Process Manager

  • Amsted Industries
  • Petersburg, VA, United States
Full Time Engineering Management Manufacturing

Job Description

Job Description

Do you revel in developing others to see them grow? In this position you’ll be responsible for leading a Manufacturing Department instilling a safety-first culture while producing the required quantity and quality of product at optimal cost. Bachelor's Degree in Engineering/Business Administration with 5 years leadership experience or equivalent managerial experience (minimum 10 years in a leadership role, 5 years in a managerial role).

Join our 100% Employee Owned Company

Brenco/ Amsted Rail has been changing lives and putting careers on the move for over 60 years. Come join a team where operational excellence, employee development, and continuous improvement are key success factors. Brenco located in Petersburg, Virginia, is the #1 US producer of tapered roller bearings in the railroad industry. Talented and motivated individuals will have the opportunity to do the best work of their lives with an established 60 year-old company.


The Process Manager is responsible for manufacturing processes in designated areas; instilling a safety-first culture while producing the required quantity and quality of product at the optimal cost.


To accomplish this job successfully, Process Managers must be able to perform each essential function well. The following are the end results and deliverables for which this position is held accountable.

  • Plans, organizes and manages their process area in accordance will applicable safety and quality standards through process supervisor (up to 80 direct and indirect employees).
  • Maximizes our capabilities through selection and motivation of a well trained workforce to assure a safe, efficient and cost effective operation.
  • Ensure that operational metrics are met and finished product inventories are maintained at the proper level. Controls flow of materials and utilization of labor to ensure adequate production of quality product to fulfill operational requirements.
  • Executes and drives initiatives supporting our Wildly Important Goals.
  • Maintains best in class department organization and good housekeeping.
  • Leads continuous improvement activities with maintenance manager and process engineering manager.
  • Ensures all employees are well qualified and cross functional, perform per the job qualification standards and adhere to company policies, safety standards, work instructions. Recommends actions to Human Resources if needed.
  • Establishes and writes job standards
  • Controls allocation and use of employees to ensure fulfillment of production schedules at the optimal cost.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering/Business Administration or equivalent managerial experience.
  • Requires a minimum of 5-10 years’ experience in a leadership role. Prior experience which demonstrates progressive increase in operations responsibility. Demonstrated and proven ability to effectively manage all available resources to achieve planned results.
  • Prior managerial abilities, both to organize and direct the functions under his/her control to guide and implement our Wildly Important Goal.
  • Prior experience in directing and developing personnel under his/her supervision.

Visit our websites at to find out more about what makes our workplace special, whether it is being an employee-owner, our active commitment to employee development, or simply enjoying the view of our park-like campus with our scenic stream and fishing pond and expansive grounds which are home to geese year-round! With barely a 30-minute commute from Richmond, we are easy to get to via both I-95 and I-295.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Education Requirements

Bachelor's Degree