VP of Manufacturing

Posted 9 months ago

Heatec, Inc. (An Astec Industries Co.)
Has an immediate opening for; VP of Manufacturing.

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An Equal Opportunity Employer

VP of Manufacturing

Job Description


Responsible for the overall manufacturing, facility and safety operations of his/her area of responsibility. Coordinates, directs and facilitates operations to meet company production goals and achieve profit by performing the following duties personally or through subordinates.


Reviews production and purchasing schedules to ascertain product data such as types, quantities and specifications of products and scheduled delivery dates in order to plan department operations.

Plans production and facility operations by establishing priorities and sequences for manufacturing products.

Prepares operational schedules and manages manufacturing and safety activities to insure production and quality of products meet specifications while achieving company production objectives and operating within budget guidelines.

Reviews production and operating reports and resolves operational, manufacturing and maintenance problems to insure minimum costs and prevent operational delays.

Coordinates manufacturing, facility and safety operations in accordance with policies, principles and procedures established by Heatec President.

Conducts weekly meetings with engineering, purchasing, accounting and manufacturing managers to review production schedules and expected completion dates.

Establishes manpower and equipment requirements to meet operational needs/necessities.

Determines and insures training needs are met, for all associates within area of responsibility.

Responsible for insuring production supervisors, leads and other supervisors carry out required policies and procedures within their departments or cells.

Supports and manages improvement initiatives in the manufacturing and facility areas to include LEAN manufacturing initiatives, 6-S and quality improvement programs.

Develops or revises standard operational and working practices and observes workers to insure compliance with standards.

Insures compliance with all related regulatory agencies associated with the manufacturing and facility processes

Develops plans for efficient use of materials and personnel and makes recommendations to management on efficiency improvements or equipment needed related to the manufacturing and facility process.

Responsible for insuring safety performance within area of assignment to include communication and adherence to all Company safety rules and regulations.

Manages area of responsibility in order to insure good communications and morale among associates within the manufacturing, safety and facility departments.

Participates in formulating and administering company policies and developing long-range goals and objectives.

Reviews analyses of activities, costs, operations and forecast data to determine department or division progress toward stated goals and objectives

Responsible for establishing good teamwork, cooperation with and support of all the manufacturing cells and company departments

Regularly attends and participates in meetings as required (production, sales order, safety, budget, etc.) and periodically conducts meetings to communicate policies, procedures, etc. to operations personnel.

Oversees manufacturing facilities to insure proper maintenance and development.

Prepares presentations and presents information to individuals and groups.

Maintains a presence on the shop floor.

Researches, organizes, analyzes and reviews manufacturing records from a variety of sources.

Develops, recommends and reviews departmental budgets for manufacturing and facility operations.

Assists with and attends trade shows as needed.

Attends Safety Committee meetings when required.

Serves as member of staff-level management committee.

Projects a positive company image by interacting with fellow employees, customers and corporate management in a cooperative, supportive and courteous manner; and displays a professional attitude.

Communicates with individuals at all levels within the organization.

Documents assigned tasks as required.

Performs work according to company President’s directives when requested.

Follows and actively supports all company policies and procedures, to include primary emphasis on safe operations.

Follows Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity program guidelines at all times.

Follows proper safety procedures at all times.

Wears personal protective equipment as required.

Performs other duties as assigned.

NOTE: The Vice President of Manufacturing is responsible for certain internal control responsibilities. These internal control responsibilities have been verbally communicated to the Vice President of Manufacturing and periodic feedback is provided as it relates to the performance of these internal control responsibilities.


Directly supervises five (5) to twelve (12) supervisory manufacturing personnel to include but not limited to Manufacturing Manager, Continuous Improvement/Lean Coordinator, Industrial Product Bay #1 & #2 Foreman, Maintenance Foreman, Construction Tank Product Foremen, Construction Pipe Product Foreman, Industrial Heater Product Foreman, Prep Department Foreman, Electrical Department Foremen and Second Shift Supervisor, who, in turn, supervises five (5) to forty (40) employees each. Is responsible for the overall direction, coordination and evaluation of his/her unit. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring and training employees; planning, assigning and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems in compliance with any applicable employment law guidelines and upon consultation with the President and/or the Director of Human Resources if necessary.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE              

A good safety background and record is a must. High school diploma or general education degree (GED) required. Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Engineering, Finance, General Management or related field preferred. Special consideration will be given to applicants that have specific experience in this exact field of work (Example – 10 to 20 years’ experience in building large roadbuilding heavy equipment or industrial oil field equipment, including fabrication, welding, painting, & assembling. Experience also to include quality assurance & control, management of industrial engineering for process improvement and efficiency gain, and LEAN training & methodology employed.)

Engineering drawing and schematic reading skills required.

Minimum ten (10) years of management experience required. Management experience within an industry similar to Heatec preferred.

Heavy equipment manufacturing, plant operations, purchasing and negotiating experience, knowledge of manufacturing processes and/or skills within the heavy metal assembly industry preferred.

Knowledge of occupational safety and environmental best practices and procedures a must.


Ability to work satisfactorily as a team member and communicate with all levels within the company.

Strong interpersonal skills, communication and presentation skills (both verbal and written).

Ability to proficiently operate a personal computer be familiar with Microsoft Office, SolidWorks, Inventor/3D Modeling and Visual Manufacturing and must possess the ability to learn beyond basics.

Ability to handle sudden changes in project/priority and multiple tasks simultaneously in a positive fashion.

Ability to set, adjust and change daily priorities.

Ability to manage conflict and resolve issues in the most positive fashion for all parties concerned.

Ability to identify problems or potential problems at both a strategic and functional level and make or recommend decisions to resolve the same.

Projects strong leadership skills.

Good organization and time-management skills.

Willingness to accept responsibility and take on new challenges.

Ability to use calculator and other standard office equipment (fax, copier, scanner, etc.).

Ability to influence others via communication to get desired results.

Data entry/typing and proofreading skills. Ability to accurately type a minimum of forty (40) WPM (words per minute) a plus.

Ability to exercise a high level of independent judgement on a customary and regular basis.

Excellent customer-relations skills 



Must be twenty-one (21) years of age or older (for rental car purposes).

Must successfully complete pre-employment drug screen, physical and background check.

Must be dependable.

Must be on call at all times.

Willingness to work any shift when needed.

Flexibility to work additional hours when required.

Occasional travel is required.

Valid driver’s license.

Ability to safely operate a motor vehicle.

Ability to provide transportation to and from local destinations when required.

Required to carry $100,000/$300,000 liability insurance coverage on any personal vehicle used for company business. Mileage reimbursed through expense reports submitted to the Company’s accounting department.

Sufficient personal financial resources to make credit-based travel arrangements, etc. between monthly company reimbursement cycles. Approved expenses will be reimbursed.

Ability to obtain a passport if required.


Ability to read, analyze and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures or governmental regulations.
Ability to write reports, business correspondence and procedure manuals.
Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, employees, clients, customers and the general public.

Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide whole numbers and apply concepts to fractions, percentages, ratios and proportions and apply to practical situations.
Must be able to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry.
Knowledge and understanding of both US standard and metric measurements required

Ability to solve practical and complex problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited resources may exist.
Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to remain in a stationary position a minimum of 50% of the time, move and frequently operate a computer and other office equipment and properly employ objects, tools and/or controls. The employee is frequently required to communicate and exchange accurate information. The employee is regularly required to reach and occasionally attain non-standard physical position for varying amounts of time. Specific vision abilities include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
The employee must regularly transport up to 10 pounds and occasionally transport up to 35 pounds. Lifting devices must be used or help must be requested for anything over 35 pounds.
Required to occasionally ascend/descend, balance and work at various heights.
Ability to travel by land and/or air for extended periods of time.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to a climate-controlled office environment and a shop manufacturing environment. The employee is occasionally exposed to a trade show environment and road construction job site.
Office environment exposures include frequent and extensive telephone and computer use. The noise level in the office and trade show setting is usually moderate consistent with an office environment.
Shop manufacturing environment exposures include exposure to moving mechanical parts, machinery, tools and equipment, heights vibration, fumes or airborne particles, motorized vehicles, welding and machining operations, outside weather conditions and exposure to the risk of electrical shock. The employee may occasionally be required to work in high places and can occasionally be exposed to varying levels of dirt, dust, toxic or caustic chemicals, very warm and/or very chilly temperatures. The noise level in the shop can be very loud at times consistent with an industrial assembly facility and may require hearing protection.
Road construction job site exposures include exposure to climate conditions indicative of the geographic location and the season. Field duties require that the employee work in close proximity to heavy roadbuilding equipment (asphalt dump trucks, pavers, cold planers, material transfer vehicles, stabilizers, etc.) and traffic associated with a road construction site. The employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts and fumes or airborne particles. The employee is occasionally exposed to high, precarious places, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, vibration and risk of electrical shock. The noise level in this environment is usually loud and may require hearing protection.
The employee is occasionally exposed to travel hazards associated with automobile and/or airplane travel.
Note: This job description is intended to be a general guideline of areas of responsibility. There will be incidental tasks not listed on a job description that arise at various times. These tasks are assigned to help out the department and company. As a member of Heatec, Inc.’s team, each employee is expected to help in these areas.

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