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Operations Manager

Location: Niagara Falls
Posted on: November 21, 2022

Job Description:

Sumitomo Bakelite High Performance Plastics (SBHPP) is a pioneer in high performance plastics and the #1 world leader in phenolic chemistry. The SBHPP global organization is committed to exceeding our customers' expectations in material performance, customer service, technical expertise, and product quality. Our companies include Durez Corporation, Durez Canada Company LTD, Promerus, LLC, Sumitomo Bakelite N.A., and Sumitomo Plastics America, Inc. Look to us first to see what's next! Our world class product portfolio includes:Resins: We are a recognized leader in high-performance, specialty phenolic resins. Our extensive portfolio of products is engineered to meet the most rigorous requirements across the wide range of markets we serve. Our extensive research, development and pilot production capabilities allow us to engineer custom-designed products to perfectly match our customer's needs. Thermoset Molding Compounds: We produce a wide range of phenolic molding compounds from general purpose to engineered fiber reinforced grades, as well as a variety of other thermoset materials featuring epoxy, diallyl, phthalate, and silicone resin systems.Long Fiber Composites: We manufacture long fiber reinforced thermoset composites that fill a niche between conventional short fiber molding compounds and prepegs in a variety of industries. These materials offer solutions for large structural parts that are better suited for mass-production. High Performance Polymers: Promerus, LLC is involved in the development of a novel platform of polymers based on cyclic olefins that are polymerized using a propriety class of organometallic catalysts. Application areas include the semiconductor, optoelectronic and electronic packaging markets. Ongoing development and commercial activities with multiple Fortune 500 companies in the micro-electronics and semi-conductor industries is the primary business focus.If you are as enthusiastic about class leading polymer, resin and molding compound technologies as we are, we want to hear from you!We are seeking an Operations Manager for our Niagara Falls, NY location.General Purpose:Manages all activities related to plant operations and development of company products.Essential Functions:Responsibilities that are requirements in order to perform the job:Maintains manufacturing operations business plans to include all program requirements, labor hours and production costs. This includes capital budget planning, review, and approval.Provides input to the development of product strategy and research and development of new production lines to include equipment design, modifications, and procurement Establishes production standards, develops budget and cost controls, and obtains data regarding types, quantities, specifications, and delivery dates of products orderedProvides guidance to the development of a manufacturing process plan, including personnel requirements, material needs, subcontract requirements, facility needs, and tooling/equipment needsEnsures all established costs, quality, and delivery commitments are metCoordinates manufacturing activities with all other functions of the organization and suppliers to obtain optimum production and utilization of human resources, machines, and equipment Oversee activities of plant maintenance functions. Take the lead in select capital projects including design and implementation. Provide support to EHS Manager where needed to maintain environmental, health and safety compliance requirements. Leads OSHA and NFPA compliance actionsParticipates in union contract negotiations, grievance review /settlements, job evaluations and maintain positive working relationship with Union Committee and Regional Representative Supportive Functions:In addition to performance of the essential functions, this position may be required to perform a combination of supportive functions based on business needs:Performs administrative activities associated with the effective management of operations, including compiling, storing, and retrieving production data for reportsReviews production and operating reports and directs the resolution of operational, manufacturing, and maintenance problems to ensure minimum costs and prevent operational delays, create manufacturing metricsManages subordinate supervisors who supervise hourly employeesResponsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of these units. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:The individual must possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities and be able to explain and demonstrate that he or she can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation:Ability to read, analyze, and interpret business communications, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulationsAbility to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manualsAbility to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general publicAbility to work plant shift hours if needed, be available for afterhours emergencies when necessary, and adhere to all safe work practices Education/Experience Guidelines:Bachelor's degree in Electrical, Mechanical or Chemical Engineering required5 or more years of experience in a chemical manufacturing environment highly preferredExperience as a production supervisor and/or production manager highly preferredExperience with polymer chemistry is desiredExperience with OSHA PSM requirements is desiredExperience in a union environment is desiredEqual Employment Opportunity and Non-Discrimination Statement:Sumitomo Bakelite North America Holding Inc., and all its affiliate companies, is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination. We do not discriminate based on race, color, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions), religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, physical or mental disability, marital status, age, military or veteran status, genetic information, height, weight, familial status or any other applicable legally protected characteristics. PI197307130

Keywords: DUREZ CORP, Niagara Falls , Operations Manager, Executive , Niagara Falls, New York

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