Batch & Furnace Manager, Corporate

Posted on Oct 6

Location: Indianapolis, IN
Job Type: Full Time
Job ID: W4143961

Corporate Batch & Furnace Manager 

Your Role with the Company:
This role is a member of the Organizational Excellent Group who is a key leader to support the strategy and best, standard operating principles throughout the manufacturing processes specific to the Batch and Furnace area.
What you will be doing:
•    Leading 15 indirect reports within the B&F Functional Group developing and implementing Best Practice for standard operation procedures throughout the manufacturing plants. 
•    Conduct Plant Reviews covering the B&F Best Practices 
•    Support continuous improvement initiatives within the manufacturing plants 
•    Formulating & implementing of the operational excellence B&F strategy
•    Work closely with Glass Technology department to assure the most optimal furnace performance for standard glass.   
•    Organize and direct the Functional Group operation of the furnace and batch mixing facilities ensuring consistent quality glass through the most efficient use of energy and equipment.
•    Establish and maintain a safe and healthy environment consistent with Company policies and procedures, while striving for zero accidents.
•    Direct and support batch and furnace departmental managers, including maintenance and preventative maintenance guidelines, furnace, batch and cullet operations.
•    Drive the activity of monitoring and controlling established procedures, policies, and quality standards utilized in glass melting, refining, and ingredients used in batches.
•    Support plant individual development needs 
•    Comply with Environmental and Food Safety standards as set forth in plant policies/programs within Department responsibilities.


What you will need:
•    Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in engineering or related technical field from an accredited school.
•    At least 7 years Batch & Furnace Management experience in a glass manufacturing plant.
•    Lean Six Sigma Certification is preferred.
•    Knowledge of the methods and quality standards for manufacturing. 
•    Demonstrated leadership abilities and strong interpersonal skills at all levels of the organization.
•    Basic computer skills including Microsoft applications.
•    Willing to travel 70% mostly Monday – Friday.  All domestic travel.  
•    Prefer an individual with potential for upward mobility.


Why Work here?
This Company is a dynamic and profitable multi-Billion dollar company that is driven by excellence.  
•    This is a progressive, continually profitable, stable manufacturing company where you will have job security.
•    Leader in their industry.
•    Growing through acquisition
•    Capital spending remains strong.  Have invested millions of dollars in its plants for capital improvements.
•    The plant is nice, clean and well-maintained.
•    Manufactures a consumer product that is consistently in demand.
•    Strong management team.
•    This company values its employees.
•    Competitive benefit package including medical, dental, life and disability, 401K, pension, vacation, holidays.
•    Comprehensive relocation package grossed-up for taxes including closing costs and realtors fees, moving of household belongings and home purchase if desired.
•    Good and consistent bonus potential year after year.
•    Excellent opportunities for advancement.
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