Directs manufacturing operations for Toronto. Build and develop operations organization, processes and procedures to support strategic direction. Establish operations initiatives for improvement in delivery, quality, cost, and employee relations.
Establishes Operations standards for quality, throughput, cost control, on-time delivery and waste reduction.
Establishes expectations and drives Production Planning.
Establishes manufacturing policies in Lean Manufacturing techniques, OEE application, shipping and receiving, capacity planning, production scheduling, customer satisfaction, employee relations and performance measures.
Directs implementation and execution of manufacturing policies and continuous improvement practices throughout organization.
Oversees the implementation of manufacturing schedules, manpower and facilities requirements, quality control, production and production control standards.
Recommends and implements strategic changes in manufacturing and operations strategy to meet the strategic objectives of TIMET.
Ensures prompt and economical receipt of needed materials and supplies to ensure on time delivery of finished products to customers.
Builds, develops, and manages manufacturing leadership team capable of carrying out needed manufacturing strategies and improving employee relations.
Provides leadership for problem resolution to facilitate faster improvements and improved working relationships.
Directs and oversees the operations budget to ensure compliance with Plant Operational Metrics including (but not limited to the following) Daily Flex, Operational Fixed Costs and Material Cost to support the Plant Budget or the BOQ Forecast (whichever is higher).
On Time Delivery Focus
Maintain focus on delivering product on-time.
Drive all to be on time at respective stages for each product.
Facilitate recovery plans for on time delivery where/when needed.
Attend daily production meetings on time delivery and maintain a solid understanding of issues.
Maintain production throughput necessary to be on the cumulative QTD lines at all times.
Lead daily line walks and utilize to drive the same points home that are being discussed in daily production meetings – the idea is to push the issues / problems / solutions / recoveries to the shop floor through the daily line walks.
Drive each production area to achieve their ESH targets, Productivity targets, and variable costs/earned standard hour targets.
When necessary to develop a recovery plan (after 3 consecutive days off the line), lead/facilitate the effort and achieve full recovery as quickly as possible, this may include an overtime increase, schedule changes, and/or offloading to a subcontractor.
The costs associated with any recovery must be discussed with GM and Plant Controller.
Attend weekly Production/Maintenance Planning meetings and assure that any equipment outage plans, or basic scheduled maintenance, is done with full understanding of the cost impact to the respective area.
Develop maintenance communication board and metrics, which drive the maintenance department to improve their workforce efficiency.
A demonstrated ability to lead people and get results through others.
An ability to think ahead and plan ahead over a 1-2 year time span.
The ability to organize and manage multiple priorities.
Manufacturing systems development and deployment.
Problem analysis and problem resolution at both a strategic and functional level.
Employee training and development.
Strong customer orientation.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
High performance teams and a strong team player.
Commitment to company values.
Education and Experience
Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or related field.
Technical skills in Lean Manufacturing techniques, Six Sigma, Kaizen, Process Improvement, freight and distribution, and production scheduling.
7-10 years plant management experience in the chemical industry within a union environment
Travel may be required
Strong interpersonal skills with ability to thrive in a team environment.
Strong systems skills – SAP background/expertise a plus.
Microsoft Suite software experience.
Must be able to prioritize multiple requests/projects
Extensive knowledge and training in chemical manufacturing
Possess ability to provide leadership, communication, organizational, analytical & problem solving.
Proof of US citizenship, nationality, and/or permanent resident status in order to comply with all applicable export and import laws and regulations.
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Operations Manager / Supervisor