Company: Pick-n-Pull Auto and Truck Dismantlers
Posted on: September 23, 2022
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accommodation by visiting the following page:The General Manager
reports directly to the Regional General Manager. The General
Manager drives, guides and influences the day-to-day business
activities of a single facility or groups of facilities. The
General Manager relays the Metals Recycling Business' (MRB) vision
of business growth and diversification to their team and drives the
execution of the Scrap Materials Procurement program, monthly
forecasting and annual budgeting. The incumbent understands and
effectively communicates company goals and drives home these goals
at the facility and departmental manager level. The incumbent
directs staff to achieve individual and facility goals and
successfully delegates responsibility. The incumbent ensures
compliance with company policies and established regulations;
Health & Safety (H&S), and Environmental, Security, the
management and administration of personnel, operations/production
activities, cost controls, inventory quality and quantity
specifications. Managing each department under their purview, the
General Manager makes informed, measured decisions regarding
departmental activities. To make sound business decisions, the
General Manager must comprehend and synthesize high volumes of
information including: metrics, reports, and written and verbal
communications in a fast paced environment.This position operates
within flexible parameters. The primary goal of this position is to
achieve excellence in all facets of facility management. Providing
the highest quality product safely, effectively and efficiently
decreases accidents and errors and increases profits.Essential
Functions:Environmental and Health & Safety (H&S) - Responsible
for overall H&S issues within facility by working closely with
the Regional Safety Engineer(s). Ensures Environmental compliance
in accordance with company, federal and state policies by working
closely with the Regional Environmental Manager. Specific
- Providing a safe environment for all employees, customers and
- Monitoring H&S programs administered by MRB H&S
- Following an incident or accident, communicating Corrective
Action Plans to all personnel per policy.
- Monitoring environmental compliance in order to report any
deficiencies and/or issues to the appropriate Environmental party
and Regional General Manager and Regional Director.Commercial -
Participates in the execution of Scrap Materials Procurement
program as defined by the Regional Commercial Group and facility
Commercial Operations team. Specific accountabilities include:
- Communicating with Commercial and Logistics Departments,
ensuring material purchase quotas are met for the facilities and
that materials are transferred or shipped in a timely fashion.
Daily review of inbound material receipts report by customer and by
commodity, ensuring accurate pricing and volumes.
- Monitoring inbound material purchases ensuring proper grading
and customer pricing.
- Providing direct supervision as needed to the Commercial
- Reviewing purchase prices and comparing to sell prices;
providing reasonable metal spreads to ensure profit of all material
processing and handling.Budgeting & Forecasting - Works closely
with Departmental Managers and Regional Financial Business
Partner(s) in regard to internal budgeting and forecasting.
Specific accountabilities include:
- Analyzing operating efficiencies of each cost center (shredder,
shear, torch, stockpiling, etc).
- Reviewing inventory and production levels with regard to
material sold and current market conditions.
- Operates facilities within the established forecasts, operating
budgets, and CAPEX budgets.
- Recommending, on a yearly basis, prioritized capital
expenditures, accounting for: environmental necessities; safety
enhancements; equipment condition code and replacement program;
operational efficiency needs; ability to sustain operations and
business growth including new business opportunities.Operational
Performance & Best Management Practices - Responsible for
clarifying, validating, analyzing and testing for accuracy in all
assigned areas. Specific accountabilities include:
- Production and Maintenance in all departments.
- Assuring committed production levels are achieved and
maintained for all departments.
- Optimizing utilization of key equipment
- Monitoring equipment needs and availability for all
- Overseeing proper equipment maintenance, servicing and
- P&L of inbound products - Ferrous and Non-Ferrous.
- Reviewing Time and Weight studies.
- Assessing relative cost effectiveness of sub-contractors,
including transportation, burners, etc.
- Forecasting monthly production with Department Managers in
conjunction with Commercial group ensuring that facility goals are
- Supporting other Schnitzer locations as necessary.Inventory &
Quality Control - Responsible for monitoring and maintaining yard
inventories (ferrous and nonferrous) for accuracy. Specific
- Managing inventory levels in accordance with market data.
- Maintaining accurate physical material inventories in all
facilities keeping in compliance with all internal and SOX
controls.Security - Responsible for overall facility security,
including the oversight of outside security contractors. At port
facilities, the General Manager may designate another manager
(generally the Terminal Operations Manager or Ship Loading
Supervisor) as the Maritime Security (MARSEC) Facility Security
- Ensuring safe operation of facility stevedoring
- Administrative Management - Directs management in the
supervision and performance evaluation of personnel and their
activities within the facility. Specific accountabilities
- Working with Department Managers to identify and implement
necessary training for all personnel
- Ensuring accurate reporting for production departments.
- Administration and record keeping relative to Operations and
Maintenance of facility, buildings and equipment.
- Following HR guidelines for status changes, salary changes,
goal setting, annual reviews/evaluations, and payroll issues
- Reviewing organizational charts and job descriptions for
accuracy.Special Projects - Performs other special projects which
may require project management experience or specialized
knowledge.Internal Control Responsibilities:Supports the Company's
Internal Control process which includes understanding,
communicating and complying with defined internal controls as well
as suggesting and making modifications to the policies, procedures
and controls to better relate to the business. Communicates upward
problems in operations, noncompliance with the code of conduct, or
other policy violations or illegal actions.Specific Other
Responsibilities(Regional, by Location, Compliance):May be needed
to provide backup Truck Scale Operations including:
- Coordinate with office personnel to ensure accurate and timely
documentation of all purchasing transactions.
- Conduct scale operations and evaluate incoming products:
identify contents of each load, operate the incoming scale to
determine weight, and direct customers to appropriate areas for
- Operate outgoing scale: identify commodity codes, and compute
tickets total for paymentSupervisory Responsibility:The General
Manager directly supervises the facility Commercial Operations
team, Plant Manager, Car Processing Manager, and Office Manager.
See the applicable Regional Director organization chart for all
direct and indirect reporting relationships.Interpersonal
Contacts:Primary direct lines of communication with the Regional
General Manager, Regional Director, Regional Health and Safety
Engineer(s), Regional Environmental Health and Safety Engineer(s)
and Regional Environmental Manager(s). Secondary lines of
communication as requested or needed with MRB Executive Management
including the President, Chief Strategic Officer, Chief Operating
Officer, National Director of Facilities and Operations, Executive
Director, Business Planning & Development, VP Export Sales,
National Non-Ferrous Sales Director and/or additional personnel for
information exchange.External contacts include union
representatives, contractors, vendors, suppliers, community
leaders, variety of regulatory officials, and various business
contacts.Job Conditions:Exposure to physical operations at metal
recycling yards; it is necessary to walk/climb in active industrial
yards with uneven surfaces and to out-of-the-way areas. Occasional
exposure to inclement weather conditions and travel is required.
Work pressure can be substantial during peak times, requiring
considerable adaptability; disturbances of work flow, and/or
irregularities in work schedule are expected and occur on an
intermittent basis. Regular overtime is required. Offsite work
involves meeting in person with current or potential customers, and
visiting other Schnitzer locations. Travel estimated at
25%.Physical Activities Required to Perform Essential
Functions:Ability to: lift and carry up to 50 pounds occasionally;
sit for extended periods of time, up to 6-8 hours per day; write by
hand and keyboard for extended periods of time, up to 6-8 hours per
day; communicate by speech and hearing continuously. Visual acuity
needed for: close detail work; preparing and analyzing data
figures; reviewing / creating reports, schematics, blueprints;
accounting and computer use; inspecting scrap material and
manufacturing operations / equipment.Qualifications:A Bachelors
degree in Business Administration / Operations Management or
equivalent combination of education and / or experience. A minimum
of 7-10 years of related experience with operations management
responsibilities. Preference for experience within the metals
recycling industry with experience in scrap purchasing and
operations management. This position requires possession of a valid
driver's license and the ability to drive an automobile.Tact and
the ability to communicate, in a professional manner, to all levels
of individuals; computer skills including Microsoft Suite;
supervisory and management skills. Ability to: negotiate and
communicate with unions; define problems and collect data,
establish facts, draw conclusions and then make decisions; apply
principles of logical or scientific thinking to a wide range of
intellectual and practical problems; deal with a large number of
variables and determine a specific course of action.PLEASE NOTE:
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature
and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job.
They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all
responsibilities, duties and skills required. All U.S. applicants
must be 18 years of age or older and all Canada applicants must be
16 years of age or older. Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc.
participates in e-verify for all U.S. new hires. An offer of U.S.
employment by Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc. or any of its
subsidiaries is contingent on the satisfactory completion of a
post-offer drug screen and background check and credit check (if
position specified). All new hires must review and sign an
Arbitration Agreement. This applies to all U.S. non-union
employees. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, Schnitzer Steel
Industries, Inc. does not discriminate on the basis of race,
religion, color, sex, marital status, disability status, national
origin or ancestry, veteran status, age, prior industrial injury,
sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other protected
status under local, state or federal law.
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