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Stillyard Manager

Company: GAF Buildings Materials Corp. of America
Location: Michigan City
Posted on: June 8, 2021

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The Stillyard Manager is responsible for managing the asphalt operations at one or multiple facilities. The manager will focus on safety, quality, reliability, process improvement and performance development and management of the department. Working with the Stillyard and Receiving teams, the Stillyard Manager develops and maintains comprehensive procedures, policies and systems to improve safety, training, quality and efficiency.

The Stillyard Manager is also responsible for maintaining excellence in developing, executing and controlling assigned projects to achieve site goals. Through effective application of engineering expertise, the individual will conduct analysis and investigations pertaining to construction of new equipment and processes, and alteration or modification of existing facilities to optimize the productive capability of the plant. Project recommendations are made taking into consideration such factors as cost, structure, maintainability, and availability of materials and equipment with emphasis on safety and optimum performance.


20% - Safe and reliable work environment

  • Provides appropriate leadership, resources and processes to ensure robust plant operations.
  • Promotes a culture of safe and clean work environment where safety is the highest priority.
  • Ensures corrective actions are taken to investigate and resolve safety/quality/reliability/process related issues and to make the workplace safer.
  • Lead, develop and implement plans to identify and resolve hazards and housekeeping issues including deployment of capital, when needed.
  • Champions investigation of safety incidents and root cause analysis to help improve site and processes.

50% - Manage Asphalt Operations and align with Roofing customer goals and requirements

  • Guide and lead team in operational excellence quality, cost control, diversity, engagement and regulatory compliance.
  • Responsible for reliable operations of the asphalt processing segment of the manufacturing operation. Assure efficient and optimized processing of asphalt on-time that meets all specifications and business needs.
  • Develop and manage equipment integrity programs at responsible sites to assure efficient and reliable operation of all primary (asphalt processing equipment, conveying systems) and auxiliary equipment (HTF systems, environmental controls, heaters, etc.)
  • Identifies and provides team guidance for developing and implementing continuous improvement, operations best practices and process improvement activities.
  • Coordinates qualification trial plans and provides plant support for the qualification process including trials. Drives measurement variation reduction associated with test procedures.
  • Complete transactions in ERP and other systems as necessary including requisitions, inventory, material movements and production orders.
  • Work with local Roofing Plant Leadership on shared services and prioritization of projects

20% - Drive process and project engineering projects from conception to completion, utilizing GAF personnel as well as outside contractors.

10% - Team building and positive work environment

  • Set clear goals and expectation of team
  • Develop metrics and dashboards to drive safety, operational/OEE, quality and financial performance.
  • Create a productive atmosphere that encourages positive reinforcement, open communications, employee engagement and ideas.
  • Develop, communicate, and evaluate departmental and individual objectives. Set standards to advance initiatives and growth opportunities for team


  • Leadership
  • Adaptability
  • Building Strategic Working Relationships
  • Technical/Professional Knowledge & Skills
  • Stress Tolerance
  • Decision Making
  • Communication
  • Developing Others
  • Teamwork


  • Knowledge of root cause analysis to troubleshoot and solve problems
  • Knowledge of all safe work procedures
  • Knowledge of rotating equipment, machine design, bearings and lubrication
  • Knowledge of electronic, pneumatic and hydraulic systems
  • Knowledge of operation and maintenance of gas fired equipment (Asphalt Heaters, Steam Boilers, Thermal Oxidizers) and heat transfer equipment (Heat Exchangers, Thermal Fluid Heaters, etc)
  • Strongly familiar with standard manufacturing concepts, practices & procedures
  • Familiarity with interpreting Process Flow Diagrams and Piping and Instrumentation Diagrams
  • Proficiency with Google or Microsoft Suite of Products


  • Strong people leadership skills -proven track record required
  • Intermediate project management experience
  • Intermediate organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Advanced verbal and communication skills
  • Advanced analytical and problem solving skills
  • Ability to multitask in a fast paced work environment
  • Ability to implement process and quality improvements
  • Ability to manage and execute highly visible and time-sensitive projects
  • Ability to travel


  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or a related discipline
  • 3+ years related experience in plant production, oil refining, maintenance leadership or asphalt processing/manufacturing.


  • Chemical or Mechanical Engineering
  • Knowledge of batch and continuous processes
  • Knowledge of Asphalt Quality and Equipment standards

No of direct reports: 3+

Travel Requirements: > 20%


We believe our employees are our greatest resource. We offer competitive salary, benefits, 401k, and vacation packages for all full time permanent positions. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and GAF, SGI, and Siplast are proud to be affirmative action employers. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity, or Veteran status. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know. If applying for positions in the U.S., must be eligible to work in the U.S. without need for employer sponsored visa (work permit).

Keywords: GAF Buildings Materials Corp. of America, Gary , Stillyard Manager, Other , Michigan City, Indiana

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