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Plant Manager

South Plainfield, NJ, United States


Canam is the largest fabricator of steel components in North America. Specialized in designing construction solutions and fabricating customized products since 1961, Canam takes part in an average of 10,000 construction projects each year in one activity sector divided into three groups of products and services: buildings, structural steel and bridges. The Corporation operates 25 plants across North America and employs over 4,687 people in Canada, the United States, Romania and India.


Responsible for effectively planning, directing and coordinating all facility operations. Through delegation of responsibility and assignment of duties to managers, superintendents and supervisors, achieve efficient and economical operation of the plant, conforming to established goals of quality, quantity, safety, cost and delivery.


Essential Functions:

  • Control quality cost, warehousing, receiving, shipping and manufacturing throughout the plant.
  • Perform such individual assignments as the General Manager may direct; establish and maintain effective work relationships within the facility, the Corporation and the community; and maintain the professional competence, knowledge and skill necessary for the satisfactory performance of all assigned responsibilities.
  • Perform administrative and employee relations activities necessary for the effective management of the facility, including participation in interviewing and selection and development of employees, pay and benefits administration, budget administration, employee safety, employee counseling and motivation, training and development initiatives, organization goals and objectives, and planning, organizing, communication meetings, integrating and measuring the work performed.
  • Analyze operating reports and records. If necessary, recommend or take corrective actions to improve.
  • Stay abreast of developments and trends in manufacturing for application in plant, recommend changes in policies and procedures as appropriate.
  • Represent the company in plant community as appropriate and as authorized.
  • Develop performance standards and production layouts for product flow through specific operations. Maintain close surveillance and control over plant operations, through perusal of reports, staff meetings, observations, and personal contact. Assure coordination of plant functions, responsibilities, budgetary performance, manpower utilization, skills, equipment, facilities and production control, and inventory control systems.
  • Responsible for and involved in creating methods and efficiencies. Contribute to management teams responsible for organized change, problem recognition/resolution resulting in cost reductions, work simplifications, method improvements, and work aids.
  • Motivate all plant employees, encouraging optimum productivity. Develop, train, assist and advise supervisors and administers company policies and procedures knowledgeably.
  • Encourage employee communication and endorse an open door policy.
  • Plan and determine manpower requirements based on an understanding of corporate goals and objectives. Recommend procedural improvements and projects to facilitate new product production.
  • Act as a liaison between General Manager and the workforce concerning problems as they pertain to the company. Keep staff informed on matters of new policy, procedures, corporate philosophy and decisions.
  • Authorize payments of local expenses for the plant to a pre-determined maximum. Provide documentation and cost justification for projects requiring outside services and materials or corporate approval.
  • Represent the organization in the community and promote the goodwill and interests of the organization throughout the community. Maintain professionalism and stay abreast of new developments through contacts with professional organizations, industry shows, vendors and in-house management development programs.


Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent from a technical or vocational school, preferably with a Mechanical Engineering background.
  • Ten (10) years experience in the Steel Industry preferred.
  • Must be able to lead and manage administration and production staff.
  • Have received leadership/management skills training, safety training, etc. (preferred).
  • Possess computer skills in Microsoft Office or Google Suite at a minimum.
  • Must be able to use logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to production or productivity problems.
  • Able to effectively manage time including work schedules, events, programs and other activities.
  • Possess the ability to communicate information and ideas effectively.


EEO Statement:

Canam is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer M/F/Vets/Disabled and participates in the E-Verify program.