Allegion Operations Manager in Cincinnati, Ohio

Operations Manager

Allegion (NYSE: ALLE) helps keep people safe where they live, work and visit. Allegion is pioneering safety as a provider of security solutions for homes and businesses through 23 global brands. Allegion specializes in security around the doorway and beyond: everything from residential and commercial locks, door closers and exit devices, steel doors and frames, to access control and workforce productivity systems. Allegion is a $2 billion business employing more than 7,600 people and offering products in more than 120 countries across the world.

As an advocate for better safety around the world, Allegion comprises thought leaders and visionaries who solve customers’ toughest security challenges. We’re progressive, collaborative, expert and forthright in all that we do. We’re looking for talented people to advance their careers and grow alongside our business. We invite you to connect with us today.

Steelcraft is a manufacturer of Hollow Metal Doors & Frames, located in Blue Ash, Ohio. We are a division of Allegion PLC, whose mission is to “Make the World a Safer Place”. Steelcraft employs 700 people in the Cincinnati area in a large scale manufacturing facility, with a 75 year history of providing great customer service. We pride ourselves on the growth and innovation that we have seen in the last several years, as exemplified by a business is growing at a substantial rate. We are always looking for great employees who enjoy working in a fast paced, rewarding environment.



  • Lead the Operations & Maintenance groups at Steelcraft, consisting of 30 salaried employees and 500+ hourly employees, to achieve the goals in Safety, Quality, Delivery, Cost and People Development. Help set strategy and execute on it for the future growth of Steelcraft. This position reports directly to the Plant Manager.


  • Ensure successful execution of the Tactical responsibilities

  • Meet with Plant Leadership Team for daily strategy meeting

  • Work with Process Managers to implement weekly / monthly / annual strategy

  • Set overall staffing plans for the business

  • Be a catalyst for People Development , including themselves

  • Set structure and fill roles for the Operations & Maintenance salaried team (roughly 30 people)

  • Identify areas of development & strengths for direct reports, as well as their reports, to help drive growth

  • Interact daily with the Hourly workforce to help drive change and improve culture, utilizing our Engagement tools

  • Partner with leadership team peers to drive personal development within yourself, and others

  • Ensure MDI Process is compliant and active

  • Help set the structure and metrics of the Plant, Value Stream, and cellular MDI boards

  • Lead problem solving events, including A3’s and Kaizen events

  • Participate in the Daily Gemba walks and audits, encouraging the development of the process managers, team leaders, and support groups


  • Create a SAFE work environment and proactively solve safety issues

  • Partner with the EH&S leader to help drive strategy around Safety improvements

  • Ensure QUALITY standards are being met, and issues are being addressed and solved quickly

  • Partner with Quality leader to help set strategy on the top issues, and work to resolve with the team

  • Drive DELIVERY to our customers

  • Flex and set labor, machines, and work levels, if needed, to address production bottleneck or capacity constraint areas proactively

  • Reduce COST by driving improvements in the business

  • Partner with process managers to drive Overtime, Scrap, and spend down

  • Work with Engineering and NPD groups on new product launch

  • Engage our PEOPLE by supporting their needs, driving accountability, and celebrating wins

  • 50% of the time of this role is spent on the shop floor

  • Utilize our Engagement Score and Strength finder to drive a positive culture change at Steelcraft


  • Report directly to the Plant Manager

  • Responsible for three (3) salaried Process Managers (Doors, Frames, and Maintenance)

  • Those 3 Process Managers have 26 total salaried reports

  • Responsible for 500+ hourly associates, through the supervisors

  • Peer to this role is the Leadership Team (EH&S, EnEx, Supply Chain, Quality, Engineering, IT, HR, Finance)


  • This person is responsible for all shifts of the plant, on all days. However, there is coverage in place.

  • Typical work day is 6:45am – 5:30pm, but can vary greatly depending on business needs

  • Occasional Saturday coverage / support is beneficial

Allegion is a diverse and inclusive environment. We are an equal opportunity employer and we are dedicated to hiring qualified protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. If for any reason you cannot apply through the career site, please click here at for special accommodation.

All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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