• Roll Shop Supervisor

    Relocation Available
    Position Type
    Full Time
  • Overview / Job Summary

    Aleris is a global leader in the manufacture and sale of aluminum rolled products, with approximately 14 facilities in three geographically aligned business units in North America, Europe and China.  We serve a variety of end-use industries, including aerospace, automotive, defense, building and construction, transportation, packaging, and consumer goods. 


    Our Clayton, NJ facility is seeking to add a talented Roll Shop Supervisor to its Roll Shop Department.  The purpose of this role is to safely, efficiently, and effectively contribute to supporting the overall operating process and provide quality products to our internal and external customers.



    Day shift position, Monday-Friday.  Benefits include: medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401k w/company match, and quarterly bonus program opportunity of 5% of gross wages.

    Responsibilities Include

    Health, Safety, & Environmental

    • A role model for safety; demonstrates behaviors that aligns with the Aleris safety principles and holds the team accountable for results.
    • Implements processes that reveal safety hazards, and develops sustainable corrective actions.
    • Ensures compliance with all health, safety and environmental regulations, company policies and procedures.
    • Demonstrates a comprehensive understanding of the Aleris Safety System and actively collaborates with direct reports and colleagues to continuously improve the execution of the system for a zero injury culture

    Production, Maintenance, and Quality

    • Engages his or her team to drive a continuous improvement culture by utilizing continuous improvement (AOS) to relentlessly attack and eliminate waste, overburden and variability in manufacturing processes.
    • Understands the manufacturing process and has the technical knowledge to ensure product quality and flow.
    • Manages a team of roll shop mechanics and machinists to support the facility by maintaining the roll and chock inventory and supporting production as needed.
    • Supervises and coordinates activities of workers and vendors engaged in grinding, turning, and chroming mill rolls to specified surface finish. Inspects work in progress and completed work for conformance to specifications and shop standards.
    • Manages, maintains, and purchases all manufacturing rolls.
    • Manages machine shop work to support the machining, building and repair of equipment parts as required to support manufacturing equipment.
    • Responsible for the purchase of all new coating and roto-gravure cylinders for coating process.
    • Responsible for the chrome roll process, which includes selection of a qualified supplier and the coordination of shipment and delivery of all chrome rolls on a daily basis.

    Relentless Drive for Improvement

    • Applies appropriate continuous improvement (AOS) tools to identify and solve manufacturing problems and sustain solutions.
    • Prevents irrelevant issues or distractions from interfering with timely completion of FLL’s Standard Work.
    • Modifies or develops work instructions per the ISO 9001:2015 quality system guidelines to keep current with actual practice within the Roll Shop and works within the parameters created by the ISO9001:2015 quality system.
    • Delivers results through continuous process improvements; recognizes problems as opportunities for improvement.
    • Identify gaps between benchmark performance and average shift performance, facilitate continuous improvements with team, and allocate responsibilities for implementing improvement plans.
    • Assesses and selects talent to improve performance capabilities within his or her area of responsibility.
    • Ensures calibration requirements of equipment/tools are satisfied to comply with ISO9001:2015 standards.


    • Understands how FLL behaviors and improvement activities impact cash conversion, EBITDA, and other key financials.
    • Periodically presents critical metrics to direct reports, plant management, and other stakeholders via information centers to identify problems and discuss potential solutions.
    • Sees the big picture. Supports short-term targets but also makes decisions that foster long-term success.
    • Administers the Department's expense budget, within budgetary guidelines to contribute to cost-effective operation of the company.
    • Ensures compliance to budget; monitors performance output, time and data quality.


    • Inspires employees to perform at high levels and communicates their value to the success of the operation.
    • Provides on-going coaching, feedback and development to increase employee performance and productivity.
    • Recognizes and rewards behaviors that produces safe, profitable results and corrects poor performance.
    • Is consistent and fair when dealing with people and honors personal commitments.
    • Conducts performance appraisals and maintains performance metrics to monitor employee results; identify and initiate improvements for development and/or training.
    • Involves team in decisions, problem solving and continuous improvement activities.
    • Leverages change as an opportunity to improve the business; help employees overcome resistance to change.
    • Schedules and directs employee assignments and completion of work production.
    • Shares ownership and visibility for individual and group success; accepts responsibility for failures.
    • Ensures employees are paid accurately and held accountable for time missed by tracking attendance and entering data in the timekeeping system.


    • Proactively builds trust and effective working relationships with direct reports and other departments; coordinates daily with Department Manager and/or Production Planner to review equipment schedules.  
    • Coordinates resolution of equipment and/or quality issues with Department Manager, Technical Manager, Maintenance Manager, and/or Production Planner.
    • Partners with local management to ensure employees have the skills, knowledge, and tools to do their jobs safely and effectively.
    • Actively collaborates with plant leadership and engages with direct reports to establish clear standard work instructions and audits.
    • Demonstrates respect to employees, peers, managers, customers, suppliers, etc.


    • Sets and communicates clear performance standards and holds direct reports accountable for results.
    • Communicates effectively with direct reports and resolves conflicts within and between individual team members.
    • Encourages others to express opinions and actively listens to understand others.
    • Knows when to make decisions at the point-of-contact and when to escalate decisions to upper management.
    • Perform all other duties as assigned by the Maintenance & Engineering Manager.

    Required Qualifications

    • High school diploma or GED equivalent.
    • Strong analytical, problem solving and interpersonal skills.
    • Proficient computer skills in applications such as Microsoft Word & Excel.
    • Ability to work independently with minimal direction.
    • Possess leadership abilities in order to make sound decisions.
    • Work with a sense of urgency daily.
    • Ability to provide clear task assignments, create a shared understanding of strategic direction, promote a sense of purpose, and inspire motivation.
    • Ability to bring together appropriate people and information to make timely, effective decisions. Ability to work in conceptual and theoretical project design and for the creation of improved systems.
    • Must possess strong decision making and problem solving skills including the ability to solve problems while exhibiting practical judgment and realistic understanding of the issues involved. Must be able to overcome obstacles and find reasonable resolutions to situations on a case by case basis as encountered. Must have the ability and confidence to make decisions relating to role’s accountabilities and exercise discretion when determining if direction from manager is needed.
    • Ability to use logic, math and database tools to support strategic plans and tactical initiatives.
    • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
    • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form. Must be able to recognize data needed in order to make decisions, collect data, and analyze in order to determine direction in which to proceed.
    • Ability to achieve results, manage multiple tasks and objectives and to manage change.
    • Willing to provide constructive feedback, provide information clearly and generate solutions.

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Bachelor or Associates Degree 
    • 3 - 5 years related experience managing and/or operating in a machine shop or tooling business.   
    • Knowledge of lean manufacturing and ISO9001:2015
    • Ability to demonstrate effective team leadership and team membership skills.

    Aleris is an equal opportunity employer and supports diversity in the workplace. Qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran. Our HR teams will reach out to the applicants who met the qualifications and most closely aligned with requirements of the position.


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