Manufacturing Project Manager

  • Full-time
  • Job Posting Date: 10-Oct-2023
  • Department: Manufacturing Excellence

Company Description

For over 100 years, BlueScope continues to build on our reputation of quality brands and products, leading technology and a customer-first spirit. Through our global brands, we are one of the largest manufacturers of building solutions in the world. Our diverse, bright and inspired workforce is committed to bettering the communities we serve through breakthrough thinking and innovations. Your goals, ideas and perspective can help shape our future – we look forward to hearing them!   

Job Description

The Manufacturing Project Manager works in a team environment to provide manufacturing engineering and project management support to all BBNA manufacturing facilities.  The Manager works with the Operations Excellence group for strategic manufacturing capacity planning and capital project implementation priorities.  They manage capital project activities with equipment vendors, the Production Scheduling Group, Business Systems, and plant management staff associated with equipment, process and change management tasks.  The Manufacturing Project Manager develops project plans including budget, timing, and management of installation activities.  They are also accountable for project completion and payback attainment.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

Capital Project Management:

  • Obtain quotes from equipment vendors that meet OSHA and company equipment specifications and performance requirements.  If specifications do not exist, collaborate with others to develop.
  • Develop detailed project plans which include layout drawings, capital and operational expense budgets, payback justification and timelines necessary for project approvals.
  • Coordinate equipment build activities with vendor and receiving plant to ensure published FAT/SOP/SAT date attainment.
  • Work closely with plant personnel on design, build, installation, and process change events.  Coordinate with Production Scheduling to define implementation dates.
  • Conduct frequent project meetings with equipment vendors, key plant personnel and other stakeholders to communicate project status, changes, issue resolution plans.
  • Meet with plant and division finance managers on project spend interests to include purchase order and invoice reconciliation, detailed tracking of committed expenditures, asset number assignment and costing.
  • Negotiate with suppliers and vendors for pricing and delivery of capital equipment.
  • Assist with capital asset process for new equipment, including assigning asset numbers and costs and generate FASCRs for disposing of retired assets
  • Coordinate with Shipping group on freight logistics and document preparation, especially for transport into United States

Manufacturing Engineering:

  • Develop and implement improvement projects to increase equipment or process efficiency, reduce labor, scrap, and/or improve conversion costs that can be leveraged across the manufacturing footprint.
  • Review manufacturing equipment for alignment with Sales/Engineering projections and production capabilities and costs.
  • Provide technical assistance to production and maintenance personnel for equipment troubleshooting, communicating with equipment vendors, or working with upstream groups to resolve data/documentation issues impacting manufacturing.
  • Develop and update manufacturing layouts for new equipment installations or rearrangement projects.
  • Maintain the Manufacturing Capability Manual and oversee the plant layout drawing management system to ensure plant drawings remain current.


  • Work with equipment vendors and plant HSE and Production Managers to ensure Safe Access, Arc Flash hazards and Lock Out-Tag Out are thoroughly addressed before equipment arrives or before equipment modifications are implemented.
  • Lead safe access and LOTO discussions with equipment supplier and HSE group during design activities.  Assist with the completion of Pre-Start Up Equipment Checklist to verify equipment safety systems prior to start of production.
  • Support HSE Manager to develop resolutions to issues resulting from safety concerns, Incident Reports, and Incident Cause Analysis Method (ICAM’s) associated with equipment installations or modifications lead by the CMPE.
  • Assist HSE and Production with the development of Job Safety Analysis procedures.


Minimum Education & Experience Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Engineering Technology, or 8 years of relevant experience in lieu of degree
  • 5 years of manufacturing engineering knowledge
  • Project management experience with projects more than $3,000,000/year
  • Extensive knowledge of metal fabrication, welding, roll forming manufacturing processes and capabilities
  • Thorough understanding of equipment data use, routings and troubleshooting ability

Preferred Education & Experience Qualifications

  • 15 years of manufacturing engineering experience
  • Proven success leading large manufacturing capital projects exceeding $1,000,000
  • Experience in Lean manufacturing techniques and Continuous Improvement methodologies
  • Equipment design capabilities as it relates to the manufacturing environment and capacity demands
  • Familiarly with welding automation, data file structure and PLC (Programmable Logic Controllers) controlled equipment

Additional Information

The preceding job responsibilities and tasks were designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by associates in this job.  It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all job duties and responsibilities required of associates assigned to this job.  Associates may be required to perform other duties as assigned.  Additional job competencies, individual goals, and performance measurements are set at the department level.

The benefits are just as rewarding as the work at BlueScope.  To support our goal, we offer a total compensation plan and an outstanding benefits package that includes health insurance, life insurance, short and long term disability, paid time off, and retirement. 

EEO Employer/M/F/Disabled/Protected Veteran

BlueScope is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status, as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability. 



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