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Operations Manager

Company: The Judge Group
Location: Rockford
Posted on: February 7, 2024

Job Description:

We are working with an international chemical manufacturer in Rockford, IL seeking a Operations Manager in a chemical blending and batching facility. This person is responsible for overseeing all aspects of a smaller plant operation to ensure the safe, efficient, and compliant production of chemical blends. This role involves managing personnel, production processes, quality control, safety protocols, and facility maintenance. Strong Supervisors or junior Managers with related experience are encouraged to apply.Responsibilities:Production Management:Plan and coordinate daily production schedules to meet customer orders and inventory requirements.Ensure accurate and efficient chemical blending and batching processes.Monitor production yields, quality, and throughput, and implement improvements as needed.Personnel Management:Recruit, train, supervise, and evaluate plant staff, including operators, technicians, and quality control personnel.Foster a culture of safety, teamwork, and continuous improvement among the plant workforce.Quality Control:Establish and maintain quality control standards to ensure products meet customer specifications.Implement testing and inspection procedures for raw materials and finished products.Investigate and resolve quality issues, including root cause analysis and corrective actions.Safety and Compliance:Ensure strict adherence to safety protocols, including the handling and storage of hazardous chemicals.Oversee environmental, health, and safety compliance, working with regulatory agencies as necessary.Lead incident investigations and promote a safety-first culture.Equipment Maintenance:Supervise and plan equipment maintenance and repairs to prevent downtime.Implement a preventive maintenance program for all production equipment.Manage spare parts inventory to minimize production disruptions.Inventory and Supply Chain:Monitor inventory levels of raw materials and finished products.Coordinate with supply chain and procurement teams to maintain optimal inventory levels.Manage production processes to minimize waste and reduce product lead times.Cost Management:Develop and manage the plant's operational budget, controlling costs and expenses.Identify and implement cost-saving initiatives, including process improvements and resource optimization.Continuous Improvement:Lead and support continuous improvement initiatives in production processes and workflow.Drive efficiency improvements, cost reduction efforts, and waste minimization.Qualifications:5+ years of experience in chemical manufacturing, blending, and batching, with a proven track record of leadership.Strong knowledge of chemical blending and batching processes and associated equipment.Familiarity with environmental, health, and safety regulations in the chemical industry.Excellent leadership and personnel management skills.Quality control and process improvement experience.Budgeting and cost management skills.Strong commitment to safety, compliance, and quality.

Keywords: The Judge Group, Rockford , Operations Manager, Executive , Rockford, Illinois

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