30+ days ago


South Gate, CA


Reporting to the General Manager, the Operations Manager is responsible for managing the development and implementation of the overall manufacturing and laboratory strategy in the plant, including plant metrics, resource allocation, maintenance programs, budget development, and capital and process improvement projects. The Operations Manager is tasked with driving profitable growth. Directly manages all direct labor, process engineering and maintenance activities. Ensures production variable costs and productivity goals are met. Improves on-time delivery to customers to targeted level. Adheres to process control/quality criteria to reduce rework. Manages fixed and variable budgets for direct production departments.

Key performace indicators include: Safety Performance, Cost of Poor Quality, On-Time Delivery and Delinquency reduction, Productivity, Revenue and EBIT, and Cost reduction.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities  

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 tasks of this position.

Ensures that employees work in a safe manner and that each employee is properly trained for their role.
Manage the development and implementation of policies and procedures to ensure compliance with applicable laws, rules, and regulations.
Review variable costs, productivity, and throughput daily and implements effective corrective actions when targets are not achieved.
Administer and monitor the plant variable cost budget including allocating resources and approving expenditures.
Manage, develop, and implement plant goals and objectives, adjust and modify operations as appropriate to achieve business objectives, and ensure measurements are met for the site operations departments consisting of heat treat, cutting, machine shop, laboratories, maintenance, and process engineering.
Manage the development, analysis, and review of a variety of production reports to improve costs, employee commitment, safety, production lines, quality, efficiency, cycle times, volumes, and implements management changes as required.
Ensure effective recruitment, selection, training, management and coaching of the team, which includes area managers, supervisors, leads, operators, maintenance techs and process engineers.
Foster a culture of change and customer centricity through dedicated lean process improvements and leveraged communications of performance.
Implement and drive the business’s Sales and Operating Planning with backlog, inventory and expected capacity.
Interface with other key functions within the site, e.g., Human Resources, Finance, Customer Service, Sales, Quality, and Engineering to meet expected outcomes.
Reviews and approves all staffing change requests.
Active participant in cost-savings, pipeline activities.
Active participant in Operating Review meetings.
Support and improve upon quality initiatives designed to meet plant goals.
Establishes and executes capital planning efforts supporting manufacturing goals.
Other duties as assigned.

Experience & Education  

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution. Engineering degree is preferred but not required.
Master’s degree is preferred but not required.
Six Sigma/Lean certification preferred but not required.

Required Skills  

7+ years’ experience in Operations with direct management responsibility. Also directing/supervising exempt team members to achieve the goals of safety, quality, delivery and profit.
Excellent analytical and communication skills.
Strong data driven decision making.
Solid overall business acumen and a strong mindset for continuous improvement.
Attention to detail and an attitude of 100% compliance with all company and regulatory requirements.
Ability to effectively communicate with all levels of the company, including vendors and customers.
Effective interpersonal skills.
Ability to create a motivating environment and influence others to produce quality materials within tight timeframes and simultaneously manage several projects.
Change Agent with the ability to lead through vision & implementation; develops solutions thorough understanding of business processes, issues and concerns.
Candidate should have a good track record in delivering new ideas, managing projects with financial responsibility and provide leadership in directing engineers and others in finishing.
Desired Skills  
Bilingual (Spanish) preferred but not required.