Title:  Manufacturing Manager


Ghent, KY, US, 41045

Job Description: 


Primetals Technologies is a joint venture of Mitsubishi-Hitachi Metals Machinery and partners. Operating globally, Primetals Technologies offers a world-class technology product portfolio to guarantee excellence in metals production across the entire value chain - from the raw materials to the finished product. We provide fully integrated new technology, automation and environmental solutions, high-end manufacturing capabilities and comprehensive life-cycle services. Becoming a member of the Primetals Technologies Team means that our customers can count on reliable and dedicated support to master the challenges facing the metals industry today and in the future. For our Employees, this means abundant opportunities to gain challenging work experience and steady growth potential for their careers.


We are currently searching for a Plant Superintendent to lead our industrial maintenance operations at our newest location in Ghent, KY. The Plant Superintendent will report to the local General Manager and will lead a team of approximately 60 operations positions, consisting of salary exempt and hourly employees. 


PRIMARY ACCOUNTABILITIES: Establish a successful business partnership with our customer.  Ensure the highest in customer satisfaction through quality workmanship, commitment to deadlines, delivering solutions and a positive, attentive dedication to the customer’s needs.  Commitment to successful leadership through accountability, team building, and knowledge sharing. Dedication to meeting Company financial goals and objectives. 



  • Manages the activities of the shop floor, under the direction of the General Manager, following established procedures and approved processes. 
  • Guides all production operations activities such as machining, mechanical assembly, plating, and fabrication in order to fulfill sales orders, meet inventory requirements deliver on time, quality products and maximize profit.
  • Directly manages the activities of the Manufacturing Supervisors, responsible for their training and development.
  • Evaluates and recommends changes in methods and procedures to improve quality and delivery time.
  • Acts as a direct contact and liaison with customer and other Primetals Facilities.
  • Applies Company policies and assures adherence to Company procedures.
  • Interviews and recommends candidates for employment or termination.
  • Conducts performance evaluations and salary reviews for assigned staff.
  • A team member in the resolution of customer complaints
  • Recommends operating procedures. 
  • Defines and recommends maintenance and manufacturing objectives; develops specific short- and long-range plans and programs together with supporting budget requests.


Required Education/Experience:

  • Minimum of ten years of project or people management experience within a steel production, maintenance facility or other similar environment
  • High School Diploma
  • BS/BA in related discipline or equivalent experience

Key Competencies:

  • Leadership - A demonstrated ability to lead people and get results through others
  • Management - The ability to organize and manage multiple priorities
  • Planning - The ability to think ahead and plan over a 3-5-year span of time
  • Problem Analysis - Resolution at both a strategic and functional level
  • Strong Customer Orientation
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Experience leading high-performance teams

Primetals Technologies offers a full range of benefits, including paid time off, and

    • Insurance – Medical – including an HSA option, dental, vision, accident, hospital indemnity, critical illness, life & accidental death
    • Financial – Tool purchase program, 401(k), flexible spending accounts, education reimbursement, quarterly bonus, and employee referral bonuses.


At Primetals Technologies, we value difference for the benefit of our Employees, our Customers and our Community. Primetals Technologies is committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, or gender identity.

Nearest Major Market: Covington