Job: Operations Manager

Title Operations Manager
Categories Engineering, Operations and Supply Chain
Location Zumbrota, MN
Job Information

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
 Proven ability to effectively lead in an operational environment.
 Manages the day to day operations of assigned areas through the direct supervision of employees
o Prioritizes work, oversees progress and takes corrective action as required
o Interfaces with other departments as required to ensure that production stays on schedule and to resolve work order discrepancies
o Plans personnel requirements in advance to ensure appropriate personnel are available when required
 Plans and coordinates supply and material requirements in advance to prevent unnecessary interruptions of work
 Supports the People Resources function by participating in the hiring, discipline and termination processes
o Develops training programs for employees in manufacturing processes
o Develops and effectively utilizes lead personnel
o Conducts performance appraisals and makes recommendations regarding salary increases and employee development
 Oversees quality control and ensures adherence to company and customer specifications and standards
 Monitors and reviews work methods of assigned area to ensure optimum efficiency
o Makes changes and improvements as required
 Implements new systems and technology in a manner which results in increased productivity and minimal startup time
o Ensures that employees receive appropriate training
o Maintains communication with and coordinates with other affected departments
 May provide work direction and support to Inventory and Quality Control areas
 Provides input into capital purchase decisions, procedural changes, plant layout and equipment placement and other related issues which impact the production process
 Assists in design of equipment and production aids as required
 Ensures that line personnel follow safety and environmental procedures.
o Continuously monitors line for safety and environmental issues and notify appropriate personnel of problems.
 Continually monitors line for productivity and quality improvements.
o Operates lines adhering to established quality procedures.
o Monitors production processes to identify productivity and quality improvements.
 Approximately 75% of time will be on the factory floor

Desired Skills and Experience:

 Five years of demonstrated leadership experience in continuous improvement in a manufacturing setting required
 5-10 years of experience in a leadership role in a manufacturing setting required

Job ID# 1381
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