Assistant Operations Manager - American Surfacing Materials

R&D, IT and Technical Services Temple, Texas


Position at Wilsonart

American Surfacing Materials a solid surface joint venture of Wilsonart and Hyundai in Temple, Texas is currently seeking to fill an opening for an Assistant Operations Manager.

This individual is responsible for effective management of technical and hourly workforce to achieve corporate, plant and departmental objectives. Responsibilities include identifying ways of improving process control, influencing department cost of production, safety, rate of production, employee management and schedule attainment.


Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities;

  • Direct and coordinate production activities through Task Leaders while utilizing current and future knowledge of the product, process, production methods, raw materials procedures, and equipment capabilities.
  • Conduct regular team meetings as required ensuring communication of company and/or departmental information to employees.
  • Establish and communicate production capacity and update as changes occur throughout the week.
  • Confer with management to establish production and quality control standards and to obtain data regarding quantities, specifications, and delivery dates.
  • Establish department metrics to minimize quality problems and to produce product at the lowest total cost.
  • Develop and implement programs to continuously improve yield, throughput rate as well as on time delivery to the customer.  
  • Coordinate with maintenance, sales, customer service, materials management and/or purchasing to obtain optimum production and utilization of human resources, equipment, and material.
  • Revise manpower needs and priorities as a result of operating changes.
  • Identify opportunities for productivity improvements.  Coordinate with other departments for implementation and to ensure an open flow of knowledge and information.
  • Ensure safety and environmental compliance is met and that policies and work instructions are adhered to.
  • Work to develop programs and awareness to improve overall safety record.
  • Ensure Process Deviations are executed and documented as required.
  • Ensure standard operating procedures are followed and proper records are maintained in accordance within plant management system

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • 3+ years of supervisory experience in a fast paced manufacturing environment.
  • Demonstrated ability in human resource management to lead and motivate teams and to achieve results through others.
  • Strong analytical, organizational, written, and verbal communication skills.
  • Requires the ability to communicate and interact effectively across all levels of the organization.
  • Ability to establish process controls to achieve customer and internal product quality and lead time requirements.
  • Ability to manage hourly workforce to achieve a production schedule.
  • Ability to trouble-shoot problems and resolve with root cause analysis.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills and ability to work within a team environment.
  • Ability to establish measurable goals and objectives in support of departmental, plant, and corporate objectives.
  • Demonstrated ability to identify and implement process improvements
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Suite, including Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook


Minimum Requirements:


BS in Mechanical, Manufacturing or Chemical Engineering or Business

Bilingual in English and Korean language is preferred but not mandatory

Prefer industrial experience in project management and PM Tools

Knowledge of Work Class Manufacturing Concepts preferred


Physical Requirements.


  • Ability to stand and sit for extended periods of time, up to 12 hours
  • Working in the presence of chemicals while using proper PPE
  • Ability to lift/carry a minimum of 50lbs. frequently
  • Requires frequent mental and visual concentration for computer usage
  • Frequently required to stand, walk, bend and reach (both above and below the shoulder)
  • Must able to see and distinguish colors
  • No allergies to chemicals (such as Methyl Methacrylate, Ethyl Acetate, Acetone, etc.)


Wilsonart is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, national origin or ancestry, sex, age, physical or mental disability, veteran or military status, genetic information, sexual orientation, marital status, or any other legally recognized protected basis under federal, state or local laws, regulations or ordinances.