products and plate including nickel alloy, stainless steel, tool steel and aircraft quality low alloy steels. Our products, which are sold to service centers, forgers, rerollers and original equipment manufacturers, are further processed by our customers for use in a variety of industries. Established in 1994, our experience, technical expertise, and dedicated workforce stand committed to providing the best quality, delivery, and service possible.
Celebrating 25 years is a big deal, and we want you to be a part of it! We are looking for a General Manager to join our team in Dunkirk, NY.
The General manager is responsible for leading manufacturing operations at our Dunkirk, NY facility (approximately 300 employees). He/she will be expected to meet corporate objectives through a safe, reliable and cost effective manufacturing operation delivering first quality products according to established customer service and business objectives.
Alignment of resources, initiatives and operations to achieve business goals and objectives
Safety ensure compliance with safety policies and rules. Promote a safety culture.
Safety improvement continuous reduction of workplace hazards, risks, employee accidents
Compliance with applicable regulatory standards (safety, environmental, etc.)
Manufacturing in compliance with quality systems and established process quality standards
Customer service (on time performance, cycle times)
Development and execution of operating plans
Forecast, plan and schedule production operations according to priorities
Management and coordination of third party outside processes
Identification and implementation of improvements
Cultivation of effective employee relations based on mutual respect (USW represented workforce)
Effective communication and constructive cooperation between locations and functions
Leadership, direction and management of salaried staff and hourly production and maintenance employees
Stewardship of facilities and equipment
Establish and control budgets
Recommend capital improvements
Direct shipping department personnel
Plant engineering and maintenance
Local human resources
Effective delegation and team building
Strong interpersonal and organizational skills
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Planning & Coordination skills
Problem solving ability
Minimum 3 years' experience leading a multi-process manufacturing operation including 100 or more employees and an annual budget of $60 million or more.
Line management as first line foreman/supervisor in a manufacturing environment
10-15 years progressive growth in manufacturing ("up" and "across")
Must have steel and/ or metals industry experience
Line management in union and non-union operations preferred
Active leadership roles in Lean and/or Six Sigma management and improvement initiatives
Maintenance or plant engineering experience highly desirable
Specific experience with long product finishing of steel products.
Small Bar, Wire and Rod processing experience.
Rolling Mills or Bar Finishing experience preferred
Position Reports To
Driven to excellence
Critical thinker and "constructive skeptic"
Bias to improvement
Willing acceptance of responsibility
Passion & intensity
"Small company", "can do" person
Universal Stainless & Alloy Products