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Operations Manager - 3142 in Wichita Falls, TX at Westlake Chemical

Date Posted: 4/20/2018

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Job Description

SUMMARY

Oversees, directs and coordinates all operations in production, maintenance, shipping, quality assurance, and blending.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Perform the primary thinking encompassed by this job description.
  • Comply with all Company policies and procedures.
  • Coordinates implementation and execution of all health, safety, and environmental programs to ensure compliance with all applicable regulations and company policies.
  • Confers with management personnel to establish production and quality control standards, develop budget and cost controls, and to obtain data regarding types, quantities, specifications, and delivery dates of products ordered.
  • Plans and directs production activities and establishes production priorities for products in keeping with effective operations and cost factors.
  • Coordinates production activities with procurement, maintenance, and quality control activities to obtain optimum production and utilization of human resources, machines, and equipment.
  • Reviews and analyzes production, quality control, maintenance, and operational reports to determine causes of nonconformity with product specifications, and operating or production problems.
  • Develops and implements operating methods and procedures designed to eliminate operating problems and improve product quality.
  • Revises production schedules and priorities as result of equipment failure or operating problems.
  • Consults with engineering personnel relative to modification of machines and equipment in order to improve production and quality of products.
  • Oversees and coordinates recruitment and new hire process to maintained required staffing and maintains employee training programs.
  • Oversees and coordinates raw material, in-process, and finished goods inventory control processes and reconciliations to ensure accurate inventories, timely movements of materials, and accurate measurements of material usage.
  • Directs the activities of each department through supervisors who are responsible to product effective results within their area of responsibilities to ensure optimum product quality, availability and line efficiency.
  • Perform additional duties as assigned.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

Responsible for the Supervisors in Production and their hourly staff.

QUALIFICATIONS 

Knowledge of industry infrastructure, market factors affecting supply/demand, production and derivative processing economics, product distribution and storage, companies and individuals in purchasing roles, and generally accepted practices for conducting business in the industry. Working knowledge of statistical process control and lean manufacturing methods.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

High School Diploma or GED with ten plus years of progressive experience in plastics extrusion (PVC pipe a plus) required.  Bachelor’s degree is preferred.  Requires 5 plus years experience in a management/supervisory role.  Demonstrates excellent problem solving abilities, and effective management skills.  Must be able to effectively communicate in a written and verbal manner.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand and walk.  The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to sit.  The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to wet and/or humid conditions and moving mechanical parts.  The employee is frequently exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, risk of electrical shock, and vibration.  The employee is occasionally exposed to high, precarious places.  The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

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