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Plant Operations Manager

Company: Brunel
Location: Bakersfield
Posted on: May 9, 2022

Job Description:

Currently seeking a detail-oriented Plant Operations Manager to join a leading water technologies company in the Bakersfield area. They are a well-respected company with facilities across the world and offer long-term career growth for their employees. This role will be responsible for the Bakersfield Plant site and provide leadership for production.
What You'll Do
As the Operations Manager, you will demonstrate leadership in communicating business goals, programs, and processes for an area or business segment. In this role, you will utilize your experience or expertise to solve problems, develop and execute objectives for self and others, and affect short-term and some long-term business goals. You will ensure the daily production schedule is met and the finished products are shipped to the customer on time. This will typically be accomplished through the efficient management of production resources such as production employees, equipment, materials, time and by using structured problem-solving techniques and sound statistical methods to develop consistency and predictability regarding the CTQ characteristics.

  • Being responsible for time and attendance management, performance reviews and conflict resolution for production employees within assigned department
  • Ensures assigned employees are aware / comply with all company, government, customer and applicable policies, procedures, rules and regulations
  • Ensures that resources committed to executing the production schedule will meet the customer requirements and meet the internal business metrics, such as productivity and overtime costs
  • Be responsible for ensuring all cross functional departments are working together to address production delays, quality excursions, or equipment outages
  • Work closely with Corporate Engineering to assist with capital expenditures and project management
  • Coordinate vendors and contractors appropriately with plant needs
  • Troubleshooting production problems, whether process or material issues, conduct root cause analyses and implement corrections, to minimize impact to production and eliminate root cause
  • Be proficient in extracting data and required reports from SAP to track, monitor, and troubleshoot electronic flow of information through the purchasing, inventory management, customer order management, and inter site logistics modules of the SAP system
  • Ensure all employees maintain their job certifications / trainings
  • Ensure compliance to regulatory agencies, ISO, OSHA, EPA, DOT, DHS, etc.
  • Develop and implement a succession plan for production and shipping positions
  • In the absence of the plant manager, assume full responsibilities for all plant operations and site management duties
  • This list is not all-inclusive and may include other duties as assigned and necessary for the operation and management of the shift and overall plant.

    What We're Looking For:
    • Bachelor's Degree in Chemical, Mechanical or Electrical Engineering (Years of Experience will be considered in-lieu of a degree)
    • 5+ years of experience in a shop leadership position in a manufacturing environment
    • Willing and able to be part of the Department of Homeland Security Personnel Surety Program
    • Ability to read and understand PFD's and P&ID's.
    • Working experience operating in a facility under the OHSA Process Safety Management program or Risk Management Program for Hazardous Chemicals
    • Lean/Six Sigma Green Belt or equivalent
    • Ability to interpret and evaluate operating procedures and convey to operating personnel.
    • Understands technical functions and stays abreast of current developments and trends.
    • Knows key organizational standards, process and procedures.
    • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
    • Positive attitude, friendly demeanor, and a team player

Keywords: Brunel, Bakersfield , Plant Operations Manager, Professions , Bakersfield, California

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