Operations Manager
at Altra Industrial Motion

Date Posted: 2/23/2019

Job Description

The Operations Manager has responsibility for delivering superior quality and on-time delivery to external OEM customers. By applying rigorous daily management fundamentals (tactical) along with a keen awareness of demand/ market trends (strategic), the Operations Manager is accountable to deliver Safety, Quality, Delivery, Inventory and Cost performance results in a value stream team (VST) structure. The Operations Manager is a great opportunity for any individual with aspirations of a senior leadership role within the operations function. This position provides a path to a Director-level or Vice-Presidential role within Jacobs Vehicle Systems and Altra (parent company), by creating the framework of running a subset of our business in a Value Stream Team.

Responsibilities:

  • Plan, direct and coordinate the execution of operating strategies and production plans based on company objectives to improve productivity and sustain 95% on time delivery to customer demand.
  • Drive focus on leading EHS metrics and continuous improvement to promote safety.
  • Ensure production conditions satisfy Quality specifications by leading with a “zero defect” mentality (i.e. achieve aggressive reduction targets in customer defects, scrap, and internal quality).
  • Ensure the execution of Quality containments, and the implementation and sustainment of countermeasures.
  • Directly lead daily management meetings, including review of basic metrics and root cause countermeasure approach to insure adherence to VST objectives.
  • Lead and participate in cross functional cost reduction efforts on direct labor, variable costs, and alternative production process solutions. Also support material cost reductions with Supply Chain and Engineering.
  • Support a Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) culture with focus on supporting the Preventative Maintenance (PM) program and work with maintenance team on improving equipment uptime.
  • Establish and lead communication meetings with direct reports.
  • Actively develop and motivate team members through aspects of Talent Management. This includes engagement with the annual performance and development processes, talent assessments, and other similar initiatives.
  • Develop and maintain positive working relationships with UAW leadership, driving consistent execution of company policy and the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA).
  • Support growth initiatives and APD product launches within the specified Value Stream.

 

The company in which you have expressed employment interest is a subsidiary or affiliate of Altra Industrial Motion Corp. The subsidiary or affiliate is referred to as an ""Altra Company."" Altra Industrial Motion Corp. and all Altra Companies are equal opportunity employers that evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or other characteristics protected by law. The ""EEO is the Law"" poster is available at: www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf. Individuals who need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the employment process will have the opportunity to request accommodation during the application process.

Job Requirements

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Strong leadership to motivate, influence, and train people.
  • High level of organizational skills and ability.
  • Demonstrated problem solving, and decision-making skills and capabilities.
  • Basic knowledge and understanding of financial documents with the ability to create budgets and prepare capital expenditure plans.
  • Must possess great communication skills, both verbal and written, and comfortable with public speaking.
  • Ability to interact effectively with all levels of the organization as well as external customers.
  • Ability to maintain effective labor relations, union experience strongly preferred.
  • CNC machining and complex assembly and test experience strongly desired.
  • Automotive related industry, or related industry experience desired.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite required

Education:

  • BS or BA Degree in a technical discipline preferred; commensurate years of experience are acceptable
  • MBA preferred
  • 5+ years leadership in manufacturing environment preferred

The company in which you have expressed employment interest is a subsidiary or affiliate of Altra Industrial Motion Corp. The subsidiary or affiliate is referred to as an ""Altra Company."" Altra Industrial Motion Corp. and all Altra Companies are equal opportunity employers that evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or other characteristics protected by law. The ""EEO is the Law"" poster is available at: http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf. If you have a disability and need assistance accessing or using this website to apply for a position, you can request assistance by sending an email to [Click Here To Join].

Job Snapshot

About Us

Altra Industrial Motion is a leading global supplier of quality power transmission and motion control products. Providing the essential control of equipment speed, torque, positioning, and other functions, Altra products are used in nearly any machine or process involving motion. Our products are sold in over 70 countries in a variety of major industrial markets, including food processing, material handling, packaging machinery, mining, energy, automotive, primary metals, turf and garden and many others.

Altra products are marketed under a variety of well recognized and established manufacturing brand names. Operating independently, each of these companies is committed to the guiding principles of operational excellence, continuous improvement and customer satisfaction.

Our products are frequently used in a wide range of high-volume manufacturing processes, where the reliability and accuracy are critical in both avoiding costly down time and enhancing the overall efficiency of manufacturing operations.

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