Plant Improvement Manager - (Big Board - Masa/Rekers & Block Machine - Besser/Columbia) - Remote

Dallas, TX, US, 75201

APG Headquarters


Job ID:  486624


Oldcastle APG, a CRH Company, is the leading provider of outdoor living solutions in North America with an award-winning portfolio that enables customers to Live Well Outside. Inspiring endless possibilities with enduring performance, its collection of premier building products create inviting outdoor spaces where people connect, reflect and recharge. The manufacturer’s signature brands include Belgard® and Echelon® hardscape and masonry materials; Barrette Outdoor Living® and MoistureShield® fencing, decking and railing; Sakrete® and Amerimix® packaged concrete and mortar; Techniseal® sands, jointing technologies and surface protectors; PebbleTec® pool finishes; plus popular brands of landscape and gardening materials.     


Job Summary


The Oldcastle Architectural Products Group (APG) is hiring for a Plant Improvement Manager for our Big Board Paver Machines (Masa & Rekers).  This position is responsible for technically supporting and building capabilities of our North American manufacturing operations by providing equipment expertise to plants for process, productivity, and quality improvement.  As well as troubleshoot equipment and train operators to properly operate and maintain equipment.


  • Establish a close working relationship with manufacturing personnel to ensure safety, quality and productivity requirements are met by providing technical training and technical assistance.
  • Identify and direct continuous improvement efforts to improve operational excellence including but not limited to process improvements, cost reduction, preventative maintenance, production efficiencies and capital repairs.
  • Provide a communication forum 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 with “Best Practice” by facilitating and being involved in workshops. 
  • Conduct operational audits as requested by your manager.


Scope and Impact


The Plant Improvement Manager is responsible for the implementation of improvements in manufacturing capabilities, while ensuring the standardization of best practice processes.


It will be important to maintain strong relationships globally. The Plant Improvement Manager will work directly with all levels of operations within a facility to influence adherence to our Best Practices and 5 fundamentals:  Safety, Housekeeping, Quality, Productivity and Preventative Maintenance.




  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or equivalent experience (electrical, electronic, or mechanical preferred).
  • Minimum of 10 years’ experience in manufacturing environment. A detailed knowledge of applicable processes and associated equipment is essential.
  • Proven experience leading others to change and improve technical processes.
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills.
  • Architectural or building products experience desired.


Travel Requirements


  • Travel throughout North America up to 85%.


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


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Date:  Feb 5, 2024

Nearest Major Market: Dallas
Nearest Secondary Market: Fort Worth

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