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Phifer Incorporated Electrical Support Manager in Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Company Overview

Phifer Incorporated is a leader in the insect screen, solar control fabrics, drawn wire, engineered products and designed fabrics industries. Founded in 1952, Phifer Inc. is a family owned business established on providing a safe work environment, quality products and outstanding service. Manufacturing and corporate offices are located in our state-of-the-art facilities in Tuscaloosa, Alabama U.S.A. with warehousing/offices in California, Italy, India, and Asia. Phifer exports all products worldwide. Phifer Incorporated is ISO registered ( and is an equal opportunity employer.

Job Summary

The Electrical Support Manager provides leadership, schedules, coordination and oversight of the performance of the Process Controls team. The leadership position will be responsible for coordinating and monitoring all aspects of the PC group including safety/OSHA regulations, internal customer service, continuing improvement, efficiency and training.

The ideal candidate will have a bachelor's degree in Electrical or Electronics Engineering from an Accredited College or University with a minimum of 5+ years' of management experience in a manufacturing environment. They must have hands-on maintenance experience preferably in process controls. The ability to drive accountability within the team and work a flexible schedule is a must.


  • Will lead Process Controls in the performance of their respective daily duties

  • Will maintain departmental staffing to follow plant production schedules

  • Will set and enforce Performance Pay goals and criteria

  • Will manage and maintain attendance

  • Will manage SAP work order backlogs

  • Will enforce all Phifer rules according to the handbook and progressive disciplinary procedures Specifically all Safety and Electrical Safety rules

  • Will prioritize work for Process Controls Project Leaders

  • Will manage skill assessments and on-going training of all Process Controls employees

  • Will manage and maintain ongoing ARC-Flash studies per NEC requirements

  • Will plan and support the installation of process equipment modifications including the management of schedules and costs, track equipment downtime and occurrence frequency, and develop preventative/predictive programs to improve performance

  • Will create metric boards in each department to measure time to complete repairs, effectiveness of repairs, customer satisfaction, department costs and other metrics deemed necessary to evaluate the performance of the Support Group

  • Will perform root cause analysis of recurring problems and identify permanent solutions to eliminate failures

  • Will respond to prioritized production problems in a timely manner

  • Will implement start of shift meetings and daily or weekly department walkthroughs

  • Will focus on continuous improvement of manufacturing processes and identify and implement new ideas

  • Will maintain and improve Phifer's predictive maintenance program

  • Will assist in the creation of employee Personal Development Plans (PDP) in Process Controls and Electrical Maintenance

  • Will perform all duties safely and lead entire electrical team to perform all duties safely


  • ​Must be a life-long learner with the desire to continually improve one's knowledge level

  • Must have the ability to research new systems and train oneself with limited assistance

  • Must be a participant and support Kaizen activities

  • Must be able to occasionally work nights, weekends and/or holidays as required to perform job duties and support manufacturing operations. Must be able to work flexible hours as needed to accomplish tasks.


  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical, Electronics or Mechanical Engineering from an Accredited College or University

  • Required 5+ years' of management experience in a manufacturing environment

  • Required 5+ years' of hands-on maintenance experience in a manufacturing environment


  • On-site Health Care Clinic, Health Insurance, 401(K), Paid Profit Sharing Retirement Plan, Life Insurance, Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability, Vacation, Paid Holidays, Marriage Holidays, Workout Facility, etc.

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