- Provides leadership and direction for all operations personnel.
- Builds, develops and manages operational management team with direction to meet production plan and build upon employee relations.
- Develop immediate and mid-range continuous improvement plans for operations with the objective of improved productivity coupled with operational metrics.
- Supports the company by meeting specific operating targets and providing input to the planning process.
- Focus is on achieving operational goals and process improvement activities, with a high degree of interface throughout the organization.
CORE RESPONSIBILITIES and EXPECTATIONS of the POSITION:
- Provide direction and support to Department Managers.
- Ensure production requirements are met. Review actual performance to goals, and identify and act on improvement opportunities.
- Ensure continuity of operations, coordinating activities such as preventive maintenance, employee training and crew communication meetings.
- Utilize scheduling, communication and labor relations to achieve production requirements. Continuously review and improve operational productivity.
- Determine key opportunities and develop action plans for various manufacturing issues. Throughput, efficiency, cost control and manpower planning must be identified in all action plans.
- Define clear expectations for cost control, waste reduction, quality, safety, and on-time delivery, including factors for continuous improvement in the planning process.
- Delivering quality products to customers when promised is a mission critical objective for any organizations success. Accordingly, the Director of Operations should have a similar bias through effective planning and execution.
- Provide daily guidance through experience and professional tact.
- Verify all operators and Department Managers remain current in their training of applicable procedures.
- Administer the budgetary process for these departments.
- Use manufacturing metrics to evaluate goal achievement.
- Analyze departmental metrics
EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE:
- Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Engineering
- 10 -15 years of manufacturing experience, derived from shop floor or manufacturing technical positions.
- Specific knowledge of manufacturing management, including production and inventory control, quality systems and cost control.
- Experience with cold work material processes and metallurgy