ATSS Engineering has a client in Calvert, AL looking for a General Manager for their Hot Strip Mill.
The ideal candidate will provide direction and management for the Hot Strip Mill (HSM) maintenance and operations departments, which includes reviewing and evaluating quality, downtime, and performance to effectively support business objectives.


The Basics

B.S. in Engineering or related field, or equivalent working experience
At least 10 years of experience in a management position of a Steel Mill (Team Manager or higher)
In–depth knowledge and experience with Hot Strip Mill process
Basic understanding of heat, mass transfer, and material plasticity
Excellent communication skills with demonstrated ability to effectively work cross-functionally with various groups
Ability to develop and deliver technical presentations at senior management level
Proficiency in MS Office products

 The Extras

Strong working knowledge of SAP applications preferred
Advanced degree in engineering or business preferred
Lean Six Sigma experience
Experience driving a quality culture


Knowledge of automated control systems
Broad technological background in hot rolling / roll shop and warehousing
Knowledge in Metallurgy
Strong computer skills to include SAP and Microsoft Office
Knowledge of environmental protection
Demonstrated ability to lead, develop, and implement improvement initiatives that increase business value
Strong decision-making, analytical, and problem-solving skills
Demonstrated ability to effectively make decisions using analytical and problem-solving skills
Demonstrated ability to collaborate cross-functionally, build partnerships, and seek “win-win” solutions to meet business objectives
Ability to build strong-identity teams that apply their diverse skills and perspectives to achieve common goals
Demonstrates the company values of Safety, Teamwork, Accountability, Relationships, and Sustainability
Demonstrates commitment to teamwork by fostering an environment that embodies trust and respect and accountability


Responsible for general oversight and management of the Hot Strip Mill Production, Maintenance, Reliability and Inspection teams and processes
Coordinating with leaders to determine engineering solutions for quality and throughput optimization without a given solution process
Coordination of measures to ensure trouble-free production
Coordination of measures to ensure responsive maintenance
Provide leadership for direct reports and wider organization, including serving as a key SME and escalation point for questions of compliance and technical issues relating to the device constituent/components
Approval signature for key documents, including for risk assessments, DHF deliverables, trend signal reviews/reports and high-risk investigations
Interact and communicate with Senior Leadership regarding risks, mitigation plans, and status updates on business objectives
In collaboration with other SME’s, identify and implement new or modify existing processes and procedures to enhance and maintain products program compliance and drive product improvements
Actively participate in strategic planning and tactical implementation of company goals
Provide strategic consulting for programs being developed or implemented
Manage and set yearly budgets
Develop and implement product and process improvement strategy
Facilitate policy development and deployment throughout the corporation
Work to achieve program standardization between businesses
Develop and assess metrics
Lead and facilitate implementation of new regulations
Train our various businesses on new requirements for compliance
Standardize approach to implementation of new regulations
Provide oversight of quality and compliance goals
Interface directly with the divisions on policy development and deployment
Representation of company at events and in organizations
Development of training for the work force
Performance review for the direct reporting team members
Monitor continuous improvements
Fulfill the commitment to ensure a safe and healthy work environment
Fulfill the responsibilities required to achieve the Quality Commitment and Environmental Commitment
Ensure working knowledge of competencies as defined in ISO 14001 (current version), IATF 16949 (current version), and ISO 17025 (current version)


Office setting
Mill setting – Hot Strip Mill industrial environment
Days, Monday to Friday with extended hours as required due to periods of peak workloads or weekend coverage