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Plant Controller

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Location: Tell City, Indiana, United States
Job ID: 522699WP
Date Posted: Jun 16, 2020
Segment: Metals
Business Unit: Hitachi Metals
Company Name: Waupaca Foundry, Inc.

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Why Waupaca Foundry?

Waupaca Foundry, Inc. is North America's leading supplier of iron castings and has a history of innovation with a legacy of product quality. Waupaca Foundry employs approximately 4,400 people company-wide. Waupaca Foundry is committed to relentless improvement, forward-thinking sustainability initiatives, and providing a reliable experience to the millions who use our castings every day. Our goal is to employ individuals who take pride in their work within a culture of continual innovation. Waupaca Foundry is proud to be an employer of choice for those driven and skilled individuals seeking rewarding careers by producing top quality castings.

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Plant Controller


Assist Plant Manager in achieving financial goals and objectives. Communicate these goals and objectives to the workforce. Assist the Director of Controlling in achieving the goals and objectives of senior management.


  • Assist Plant Management in achieving EBIT and inventory goals
  • Responsible for yearly budgets and monthly forecasts
  • Responsible to initiate all capital requests and meet ROI requirements
  • Responsible in assisting Plant Management to meet cost reduction plans
  • Responsible for Level 1 Cost Metrics each month
  • Measure, track, and communicate hours worked versus goals on a daily basis


Bachelor's degree in a financial or business related field required. CMA, CPA, or other certifications would be beneficial. Equivalent work experience will be considered.


  • Must be able to travel to remote plants


  • Must posses and demonstrate leadership ability to include the following:
    • Conflict resolution
    • Teamwork
    • Policy Adherence
    • Promotion of Company Philosophy
    • Fair and Ethical Treatment of Colleagues and Subordinates
  • Must be knowledgeable of cost accounting, general ledger, and spreadsheets.
  • Must Understand Cross Functions in HR, Purchasing, Sales, Quality, and Manufacturing
  • Demonstrate ability to manage processes, develop standards, and analyze information.
  • Proficient in the use of financial software, accounting, corporate finance, and auditing.
  • Adept in developing budgets and tracking budget expenses.
  • Experienced user of SAP.
  • Proponent of performance management.
  • Possession of excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to plan and manage time and resources, establish priorities and meet goals.
  • High proficiency in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and other relevant platforms.
  • Ability to interact with employees, customers, and suppliers portraying a positive company image and inspiring trust.
  • Solid work history.
  • Ability to develop and work within a team environment.
  • Flexible work schedule.


Waupaca Foundry offers competitive wages and exceptional benefits, including:

  • Medical, dental, vision.
  • Short and long term disability.
  • Life insurance.
  • 401(k).
  • Employer funded retirement plan.
  • Paid vacations/holidays
  • Wellness program.
  • Fitness membership.
  • Employee assistance program (EAP)
  • Employer supported career development, including tuition reimbursement.

Waupaca Foundry is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.

Equal Opportunity Employer, including disabled and veterans.
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