Production & OperationsOperations Manager

Operations Managers are responsible for plant assets, personnel, and achievement of plant goals.

Operations Manager

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Do you see things at the "bigger picture level"? Do you enjoy helping others to develop to their full potential? If so, a career as an Operations Manager may be a great fit for you.

A primary job of an Operations Manager is employee management and development. You'll help foster team and individual processional growth. You'll also coach employees to help meet the business and plant goals. Your job will be to further develop a well-trained and engaged group of employees. In this role, you'll also lead site communication and recognition efforts for your team.

As an Operations Manager, continuous improvement related to plant productions is also important. You'll help promote Six Sigma efforts to make global work processes work better. You will assist in developing operations-related plans, budgets, and policies and procedures.

This position typically requires a Bachelor's degree. A Six Sigma certification is also beneficial in this role.

Critical Skills

  • Collaboration
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Create and Modify Budgets
  • Leadership
  • Manage Personnel Resources
  • Manage Processes and Procedures
  • Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work
  • Six Sigma Certification
  • Train and Motivate Others

Key Responsibilities

  • Responsible for plant assets, personnel, and achievement of plant related business goals
  • Support meaningful opportunities for leader/employee engagement
  • Responsible for performance management, coaching, career development
  • Encourage team members to develop and utilize an employee development plan
  • Create environment that fosters team and individual empowerment
  • Promote Six Sigma or other plant initiatives
  • Coach plant personnel to help meet business and plant goals

Specific job titles and duties vary by employer so check for details.

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Salary: $22-45/hour


My Interests
Match

Having Independence

Managing People

Teaching

Improving Processes

Learning & Growing

Working with Data

Physical Activity

Writing Reports and Documentation

Caring for the Environment

Managing Things

Quiet Work Place

Avoiding Risk

Avoiding Stress

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Required Education

Bachelor's degree in engineering or operations management

Preferred Education

Master's degree in operations management, business or related field


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