SOAR Consulting, Marseilles Illinois
Our client is made up of 19, 000 teammates whose goal is to " Take Care of Our Customers." They are accomplishing this by being the safest, highest quality, lowest cost, most productive and most profitable steel and steel products company in the world. They are committed to doing this while being cultural and environmental stewards in our communities where we live and work. They are succeeding by working together. They were ranked in the top 125 on the Fortune 500 list.
The company has operating facilities in 19 states. Products produced are: carbon and alloy steel in bars, beams, sheet, and plate; steel joists and joist girders; steel deck; cold finished steel; steel fasteners; metal building systems; and light gauge steel framing. This position is in the Prefab building section-Employees are tasked with turning sheet steel into prefab building components.
Our attitude toward safety couldn' t be clearer: Safety is the TOP priority for every employee. Period.
The company operates one of the leanest corporate organizations in the nation. A typical Fortune 500 company has a triple-digit corporate staff. Our client has about 65 corporate employees.
Commitment to Employees
In the words of one company executive, " Workers excel here because they are allowed to fail." Managers at all levels encourage their employees to try out their new ideas. Sometimes the ideas work out, sometimes they don' t. But this freedom to try helps gives the company one of the most creative, get-it-done work forces in the world. The lean management supports strong employee relations. Workers know if they have a suggestion, their idea won' t get buried in bureaucracy. When a complaint does come up, The company has a straightforward way of handling it: The company allows any employee to ask for a review of the complaint if he or she feels the supervisor has not provided a fair hearing. The employee can move the appeal quickly to the general manager and then to the corporate office for consideration.
Employees involved directly in manufacturing are paid weekly bonuses based on the production of their work groups. Most employees are covered under this system. Typically, these bonuses are based upon anticipated production time or product produced, depending upon the type of facility. The formulas are non-discretionary, based upon established production goals. This plan creates peer pressure for everyone to perform well and, in some facilities, is tied to on-time attendance. No bonus is paid if equipment is not operating, creating strong emphasis on maintaining equipment in top operational condition at all times. Maintenance personnel are assigned to each shift, and they participate in the bonus along with the other bonus groups. Production supervisors are part of the bonus group and receive the same bonus as the employees they supervise. The bonus can average 80-170 percent of the base wage and has no set limit.
In addition to these established bonus plans, the company has periodically issued an extraordinary bonus to all employees, except officers, in years of particularly strong company performance. This bonus has been as high as $2000 for each employee.
Eliminating the distinctions between management and hourly employees as much as possible serves us well. The company employees respond positively to production incentives. In return, the company remains committed to not laying off employees in slow periods. Since its entry into the steel-making business, the company has not laid off a single worker due to lack of work. The result is a committed team of employees and high-quality products. They build quality into its processes through continuous improvement, innovation, consistent investment in modern equipment, customer focus, and a diligent commitment to safety.
The candidate for this position will be safety oriented, extremely motivated, and must be able troubleshoot and perform preventative maintenance for the electrical and mechanical equipment in the plant. Candidates must be proficient in the theories learned in " A" school. They will perform electrical and mechanical repair and maintenance on equipment used in various stages of the process of making prefab building components out of sheet steel. They will work with a variety of systems and equipment including but not limited to cranes, conveyors, PLCs, high voltage electrical systems, electrical motors, hydraulic systems, pneumatic systems, AC/DC drives, and power distribution systems. Employees will be direct hires for the company and will not be asked to participate in a union environment. This is a Third shift position (10pm-6am). The typical schedule is M-F although there may be some weekends on an as needed basis.
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS:
All positions are hourly. Most Technicians earn $65, 000 to start depending on background and experience; Aggressive bonus structure. Total compensation for this position can reach as high as $69K depending on company, team, and personal performance; Full benefits- Medical, Dental, 401(k), Workers Comp, paid holidays, Pension Plan; Potential within the company to grow and lead at this plant or other company facilities across the country.