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Motrex LLC Assistant Manager, Operations in Muncie, Indiana


Element Resources operates one of the leading Battery Recycling facilities in the country and has been a mainstay in the Muncie community for over 30 years. Did you know that batteries are the most recycled product in the world with a more than 99 percent recycling rate? Element provides an essential supply of recycled products to America's battery manufacturers to produce high quality, top performing batteries to power cars, trucks and forklifts, which are vital to keeping our country's supply chain running.

To achieve the established production goals, while ensuring quality level of the product. This position can be responsible for the work of Supervisors directly and employees indirectly. Plan, schedule, and supervise all operational functions, including Environmental & Maintenance at the Garfield Recycling Facility to meet and exceed production, maintenance and environmental requirements at the minimum operating cost.

Qualified candidates must be a self starter with proven leadership and communication skills and will possess the ability to work with individuals from varied backgrounds, skills, and education levels to complete projects in an efficient and organized manner.

Work schedule will be 11pm - 7am, Monday - Friday


To perform this job successfully an individual must be able to perform each duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Maintain safe working conditions and practices. Operate the facility in a manner that is consistent and in compliance with all federal and state regulations, i.e. OSHA, EPA, TCEQ, etc.

  • Oversees the availability of materials, flow of supplies, and manpower in all production and finishing areas to ensure the achievement of daily production and shipping goals.

  • Document and communicate issues that caused the department to not meet each goal, including root cause and corrective actions.

  • Involvement and assist with process re-engineering.

  • Oversee Standard of Work in all departments.

  • Use continuous improvement tools such as Lean, 5S, and Six Sigma.

  • Inspect each process to reduce scrap and salvage cost, machine downtime, and to ensure finished quality production.

  • Prepare various reports; attend meetings, etc. to promote open communication between plant personnel.

  • Assist subordinates in the accomplishment of their business objectives and in their efforts to develop themselves technically and professionally.

  • Evaluate Area Supervisors’ performance and periodically review results with them; assist them to meet objectives, performance standards, quality, housekeeping, and all areas of their responsibilities.

  • Periodically check all documentation, including Production, Safety and Maintenance.

  • Generate and implement ideas leading to cost reduction and product or process improvement.

  • Supervise the operation and support each department including Furnaces, Refining, Breaker, Maintenance and Environmental. This includes scheduling furnace operations and refining to meet production requirements with quality products. Input issues and repair requests into the plant Maintenance software.

  • Collaborate with the Maintenance Manager and Operations Manager on periodic plant rebuilds, routine maintenance planning and to improve equipment availability.

  • Collaborate with the Environmental & Safety Manager (s) on all matters concerning federal and state regulatory authorities, i.e. permits, notice of violations, etc.

  • Collaborate with the Quality Manager on all matters associated with product quality.

  • Assist in preparing required plans, forecasts, records and reports to establish budgets to meet plant financial requirements and measure effectiveness.



  • 4 year degree in a Manufacturing or Engineering related discipline, or equivalent experience.

  • Eight - ten years of manufacturing operations experience and management experience preferably in a highly environmentally regulated pyro-metallurgical or material processing based businesses.

  • Prior experience with unionization preferred.

  • Lean or Six Sigma training strongly preferred.

  • Intermediate computer knowledge in Windows environment including Microsoft Office Suite.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, along with good interpersonal skills preferred.


  • Ability to read, analyzes, and interprets general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.

  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.

  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee will be frequently exposed to fumes, dust, airborne particles, and extreme heat and humidity.

Significant time will be required in the manufacturing facility, where additional exposure is likely.

Noise levels in the manufacturing facility are usually high.

All employees are required to wear full face respirators inside the manufacturing facility.

Qualified candidates must be able to sit, stand, walk, bend, and climb with minimal effort.

EEO Statement

Element Resources is an equal opportunity employer where an applicant's qualifications are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other basis prohibited by law.

About Statement

Element Resources ( is one of the largest battery recycling companies in the United States. Recycling recovers 99% of all lead received at our recycling centers. Every year we recycle millions of pounds of lead and recover and neutralize millions of gallons of sulfuric acid. Our robust, highly controlled recycling process is a critical part of our commitment to environmental sustainability.

Job Locations IN-Muncie

**Requisition Post Information

  • : Posted Date** 2 weeks ago (9/11/2023 12:18 PM)

Requisition ID 2023-4224

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