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Plant Director of Operations

Job Summary & Core Responsibilities:

Plant Director – will report to the North American Director Operations and will be a manager role. The Operations Manager position oversees manufacturing and directs activities so that approved products are manufactured on schedule and within quality standards and cost objectives. Examine financial data/statements and utilize them to improve profitability.

• Lead all operations in accordance with company guidelines and financial control policies

• Participate in developing annual operating budget, including production, staffing requirements, operating and overhead costs, and capital improvements

• Manage in accordance with the metrics supporting continuous improvement in all aspects of repair performance including safety, quality, productivity, cost, turnaround, budget attainment

• Establish priorities and accountabilities to allocate resources and guide the production team to maximize performance metrics

• Review track schedule to assure all procedures are followed throughout the assembly process

• Plan, assign and coordinate work; direct the supervision of shop employees to assure proper support of production operations

• Recommend and implement improvements in production methods, machines and equipment, maintenance, safety and working conditions

• Identify, recommend and implement changes to improve productivity

• Initiates and coordinates major projects (e.g., plant layout changes, installation of capital equipment, major repairs, etc.)

• Develop and maintain strong relationships with customers, suppliers, ARI staff and community leaders Required Experience / Skills / Qualifications

• At least 10 years management experience Tier 1 automotive operations

• Knowledge of railcar assembly operations including safety, quality, productivity, inventory management, equipment reliability, scheduling, shift staffing, and environmental compliance

• Knowledge of project management including planning, budgeting, allocating resources and commitment to schedule

• Intermediate level of computer skills in email (Outlook), Word, Excel, PowerPoint

• Experience in NDT, inspection, quality, a plus

• Strong knowledge and ability to teach and implement Lean and Lean principles and tools

• Intermediate level of computer skills in email (Outlook), Word, Excel, PowerPoint

• Highly organized and able to prioritize and manage time efficiently with the ability to handle stress in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment

• Ability to work under tight time constraints, handle sensitive data, and multi-task so that deadlines can be met Required Education / Training / Certifications:

• 2-year management focused degree or bachelor’s degree in a business or technical field preferred, MBA a plus

• Experience with welding, coatings, metal fabrication, etc. a plus • NDT, inspection, quality, a plus

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