Actuant Onsite Workforce Manager in United States

Onsite Workforce Manager

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Tired of your work and ideas not being recognized?

Come work with us – we will empower you to make decisions, ask you to focus on continuous improvement and implement your innovative ideas.

Come work where you are not just a number!

At Actuant your contributions are visible and opportunities for expanding your knowledge are unlimited.

Grow, Improve and Engage

Actuant’s guiding values and vision can only be achieved by hiring top talent. Come join a global company that has a motivated, customer-orientated, and continuous improvement focused workforce.

In return for your contributions to achieving our vision – you will be rewarded for your performance, have access to virtual and hands on learning and development opportunities and have the potential for career growth.

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Actuant Corporation is a $1.2B diversified industrial company serving customers from operations in more than 30 countries. The Actuant businesses are leaders in a broad array of niche markets including branded hydraulic tools and solutions; specialized products and services for energy markets and highly engineered position and motion control systems. The Company was founded in 1910 and is headquartered in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin. Actuant business operations are divided into three segments focused on the markets we serve. For more information visit

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Job Title:Manpower Allocation Manager

Business Contribution:

The primary responsibility for the Manpower Allocation Manager is the management of the regional FSE pool including hiring, terms and conditions, communication and training & development.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Ensure that the correct quantity and skills of service technicians are available to meet the Service business plan

  • Ensures that the correct level of competency and consistency of the technician workforce is installed to meet the business demands.

  • Collaborate with the regional operations teams and the training group to devise annual training and competency assessment plans which meet short term and longer term skills requirements

  • Allocate manpower based upon competency and project requirements

  • Collaborate with operations managers for project staffing requirements

  • Enhance sales forecast with known required manpower/maintain forecasted project schedules for the regions

  • Translate sales forecast into regional demands on service manpower

  • Own the supply output for labor for the S&OP process

  • Lead the Manpower organization to ensure staff is engaged, striving for continuous improvement, and achieving targets

  • Take responsibility for working with HR to ensure terms and conditions of employment are relevant, competitive against market, and up to date

  • Cooperate with the Global Technical Competency Leader to ensure the FSE competency matrix is applied consistently and compliantly across the region

  • Develop and report Key Objectives relating to utilization and skills mix and any other FSE related indicators

  • Recruit and enroll both permanent and temporary field technicians

  • In concert with Field Technicians, ensure proper recording of time

  • Provide support to increase capacity and utilization at all locations in the US Region

  • Maintain & issue technician contact details

Direct Reports:

  • Regional Training Resources, Manpower Analysts and Technicians

Required Capabilities:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required; MBA preferred

  • At least five years in a senior people management role, managing resources and training

  • At least five years demonstrated ability to plan, create, and manage budgets

  • Proven track record of developing relationships in a matrix environment

  • Previous experience with continuous improvement and change management; Lean/Six Sigma qualification preferred

  • Must display exceptional interpersonal skills and the ability to operate at all levels / cultures.

  • Strong communicator, able to manage results in a matrix organization

  • Ability to respond quickly and under tight deadlines at times

  • Demonstrates an ability to manage logistics and a flexible workforce in a cyclical environment

  • Proficient with MS Excel and Word

HSEQ Behaviors:

  • To set an example and ensure that those under their management, or working in their area of responsibility are aware of, and comply with their roles & responsibilities.

  • To ensure that safe systems of work are developed, maintained and risk assessed, to ensure that work equipment is fit for purpose and maintained.

  • To identify training needs and ensure all personnel are competent in the tasks required of them.

  • To develop and maintain HSSEQ improvement plans for their area of control leading to the achievement of HSSEQ objectives.

  • To support / encourage / participate in LEAD activities and help develop a culture of continuous improvement.

  • To actively participate in the organization’s behavioral observation program

  • To comply with all HSEQ requirements imposed by clients on their sites.

  • To intervene and report any defect in equipment or practice or any dangerous circumstance or event which could affect HSEQ performance


  • Proficient in decision making

  • Global Strategic thinking

  • Business Acumen

  • Innovation

  • Customer Focus

  • Drive for Results

  • Continuous Improvement

  • Effective Communicator

If you’re looking for a unique, exciting career with variety and potential for growth, Actuant offers challenges & extraordinary rewards for people on a global scale. Choose opportunity – choose Actuant!

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Job Location

Deer Park, Texas, United States

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