Operations Superintendent

Position: Operations Superintendent
Original date created: 06/08/2020
Work team: Manufacturing
EEOC job class: Mid Level
Reports to: President/CEO
FSLA status: Exempt
Office location: Rolling Division

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Job Summary
Through coordination with the manufacturing and maintenance management teams, the Operations
Superintendent oversees the continuous improvement and reliability excellence of the Rolling Division.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

 Identify and manage asset reliability risks in coordination with the Plant Engineer and Plant Manager that could adversely affect plant or business operations, including: o Originate and develop analysis methods to determine reliability of components, equipment and processes, and life cycle asset management o Prepare diagram, charts, drawings, calculations and report to define reliability problems and make recommendations for improvement o Conduct analysis of reliability problems and investigates to determine the required reliability approach for a repair/replacement costs and weight, size and availability of materials/equipment

 Help solve manufacturing problems through utilization of continuous improvement initiatives including: o Root Cause Failure Analysis (SPOF, FMEA, FFA, etc.) o 5-S and Lean Enterprise o Standard Operating Procedures/Processes

 Perform Lean-related training and developmental activities for peers and designated recipients

 Creation of metrics to track and trend production and reliability related performance
 Assist Plant Engineer with Preventative Maintenance Optimization [EMA System]

 Assist Plant Engineer with periodic shutdowns
 Provide technical and/or strategic engineering support to various departments as requested

Required Knowledge, Experience and Education

 Bachelor’s degree in Manufacturing or Mechanical Engineering;

 5-10 years of demonstrated progressive engineering and operations manufacturing experience;
 Knowledge of industrial machinery and mechanical, electrical, hydraulic, and pneumatic systems

 Ability to read and interpret drawings, blueprints and schematics
 Strong communication and presentation skills (verbal & written)

 Problem solving ability
 Ability to conduct root cause analysis & corrective actions

 Ability to multi task

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 Computer proficiency with AutoCAD (or equivalent software suites including 2D and 3D drafting); maintenance-related inventory and scheduling software; and Microsoft Suite (Excel, Word and

 OSHA 10-hour certification, preferred

Physical Requirements/ Hazardous Working Conditions

The person holding this position spends the majority of his/her work day traversing the manufacturing floor, rail yard and property, all of which requires utilization of personal protective equipment in a safety-sensitive environment. Less than 40% of a work day includ3es periods of sedentary duty in an office environment.

Physical Demands Vision/Sight/Hearing Physical Strength
Standing Vision-Far Acuity Lifting up to 10 lbs.
Walking Vision-Near Acuity Lifting up to 25 lbs.
Sitting Vision-Depth Perception Lifting up to 50 lbs.
Lifting Vision-Peripheral Lifting over 50 lbs.
Carrying Color Vision
Pushing/Pulling Listening/Hearing
Kneeling Environmental Conditions
Reaching Temperature Changes ( Range: 0- 140 degrees F)
Feeling Humid
Handling Blood/Body Fluids
Talking Hazards
Eye/Hand/Foot Coord. Hazardous Chemicals
Stooping Wet
Noise Infectious Disease
Vibration Indoors
Typing Outdoors

The above job description supersedes all previous descriptions. This job description is intended to be a tool to describe the primary purpose of the job and the KEY duties and responsibilities. The job description may not be inclusive of all duties and job responsibilities. Management has the right to add to or change the job responsibilities at any time.

Job Type: Full-time


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) Matching
  • Dental Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Health Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Paid Time Off
  • Vision Insurance


  • Monday to Friday

Work Location:

  • One location

This Job Is Ideal for Someone Who Is:

  • People-oriented — enjoys interacting with people and working on group projects
  • Innovative — prefers working in unconventional ways or on tasks that require creativity
  • High stress tolerance — thrives in a high-pressure environment

Work Remotely:

  • No