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Regional Fabrication Manager 

adzuna-us  |  United States  |  

United States5th St SE, IA, 52401
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Forman Ford is seeking a Fabrication Manager to oversee and direct its metal fabrication facilities, processes and employees in Cedar Rapids and Des Moines with responsibility for distribution throughout the Midwest.

Why FormanFord? We offer: Professional team environment Supportive job training Flexible work schedules What you’ll do: Provide direction and leadership to the Fabrication group to achieve high quality, productivity and safety standards Direct and indirect reports currently include two union Shop Foremen, 10-13 union Glaziers, a Fabrication Coordinator, two Delivery Drivers and two Shipping, Receiving and Inventory employees Advance operational improvement by measuring and monitoring results compared to plan, analyzing data, soliciting and listening to feedback, using lean methodology, and making adjustments as needed Ensure compliance with shop processes and procedures (e.g., drawings, schedules, programs, equipment, fabrication methods) Coordinate with numerous internal groups to meet fabrication time lines, including: Engineering on shop drawings and scheduling Fabrication Foremen on daily progress and adjustments Branch managers and Project Managers on fabrication requirements and adjustments Purchasing on material deliveries and fabrication consumption orders Address issues and concerns responsively and get appropriate parties involved; determine root causes, help resolve issues and take steps to prevent issues from recurring Coordinate logistics of daily shipments with both internal and external trucks and drivers Manage fabrication inventory at all locations Maintain and promote organized, safe and clean work areas in the two 30,000 square foot fabrication facilities Manage all fabrication billings to external customers Ensure delivery vehicles are maintained and back on the road quickly What you’ll need to have: Bachelor’s degree in technical or business discipline with 5 years of manufacturing or fabrication management experience, or equivalent college and work experience Proven strengths in business process definition, analysis, and project management Willingness and ability to travel by auto with overnight stays approximately 40% of time; requires a valid driver’s license and auto insurability Great communication skills including active listening, effective speaking, strong correspondence and summaries, collaboration and facilitation Well-organized to successfully keep multiple projects on schedule for numerous Project Managers at five locations Experience with working successfully with a collective bargaining unit is helpful Working knowledge of glazing, metal fabrication or large contract construction is desired FormanFord is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Any offer of employment is contingent upon the candidate successfully completing drug and background screenings.