Overview

ATSS Engineering has a client in need of a Pipe Manager.
 
REPORTS TO:  Director of Production

SUPERVISES: All Pipe Department personnel.

Overview of position: The primary function of the Pipe Manager is to give direction and guidance to Department Supervision and work with the Managers and Project teams regarding all daily tasks and manning. This position also carries oversight of CAM responsibilities for the cost accounts assigned to the Pipe Department for all projects.

AUTHORITIES / RESPONSIBILITIES:

Implement all production schedules, monitor and maintain schedules through subordinate managers and supervisors, and explain and mitigate any variances in schedule
Work with other production department managers to ensure all work is completed as scheduled or sequenced and incorporate lessons learned.
Prepare and maintain CPI cost bridge
Proactively forecast Manning needs to meet schedule requirements and to manage production costs.
Assure conformity to quality and accuracy requirements; track and review areas of non-conformity and develop continuous improvement action plans.
Responsible for Purchase Order review and approval for pipe material on all projects
Responsible for ensuring departmental participation at all project meetings and liaising between the project team and managers to ensure project goals are met.
Ensuring correct construction and inspection procedures are adhered to
Responsible for sourcing and distributing of information to Lead Foremen/Foreman/Supervisors.
Accountable for monitoring resource levels and the distribution of all pipe labor resources.
Assisting with the maintaining of safe working practices and good housekeeping in all areas and ensures Austal’s policies are being followed
Ensure that all earned value and rework for all projects is accounted for.
Oversee all schedule maintenance for all assigned projects.
Liaise with department managers and The Director to resolve all issues related to the Pipe department.
Responsible for the departments responsibility  to produce a Quality product
Liaise with production Leads to ensure all technical issues with surveying authorities and SOSB are resolved
Ensure timely response to clear Leins, CARS, Survey reports.
Prepare and oversee adherence to cost budgets, both vessel specific and overhead for department.
Implement Lean Processes, Continuous Improvement and Root Cause analyses, insuring Foremen and Supervisors are actively involved.
Maintain project metrics (i.e. TAKT time, throughput and constraints) and daily update status boards
Implementation of 5S and survey reporting.
Update and maintain EAC for each vessel under construction
Provide input and work with Production Control to develop and improve build strategies as an active participate  in Project Kickoff  and Lessons Learned meetings
Update and maintain EAC for each vessel under construction
Provide input and work with Production Control to develop and improve build strategies as an active participate  in Project Kickoff  and Lessons Learned meetings
Oversee tracking Weld Certifications and maintain records of verifications. 
Generate Field Change Requests (FCR’s), Work Package Variances (WPV’s) and Request for Materials (RFMs)
Accountable for monitoring resource levels,  distribution of resources to meet schedule demands, and assure that scrap levels are maintained at a minimal level.
Assure the maintenance of safe working practices and good housekeeping in all areas and ensures Austal’s policies are being followed with respect to safety compliance.
Accountable for ensuring all Foremen under their control are complying to the Leadership Creed
Provide effective and timely feedback to Foreman regarding: Quality, Cost, Delivery, Safety,
Oversees  all timesheets are processed and allocated daily
Review and recommend pay rates in conjunction with Foremen
Review and approve all department assessments (30, 60 and 90 day, annual and apprentices) and coach subordinate managers as to how to provide effective performance feedback.
QUALIFICATIONS / KNOWLEDGE / EXPERIENCE:

A minimum of Ten (10) years experience in shipbuilding or comparable production manufacturing industry required.5 years Pipe experience required
5 years of mid to upper level Management experience of a department of 150 + required,
Displays good working knowledge of planning and monitoring.
Excellent knowledge of scheduling required.
Demonstrated proficiency in CPI and SPI measures required
Knowledge of principles and standards of Earned Value Management System preferred 
Strong knowledge of project scheduling methodologies and reporting ,  including manning requirements, effect of late starting tasks, late finishing tasks, 60 day look ahead and physical percent complete.
Knowledge of Lean Methods and experience implementing these methods.
Skilled as a Change Agent. (i.e. ability to model, influence and accelerate necessary and / or meaningful changes to work processes with the facility to manage toward a desired  end result.) 
US Person Status Required
SAFETY

Ensure a safe working environment is maintained for all employees.
Provide and implement safety solutions for any safety insufficiencies.
TOOLS: None

DIRECTION EXERCISED:

Full discretionary authority to provide work direction to Production staff directly and through subordinate managers.

DISCRETION EXERCISED:

 Full discretionary authority to establish and hold accountable for meeting performance standards.
Full discretionary authority to correct and discipline, recommend discharges and transfers, and resolve employee issues and concerns.
LIAISES WITH: Other department Managers, Foremen, Supervisors, Production employees, Project Management, Suppliers, Class Surveyors and technical authorities.