• Posted on: Jun 16, 2022
  • Location: Aliquippa, PA
  • Job ID: 3c957dde
  • Type: Full Time
  • Category: Executive, Operations
  • Posted on: Jun 16, 2022
  • Location: Aliquippa, PA
  • Job ID: 3c957dde
  • Type: Full Time
  • Category: Executive, Operations

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Job Title: VP of Operations

 

General function: The VP of Operations is responsible for leading the Company’s overall manufacturing operations and for achieving performance goals in areas of safety, profitability, manufacturing KPI’s, quality, and continuous cost reductions while maintaining a positive work climate, building a culture of continuous improvement, improving capabilities to meet the needs of a changing market and building and fostering an organization that is customer focused, accountable, and flexible.

 

The VP of Operations drives the planning process for operations by overseeing and managing a number of functions which include: manufacturing, production planning, shipping and receiving, maintenance, manufacturing engineering, inventory control and purchasing.

 

Skills and Prerequisites:

  • Two-year Associates Degree required, Bachelors’ degree desired. 10+ years of progressive career progression within a manufacturing environment; specific experience with cold drawing of wire and/or bar preferred.
  • Strong leadership skills with the ability to engage and enable influence others and manage change. Driven, inquisitive, commanding, and hands-on problem-solving traits. Well versed in ISO standards and application in addition to Lean manufacturing.
  • Highly motivated, self-directed, and enthusiastic individual.
  • A passion for safety with personal accountability with proven ability to drive same throughout an organization.
  • Proven ability to drive shop floor execution and efficiency.
  • Strong focus on safety, quality and customer satisfaction.
  • Proven record of success managing and optimizing a manufacturing organization encompassing multi or continuous shifts.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of and experience in manufacturing philosophies, operations, processes and related technologies.
  • Proven ability to plan at both strategic and operational levels
  • Implementer of cultural change with strong bias for team work.
  • Proven ability to build and develop a high performing manufacturing team.
  • Cold drawing process knowledge preferred.

 

Reporting Requirements: The Director/VP of Operations reports to the Chief Executive Officer

Description of responsibilities:

 

STRATEGIC AND OPERATIONAL

  • Provide leadership and direction for the successful day-to-day operation of the facility across all shifts.
  • Develop and execute an annual plan supporting the company’s strategic objectives that will increase margins and establish quality and safety performance measures.
  • Maintain plant safety, adhering to all regulatory guidelines, ensuring a safe workplace for all employees.
  • Establish and achieve business objectives in the areas of safety, cost, quality, customer service and efficiency.
  • Coordinate production activities with Sales to ensure delivery commitments are met.
  • Lead efforts within Production, Scheduling, Procurement, Receiving and Shipping to ensure cohesion among the inputs and outputs of the manufacturing process.
  • Identify new capital projects necessary to fulfill projected customer demand and meet technology needs.

 

CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT

  • Drive continuous improvement activities using lean, six-sigma and other appropriate methodologies.
  • Drive initiatives to maximize employee contribution in both product quality and production efficiency.
  • Develop and utilize metrics to meet established objectives and drive continuous improvement.
  • Lead process improvement activities, including process optimization and process re-engineering.

 

EMPLOYEE AND PLANT FOCUS

  • Lead a team comprised of four (6) Area Supervisors, Scheduler, and Purchasing Manager. Total workforce of approximately 50 production workers.
  • Ensure all managers, supervisors, leads and production workers are properly trained to perform their job functions in an efficient and safe manner.
  • Drive accountability for performance by maintaining prompt and accurate reporting systems on all aspects of plant operations.
  • Analyze and establish workforce requirements to meet customer demand and business objectives.
  • Ensure production goals are continuously met within applied labor standards.
  • Ensure the plant and equipment is maintained in a safe, operable, neat, and orderly fashion.
  • Oversee all hazardous and non-hazardous waste handling activities.
  • Maintain a tour ready, clean facility at all times.

 

Key Success Metrics:

  • Safety Performance
  • Quality Performance
  • OTD Performance
  • Business Plan Performance
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