Melt Shop Process Lead

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AMG Vanadium LLC (AMG V) is seeking a Melt Shop Process Lead to join our team at our plant in Zanesville, Ohio. This position is responsible for managing all aspects of the Melt Shop, including but not limited to maintaining a safe working environment, maintaining environmental compliance, driving and optimizing production results, adhering to and improving quality procedures, talent management, and fostering a culture of employee engagement. The Melt Shop Process Lead establishes department goals and provides direction, guidance, and development opportunities for Melt Shop Operations Supervisors and employees. This position reports to the Operations Manager.

Responsibilities and Duties

• Lead by example and set expectations for compliance with all internal and external safety and environmental regulations, policies, procedures, and systems; promote a culture of safety, environmental responsibility, and employee engagement
• Foster a positive, respectful work environment that is aligned with AMG’s Values; set expectations for compliance with the AMG Code of Business Conduct and all other Company policies and procedures
• Work closely with Plant Safety and Environmental Management to ensure that the highest standards of safety and environmental safeguards are developed and maintained; ensure grounds, buildings, equipment, machines, processes, service and repairs are consistent with relevant OSHA and EPA regulations, industry codes and/or standards; ensure required tests, evaluations, and assessments are performed on schedule and immediately address any deficiencies
• Establish production schedules and labor requirements to achieve required production goals and objectives
• Review and analyze production volume, cost, quality, equipment maintenance, and labor utilization to drive and optimize Melt Shop production results
• Identify and resolve non-conformances, implement corrective actions, and report issues of concern to the Plant Manager
• Develop, track, and report critical KPI’s on established reporting schedule; drive results to achieve Company financial goals
• Lead Melt Shop Operations Supervisors; develop and audit performance expectations; coach for improved performance; document any corrective actions and ensure compliance with training and development plans
• Create and foster positive employee relations with Melt Shop employees and other operational staff
• Investigate employee issues and address consistent with guidance from Plant Manager and Human Resources
• Identify and evaluate continuous improvement opportunities in Melt Shop; engage frontline employees in continuous improvement and problem-solving initiatives in the Melt Shop
• Work collaboratively with operations leadership, engineering, and purchasing to identify, develop and execute capital projects; engage in evaluation of critical Melt Shop suppliers
• Utilize Lean principles to optimize processes, systems, people, and equipment


• BS degree in Metallurgical Engineering or mechanical/industrial related field of study preferred
• 7-10 years’ experience in operational leadership in manufacturing environment required; melt shop, foundry, steel or other relevant industry experience preferred
• Excellent interpersonal, relationship-building, and communication skills (verbal and written) required
• Team player with demonstrated ability to foster employee engagement
• Knowledge of Lean Manufacturing Principles required; demonstrated ability to drive continuous improvement
• Strong mechanical aptitude, logical reasoning, and problem-solving skills
• Ability to adapt easily to change and lead others through it
• Excellent attention to detail, time management, organization and follow through skills
• Ability to work flexible hours as required
• Possess a thorough understanding of relevant industry codes, OSHA and EPA regulations

AMG Vanadium LLC offers a competitive wage and benefit package and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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