Steward Machine Company
  • Engineering
  • Birmingham, AL, USA
  • Full Time

Excellent Benefits & Competitive Pay


Steward Machine Company

Steward Machine is a multi-generation family-owned business having enjoyed a successful history of over 100 years. The Company possess extensive lifting capacity and some of the largest CNC machinery in the world housed in more than 290,000 square feet of manufacturing space. They offer complete turnkey responsibilities by detailing shop drawings, fabricating, welding, stress relieving, machining, gear cutting and assembly in-house.

Steward Machine Co. is certified by AISC to the highest standard for fracture critical endorsement. All Steward Machine work follow a culture that align with 5 guiding principles (Relentless Work Ethic, "Can Do Attitude", Excellence, Passion, and Adaptability). We have supplied equipment to some of the most demanding owners in the world. Our "can do" attitude gets the job done right the first time. We have a proven track for on-time deliveries.



Primary Purpose of the Position

The Project Manager (PM) reports to the Chief Operating Officer (COO) and is responsible for quality and on-time deliveries of projects at or above customer expectation and at our above budgeted profit.


Essential Functions / Duties

The Project Manager is continuously aware of all aspects of his jobs directed by engineering drawings and the production schedule. When unanticipated events threaten delivery dates or margins, the PM is responsible for timely coordination with the COO and coordination with customers.

The PM accountability begins with the award of a job and ends with full payment.

Specific Areas of Responsibility

  • Continuous customer satisfaction - communication, quality, timeliness, personal relationships.
  • Manage and update current and complete job files.
  • Accurate report weekly and monthly percentage of completion (POC) and job status reporting.
  • Issuing invoices and facilitates timely collections of payments, including change orders, as early as allowed by terms
  • Job profits
  • Pre-production - Awareness/participation in estimating, bidding, job set-up and kick-off meetings as requested by CTO and COO.
  • Job tracking - Weekly monitoring and monthly reporting of actual vs scheduled POC.
  • Issue resolution - serving as the first stop for solutions on job issues, escalating to the COO as appropriate.
  • Change orders - Coordinating change orders and ensuring timely follow-through.
  • Customer relations - Frequent communications, including visits, with customers to confirm alignment on job progress.
  • Files - Complete files of job progress, correspondence, quality, environmental, testing and required inspections.
  • New business - Seeking and passing leads for new work to Marketing.
  • Broader decisions - Participating as requested in key corporate decisions.
  • Reputation - Becoming an admired personality and a brand ambassador with employees, customers, suppliers, and all other outsiders

Role / Department / Location Specific Requirements

Reports to the COO

Position is based in Birmingham, Alabama


Job Requirements

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Mechanical engineering degree strongly preferred.
  • Experience in heavy machining and fabrication shops with our types of equipment.
  • Solid personal reputation in our industry - with our prospective customers strongly preferred.
  • High math aptitude, computer skills and intellectual curiosity.
  • High detail and organizing orientation.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Relentless "hands-on" work ethic.
  • Relentless attention to detail.
  • Confident and dauntless problem solver.

Not all aspects of the job are covered by the description - may require other duties as assigned.

Job may change over time in accordance with business needs.

Job description does not guarantee employment.


Working Conditions

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts, high or precarious places, fumes or airborne particles, outside weather conditions, extreme heat or cold, wet and/or humid conditions, toxic or caustic chemicals, and risk of electrical shock and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


Physical Requirements

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, sit, use hands to handle or feel, reach with hands and arms, and talk and hear. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance, stoop, kneel, bend, crouch or crawl, and smell. The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.


Affirmative Action /EEO Statement

Steward Machine Company is a Federal VEVRAA contractor, and an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing equal employment opportunity in all employment practices. Steward Machine Company will not discriminate against any applicant for employment because of their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability, veteran or service member status, marital status, citizenship status (In IL - sex, including same sex, ancestry, order of protection status, physical or mental disability, military status, pregnancy, unfavorable discharge status, genetic information), (In IA - gender identity), (In CA - gender identity or expression, and genetic information) or any other category protected by federal, state or local law.


Limitation and Disclaimer

The above job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties requested by their supervisor in compliance with Federal and State Laws. Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills and/or abilities. To perform this job successfully, the employee must possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each duty proficiently. Steward Machine Company is an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V. It is the Company's policy to provide equal opportunity for all qualified persons and to prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, religion, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, citizenship status, or any other legally protected status. We maintain a drug-free workplace and reserve the right to perform substance abuse testing as needed.

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