Posted: 12/7/2018
 (Burlington, WI)

Illini Precast, LLC

Plant Manager-Burlington, WI Full Time

Illini Precast is a manufacturer of premiere precast concrete products. Our purpose, commitment to the future, and formula for growth is to champion the safety, empowerment, and development of our employees. We strive to be the preferred source of precast concrete products in the Midwest. We succeed as a team by embracing integrity, mutual respect, innovation, service, sustainability, and financial strength.


The Plant Manager will assist the Regional Operations Manager with the scheduling and planning of the yard operations, production activities, and maintenance and repair requirements to produce the material volumes necessary to meet customer and market demands. Under the direction of the Regional Operations Manager, the Plant Manager will oversee various operations of the yard, including but not limited to employee scheduling & training, production scheduling, recommending/adjusting/adapting monthly/weekly production goals as needs require, and assisting in regulatory compliance with State & Federal employment laws. There will also be hands on requirements during inspection of work in progress to ensure all activities are performed safely, effectively and efficiently. Assist’s in Fostering a “Culture of Safety” for staff and all employees by promoting and modeling an Employee Driven, Hazard Controlled environment. Assume Plant Manager responsibilities as needed.

Job Duties

  • Prepares action plan(s) by individuals as well as by team for effective execution of the manufacturing process for each project.
  • Responsible for assuring manufacturing employees adhere to all safety procedures and policies including the direction provided by the Safety Director.
  • Ensures monthly OSHA compliance training is conducted according to schedule requirements.
  • Plant Manager will be responsible for assuring manufacturing employees adhere to all quality standards, procedures and policies to meet quality standards established by the company.
  • Long and short-term planning of the plant’s production by gathering all necessary project information.
  • Plant Manager oversees and directs operations of an aggregate yard/production crew including personnel, equipment, and securing parts, materials, and supplies.
  • Maintains proper job records such as schedules, progress, payroll, equipment, safety inspections, etc.
  • Oversight for coordination of manufacturing and logistics issues.
  • Monitors the changing needs of labor requirements and coordinates requests through the Regional Operations Manager.
  • Responsible for directing manufacturing teams in a manner that is cost effective and within budget.
  • Effective management of employee performance through coaching, feedback (written and verbal), rewards, and discipline when necessary.
  • Ability to get work done through others using effective delegation, scheduling, and time management practices.
  • Assures all necessary on-site meetings are attended and staff is prepared to give helpful insight to the project
  • Responsible for attending project kick-off meetings for each new project awarded to the company.
  • Responsible for maintaining a fair and positive culture with the manufacturing employees.
  • Collaborates and communicates regularly with Quality Control to ensure specification requirements are met.
  • Prioritize goals and objectives, enforce deadlines, and recommend and implement solutions for changes and improvements.
  • Communicate project requirements to manufacturing employees, relaying customer expectations and specification requirements.
  • People & Team Development – Hire, train, develop and engage people so they have opportunity to learn and achieve their maximum potential to create highly effective, high performing teams. Provide leadership to staff, assessing performance, and directing all operational activities.
  • Operating Excellence - Under direction of Plant Manager, Manage the facility within the agreed upon budgeted cost for expense, capital, and staffing guidelines. Lead continuous improvement efforts in production, product quality, maintenance reliability, housekeeping and logistics through root cause
  • Customer Service and Product Quality Management - Provide leadership for the business unit in creating and communicating superior value for our customers. Manage resolving customer complaints and concerns and help to identify root cause and implement corrective action for product and service offerings that do not conform to the expectation of internal and external customers.
  • Adheres to all company policies, procedures and business ethics codes and ensures that they are communicated and implemented within the team. Integral part of the senior management team, responsible for preparing and contributing to the overall success of the business.
  • All other duties as assigned.

Experience & Education Requirements:

  • Minimum of 5 years of leadership/management experience in an industrial environment leading multiple departments, preferably in Precast Concrete manufacturing industry but not required.
  • Minimum of Associates degree in Business, Manufacturing, Engineering Technology, Production or related field.
  • Bachelors degree in Construction Management, Operations Management, Project Management, Industrial Engineering or related field Preferred.
  • Experience managing employees, production, equipment, maintenance and / or quality control with increasing responsibilities and span of control.
  • Excellent computer skills required, proficient with Microsoft Office.

Other Required Qualifications/Knowledge/Experience

  • Ability to read/interpret construction documents and shop drawings.
  • Strong mathematical aptitude.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Must have strong leadership ability.
  • Ability to handle multiple assignments, prioritize activities and meet established deadlines in a rapidly changing environment.
  • Ability to identify causes of poor efficiency on production lines, set appropriate priorities within the departments and instill sense of urgency to implement action plan and improve performance.
  • History of working in a Team based environment, and partner with peers
  • Display a professional and courteous attitude toward supervisors, peers, direct reports, customers and the general public at all times.
  • Must be willing and able to travel and work away from home when required.
  • Must be willing and able to work any of the shifts and weekends when necessary.


Company matching 401K plan, Medical, Dental, Vision, Life & Disability Plans, Paid Vacation and Sick Time.

Interested candidates should e-mail their resume to l.drevline@illiniprecast.com or visit the website www.illiniprecast.com to apply.




Posted: 10/23/2018
 (Thompson, Ohio)
Sidley Precast Group located in Thompson, Ohio has an immediate opening for a Precast Plant Manager. We are seeking a person with a positive outlook, trustworthy, and the ability to lead and manage an architectural and structural precast concrete manufacturing facility. The individual will coordinate with Division Manager, Production Supervisor, Engineers, and Quality Control to maintain project timelines. Position includes company vehicle, company phone, vacation, holidays, 401K including Safe Harbor, health, dental, vision, disability, life, and AD&D benefits.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Work closely with Precast Division Manager
  • Managing the completion of general construction labor tasks necessary to manufacture precast concrete panels
  • Manage laborers filling molds, troweling, and removing molds from set product
  • Manage the building of form work from pre-assembled components
  • Read blueprints, shop drawings, and plans
  • Working with other coworkers to make all production areas as efficient as possible
  • Performing work in a timely manner to meet production deadlines
  • Enforce & obey all safety rules to make all duties performed as safe as possible

Desired Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor's Degree preferred, or Associates' degree in field related to Precast Manufacturing
  • 5+ years in a leadership role
  • 5+ years of management in a precast concrete manufacturing environment preferred
  • PCI Level III Certified preferred
  • Ability to work well with others, be respectful, and respond to Division Manager instructions
  • Attractive writing, speaking, communication skill set
  • Possess the skills necessary to read shop drawings, plans and blue prints
  • Capable of improving other employee skills, knowledge through training/coaching/guidance.
  • Motivated, results oriented, and able to work in a team environment
  • Ability and willingness to work as many hours as necessary to accomplish duties.
  • Microsoft Excel & Word proficiency 

Sidley Precast Group a division of R. W. Sidley, Inc. is a PCI Certified prime manufacturer of architectural and structural precast concrete components. Parking structures, sports arenas, office buildings and commercial buildings are just some of the many types of structures Sidley Precast Group can provide. In fact, we not only manufacture, we also transport, and erect these Precast structures. Visit www.sidleyprecast.com for more info.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against applicants due to veterans status or on the basis of disability. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex or national origin.

We are a drug-free workplace. As a condition of employment, all hires are required to pass a pre-employment drug test.

Qualified applicants can apply online https://rwsidley.applicantpro.com/. Or send your resume to R.W. Sidley, Inc., Attn: Recruiting, P.O. 150, Painesville, OH 44077. Resumes can also be e-mailed to jross@rwsidley.com.

[Posted: 10/23/2018]

Posted: 12/18/2018
 (Germantown, WI)

Stonecast Products, Inc.

Job Description


Company intro: Stonecast Products is a fast-growing company and premier provider of superior precast concrete architectural wall panels and custom cast stone. For over 20 years we have partnered with Architects, General Contractors, Mason Contractors, and Design-Build firms to create innovative designs, while providing industry-leading product quality and service. Come join our growing company!

Job Title:                     Plant/Production Manager

Reports to:                  General Manager

Direct Reports:            Plants 1,2,3 Foremen, Finishing Crew, Mold Shop Foreman, Batch Plant Operator


SUMMARY:  The Plant/Production Manager is responsible for the planning and coordination of the production process from when the job is ready to be scheduled through the completion of the project.   The Plant/Production Manager will work closely with the Operations Manager and is responsible for managing all functions of the day-to-day production process including Job & Bed Planning, Mold Shop Fabrication, and Production within all plant areas. Under the direction of the Plant/Production Manager, projects are efficiently and effectively managed to maximize profitability.




  • PLANNING / SCHEDULING: Leads planning for production and scheduling of crews for allproduction areas (Bldgs 1, 2, 3, Mixer, Finishing, and Mold Shop).Sets a sense of urgency, determines priorities and ensures ongoing effective communications of all personnel. Manages hours on each job during the production process.Sets up each job with materials and labor in advance to facilitate productive work flow. 


  • PRODUCTION OPERATIONS:Manages all Plant, Mold Shop, Finishing, and Mixer employees.Maintains production schedule to maximize productivity and deliver low cost results.  Defines and eliminates waste, works to implement 6 Sigma and Lean Manufacturing processesIs responsible for daily pour schedule.Works alongside the Operations Manager to ensure all production, mold shop, and other plant activities are run efficiently, creating a team-oriented and quality mindset among the crew.


  • QUALITY:Along with the Quality Manager, works to build a “quality minded workforce” in all areas of the plants.Sets high expectations to produce high quality architectural and precast concrete products. Holds QC department accountable for daily pre/post pour checking. Drives quality to ensure that Stonecast is at the highest level of architectural producers.


  • JOB PROFITABILITY & GROWTH:  Has overall accountability for job profitability regarding estimated/budgeted hours.Communicates expected labor hours to the crews and is expected to drive the team to meet or exceed the hours from the Daily Production worksheet.Makes changes and enhancements to improve the production flow and operation to increase profitability.


  • SAFETY AND ENVIRONMENT:  Works with Safety Director to ensure all safety policies and procedures are enforced.Keeps safety at the forefront of all operations, leading by example.Ensures all required internal reporting is complete, timely, and accurate.


  • TEAM DEVELOPMENT / HR:Responsible for hiring, performance evaluation, and training of employees in all specific areas of responsibility.Works alongside Operations Manager, General Manager, and HR to set new policies, procedures, and best practices, ensuring all are enforced, maintained, and up to date.


  • COMPETENCIES:Leadership, commitment / dedication, problem solving / decision making, commitment to continuous improvement, team building/motivation, profitability.


To apply send an email to Siomara Santos at ssantos@stonecastproducts.com