Operations Manager

Job Details

LocationNovi, MI, United States of America
Job TypeFull-Time Regular

Job Description

On behalf of our high-performance transmission client, is in search of an Operations Manager to join their team.


  • Ensure the manufacturing process during the implementation of new products / projects are within cost (new product costing, production and maintenance/installation expenses, monthly budgets), quality and time
    • Ensure the developing, validation and implementation of new products and/or components
    • Ensure the developing techniques, maintenance and automation processes
    • Monitoring products are manufactured in accordance to work instruction package
    • Advising productive areas and suppliers in improving productivity levels
  • Ensure the required product availability and compliance as generated by the program management team according to work instruction package
    • Evaluate production program for managing resources required to fulfill production
    • Ensure staff levels / skills are optimized to achieve production program targets
    • Coordinate participation during the implementation of new part numbers or projects
    • Ensure the implementation of the 5S´s in production area
    • Monitor productivity and promote actions with business to help improve it continually
    • Ensure the implementation of 5S’s, the evaluation / reduction of waste, and promote corrective and preventive action to reduce them
    • Promote the application of lean Manufacturing techniques in processes
  • Ensure the availability of machinery, equipment and facilities
    • Ensure the proper application of autonomous, preventive and predictive maintenance to minimize failures in machinery and equipment
    • Ensure complete implementation of corrective and preventive actions for strengthening the planned maintenance plans
    • Ensure critical spare parts inventory is properly managed
    • Ensure the implementation of programs of preventive maintenance on facilities with contractors (Compressed air, fans, drains, gardens, building, hydraulic lines, pneumatic lines, floors, streets, pest control)
    • Develop and control with key suppliers for services, machinery, electronics, etc
  • Ensure compliance with the quality and environmental systems
  • Maintain a clean and safe work environment
  • Report to manager of human resources any incidents in which is involved, as well as any unsafe conditions. Collaborate during accident investigations
  • Participate on process improvements and provide ideas in order to drive continuous improvement
  • 10+ years’ of operations experience in an automotive manufacturing/assembly plant. The successful candidate will bring transmission or engine experience
  • 5+ years of managerial / leadership (managing, training and directing employees) experience is required
  • Strong organization, presentation skills, and verbal and written communication skills
  • Attention to detail, and the ability to work well under pressure in order to hit deadlines, and results oriented
  • Knowledge of Lean Manufacturing practices and OSHA regulations
  • Strong computer skills including Microsoft office suite
  • Ability to travel 10% or less to support local and international suppliers
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