Operations Manager ($55k - $85k)

Appleton, WI 54914

Employment Type: Direct Hire Industry: Manufacturing Job Number: 2610 Pay Rate: $55,000-$85,000/year

Experienced Operations Manager is needed for a growing Fox Valley company. This Direct Hire role has been previously split by the owners, but as they continue to grow, there is a need to expand and add this position. If you are a person who enjoys a sense of ownership to lead a team, this is the position for you. This is a fast paced, yet friendly job shop environment with about 25 employees. It promises to be a challenging yet exciting opportunity!

Reporting to the President, this Operations Manager's role involves:

  • Working closely with the Quality Manager to assure delivery/quality
  • Becoming actively involved - requiring 7-8 hours each day on the floor in a large facility, scheduling and coordinating for 2 shifts and managing workforce production. This is a large part of the role. (This is a hands-on role where you may be needed to assist teams with physical duties if needed. )
  • Prioritizing and managing multiple projects simultaneously and making daily adjustments to workflow. This involves working with deadlines, urgent needs and changing demands.
  • Being responsible for production staffs to review wages, discipline and hiring/firing needs.
  • Interact with customers' project managers, fabrication managers, and shipping/deliveries.
  • Providing input on capital improvement projects
    Utilize key decision-making skills every day to accomplish the tasks at hand
  • Evaluating processes and efficiencies to help increase profit.
  • Being the liaison between key management and floor personnel by communicating effectively. This requires evaluating processes and efficiencies of employees and having staff show accountability and allow for employee development.
  • Enforcing safety compliance with production employees.

Hours: First shift. Estimated times of 5am-3:30pm, possibly 4:30pm, M-F. (While they anticipate this role being mostly M-F, there may be an occasional need to work a Saturday or Sunday.)

Operations Manager Salary: $55,000- $85,000/year . Benefits include Health, 401k (dollar for dollar first 3% matching), vision and dental. Short term disability and life insurance is 100% paid by the company.

Operations Manager Requirements:

  • 3 years of Operations Management experience with heavy volume production management in a factory, job shop environment or paint industry environment.
  • Must understand critical components of workflow, labor, efficiencies, and resources.
  • Industrial painting industry experience is beneficial but not required
  • Strong decision making, initiative, and positive leadership style is a must to excel in this role.
  • Mechanical aptitude and strong safety awareness is needed
  • Excellent attention to detail and ability to multitask during several projects
  • Word and Excel skills are needed.
  • Must be willing and/or able to obtain schooling & certifications required for the industry (company paid.)
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