The Operations Manager is responsible for overseeing the operations of manufacturing and direct labor resource planning. The position provides oversight of all manufacturing functions associated with the production of evaporative condensers, closed circuit coolers, cooling towers, and other products. The Operations Manager’s mission is to guide the manufacture of assigned products that meets the customer and quality expectations, in a manner that ensures safety, meets productivity, schedule delivery commitments, and promotes continuous improvement in the areas of cost, quality and cycle time.
– Supervise plant manufacturing operations including, but not limited to; sheet metal, fabrication, welding, coil fabrication , assembly, testing
-Responsible for shop-related matters including: health & safety, production, costs, quality, on-time delivery, equipment, process improvement (lean), asset maintenance, plant layout, sequence of manufacturing processes, personnel
-Drives established production schedules by properly scheduling workforce and resources
-Meet productivity, cost, and quality targets stated in fiscal plan
-Actively promote professional development of supervisory team and key employees
-Promote continuous improvement efforts. Implement lean principles and manufacturing methods.
-Ensure high quality and pristine appearance of finished product prior to shipment.
-Support plant safety including: ensuring employees wear personal protective equipment; ensuring leaders/employees follow correct safety policy and procedures, and that proper training and awareness is provided.
-Supervise compliance with Federal, State, Local and Plant environmental policies.
-Initiate plans and processes which minimize manufacturing costs through effective utilization of manpower, equipment, facilities, materials, and capital. Assure attainment of business objectives and productions schedules while ensuring product standards that will exceed our customers’ expectations.
-Establish team and individual objectives for continuous improvement and cost reduction
-Encourage adoption of new techniques and focus on fact based problem solving
-Promote cross training and skills development of employees to enhance work force flexibility.
-Manage spending within established budget with a focus on reducing costs by efficient labor use, achieving maximum product yield, maintaining efficient material usage while incurring minimum operating expenses. The incumbent is expected to recommend/implement changes which will improve upon these items.
-Display superior leadership, management and problem solving skills as well as outstanding communications, training, motivational and employee development skills.
-Demonstrate sound interpersonal skills including the ability to build business relationships, provide recognition, and demonstrate integrity and high personal standards.
-Oversees physical maintenance of all site property, including grounds. Promptly advises and coordinates with Plant Engineering Manager any maintenance issues
-Performs other duties and projects as assigned by the Plant Manager.
-Demonstrate the ability to be a cross functional leader and serve as the interim Plant Manager in time of absences.
–Bachelor’s degree in business or a technical field
-10+ years experience in a high production manufacturing environment with 5 years of managerial experience
-Demonstrated high energy level and ability to lead and motivate others to action
-Applied knowledge of Lean Manufacturing and continuous improvement strategies.
-Strong leadership skills, independent thinking, strong organizational and planning abilities that produces results through strong execution
-Excellent analytical and problem solving skills
-Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills