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Operations Manager

Company: Minerals Technologies
Location: Adams
Posted on: March 19, 2023

Job Description:

Overview:Minerals Technologies Inc. (MTI) is a resource- and technology-based company that develops, produces and markets worldwide a broad range of specialty mineral, mineral-based and synthetic mineral products and related systems and services. The Company has three reportable segments: Specialty Minerals, Performance Materials and Refractories. MTI provides a business environment and promotes a culture that encourages all employees to contribute to our success. We have long been committed to the recruitment and advancement of the most talented and qualified people. We recognize that MTI's ability to provide the highest caliber of products and services is enhanced by a workforce that reflects the diversity of the communities and countries in which we work.
The Specialty Minerals (SMI) segment produces and sells the synthetic mineral product precipitated calcium carbonate (PCC), mines mineral ores and processes and sells natural mineral products, primarily limestone and talc. This segment's products are used principally in the paper, building materials, paint and coatings, glass, ceramic, polymer, food, automotive and pharmaceutical industries.
What We Offer:

  • Competitive pay, commensurate with experience
  • Health/Dental/Vision plans
  • 401k company match
  • Life Insurance
  • Short Term Disability & Long-Term Disability
  • Educational Assistance
  • Employee Assistance PlanPosition: Operations ManagerLocation: USA - Adams, MA
    Job Summary:Operations Manager will direct the operations for Adams manufacturing plant and ensure the facility meets safety, quality, production, organizational development, operational excellence, and cost & productivity objectives. We operate in continuous operation (24/7) with quarrying operations, continuous ground calcium carbonate production (GCC), lime production, batch processing of precipitated calcium carbonate (PCC) and batch packaging. Our production facilities operating with Self-Directed Work Teams with department managers. The individual will be a key member of the operations management team.The successful candidate will be capable of managing multiple complex priorities simultaneously with a "hands on" style. The candidate must exemplify true change leadership in developing his/her team and delivery of annual operating goals/metrics.Responsibilities:Primary Duties and Responsibilities (include, but are not limited to):
    Production Operations Management
    • Responsible for achieving sustainable results and improvement goals in safety, customer service, quality, operational excellence, cost & productivity, inventory management and organizational capability.
    • Participate in the establishment of annual operating plans and ensure priorities and accountabilities are clear, resources are available, and obstacles are removed in order to ensure success.
    • Identify and implement customer-driven activities that create improved customer satisfaction, flexibility, responsiveness, and innovations. (Customer Intimacy)
    • Drive positive cultural change as a change agent within the region to engage employees towards a high performance self-directed culture.
    • Ensure tracking, daily management and use of key performance indicators to promote improved operational and business results (Plan-Do-Check-Act).
    • Ensures reliability and efficiency of the plant and equipment: recommends process/equipment modification for upgrades that improve safety, quality, and cost and productivity performance.
    • Leverages OE knowledge and tools to drive continuous improvement.
    • Lead significant projects and improvement initiatives in budgeting/forecasting, cost reductions & productivity.
    • Oversee the practice of all health, safety & environmental procedures, ensuring that safety is a fundamental value in all that is done.
    • Understands and ensures compliance FDA, ISO 9001, & FSSC 22000 practices
    • Acts as a team role model and change-agent.
      Employee Development & Management
      • Continuously strive to create a customer focused, team based organization that encourage and engage employees to drive continuous improvement in our processes
      • Ensure annual goals are communicated and achieved and lead through daily management/Gemba activities
      • Ensure ePerformance Management System is up to date and regular feedback is provided to all employees.
      • Monitor and evaluate team member performance and capabilities, and adjust training where needed.
      • Be a progressive thinker and role model: Enable productivity enhancing tools such as Lean manufacturing, cycle time reduction through standard work and Kaizens, leveraging control system technology, and utilizing SharePoint to support knowledge management and to disseminate best practices for rapid improvement (multiplier effect)
      • Provides leadership for root cause determination and problem resolution to facilitate faster improvements
        Continuous Improvement/Lean
        • Acts as resource and champion for department continuous improvement activities (Suggestion Program, 5S, Kaizen, TPM, problem solving, etc.).Qualifications:The requirements listed in the sections that follow are representative of the knowledge, skills and/or abilities required to perform the duties of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions (primary duties) of the job.
          • Bachelor's degree required (preferably in Engineering Discipline)Experience:
            • 7-10 years Operations/Manufacturing experience with strong leadership experience.
            • Maintenance and/or Reliability background preferred.
            • Lean Manufacturing/Operational Excellence familiarity/experience preferred
            • Previous experience leading positive cultural change within a manufacturing environment required.
            • Previous experience successfully building and fostering self-directed teams or other similar high performing work systems within a manufacturing environment.
            • Proven delivery of goal attainment.
              Skills and Abilities:
              • Demonstrated understanding of financial systems and the key drivers within the manufacturing environment.
              • Working knowledge of operational excellence, Lean manufacturing and variation reduction improvement strategies and the ability to integrate those into the operation.
              • Process oriented, data driven mindset for decision making.
              • Ability to build trust and motivate employees to embrace change and improve performance.
              • Understanding of applicable computer systems, such as Microsoft Office, Lotus Notes, and function specific software.
              • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills - communication at all levels, ability to openly convey information to team members in a timely, concise manner.
              • Strong leadership skills: ability to lead, contribute, and influence others in a team-based organization, including remote management
              • Excellent project management skills
              • The individual should be a dynamic leader who will possess the essential characteristics of creativity, a "can-do" attitude, integrity, competitiveness, accountability and teamwork.
                While performing the duties of this job, an employee is typically required to read, write, listen, speak and understand English, follow all instructions and other oral/written information, visually inspect equipment/work area, complete paperwork and other documentation accurately, identify, analyze, troubleshoot and solve issues using judgment and mechanical knowledge/abilities, react quickly as needed, be organized and detail oriented, be able to identify/judge the urgency of a situation, use judgment in decision making, communicate effectively with others, be aware of oneself in relation to surrounding equipment, work independently and as a team with others. Ability to instruct/transfer job information/knowledge to others is required.
                There is exposure to plant production areas, which may include exposure to outside weather conditions as well as loud noise from equipment and dust from production processes. Exposure to plant areas requires the use of appropriate safety equipment. Personal protective equipment is available for employee use in these circumstances.
                The employee is expected to be self-directed, take initiative and be persistent when appropriate to accomplish necessary duties and keep busy without prompting. Additionally, the employee is expected to be adaptable/flexible to changing work assignments, have a high level of integrity, dependability and self-control to maintain composure, perform multiple tasks at once, learn and memorize procedures, manage time effectively and efficiently, meet established deadlines, display a cooperative attitude, motivate and lead others, read, understand and follow all company, job specific and safety policies/procedures, and attend/use all required training.
                Safety Training: A new employee hired to perform the duties of this position is to be provided New Employee Training from a qualified individual, which consists of classroom training and may include a tour of plant area(s). Additional refresher safety training will be required as management deems appropriate and/or as dictated by MSHA regulations.
                EOE - mineralstech.com

Keywords: Minerals Technologies, Springfield , Operations Manager, Executive , Adams, Massachusetts

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