Manufacturing Area Manager

Carpenter’s Latrobe Specialty Metals operations, based in Latrobe, Pa., manufacture high-performance specialty alloys serving aerospace, energy and other demanding markets. Carpenter acquired Latrobe in 2012 to increase capacity to meet strong customer demand and to broaden the company’s product mix. Latrobe continues a century-long legacy of leadership in metals technology.  



  • Manage the activities of a Manufacturing area with consideration for the goals and objectives of the department.
  • Manages day-to-day operations in line with department/area plans, goals and objectives with a focus on increasing/maintaining employee engagement and morale.
  • 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.
  • Evaluate and recommend new equipment, and process and maintenance technologies.
  • Work with the personnel, systems and equipment to achieve and/or maintain desired work center performance.
  • Define and communicate performance expectations for personnel and coach and counsel them in the performance of job responsibilities.
  • Manages areas budget developed by Department Manager.
  • Perform all other duties and special projects as assigned.


  • Four year college degree preferred.  High School Diploma required.   
  • 2+ years of experience as a Manufacturing Engineer or Specialist – Manufacturing Support.
  • Ability to evaluate and recommend new equipment, and process and maintenance technologies.
  • Proficient with MS Office, Outlook, Word and Excel and general use of a computer workstation.
  • Required ability to organize and prioritize tasks and make appropriate decisions.
  • Experience directing and supervising others and objectively evaluating performance.
  • Willingness to work in a production oriented environment, with frequently changing priorities and deadlines.
  • Requires excellent written and verbal communication skills, problem solving skills, project management skills and  interpersonal skills - with an emphasis on mutual respect.

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.

Full time
Latrobe, PA 15650, US