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101 Olde Field Rd
DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS POSITION SUMMARY:
This position is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations for manufacturing, quality, process engineering, and facilities/maintenance. This includes continuous improvement, manpower allocation, budgeting, training, job tracking, scheduling priorities and production, 6S, and other general activities for the production floor.
He or she must be able to work cooperatively with department managers to coordinate daily activities in the manufacturing area. Must be able to work in a matrix organization by coordinating support functions and working with management team to assure that overall customer needs are met. Must possess exceptional analytical, observational, and retention skills in order to identify issues and follow up to assure closure and resolution. Must be willing to take advantage of continuing education opportunities to stay abreast of company initiatives and lean management skills to assure capabilities grow in support of the overall business strategy and expansion plans.
REQUIREMENTS/BACKGROUND:Minimum of a Bachelor s Degree required; preferably in Engineering but may consider other fields8-10 years of work experience in a manufacturing or similar industrial environment with 3-5 years of management experienceMust understand lean manufacturing concepts and be able to apply the principals (6S and general housekeeping) to motivate others to maintain a clean and orderly work area. Certification preferredExcellent MS Excel skillsAnalytical; uses data to identify process corrections and adjustments to resolve issues or difficult jobsUnderstands the balance of scheduling and priorities in a make-to-order manufacturing environmentStrong reporting and documentation skills to monitor key metrics in the manufacturing area, including costs, throughput, quality, on time delivery, etc.
GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES:Oversee all throughput, priorities, and quality within manufacturingHire, train, and motivate direct reports in production and support functionsAlign team efforts to ensure successful execution of the Company business strategyAssess strengths, opportunities, and training requirements for team membersAssist in hiring process, conduct performance evaluations, recognize proactive behavior and address unacceptable behaviorPromote a safe and healthy work environmentEnsure quality assurance standards are met to achieve customer specification on a regular basisDrive lean manufacturing techniques and motivate employees to participate and suggest improvements through the Kaizen, 6S, visual management, and standardization of processesMeasure and report suggestions, implementation and follow up data to demonstrate improvementsManage scheduling to balance large production orders with small, quick turn orders to maintain on-time delivery and customer delivery expectations within manufacturingMaintain administrative tasks such as reporting for attendance, vacation schedules, over time requirements, key performance metrics, scrap, quality, etc. Schedule and support regular preventive maintenance and immediate repairs to ensure equipment operationWork in partnership with Sales, Customer Service, Production Control, and Engineering to coordinate efforts within manufacturing so that customer expectations are metParticipate in the monthly forecasting and planning (SPI) processPerform all other job functions as required
SKILLS/COMPETENCIES:Confident but humble; is a role model to the team and recognized as a leader within the organizationListens and motivates team members to offer suggestions and act on ideas for improvementAble to manage through other people and work in a team environmentData driven; uses process driven methodologiesResponsive, proactive attitude. Establishes high expectations for self and the team Able to manage short and long term projects efficiently by meeting established milestones and performance expectationsExtraordinary multitasker with ability to balance energy on multiple levels and drive support through management teamImpeccable follow through on company initiatives, individually, and within the management team to meet or exceed targets and milestones, and customer demandsThirst for knowledge; keeps abreast of new management tools and capabilities through continuing education and personal development
COMPENSATION: An appropriate compensation package will include a base salary, performance bonus, and significant growth potential
BENEFITS: Competitive salary with excellent benefits.
ABOUT THE COMPANY: An industry leader in supplying precision ground bar materials and grinding services, specializing in extremely close tolerances. We provide solutions to our customers to enhance their manufacturing processes.Our focus is to deliver outstanding value. We serve customers all over the world in a variety of industries. The end result is always a high quality product. * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.
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