POSITION SUMMARY (What are the end results or objectives of this position and who benefits?)
In complete alignment with the Company’s Vision, Mission Statement and Values and under the direction of the Plant Manager, this position is directly responsible for supervising the production and warehousing activities of the plant. Using World Class Manufacturing (WCM) applications and processes, the Operations Manager will assure compliance with Environmental, Health & Safety (EH&S) directives, continuous efficiency improvements while providing internal and external customers preferred service and quality. This individual will directly and indirectly supervise 20 to 30 employees.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES (What functions and responsibilities does this position perform to achieve the above summary?)
Enforces safety rules and policies, so that employees, contractors and visitors achieve a target of zero accidents.
Monitors quality systems to assure all products are shipped within targeted specifications.
Interacts with the direct reports, Supply Chain and Customer service to assure preferred service.
Responsible for managing the maintenance of the equipment and facility buildings.
Recruits and develops a competent labor force.
Thorough understanding of production formulation and equipment functional operations.
Manages schedules of all production lines.
Assure systems are in place to maintain all equipment in the plant to meet benchmark targets and environmental standards.
Must meet cost budgets, through the efficient use of all resources.
Must assure plant compliance with company internal control standards.
Other duties to maintain plant performance standards, corporate projects and training assignments.
OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (Duties performed occasionally or in addition to essential duties.)
Will assist in the Plant’s development of the yearly master business plan.
Propose and execute capital projects within budget and on time.
Assist in competitive product testing and be involved with field sales calls.
Will assist in acquiring and maintaining, plant licenses and permits.
Must be able to handle the daily activities of the Plant, when the Plant Manager is not on site.
MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS REQUIRED (List specific education, experience, training/certifications, proficiencies needed. Must support the essential duties and serve as primary criteria for selecting/rejecting candidates)
BA or BS degree in either Engineering or Business, (or relevant manufacturing experience with essentially the same responsibilities as outlined in this job description.)
Leadership and team building skills.
Excellent communication, organization and problem solving skills are also required.
Must have hands-on general maintenance and equipment troubleshooting skills.
Knowledge of computer software: Microsoft Office, database management, ERP Systems.
Familiar with PLC’s, ladder logic and automated manufacturing equipment preferably in a continuous batch processing environment.
PREFERRED OR DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS (List any further qualifications you would prefer the ideal candidate to have)
Trained or experienced in World Class Manufacturing or Lean Techniques.
Open to relocation for future assignments.
Successful completion of WCM Instructor or Practitioner courses.
Familiar with or trained in ISO standards.
Has experience in process programming or HMI applications.
Knowledge of Total Quality Management or Statistical Process Control.
Experience in Computer Networking.
FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY (Any budgeting responsibilities? Maximum approval authority for purchases, etc.?)
Must assist the Plant Manager in the development of plant budgets and meeting those budgets.
Responsible for purchasing MRO and plant supplies.