• Machine Shop Assistant Plant Manager

    Job Locations US-IA-Oskaloosa
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Clow Valve
  • Overview



    The Assistant Plant Manager maximizes plant operations by providing leadership on the production floor. Responsible for developing a relationship with each, and every person, raising employee engagement and developing the group into a high-performance team working for a common cause. Guarantees seamless operations when the Plant Manager is not present by maintaining best business practices in all areas including facilities, processes, materials and people resources.


    Key Performance Indicators:

    1. Sustainability:
      1. 90% machine efficiency plant wide.
      2. Small valve +/- 2% of goal units per day.
      3. Hydrants +/- 2% of goal units per day.
      4. Scrap rate $800 or less per day average.
    2. Customer Experience:
      1. On-time delivery of 95% to promise.
    3. Leadership:
      1. Average score of 4 on 360 reviews for all direct reports (.05 growth).
      2. Participate in a minimum of 5 leadership growth opportunities.
    4. Employee Experience:
      1. Employee value contribution score at an 8 out of 10 or higher (.05 growth).



    1.       Leadership (40%) – Drive cultural initiatives forward by becoming the change you want to see in others. Communicate and role model the Clow Mission, Vision & Values and hold others accountable for doing the same. Create an environment and a culture where promises made and promises kept are the norm. When an exception occurs, transparency, dialogue, negotiation and re-promising happen automatically. Be a sponge, soaking up leadership lessons and growth opportunities at every opportunity. Ensure employees are empowered, valued and inspired by the possibility of working at Clow Valve. Act as the conduit by persistently gaining clarity on goals and expectations from Clow senior leadership and then ensuring supervisors and production employees have the same level of clarity by conducting consistent one-on-one meetings, walking the floor, leading daily standing meetings and utilizing all other opportunities to communicate, formally and informally. Be a growth promotor for the team, always seeking out development opportunities and driving learning within the organization. Articulate clear monthly, weekly and daily plan of action. Be a resource for supervisors and employees in supporting development, resolving differences and managing change. Drive all new initiatives in the facility.

    2.       Facility Production and Process Management (30%) – Achieve manufacturing excellence by executing daily on production plans, directing and motivating supervisors and technical employees and setting the context for a continuous improvement environment. Ensure key objectives are met by managing plant budgets and effectively allocating both production and support resources. Monitor scrap rates to determine trends and areas of improvement. Collaborate with supervisors to determine appropriate cost cutting measures and efficiency gains. Identify ways to reduce costs while maintaining product quality. Be last line of defense for quality control. Work closely with quality personnel to review product consistency and proactively identify issues. Monitor scrap rates to determine trends and areas of improvement. Identify ways to reduce costs while maintaining product quality.

    3.       ESHR Management (20%) – Provide a safe workplace for all employees by working closely with the Environmental Health and Safety personnel to ensure all members of the manufacturing team are aware of and abide by safety policies. Hands on involvement of Human Resource issues and initiatives. Ensure company Safety, Environmental and HR policies are consistent with daily practices.

    4.       Continual Improvement (10%) – Live a growth mindset, “how do we make it better” and how do we keep up with change. What new technology and consumables can help us achieve the next level of manufacturing excellence. Drive change by enrolling the team.


    Technical Skills:

    • Able to lead root cause analysis investigations.
    • Aptitude for equipment operation and troubleshooting.
    • Proficient with MS Office.
    • Excellent communication skills.

    Education & Experience:

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Technology, Engineering or Business required OR an equivalent of 3+ years’ plant operations experience required.
    • Managerial experience highly preferred.
    • Exposure with managing a union environment preferred.
    • Familiarity with regulatory requirements for operating plants required.




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