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Operations Manager

Altra Industrial Motion Corporate

This is a Contract position in Fremont, CA posted March 24, 2021.

Picture yourself at Thomson. For more than 70 years, Thomson has been a leader in the mechanical motion technology industry, designing, manufacturing, and marketing products highlighted by globally trusted brand names and innovative technologies. In short, we help our customers build better machines to improve lives. At the core of our success has always been smart, creative and determined people, coming together from diverse backgrounds with tremendous experience and unique abilities. Today, this rings true more than ever for our 1,300+ employees at facilities across North America, Europe and Asia. Our corporate strategy requires that we recruit and develop only the finest people to guide and sustain our business’ long-term growth. In return, Thomson offers a challenging, yet fun, work environment and rewarding career opportunities for ambitious and talented individuals. We invite you to explore the opportunity of advancing your career with Thomson. For more information about us, visit www.thomsonlinear.com. SUMMARY: The Operations Manager responsible for directing the manufacturing operations of the Thomson BSA, Fremont. The position is responsible for providing leadership, managing, and directing the manufacturing of quality products that are delivered on time to customer-required dates and within budget. Manufacturing will be completed in a safe and clean work environment. The position is accountable for achieving product cost targets, maintaining proper inventory levels, and a minimum overhead structure under the Altra Business System (ABS) system. Essential Duties and Responsibilities Production and Operations Management: Responsible for all production functions associated with the manufacture of these products and for operating the plant within approved budget including achieving product cost/margin forecasts. Accountable for providing accurate shipment forecasts and achieving said forecast. Promotes the implementation and use of the ABS tools to drive continuous process improvements on quality, delivery, and cost. Maintains a clean and safe work environment that is in compliance with all OSHA and EPA related regulations and guidelines. Responsible for the maintenance of the production equipment and facilities assigned to the Business Unit. Associate Development: Responsible for developing associates and integrating new members in a manner which meets the future needs of the business and annually preparing an HR plan to identify key contributors and opportunity areas for organizational and individual’s development. Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering: Responsible for leading the production startup phase for new product introduction utilizing manufacturing engineering resources. Also responsible for driving lower product costs by reducing set up times, improving processes and reducing cycle times. Nature and Scope: Must exercise continuous leadership to focus plant efforts on priorities and be technically proficient to “troubleshoot” process and systems related upsets. A strong commitment to safety, quality, on-time delivery, and cost reduction is required as well as availability. An associate in this position must focus on customer expectations, prevent problems, and strive for continuous improvement. Strong presence on the shop floor (Gemba) is a must. Internal Relationships:Reports to Site Leader.Interacts with Materials, Purchasing, Quality, Engineering, ABS, & Finance functional groups on a variety of Operational Issues.Interacts with Thomson and Altra Corporate professionals to share best practices and collaborate on various initiatives.External Relationships: Interacts with customers as needed to address Quality, Delivery and Cost issues/initiatives.MEASUREMENTS Safety incident rateQuality, Internal & External DPMOn-Time Delivery, Lead time and customer responsivenessProfit, gross marginDeployment and Zealotry of the Altra Business System tools. Education and Experience Requirements Education – Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience required. Engineering major preferred. Advanced business degree beneficial.Experience – Minimum of ten years overall manufacturing management experience is required with at least five years in a similar manufacturing environment preferred. Experience within the Motion Control Industry is a plus.Language – English fluency required.Functional Training – Extensive experience utilizing ABS/Lean Tools to achieve sustained breakthrough improvements and specific experience with cellular manufacturing, process improvement, and new product introduction is required.Must be willing and able to travel international and domestic by all forms of transportation. Travel is occasional.Critical Competencies: Effective planning, organization, and leadership skills.Superior/management skills – demonstrated ability to drive and sustain significant operational improvement and service levels.Must be a change agent.Outstanding problem-solving skills.Excellent written & verbal communication skills.Strong analytical background including experience with tools such as Microsoft office package.Ability & experience interfacing at all levels of the organization.Ability to articulate clear vision and convey a sense of urgency.Ability & willingness to lead and work in a matrix organization with direct & indirect reporting relationships.Physical Demand and Work Environment: 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 regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, and sit. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and ability to adjust focus. EEO Statement: The company in which you have expressed employment interest is a subsidiary or affiliate of Altra Industrial Motion Corp. The subsidiary or affiliate is referred to as an “Altra Company.” Altra Industrial Motion Corp. and all Altra Companies are equal opportunity employers that evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or other characteristics protected by law. The “EEO is the Law” poster is available at: http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf. If you have a disability and need assistance accessing or using this website to apply for a position, you can request assistance by sending an email #LI-SW1 The company in which you have expressed employment interest is a subsidiary or affiliate of Altra Industrial Motion Corp. The subsidiary or affiliate is referred to as an “Altra Company.” Altra Industrial Motion Corp. and all Altra Companies are equal opportunity employers that evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or other characteristics protected by law. The “EEO is the Law” poster is available at: http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf. Individuals who need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the employment process will have the opportunity to request accommodation during the application process.

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