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Operations Manager

Company: Unassigned/Prospective Account
Location: Middleport
Posted on: September 16, 2021

Job Description:

One of our large chemical manufacturing clients is looking to hire an Operations Manager to oversee all aspects of production execution and engineering at the Middleport site. This site is one of two US formulation plants and plays a key role in supporting business growth. This role will be accountable for schedule compliance, production line and labor productivity, product quality and yield, operator training / on-boarding, capital project execution, new product scale up, and ensuring safe operations. The Operations Manager will report to the Plant Manager and oversee a team of salaried and union employees. Key Responsibilities include:

-Lead a team of production supervisors, production scheduler, engineers, and hourly union employees in the safe execution of site production activities.

-Actively promote safe behaviors and operator engagement by providing strong safety leadership and shop floor presence. Coach direct reports in safety leadership to ensure alignment with safety as a core value.

-Work with the site EHS Manager in the implementation of site safety policies and procedures, as well as execution of all required environmental compliance activities.

-Ensure that all safety procedures and standards are followed including: Incident Reporting, MOCs, Safe Work Permits, Adherence to PPE requirements, etc.

-Assist with personal and process safety root cause investigations and execution of action item completion.

-Execute the weekly production plan.

-Oversight of local capital projects and supporting the timely execution of corporate engineering project initiatives.

-Support the introduction of new products to the site, including participation in design and safety reviews, development of SOPs, training materials, and monitoring initial scale-up.


-Bachelors degree in Engineering or related field required.

-At least 5 years of experience in management/supervisor role in manufacturing facilities, with oversight of both union and non-union employees

-Working knowledge of lean manufacturing techniques (Kaizen, SMED, 5S, etc.) and statistical process improvement tools.

-Strong computer skills: Microsoft Office knowledge including expert level Excel, SAP knowledge preferred, Minitab or other statistical tool.

-Demonstrated change management skills.
-Bachelors degree in Engineering or related field required.

-At least 5 years of experience in management/supervisor role in manufacturing facilities, with oversight of both union and non-union employees

-Working knowledge of lean manufacturing techniques (Kaizen, SMED, 5S, etc.) and statistical process improvement tools.

-Strong computer skills: Microsoft Office knowledge including expert level Excel, SAP knowledge preferred, Minitab or other statistical tool.

-Demonstrated change management skills.

Keywords: Unassigned/Prospective Account, Buffalo , Operations Manager, Other , Middleport, New York

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