Manufacturing Manager

Location US-OH-Leetonia
ID 2023-1374
EP - PNX Extruded Product
Position Type
Regular Full-Time


Job Summary: We are seeking an experienced and dynamic Manufacturing Manager to join our team. The Manufacturing Manager will report directly to the General Manager and will play a pivotal role in directing and coordinating various activities across our organization. This role involves managing the Operations, Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS), and Quality teams, working closely with the General Manager and collaborating with Engineering, Reliability and Maintenance teams. The Manufacturing Manager will be responsible for formulating and administering operational plans that drive growth, ensure business objectives are met, and ultimately contribute to achieving operational excellence and customer satisfaction.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 

• Team Leadership: Directly manage and lead the Operations, Safety, and Quality teams, fostering a culture of collaboration, innovation, and continuous improvement.
• Operational Planning: Collaborate with the General Manager to develop and implement operational plans that align with the company's growth opportunities and business objectives.
• Performance Monitoring: Establish key performance indicators (KPIs) to track the progress of operational activities, regularly assessing performance and identifying areas for improvement.
• Cross-Functional Collaboration: Work closely with the Engineering and Reliability and Maintenance teams to ensure seamless coordination between operational and maintenance activities, enhancing overall efficiency.
• Quality Assurance: Oversee the Quality team's efforts to maintain high standards of product/service quality, ensuring compliance with relevant industry regulations and guidelines.
• Safety Compliance: Lead the Safety team in developing and implementing safety protocols and procedures, ensuring a safe working environment for all employees and visitors.
• Risk Management: Identify potential operational risks and develop strategies to mitigate them, enhancing the organization's resilience and adaptability.
• Process Optimization: Continuously evaluate operational processes, identifying opportunities to streamline workflows, reduce inefficiencies, and enhance productivity.
• Customer Satisfaction: Collaborate with teams to ensure that operational activities are aligned with customer expectations, aiming to consistently delight customers and exceed their needs.
• Budget Oversight: Work within allocated budgets, monitoring expenditures, and optimizing resource allocation to maximize operational efficiency.
• Reporting: Provide regular reports and updates to the General Manager and senior leadership on operational performance, challenges, and opportunities.
• Collaborative Leadership: Partner with all stake holders to lead tiered operations teams across multiple shifts.
• Influential Leadership: Ability to lead indirect reports and ensure that the team is functioning optimally with the utmost efficiency.
• Visionary Leadership: Able to plan long range strategic objectives while maintaining tactical oversight with active problem solving.
• Sound Judgement: Clear and concise decision-making capability. Data driven reasoning.
• Results Orientated: Set goals and expectations and manage project planning to obtain needed results. Manage rewards and corrective actions as needed.
• Materials Management: Manage the Inventory Control process and constraint management to ensure delivery on time. Utilize Lean Six Sigma principles for Inventory Management.
• Resource Planning: Optimize manpower levels. Strategize to see gaps to be flexible to move people or hire based on workload volume.


Ideal Candidate Will Have:


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience is required.
  • Technical degree in mechanical engineering, industrial engineering or material science preferred.
  • Lean Six Sigma green belt, black belt or certification from a corporate system preferred.



  • Experience in an automotive manufacturing environment at a minimum, but metals industry is preferred. Extrusion and/or aluminum rolling is ideal.


Other Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities    

  • Needs to be adaptable to a non-union environment.

About Us

Perks of the Job

  • Medical, dental and vision insurance 
  • Disability and life insurance 
  • 401(k) with robust matching contribution 
  • Generous allotment of paid vacation and paid holidays 
  • Competitive wages plus performance-based bonus opportunities 
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) 
  • Ongoing training and professional development 
  • Opportunity for career growth and advancement 
  • Relocation package may be available 


Why Our People Love Working Here:

  • Purpose-driven, friendly, open and respectful culture 
  • Shared core values of safety, caring, integrity and growth 
  • Employee discount program with hundreds of partner brands 
  • Up to $5000 tuition reimbursement 
  • Complimentary coffee bar  
  • Wellness incentive program 


Who We Are: Founded nearly half a century ago, Pennex Aluminum continues to see rapid growth as a leading provider of quality aluminum cast products and extrusions. With state-of-the-art technology and facilities across Ohio and Pennsylvania, we’re proud to offer the capabilities and expertise to cast billet, extrude custom shapes and fabricate finished components for customers across a range of markets - including automotive, transportation, building and construction, electrical and machinery, consumer durables and distribution.  

But it’s not just what we do that sets us apart, it’s how we do it. Safety. Caring. Integrity. Growth. These core values are embodied by each member of our team; guiding every action we take and decision we make. Whether it’s driving innovation within our industry, making the impossible possible for our customers, providing a safe, respectful workplace for employees or supporting our local communities, our purpose is clear. We are dedicated to impacting our world in a positive way.  

If you are a like-minded individual with a strong ability to problem solve, collaborate and effectively communicate, Pennex Aluminum may be the perfect place for you to grow your career. To learn more, please visit or check out other opportunities within the Metal Exchange Corporation family of companies at 


Our Commitment to Inclusion: We welcome people of different backgrounds, abilities and perspectives. To ensure our business and culture continue to be inclusive of all people, we never discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age or marital, veteran or disability status. Metal Exchange Corporation and it’s family of brands are proud to be equal opportunity employers. Additionally, all of your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines. Should you have any questions or require special assistance completing your application, please email 

Posted Min Pay Rate

USD $130,000.00/Yr.

Posted Max Pay Rate

USD $175,000.00/Yr.


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