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Manager, Operations in York, PA at Mauser Packaging Solutions

Date Posted: 1/28/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

BWAY - Mauser is one of the largest manufacturers of metal, plastic, and fiber containers in North America, Europe, Latin America and Asia. Our diverse products and broad geographic reach (50 plants throughout North America) have made us a market leader in the general line packaging industry.   This position is based in our XXX location.

Position Summary:

The Operations Manager is responsible for leading day to day operations of a manufacturing location/area to include safety, quality, efficiencies and meeting customer expectations.  Provides leadership to supervision and employees and ensures they have the proper tools to perform their job safely and efficiently.

Responsibilities: 

  • Leads daily Team Performance Center meetings with Operations team to review safety, quality and production performance.
  • Conducts production Gemba walks to optimize production flow and efficiencies.
  • Participates and practices Lean Manufacturing practices to such as Six Sigma, 5S, FMEA, 8D Problem Analysis.
  • Engages the team in identifying and implementing continuous improvement projects.
  • Engages production floor employees in problem resolution in order to improve production issues/efficiencies utilizing Lean Manufacturing techniques as needed.
  • Performs necessary administrative functions such as budgetary administration, employee safety, performance reviews and employee counseling.
  • Participates in weekly forecast calls to meet customers’ shipment deadlines.
  • Reviews and updates Key Performance Indicators KPIs (Daily, Weekly and Monthly) to ensure facility is on track.
  • Attends pre-shift meetings to observe and provide feedback to operations team focusing on continuous improvement.
  • Conducts Behavior-Based Safety observations and works with employees to ensure they are performing their job in a safe manner.
  • Participates in monthly site safety review to understand problem areas and establish plans to improve overall safety record and reduce incidents.
  • Meets with Planning and Operations team members to discuss production schedules and changes in the schedule that are needed. Works with production team to ensure vacancies are covered for any planned/unplanned absences.
  • Interfaces with customers and suppliers. Visits both as necessary.
  • Coordinates with the Maintenance Department to prioritize maintenance work orders in an effort to improve OEE (Overall Equipment Effectiveness) and downtime.
  • Ensures employees are properly trained in all aspects of their jobs. Identifies training gaps and develops training plans.
  • Works with Quality team to review Quality issues through HFI (Hold for Inspection) and scrap process. Minimize rework and/or scrap due to non-conformance through problem resolution.
  • May participate in Union Leadership/Management meetings and follows-up as necessary if site is unionized.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:  

  • Bachelor degree in engineering or operations management and 5-7 years supervisory experience in manufacturing environment or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Management experience in operations, maintenance, engineering and/or process improvement roles including managing teams of people
  • Previous experience working in a Lean environment; Embraces continuous improvement
  • Six Sigma Green or Black Belt Certification a plus
  • Strong financial acumen including an understanding of the budgeting process and how they relate to KPIs
  • Exceptional leadership, change management and communication skills
  • Excellent critical thinking and problem solving skills

 Competencies: 

  • Attention to Communication
  • Results Orientation
  • Managing Performance
  • Managing Change
  • Developing Others
  • Business Acumen

Physical Demands

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk and hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.  Incumbent must be able to read technical documents, letters, forms and reports and communicate verbally, and in writing, to internal and external customers, employees, suppliers and vendors.

 Work Environment

  • Work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

  • While performing the duties of this job, the incumbent is expected to work within the plant for the majority of their shift. The noise level in the work environment is usually high and ear protection is mandatory while on the plant floor.  Employee must comply with all PPE requirements.

 

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