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Manufacturing Department Manager

Carpenter Technology Corporation is a leading producer and distributor of premium specialty alloys, including titanium alloys, nickel and cobalt based superalloys, stainless steels, alloy steels and tool steels.  Carpenter’s high-performance materials and advanced process solutions are an integral part of critical applications used within the aerospace, transportation, medical and energy markets, among other markets.  Building on its history of innovation, Carpenter’s wrought and powder technology capabilities support a range of next-generation products and manufacturing techniques, including novel magnetic materials and additive manufacturing.



POSITION PROFILE:  provides leadership to managers and when required manage first-level supervisors and/or professional staff.  Develops departmental plans including business, production and organizational priorities.  Decisions are guided by resource availability and department objectives.



  • Manage the activities of a manufacturing department, consisting of more than one major operational unit, with consideration for the goals and objectives of the organization. 
  • Develops goals and objectives for the department that are aligned with those of Manufacturing.  Develop, define and lead the implementation of plans, actions, and measurements to meet department goals.   Measure and evaluate execution of the plans and make appropriate adjustments to meet the aligned goals and objectives. 
  • Maintain knowledge of the existing manufacturing systems including the computer systems, steel making processes, material flow and handling schemes, quality systems and process control techniques.
  • Define and communicate performance expectations for salaried staff and coach and counsel them in the performance of job responsibilities. 
  • Develops and is responsible for managing departmental budget.
  • Promotes and ensures a safe workplace.
  • Perform all other duties and special projects as assigned.


  • Four-year college degree, in Engineering or Metallurgy preferred.  High School Diploma required. 
  • 8+ years of experience at a lower level manager position or Manufacturing Engineer position.
  • Experience in hot working alloy steel preferred.
  • Experience with and a strong understanding of the Toyota Production System / Lean manufacturing is required.
  • Working knowledge of manufacturing systems including: computer systems, steel making processes, material flow and handling schemes, quality systems and process control techniques.
  • Proven ability managing resources to ensure financial and operational objectives are met.
  • Requires excellent verbal and written communication skills and strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a fast-paced and ever changing work environment.

Carpenter Technology Company offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package including life, medical, dental, vision, flexible spending accounts, disability coverage, 401k with company contributions as well as many other options to employees.

Carpenter Technology Corporation’s policy is to fully and effectively maintain a program of equal employment opportunity and nondiscrimination for all employees, to employ affirmative action for all protected classes, and to recruit and develop the best qualified persons available regardless of age, race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, political affiliation or any other characteristic protected by law. The Company also will recruit, develop and provide opportunities for qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans.

Florence, AL 35630, US