The Operations Manager is responsible for leading and organizing all production aspects of Monolith’s plant operations at the Olive Creek 1 plant located in Hallam, Nebraska. The operations manager will oversee the plants’ shift organization, ensuring a safe, effective, and productive organization.
Provide leadership for the successful day-to-day operation of the facility building a culture of operational excellence, integrity, and commitment to safety.
Build and maintain a positive work environment that supports and fosters high employee engagement, involvement and accountability.
Support and retain a team of effective, productive and dedicated operations team members.
Maintaining the shift organization operating budget and financial forecast.
Ensure product being manufactured meets customer expectations and specifications, as well as meeting the company’s standards, policies and practices.
Keep in touch with various departments of the organization to ensure the overall objectives of the organization are achieved.
Maintain a clean, safe and compliant plant.
Establish and maintain a positive community relationship.
Foster a well-trained and motivated staff.
Conduct employee performance reviews.
Attend scheduled corporate training and meetings.
Work closely with technical, R&D, and quality to implement continuous improvement in plant operations, throughput, quality, and efficiency.
Maintain a clean, safe and compliant plant. Ensure continuous compliance with operating and environmental permits.
Monitor plant performance to ensure the plant is being operated according to defined operating procedures.
Performs other duties as needed.
Bachelor’s degree in engineering and 5 years of progressive leadership experience at a chemical manufacturing facility.
Solid understanding in both managerial and manufacturing areas required or an equivalent combination of education and years of leadership experience in the chemical processing industry to successfully perform the job duties and responsibilities required.
Strong leadership, communication, team building, and advanced coaching skills required.
Previous experience/strong understanding of budgeting and expense management required.
Strong computer skills including the ability to prepare spreadsheets and use Microsoft Office Products (Word, Excel, Power Point, Visio, Project) to analyze data and trends to report results required.
Previous experience implementing and using continuous improvement/lean tools such as Six Sigma, 5-S, Lean manufacturing, or equivalent to drive improvement preferred.
A proven track record of a high level of safety awareness and conviction required
This position is leading a team of operations team members in an industrial work environment. Part time spent in an office and part time spent outside observing and working with operators
Travel will be required up to 10% - 15% of the time. Lincoln/Hallam, NE area residency required.