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Operations Manager - Machining & Die Casting

Savannah, GA
SourcePro Search is conducting a search for an Operations Manager due to promotion at their large high volume manufacturing facility near Savannah, GA.  In this role will manage operations of a small manufacturing location or section of a larger manufacturing location.  Will provide leadership in the areas of safety, quality, production, financial controls, plant security, OSHA compliance, quality, facilities, and manufacturing. Will work with many functional areas across the company to ensure consistency in operations and related strategies. Will ensures large-scale projects are completed on time, on budget and meet specified quality standards, production requirements and preset goals.  Will be over 15 salaried employees and there are 150 hourly employees below those.   National relocation assistance is available as well as very attractive bonus potential.  Large capital investments are being made at the plant.  High pressure aluminum die casting is occurring at the facility as well as machining and assembly. 

Job Responsibilities
  • Oversees specific plant operations and related support areas
  • Coordinates technical service activities across a broad range of internal and external assignments
  • Accountable for safety, quality, delivery and manufacturing costs; manages the effective use of production hours, skills, equipment and facilities
  • Participates in planning production schedules, requirements and manufacturing controls as related to manufacturing operations
  • Develops and implements strategies for operational improvement; ensures efficiency standards for all operations are met
  • Develops capital and other annual budgeting including evaluating the Economic Value Added (EVA) and Return on Investment (ROI) impact for location; maintains and manages established budgets throughout fiscal year to achieve financial goals
  • Evaluates new technologies and recommends strategies for acquisition and implementation
  • Drives cost reduction and continuous improvement concepts and projects to achieve annual goals; monitors and improves employee productivity and effectiveness related to operations and maintains a commitment to employee involvement
  • Performs full range of managerial responsibilities which may include but not be limited to: interviewing,  hiring, coaching and developing employees; planning, assigning and directing work; EEO/AA; performance management; department budget
  • Performs other duties as assigned
Job Skills Requirements
  • Comprehensive knowledge of technical service practices, processes, procedures and production support activities including efficiency levels and productivity standards
  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills to effectively work with diverse groups of people
  • Demonstrated success in implementing large-scale improvements and changes in complex and diverse environments
  • Familiarity with Purchasing and Industrial Engineering functions as well as plant layout efficiencies
  • Strong leadership and motivational skills and the ability to develop leadership qualities in others
  • Ability to coordinate and organize multiple projects simultaneously
  • Well-developed analytical skills and knowledge of analysis techniques that assist in report preparation for decision-making purposes
  • Fluent in English and primary language used in area of responsibility and/or location
  • Bachelor's Degree in
  • Engineering or
  • related field, or equivalent education and experience
Experience Requirements
  • Minimum of seven years of experience in production / operations management over both the die casting and machining process.  SAP experience is a plus.  Desire also budget and P&L experience. 


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