Alcoa (NYSE: AA) is a global industry leader in bauxite, alumina and aluminum products, with a strong portfolio of value-added cast and rolled products and substantial energy assets. Alcoa is built on a foundation of strong values and operating excellence dating back nearly 130 years to the world-changing discovery that made aluminum an affordable and vital part of modern life. Since inventing the aluminum industry, and throughout our history, our talented Alcoans have followed on with breakthrough innovations and best practices that have led to efficiency, safety, sustainability and stronger communities wherever we operate.
The incumbent will produce aluminum castings (billets, slabs, and foundry products) in a safe and efficient manner according to established production goals and within purity tolerances that meet customer specifications. The position is required to manage and direct the entire casting process from receiving and/or melting molten metal through casting to maximize efficiencies and production on to shipping and transportation with customer follow up. The Casthouse Manager will also be responsible for managing, directing, coaching, leading and motivating personnel to achieve departmental goals and objectives in a timely and safe manner, while continuously striving to improve subordinate skills and effectiveness through utilization of ABS principles.
Intalco Works is a primary aluminum smelter established in 1966 in Ferndale, Washington producing billet, foundry, and ingot primarily for the U.S. market. Intalco is the last operating smelter on the West Coast, and at full production, it would be the largest operating smelter in the United States at 279,000 metric tons per year. Currently, Intalco employs just over 700 people paying approximately $100,000 per job in annual wages and benefits.
Duties and Responsiblities:
Manage, direct, coach, lead, and motivate subordinate personnel to achieve department goals and objectives in a timely and safe manner, while continuously striving to improve subordinate skills and department efficiency and effectiveness. Manage and direct the Casthouse operations to produce aluminum castings to customer specification maximizing metal flow and efficiency in transportation. Administration of department specific training programs. Maintain and foster positive employee relations and communications both within the Casthouse and among the plant's various departments. Monitor and improve processes, procedures, and equipment to reduce or eliminate safety hazards and risks in the various departments with a goal of achieving a zero OSHA recordable case rate.
Combinations of education or military service and industrial manufacturing experience:
4 year degree and 6 years of industrial manufacturing leadership experience; or
2 year associates degree and 10 years of industrial manufacturing experience; or
10 years military service and 5 years industrial manufacturing experience.
Engineering or Business/Management degree.
Ability to influence and communicate across the spectrum of the workforce (i.e. from management through to operators and maintainers).
10 years of increasing responsibility in a production related field in an industrial environment.
Excellent command of English language, both in verbal and written understanding and the ability to speak and write clearly.
Computer literacy; MS office and related packages.
Results-Focused attitude to work.
Strong work ethic and devotion to safe, clean and efficient production.
Strong communicator able to train others and speak in front of an audience.
Must be self-motived and problem solver.
Alcoa encourages applications from women, people of diverse backgrounds and those with different skills and life experiences. Alcoa is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer.