Area Manager Grid Operations

Requisition Number:  9825
Company:  Westinghouse Electric Co

Hopkins, SC, US, 29061

Are you interested in being part of an innovative team that supports Westinghouse’s mission to provide clean energy solutions? At Westinghouse, we recognize that our employees are our most valuable asset and we seek to identify, attract and recruit the most qualified talent while recognizing and encouraging the value of diversity in the global workplace.


Manufacturing Area Manager


Westinghouse Electric Company is seeking an Area Manager for its Columbia Fuel Fabricating Facility (CFFF) located in Hopkins, South Carolina. The employees of CFFF manufacture nuclear fuel assemblies and components to power nuclear fuel reactors for our customers worldwide. At our facility, we use state-of-the-art manufacturing and inspection systems to meet the exacting standards and demanding tolerances required by our customers. 
This is a key position on the plant
’s leadership team.  The role of the Area Manager is to lead the achievement of quality, safety, delivery, productivity, and cost goals for the area and to drive continuous improvement through the use of lean manufacturing principles.  


Your Day to Day:

  • Manage and own all aspects of area performance and develop and execute strategies to continuously improve upon on-time and in-full delivery of high-quality manufactured nuclear fuel products in a safe and cost-effective manner.
  • Establish area and individual objectives, monitor performance, and provide feedback and coaching to ensure objectives are met.
  • Direct, mentor and develop area personnel in achieving area and plant goals.  Manage a group of Team Leaders (first-line supervisors) as direct reports who supervise the day-to-day shop floor activity. Manage a group of Technicians as direct reports who maintain and troubleshoot area equipment. Develop the skills of the group.
  • Own and lead a robust daily management paradigm with embedded problem-solving to drive accountability and achievement of metrics.
  • Collaborate with functional groups such as EHS, Product Assurance, Engineering, Maintenance, and Operational Excellence and direct the integration of these resource groups toward solving technical and other problems to achieving area performance goals.
  • Lead projects, direct and facilitate problem-solving, and utilize lean manufacturing and digital tools to improve performance.
  • Manage area budget to achieve forecasted spend.
  • Manage area staffing to ensure achievement of area and plant objectives.
  • Effectively interface with union representatives to establish and maintain a working relationship which promotes the efficient production of nuclear fuel products.
  • Positively model and champion a results-oriented accountability culture.  Create an environment that encourages and supports employee participation through involvement in problem-solving, decision-making, and implementing change.
  • Maintain high employee morale in an environment of dynamic production load requirements and technological changes.
  • Develop and implement plans for meeting customer requirements; ensure compliance with all safety, environmental and government regulations.
  • Implement standards contained in Westinghouse "Codes of Business Ethics & Conduct."  Ensure that all employees reporting to this position are informed about the standards and related policies and enforce them within this supervised activity.
  • Interface with lead management team in the development, implementation, and maintenance of plant policy.
  • Implement change in accordance with the needs of the business and the strategic plans of the organization. and maintenance of plant policy.

The successful candidate for this position will possess the following:

  • Bachelor’s degree with a technical, business, or engineering focus or Westinghouse equivalent of industry experience. 
  • Minimum 5 years of management experience in a manufacturing environment.
  • Must communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, with all levels of the organization and interfaces with customers and auditors.
  • Knowledge of process improvement principles such as Lean Manufacturing, 6 Sigma, etc.
  • Demonstrated operations management and lean manufacturing skills
  • Demonstrated project management skills 
  • Skilled in the use of Microsoft Office applications.
  • Ability to lead cross functional teams in a union environment
  • Ability to break down and simplify complex issues
  • Demonstrated history of driving improvements and measurable results in a production environment.
  • Effective in the change management process 
  • Ability to proactively identify, assess and mitigate risk in a dynamic, fast-paced environment
  • Effective and timely decision making often with limited information and/or time­­­­­­­­­­­


Why Westinghouse?

Westinghouse Electric Company is the global nuclear energy industry’s first choice for safe, clean, and efficient energy solutions. We enable our delivery of this vision by living our value system:

  • Safety and Quality
  • Integrity and Trust
  • Customer Focus and Innovation
  • Speed and Passion to Win
  • Teamwork and Accountability

Westinghouse offers competitive benefits to all our employees around the globe to keep them healthy and enhance their well-being.  In the U.S. the following are representative of what we offer:

  • Competitive Salary
  • Comprehensive Health, Wellness and Income Protection Benefits
  • 401(k) Savings Plan with Company Match
  • Paid Vacations and Holidays
  • Opportunities for Flexible Work Arrangements
  • Educational Reimbursement Program
  • Employee Referral Program

While our Global Headquarters are located in Cranberry Township, PA, we have over 9,000 employees working at locations in 19 different countries. You can learn more by visiting

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Nearest Major Market: Columbia
Nearest Secondary Market: South Carolina

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