Director of Operations


Director of Operations

• Direct and manage all plant operations with overall responsibilities for safety, production, maintenance, quality and other production-related activities.

• Develops and maintains manufacturing operations business plans to include all program requirements, labor hours, cycle, production costs, and image.
• Provides input to the development of product strategy and research and development of new and emerging products.
• Establishes production and quality control standards, develops budget and cost controls, and obtains data regarding types, quantities, specifications, and delivery dates of products ordered.
• Provides guidance to the development of a manufacturing process plan, including personnel requirements, material needs, subcontract requirements, facility needs, and tooling and equipment needs.
• Ensures all established costs, quality, and delivery commitments are met.
• Oversees and guides the coordination of manufacturing activities with all other functions of the organization and suppliers to obtain optimum production and utilization of human resources, machines, and equipment.
• Reviews production and operating reports and directs the resolution of operational, manufacturing, and maintenance problems to ensure minimum costs and prevent operational delays.
• Ensures plans are developed for efficient use of materials, machines and employees.
• Reviews production costs and product quality. Modifies production and inventory control programs to maintain and enhance profitable operation of departments.
• Directs preparation of accounting reports.
• Recommends budget to management.
• 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.
• Directs production activities and establishes production priorities for products in keeping with effective operations and cost factors.
• Over sees 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.
• Ensures production schedules and priorities are revised 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.
• Manages compliance with state and federal regulations.
• Bachelor’s degree in a related field (engineering, business management) required. Master’s degree preferred.
• Manages all subordinate managers who supervise supervisors for all departments of Webster Valve and Webster Foundry. Is responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of these managers.
• Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing and hiring employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
• Ensure company policies are followed.
• Enforce company safety policies.
• Proven track record of professional leadership and excellence.
• Master’s or Bachelor’s degree (engineering, business management) desired.
• Experience managing manufacturing plants with the understanding and ability to make appropriate decisions that drive positive financial performance
• Minimum 10+ years related experience to manufacturing preferred
• Lean Manufacturing implementation experience and proven results
• Travel 10%
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to walk, talk, and/or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand, sit, and use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include: close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
• Work in an office and factory environment

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