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Manufacturing/Construction Project Manager

Midwest Stairs & Iron Milwaukee, WI

  • Posted: over a month ago
  • $45,000 to $65,000 Yearly
  • Full-Time
  • Benefits: dental, life insurance, medical, vision, 401k
Job Description

Be a part of national commercial construction projects! Looking for a Project Manager to work in the Steel Metal Manufacturing Division.


Do these words describe you?

  • Autonomous

  • Ambitious

  • Efficient

  • Proactive

  • Organized

  • Detail-oriented

  • Flexible

Here is a typical Metal Fabrication Project Manager day snapshot:

This role acts more like a construction project manager, as Midwest Stairs & Iron manages Ironworker installation, and so navigates with other construction subcontractors to get the job done. Predominantly, the Project Manager role will manage metal fabrication for large commercial projects within Wisconsin (e.g. think projects like the stairs at the new Northwestern Mutual building). You are the central person responsible and concerned about keeping projects moving and clients happy. Spreadsheets and email are your favorite tools. You love the extreme pace of planning and organizing and re-planning, re-organizing. Sometimes you wonder if you should seek help for being addicted to chaos. You can go toe-to-toe with meeting client demands and managing client expectations and aren’t afraid of challenging clients to get on the same page. You balance client demands with internal resources to keep both the client and internal team happy. You enjoy being a part of a growing company and helping to make a difference in continuous improvement initiatives.

Project Manager checklist for your day:

  • Plan, plan, plan, then re-plan, plan, plan based on changes

  • Contingency plan

  • Analyze actual budget against an estimated budget

Key Project Manager Abilities:

  • Budget Management

  • Project Coordinating

  • Problem Management

  • Customer Relationship Management

  • Critical thinking and problem-solving skills

  • Planning and organizing

  • Decision-making

  • Influencing and leading

  • Delegation

  • Teamwork

  • Conflict management

  • Efficient

  • Business acumen

  • Resourceful


An educational background in project management is helpful if you do not have project management experience in the construction industry. The ability to type fast and above-average knowledge of spreadsheets is desirable.


Job Responsibilities General Summary

  • Run multiple projects

  • Serve as customer liaison

  • Responsible for the overall direction, coordination, implementation, execution, control, and completion of specific projects ensuring consistency with company strategy, commitments, and goals

  • Plan for and resolve unexpected delays, production issues, or schedule recovery options

  • Monitor project budgets

  • Review and find replacements for discarded or rejected products, materials, and equipment not meeting specifications

  • Supply production capabilities and labor estimates to aid in bids and customer proposals

  • Lead the planning and implementation of the project

  • Facilitate the definition of project scope, goals, and deliverables

  • Define project tasks and resource requirements

  • Develop full-scale project plans

  • Assemble and coordinate project staff

  • Manage project budget

  • Manage project resource allocation

  • Plan and schedule project timelines

  • Track project deliverables using appropriate tools

  • Provide direction and support to the project team

  • Quality assurance

  • Constantly monitor and report on the progress of the project to all stakeholders

  • Present reports defining project progress, problems, and solutions

  • Implement and manage project changes and interventions to achieve project outputs

  • Work with all departments to move projects along

  • Coordinate as needed from release of items to fabrication through different phases e.g. painting/coatings, order hardware, or raw materials as needed


Qualifications and Education Requirements:

  • Must have a working knowledge of construction

  • Must understand fabrication and installation of steel components

  • Must possess the ability to direct others

  • Must be detail-oriented, but also able to work in a fast-paced environment

  • Must have excellent oral communication skills

  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel, Word, and Email

  • Must be able to work well with others and meet strict deadlines

  • Knowledge of Fabsuite a plus

  • Able to lift and/or carry, sit, stand, walk, reach, repetitive hand motions, hear, speak, maintain visual acuity, and work with frequent interruptions

  • Previous experience in welding, manufacturing, construction, or other related fields

Company Description
Midwest Stairs & Iron is a fast growing commercial metal fabrication company. We work with some of the biggest general contractor and architect companies in the country.

Midwest Stairs & Iron

Why Work Here?
We support a work / family balance.

Midwest Stairs & Iron is a fast growing commercial metal fabrication company. We work with some of the biggest general contractor and architect companies in the country.

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4160 S 13th St.

Milwaukee, WI
53221 USA


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