Operations Manager

Direct Hire
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #18401
Our client, located in Mid Coast Maine, is seeking an experienced Operations Manager to oversee the daily activity of the manufacturing facility. The Operations Manager will coordinate, plan, and direct all activities involved in the organization’s production process.
  • Overseeing production of goods to ensure that they meet company standards for quality and on-time delivery.
  • Meet or exceed applicable Key Performance Indicator (KPI) goals (operational, financial, safety, etc.) on a consistent basis.
  • Managing and developing a team of manufacturing workers, including hiring, firing, disciplining, and coaching employees as needed.
  • In conjunction with Engineering, implementing new technology and operational excellence initiatives to increase efficiency and productivity in manufacturing processes.
  • In conjunction with Sales, balance shop workflow with customer requests to provide the best possible customer service.
  • Reviewing budgets and financial reports to ensure that operations are profitable.
  • In conjunction with the Maintenance Supervisor, developing and enforcing safety standards for employees to follow when working with machinery or other potentially dangerous tools or equipment.
  • Determining the best manufacturing method for a product, based on cost and other considerations such as quality or delivery timeframes.
  • Managing employee training to ensure that safe and efficient work practices are always used.
  • Establishing policies and procedures to ensure that manufacturing operations run smoothly and efficiently.
  • Participating in the Senior Management group to further the overall vision and direction of the company.
  • Bachelor’s degree in manufacturing, business, engineering, or applicable field.
  • Prior management or manufacturing experience is required.
  • Strong communication and organizational skills.
  • Excellent team-building and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong leadership skills and ability to manage cross-functional team members.
  • Technical competencies in manufacturing (e.g. technical drawings, blueprints, CAD/CAM).
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel and other industry software.
  • Experience in Operational Excellence initiatives – Lean, Six Sigma, Kaizen, etc., is preferred.
  • Experience running, or working with, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software, is preferred.


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