Insituform Technologies, LLC is looking for a Wetout Manufacturing Manager in McGregor, TX


Position Summary


The Wetout Manufacturing Manager is responsible for manufacturing, planning/budgeting expense and capital budgets, receiving inventory, and shipping finished product for the wetout manufacturing plant.  The position is expected to achieve low-cost leadership position through increasing productivity, streamlining Lean Manufacturing processes, reducing costs, optimizing on-hand inventory.  The manufacturing manager is responsible for developing a service-orientated team to consistently produce high-quality products at the lowest possible cost while maintaining all safety standards.


Reporting Status


The Wetout Manufacturing Manager reports to the Wetout Area Manager.


Supervisor Responsibility


Oversees wetout line supervisor(s), hourly manufacturing personnel and administrative



Position Responsibilities & Accountabilities


  • Responsible for the overall direction of the facility and carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the company’s policies and applicable laws.
  • Directs, implements, and maintains manufacturing plans, policies, and programs to improve quality, delivery time, and drive towards low-cost leadership of the wetout manufacturing plant.
  • Continuously improves methods, processes, and facilities to raise productivity, improve return on investment and achieve lower costs with full regard for the health, safety, and well-being of employees.
  • Identifies and implements best practices including ISO 9000 and Six Sigma systems to achieve manufacturing excellence throughout the facility.
  • Monitors production output and quality data.
  • Directs, manages, and develops supervisory staff to ensure efficient and safe operation of the plant. Makes final determinations on hiring and firing decisions.
  • Establishes and maintains positive communication with employees.
  • Implements proactive measures to maintain a union-free environment.
  • Communicates with other plant managers to share ideas and resources.
  • Establishes and monitors plant operating budget; prepares and analyzes profit and loss statements.
  • Identifies and implements improvements to positively affect profitability.
  • Recommends purchase of all capital equipment and plant expansion.
  • Prepares and/or maintains various reports, records and/or logs (e.g., budget, production payroll, etc.)
  • Establishes employee developmental methods and processes to improve skill level, involvement, value, and morale.
  • Establishes, communicates, implements, and enforces safety programs and procedures.
  • Conducts routine safety inspections, conducts safety meetings; ensures proper use and maintenance of equipment; identifies and implements safety improvements.
  • Fosters and maintains a high level of customer service through on-time deliveries,
  • responsiveness to customer needs and ensuring that the quality of the shipped product meets all customer quality requirements.
  • Interacts with customers, suppliers, vendors, and public government agencies.



Qualification Requirements:


For the successful performance of this position, an individual must be able to achieve and/or perform the essential duties of the position. Listed below are representative requirements for   job knowledge, skill, and/or ability.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential functions.


Education and/or Experience: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or business is required.
  • Minimum of 5 - 10 years of progressive hands-on manufacturing management success with Profit & Loss responsibility, required.
  • Managing within a union environment a plus.
  • Prior Experience with lean manufacturing, ISO 9000 and Six Sigma systems is highly desired.
  • Must have demonstrated leadership abilities to create high performance work teams in a challenging growth driven environment.
  • Committed to achieving dramatic results in a collaborative way in a short period of time.
  • Should be capable of assuming the position of General Manager of Wetout Operations within 3 to 5 years.
  • Passionate about quality and safety systems.
  • High level of personal integrity and credibility.
  • Willingness to travel approximately 10 % of the time.


Language Skills: 

Strong verbal and written communication skills are mandatory.

Ability to effectively present information to management, subordinate employees, and clients.


Mathematical Skills:  

Ability to perform arithmetic calculations and apply basic statistical, algebraic, and geometric concepts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, volumes, etc.


Reasoning Skills: 

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where limited standardization exists and interpret various instructions in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.


Other Skills and Abilities:


Leadership Skills:

Position requires individual to have strong interpersonal skills with ability to motivate and empower, to be a strong communicator able to take initiative and function independently.   Must be capable of making people management decisions and comfortable in a management position.



Ability to work with complex spreadsheets, databases, and presentation software.

Ability to learn new applications quickly. Microsoft Office skills (Excel, Word, Power Point) required.


Physical Demands / Work Environment:

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Physical Demands:  

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, talk, and hear.   The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls. The employee is required to stand, walk, and reach with hands and arm.   The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, and occasionally, with assistance of others, lift and/or move more than 100 pounds.   Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.


Work Environment: 

In performing the duties for this job, the employee will generally work in an office type environment but will occasionally be required to work in outside weather conditions (occasionally near job sites with moving vehicles and mechanical operations).  Will be occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles. The noise level is usually moderate. 

Travel by automobile and airplane required.

We offer a competitive salary with career growth opportunities and a full benefits package including medical, dental, and vision Insurance, prescription drug coverage, annual bonus potential, 401k matching, tuition assistance, overtime pay, paid time off, and much more.

Aegion is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Equal opportunity is a sound and just concept to which Aegion is firmly bound. Aegion will not engage in discrimination against, or harassment of, any person employed or seeking employment with Aegion on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, non-disqualifying disability, status as a protected veteran or other characteristics protected by law.

VEVRAA compliant – priority referral Protected Veterans requested