Plant Improvement Manager - West Region

Chandler, AZ, US, 85225

Oldcastle Infrastructure



Job ID:  492616



Oldcastle Infrastructure™, a CRH company, is the leading provider of utility infrastructure solutions for the water, energy, and communications markets throughout North America. We’re more than just a manufacturer of precast concrete, polymer concrete, or plastic products. We’re a trusted and strategic partner to engineers, contractors, distributors, specifiers, and more. With our network of more than 80 manufacturing facilities and more than 4,000 employees, we’re leading the industry with innovation and a safety-first mindset.


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Position Overview


The Plant Improvement Manager is responsible for providing technical support and building capabilities of the manufacturing operations for the Infrastructure Products Group (IPG). This subject matter expert will provide equipment expertise on formwork, tooling and equipment. You will be a key partner to troubleshoot and train operators at plants on advancement, replacement, maintenance, and instruction.


Key Responsibilities (Essential Duties and Functions)


  • Establish close working relationships with manufacturing personnel to ensure safety, quality, and productivity requirements are met by providing technical training and technical assistance

  • Facilitate communication forums for plant-based subject matter experts and provide technical assistance to plant management and engineering staff who will manage non-major projects

  • Ensure that the policies, practices, and equipment running in plants comply the Operational Excellence framework and best practices

  • Identify and manage innovation opportunities for operations

  • Lead preparation of assigned capital project white papers and scopes in cooperation with local and business leadership teams

  • Administer standards for next-level plant design that support long-term commercial strategies

  • Lead hyper care of large capital projects to ensure a seamless transition into plant operations

  • Identify and support sustainability opportunities inside operations

  • Work with Engineering, Operations, Safety, Quality on new equipment LOTO procedures and practices

  • Develop and execute standard processes to evaluate, procure, assess, and install new plant equipment

  • Conduct operational audits as requested by your manager


Experience / Knowledge Requirements


  • Minimum of 10 years’ experience in manufacturing environment. A detailed knowledge of applicable processes and associated equipment is essential

  • Excellent communication and organizational skills

  • Building products experience desired

  • Previous experience leading equipment installation and/or construction projects in an industrial environment

  • Use and understanding of Microsoft Office programs – Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and Project

  • Skilled in facility layout and design, regulatory requirements, process improvement and team problem solving methods

  • Ability to lead cross-functional initiatives, drive high performance, meeting deadlines, and execute on deliverables

  • Ability to lead multiple complex projects simultaneously

  • Working knowledge and experience with project management software programs

  • Strong organizational and communication skills


Education / Skill set / Certification Requirements


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or equivalent experience (electrical, civil, or mechanical preferred)

  • Strong interpersonal and organizational influencing skills


What CRH Offers You


  • Highly competitive base pay
  • Comprehensive medical, dental and disability benefits programs
  • Group retirement savings program
  • Health and wellness programs
  • A diverse and inclusive culture that values opportunity for growth, development, and internal promotion



About CRH


CRH has a long and proud heritage. We are a collection of hundreds of family businesses, regional companies and large enterprises that together form the CRH family. CRH operates in a decentralized, diversified structure that allows you to work in a small company environment while having the career opportunities of large international organization.


If you’re up for a rewarding challenge, we invite you to take the first step and apply today! Once you click apply now, you will be brought to our official employment application. Please complete your online profile and it will be sent to the hiring manager. Our system allows you to view and track your status 24 hours a day. Thank you for your interest!


Oldcastle Infrastructure, a CRH Company, is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.


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Date:  Feb 6, 2024

Nearest Major Market: Phoenix

Job Segment: Facilities, Plant Operator, Regional Manager, Plant Manager, Plant, Operations, Manufacturing, Management