River Rouge, MI

SCOPE OF THE POSITION: The Operations Manager will be in charge of 2 local sites. Ensures the safe operation of the facility, ensures environmental compliance, is accountable for achievement of plant performance objectives and product quality, and monitors plant expenditures and budget. Oversees some activities (i.e., manufacturing, maintenance) with his/her direct reports and will manage/direct others (i.e. quality, EHS, engineers) in coordination with the site Quality Manager, EHS supervisor and Engineering group representative. He/she will also ensure the satisfaction of customers by delivering product on time (working directly or indirectly with Logistics and Customer Service department). The incumbent is also responsible for managing the site CAPEX program. This is the top management position at the facility.

Perform hands on operator and maintenance duties as required, e.g., making batches, loading trucks, repair of equipment, etc.
Provide motivation, guidance, and direction in all plant activities.
Approve spending and other actions.
Assure product quality and product deliveries meets customers’ requirements.
Assist at other plant locations when possible.
Provide technical support for customers as required.
Ensure proper staffing of the plant.
Drive continuous improvement in all aspects of the site operations.
Focus on Continuous Improvement activities/projects to support value-addition and cost reductions.
Interface with other personnel regarding safety, EHS audits and addressing EHS issues.
Responsible for the overall safety performance at the site/plant.
Perform routine daily plant walks to monitor activities and safety issues.
Periodically audit work being performed to ensure that all policies, standards, and procedures are being followed.
Serve as the management representative for the site’s Responsible Care program.
Ensure timely reporting, investigation, and corrective action for EHS incidents.
Ensure timely closure of IMS action items.
Assure site compliance with all federal, state, and local regulatory requirements.
Assist in the preparation of site-specific safety and maintenance procedures.
Interface with customers, regulators, and personnel on quality audits, and on addressing quality issues.
Serve as the management representative for the site’s ISO program.
Represent the site in customer audits.
Assist in or provide resources for quality investigations and corrective actions.
Assure plant is maintaining requisite ISO records & assure site compliance with ISO and NSF requirements.
Assist in the preparation of site-specific quality procedures.
Report and communicate site performance; prepare plans.
Prepare and present periodic reports on production, spending, reliability, EHS, Capex, etc.
Prepare weekly performance reports, annual production plans, maintenance PM and outage plans, and capital and period cost spending plans.
Interface with sales and marketing to ensure site goals are aligned with the business goals.
Participate in periodic planning meetings.
Review production orders and schedules to ensure material (type, quantity, and specification) is available for scheduled orders.
Provide site resources for maintaining a living production and shipping plan that is consistent with the business plans.

REPORTS: There will be 10 employees reporting to this position from both the plants.

Degree in Chemical or Mechanical Engineering.
Hands-on experience in chemical plant operations and maintenance.
Advanced proficiency in using Microsoft Office (Word, Excel etc.).

TRAVEL: Primary travel (up to 5%) within region to assist with vacation/sick coverage.