Operations Manager

5 - 7 years experience  •  Manufacturing / Packaging

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 09/08/17
Yuba City, CA
5 - 7 years experience
Manufacturing / Packaging
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 09/08/17

As Operations Manager, you will be responsible for planning, managing and directing all operations activities to achieve safe, efficient and economical production within established manufacturing costs; and to maintain the highest standards of quality and volume requirements. 

2. Job Dimensions


  • Flexible hours to support multi-shift operation
  • Organizational skills with demonstrated ability to prioritize and multi-task
  • Excellent interpersonal and coaching skills
  • Must be able to communicate effectively (oral and written) with co-workers at all levels
  • Must be able to maintain high level of confidentiality and discretion
  • Strong supervisory and people development skills



3. Principal Accountabilities


  • Identify and implement creative cost reduction opportunities 
  • As a member of the Senior Plant Staff, develop short and long-term plans, policies, programs, operating procedures and objectives 
  • Delegate responsibilities, provide guidance and give direction to the Floor Supervision and Operations co-workers
  • Maintain close surveillance over operations through reports, staff meetings, observation and personal contact to assure integration of workflow, timely production, budgetary conformance and utilization of personal skills and machines 
  • Assist and advise others to resolve problems and implement permanent corrective action 
  • Act as a liaison between co-workers and management team to keep people informed on matters of communication, decisions and policies
  • Administer or assist in coordination of various programs such as, housekeeping, cost reduction, plant security, staffing and hourly wage administration, continuous improvement, 6S
  • Assist in the interview process for administrative, managerial and supervisory positions
  • Ensure all plant productivity, quality and safety goals are achieved 
  • Ensure all quality and process procedures are followed at all levels in Production department 
  • Ensure spending does not exceed budget
  • Identify target performance levels for plant awards program; challenge team to achieve goals 
  • Support Six Sigma/Lean efforts 
  • Establish accurate production standards, monitor productivity performance regularly 
  • Work with the maintenance teams so that the teams are completely integrated into and always in support of operational objectives


4. Major challenges & complexities


  • Team development and supervision
  • Safe and efficient flexible packaging equipment operations
  • Achieving operational key performance indicators

5. Relationships



  • Operations co-workers
  • Salaried Staff and office personnel
  • Quality and Maintenance co-workers
  • Customer and Venders
  • Other AFA plant manufacturing co-workers
  • Compliance and audit personnel

6. Qualifications/Requirements

6.1 Formal Qualifications and Experience


Knowledge and Experience

  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience supervising in a manufacturing environment; knowledge of extrusion, lamination, film converting, coating applications, gravure and flexographic printing applications, SPC, process control and validation protocols preferred 
  • Experience in leading step change improvement in manufacturing results

Education and Certifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Business Administration or related technical area.
  • Advanced degree and Greenbelt certification desirable

6.2  Knowledge/Skills/Abilities/Behaviours


Job Specific skills and abilities

  • Able to provide guidance, direction, goals, feedback, discipline and delegate authority 
  • Able to handle multiple tasks 
  •  Possess a thorough knowledge and understanding of manufacturing systems and a good working knowledge of processes and products 
  • Knowledge of Safety practices and a commitment to maintain them 
  • Understanding of quality principles and techniques 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and strong presentation skills 
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills with the ability to make quick decisions 
  • Strong human relation/people management skills
  • Solid financialreporting acumen 
  • Experience in implementing Operational Excellence projects (SMED, Six Sigma, Lean, 5S/6S)
  • Experience in Continuous Improvement Programs and Lean Manufacturing techniques
  • Ability to coach and develop others


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