Operations Manager

Operations Lowville, New York


Support a culture of continuous improvement in Safety 
  • Accountable and responsible for safety successes/failures in the facility. 
  • Personally, engage in safety that supports employee value and care, and ensure direct reports meet the same expectation. 
  • Manage the value and performance of Leading Safety Metrics through coaching and support, showing continuous improvement in defined metrics. 
  • Ensure all state and federal requirements for employee safety knowledge and training are met annually. 
  • Utilize non-routine work permitting and hazard identification/risk analysis (HIRA) to drive proactive improvement. 
  • Drive daily risk reduction by embracing job safety analysis, workplace exposure assessments and pre task risk assessments.  
Ensure compliance with quality standards 
  • Accountable and responsible for quality performance of the assets. 
  • Ensure asset team executes in a planned manner on CARs initiated by the Technical/Quality Leader 
  • Ensure fact finding investigation with corrective action for all customer complaints and significant nonconformances. 
  • Achieve long-term converting advantage for the business.  
  • Ensure operational risk assessment and remediation is a daily activity. 
  • Develop specific annual strategies to improve yield, uptime, and labor efficiency. 
Operating System methods for execution 
  • Leverage data acquisition system to lead asset performance improvement. 
  • Utilize asset-based teams to drive engagement and individual success. 
  • All completed organic and capital cost savings projects are managed to execution standards and audited for compliance to control plan on a monthly basis. 
  • Leverage data acquisition systems to define employee’s controllable metrics (i.e., loss per job, speed compliance, conformance to plan) and ensure reporting in Operations Meetings and communication to crews daily. 
  • Loss events follow documented protocol for fact finding and full, documented investigation within 72 hours:  
  • Any major process loss over $10,000. 
  • Equipment delay (over 4 hours) 
  • Support capital spending to sustain operations, support strategic initiatives and reduce costs while meeting financial expectations. 
  • Lead facility Operations Team in developing, prioritizing, and managing the execution of cost savings initiatives for the facility. 
  • Achieve targeting cost savings results through urgent execution of organic and capital project execution. 
Enhance Organizational Development  
  • Manage with a high level of balanced accountability for yourself, direct reports, and hourly workforce. 
  • Ensure asset leadership resources are focused on strategic asset performance management and operational execution (not Supervisory or Administrative duties) 
  • Development direct reports and align skills (strategic thinking, project management, leadership) to drive high achievement and accountability through training and succession planning.  
  • Drive hourly employee development and engagement in key initiatives around safety and cost improvement. 
  • Participate in cross functional teams to share best practices and improve performance of all assets. 
  • Adhere to facility operating budgets.  
  • Work Order Variance and OH Variances and perform at standard cost. 
  • Develop a robust pipeline of cost saving projects for both facilities for year over year improvement. 
  • Maintain 5-year capital plan and adhere to capital budget. 
  • A BA degree desired in engineering; paper science preferred. 
  • Candidate must have papermaking fundamentals. 
  • Preference is 7-10 years’ experience in paper manufacturing facility. 
  • A track record of proven performance/consistently meeting objectives, and leading or supporting safety programs in a manufacturing environment is a must. 
  • Experience with customer interactions; ideally collaborating with others to help define needs, identify solutions, and resolve problems. 
  • Supervisory experience preferred. 
  • Understanding of activities and procedures required for efficient and quality work completion. 
  • Understanding overhead variable and fixed operating costs. 
  • Strong computer skills including, but not limited to a working knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word. Experience with Oracle is helpful. 
  • Strong leadership and communication skills and ability to multi-task effectively in a fast-paced production setting. 
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills. 
  • Highly organized and detail oriented. 
  • Self-motivated, ability to work independently and with a team. 
  • Ability to lift to 60 – 70 lbs. with assistance.  
  • Ability to multi-task. 
  • $90,000-$120,000 plus annual bonus opportunity 

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