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Operations Manager

Location: Multimatic Tennessee, Lewisburg, Tennessee, United States

Posted: January 20th, 2023

Reports To:               General Manager

Shift:                          First Shift

Scope of Position:

The Operations Manager strives to improve the level of “operational excellence” on a daily basis. The role reports to the General Manager and is responsible for overseeing aspects operational activities for the manufacturing facility. Working closely with GM and the functional department managers the incumbent will provide leadership to direct manufacturing related functional areas of the business to sustain outstanding operational and financial performance metrics.

Key Responsibilities

Including but not limited to:

Leadership

  1. Conduct daily production review meetings with all departments.
  2. Conduct regular performance appraisals of all personnel reporting directly to Operation Manger.
  3. Review day to day production concerns and shipping demands
  4. Analysis and management of various aspects the area of Operations and Manufacturing.

Manufacturing & Operations

  1. Direct and co-ordinate the manufacturing operations of the company.
  2. Continue to drive the implementation and support of World Class Manufacturing strategies.
  3. Accountable to drive process improvement on the manufacturing floor in order to achieve and exceed expectations.
  4. Applies world class manufacturing, KAIZEN and lean manufacturing principles.
  5. Lead the production area with a focus on operational excellence, continuous improvement/optimization, safe operations, and teamwork.
  6. Review DMN’s and ensure corrective actions are received back in a timely fashion.
  7. Initiate and review all corrective actions on any internal or external concerns.
  8. Review and sign-off all production and tooling related purchase requisitions.
  9. Review and sign off new tooling or equipment upon approval
  10. Advise general manager of any problems, concerns or opportunities that effect the performance of the company.

 

Business Strategy

  1. Review and address any commercial issues with the customer. Compile and supply data to Sales Office.
  2. Responsible to implement a manufacturing strategy that includes refining product and process initiatives.
  3. Development and Management of plant KPI's against Business Plan targets.
  4. Review and determine resources as changes occur to business plan. (i.e., new programs)
  5. Develop and execute an action plan to meet corporate policy deployment objectives and targets.
  6. Meet or exceed all objectives/requirements of the business plan.

Compliance

  1. Promote a safe work environment in all activities in the area of Production; includes compliance to regulatory requirements & company policies and communicating and rectifying safety concerns.
  2. Supports and adheres to policies, procedures, and operational guidelines related to established quality management system (TS 16949).
  3. Maintains working knowledge of safety policies and regulations to ensure duties of self and others are performed in a safe manner.
  4. Review all accident investigation reports and ensure timely corrective action.

 

Key Relationships:

  • Manufacturing Managers
  • Quality Assurance
  • Process Engineering
  • Toolroom
  • Maintenance
  • MRP Department
  • Sales Administration
  • HR
  • Shipping and Receiving
  • APQP Department

 

Basic Requirements:

  • College or university degree in mechanical engineering or tool & die design.
  • 10 years’ experience in either engineering or tooling.
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in program management
  • Minimum 5 years automotive manufacturing experience
  • Knowledgeable in various manufacturing and processing techniques (i.e. resistance spot welding, mig welding, stamping, robotics.)
  • Excellent interactive and leadership skills.
  • Excellent problem solving techniques
  • Computer skills (i.e. spread sheets, data bases, word processing)
  • Good understanding of quote process, business plan, and financial statements.
  • Knowledgeable of government legislation regarding health and safety (OHSA, Labour Relations, Employment Standards, Human Rights.
  • Knowledgeable in APQP disciplines.

 

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • Direct management of all production related departments.
  • Co-ordinate, support and provide direction to production services.(i.e. tool room, maintenance, process engineering, fabrication, MRP and shipping/receiving

 

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

A Bachelors’ degree (B.A.) or equivalent; or five years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience in an automotive manufacturing environment preferred.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The employee is frequently required to sit, and occasionally must walk, use hands to feel or handle objects, tools or controls; reach and lift with hands and arms; talk, see and hear.  The employee may occasionally be required to climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.  The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

The employee may need to be available during off hours if needed, and have the flexibility to work various shift hours and/or extended hours if needed.

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The environmental characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works near machinery and moving parts.  The employee may be exposed to the risk of electromagnetic fields, risk of electric shock and vibration.  The employee will be required to travel and stay overnight on occasion. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet, but will be loud when in the production environment.

If you are interested in this position, apply by sending us your cover letter and resume.
We thank all interested candidates in advance; however, only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.
As part of our commitment to ensuring our employment practices are fair, accessible, and inclusive of persons with disabilities, recruitment-related accommodations for disabilities, are available upon request throughout the recruitment and assessment process for applicants with disabilities

Closing date for applications is February 10th 2023

If you are interested in this position, apply by sending us your cover letter and resume.
We thank all interested candidates in advance; however, only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.
As part of our commitment to ensuring our employment practices are fair, accessible, and inclusive of persons with disabilities, recruitment-related accommodations for disabilities, are available upon request throughout the recruitment and assessment process for applicants with disabilities.