Plant Manager -- must have aluminum die cast experience
Plant Operations Manager
Our client, a leading international die cast technology company, is seeking a Plant Operations Manager for their Auburn, AL facility.
This position is responsible for all manufacturing operations. Plant Operations Manager provides leadership within, and continual development of the operations structure including but not be limited to: production and financial controls, plant security and safety, OSHA compliance, quality, facilities, and all manufacturing areas and departments. The Operations Manager will be responsible for working with many functional areas across company to ensure consistency in operations and related strategies. This will include participation in all activities impacting the location and ensuring large-scale projects are completed on time, on budget and meet specified quality standards, production requirements and preset goals.
Oversee all plant operations and related support areas
Coordinate technical service activities across a broad range of internal and external assignments
Represent Company, interests in dealings with suppliers and customers
Accountable for manufacturing costs, quality and production quantities. Manage the effective use of production hours, skills, equipment and facilities.
Participate in planning production schedules, requirements and manufacturing controls as related to manufacturing operations
Work closely with Company plant management personnel to develop and implement strategies for operational improvement. Ensure efficiency standards for all operations are met
Responsible for development of capital and other annual budgeting including evaluating the Return on Investment (ROI) impact for the location. Responsible for maintaining and managing established budgets throughout fiscal year to achieve financial goals
Cost and evaluate new technologies and recommend strategies for acquisition and implementation
Drive cost reduction and continuous improvement concepts and projects to achieve annual goals.
Monitor and improve employee productivity and effectiveness related to Operations and maintain a commitment to employee involvement
Manage all aspects of plant safety, security and environmental compliance
Minimum ten years experience managing a die cast and machining operation or related field
Comprehensive knowledge of aluminum die cast and machining practices, processes, procedures and production support activities including quality, and efficiency and productivity standards.
Tool design knowledge and experience preferred
Manufacturing and management experience preferred
Bachelor' s Degree in Engineering, Business or related field preferred
Technical experience and familiarity with all facets of manufacturing process
Familiarity with Purchasing and Industrial Engineering functions as well as plant layout efficiencies
Strong leadership and motivational skills and the ability to develop leadership qualities in others
Ability to coordinate and organize multiple projects simultaneously
Well-developed analytical skills and knowledge of analysis techniques that assist in report preparation for decision-making purposes