Oldcastle Infrastructure, a CRH company, is the leading
manufacturer of precast concrete, polymer concrete, and plastic
products in the United States. Our products range from utility
vaults, reinforced concrete pipe, catch basins, drainage and septic
tanks, to retaining walls, storm shelters, wall panels, concrete
barriers, a variety of prestressed concrete products and more.
With more than 80 locations nationwide and 3,000 plus employees,
Oldcastle Infrastructure is committed to upholding core values of
reliability, quality, and service in cutting edge ways.
This is a key leadership position for Oldcastle Infrastructure.
This role will report to an Area General Manager and will optimize
our value stream, ensuring engineering and manufacturing excellence
while optimizing our value stream for our customers.
This position typically has 3-5 direct reports (Engineering
Managers and Plant Managers). Coaching and developing talent is
critical to success in this role.
In this role, you will ensure our customer demands are met or
exceeded by ensuring cost effective and operationally sound
manufacturing of our products.
You will lead a team of engineers and plant managers, coaching
them to collaborate effectively to reduce costs and optimize
This role ensures all engineering projects, initiatives, and
processes are in alignment with Oldcastle operational excellence
You will be accountable to the overall engineering and
operational budget and costs.
You will pursue an area/regional model for using engineering
This role combines engineering and manufacturing functional
Key Role Specific Knowledge, Skills & Experiences
Development of strategy and long-term improvement plans for
manufacturing plants to include automation and equipment
In-depth P&L analytical capabilities
Freight and transportation logistics
Capex purchasing, installations and payback tracking
Major project management / large capex evaluation and
Knowledge of continuous improvement methodologies Lean
Six SIGMA methodologies
Main KPIs for which this role is accountable
Strategic long term plan (5-year) by plant for automation and
Operational Excellence initiatives
Controlling input (materials, etc.), labor and freight costs
Optimizing lead times
Man Hours/Ton; OPC management
20% YOY reduction of MH/T for like product lines
Customer Service level (OTD and fill rate)
30% YOY Increase in turns per truck
Training programs for leads implemented
Critical Leadership Competencies
Deliberative Decision Making
Strategic Talent Management
Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or Business; Master’s Degree
5+ years of managerial experience
What CRH Americas Offers You
Highly competitive base pay
Comprehensive medical, dental and disability benefits
Group retirement savings program
Health and wellness programs
A culture that values opportunity for growth, development, and
About CRH Americas
CRH Americas has a long and proud heritage as one of North
America’s largest corporations. We are a proud reflection of the
hundreds of family businesses, local and regional companies and mid
to large sized enterprises that together form the CRH Americas
family. CRH Americas operates with a decentralized, diversified
structure, letting you work in a small company environment while
having the career opportunities of a large enterprise.
Oldcastle Infrastructure, a CRH company, is a great place to
grow! 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 career site. Please complete your online profile
which will be sent directly to the appropriate Hiring Manager. Our
system allows you to view and track your status 24 hours a day.
Thank you for your interest in the CRH Americas family!
CRH Americas is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity
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Date Posted: Aug 25, 2020
Nearest Major Market: Elgin
Nearest Secondary Market: Chicago