Industry: Agriculture & Natural Resources•
5 - 7 years
Posted 176 days ago
General Position Summary & Responsibilities:
The Plant Superintendent has a primary focus on driving, guiding and influencing the support mechanisms of streamlining and coordinating the overall operational effectiveness and efficiency of the assigned operations. The Plant Superintendent focuses specifically on: overall Health & Safety and Environmental compliance; quality control; maintenance and accuracy of all material inventories; coordination of inter-yard transportation of materials; ensuring volume quotas are being met by communicating with the Commercial Group; and Continuous Improvement for the facilities, administration, and management of Production and Maintenance Superintendents and Supervisors. The Plant Superintendent reports directly to the General Manager.
This position operates within flexible parameters. The primary goal of this position is to achieve excellence in all facets of facility management. Providing the highest quality product safely, effectively and efficiently decreases accidents and errors and increases profits.
Environmental and Health & Safety (H&S)
Operational Performance & Best Management Practices
Equipment & Maintenance
Inventory & Quality Control
Budgeting & Forecasting
Internal Control Responsibilities:
Supports the Company’s Internal Control process which includes understanding, communicating and complying with defined internal controls as well as suggesting and making modifications to the policies, procedures and controls to better relate to the business.
Communicates upward problems in operations, noncompliance with the code of conduct, or other policy violations or illegal actions.
The Plant Superintendent directly supervises the Shredder Operations Superintendent, Joint Product Operations Superintendent, Terminal Operations Superintendent, Nonferrous Receiving Supervisor, Nonferrous Processing Supervisor, Maintenance Superintendent or Supervisor and Night Shift Supervisor (if applicable).
Internal contacts are by phone and in person with Metals Recycling Business personnel and various management level personnel. External contacts are by phone, e-mail and in person with potential and existing customers, other companies within the industry, and governmental agencies.
Workload is cyclical and can present significant time pressures when strict adherence to deadlines is critical. Workload is often reactive and cannot be anticipated or planned for. Often many extra hours are required, weekend, weekday and holidays. Exposure to physical operations at metal recycling yards; it is necessary to walk/climb in active industrial yards with uneven surfaces and to out-of-the-way areas.
Occasional exposure to inclement weather conditions and travel is required. Work pressure can be substantial during peak times, requiring considerable adaptability; disturbances of work flow, and/or irregularities in work schedule are expected and occur on an intermittent basis. Regular overtime is required. Offsite work involves meeting in person with current or potential customers, and visiting other Schnitzer locations.
Physical Activities Required to Perform Essential Functions:
Ability to: sit or stand for extended periods of time, up to 6 hours per day. Position requires individual to: stand, walk, and/or otherwise move around a steel scrap yard environment. Some computer work is necessary requiring visual acuity to perform close detail work. Must have the ability to communicate in a professional manner by phone, e-mail and in person with all levels of internal personnel and business contacts.
Minimum of 5-10 years previous experience in steel scrap yard operations, and familiarity with physical operations and personnel. College degreepreferred; courses in business/operations management helpful. Project management experience or specialized knowledge a plus. This position requires possession of a valid driver’s license and the ability to drive an automobile.
Knowledge of operations; leadership, analytical, organization, good communication, good mathematical skills; and intermediate computer competency. Ability to: apply principles of logical thinking to a wide range of practical problems; deal with a large number of variables and determine a specific course of action.
PLEASE NOTE: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required.