ASSISTANT PRODUCTION MANAGER – BELLE, WV, USA – # 5003

IN DEMAND Recruitment & Consulting Inc. is currently recruiting for an ASSISTANT PRODUCTION MANAGER for our Belle, West Virginia client.

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Become a technology expert on the PGA processes by working closely with PGA technology experts to learn the PGA plant process and equipment.

Supports Production Manager and works with Production Team to ensure production is completed to meet business requirements (safely, on spec quality and on schedule)

Ensure timely technical input provided for process or facility changes utilizing the site MOC process, and appropriate communication and training is provided for all affected employees.

Ensure Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) are written, maintained, utilized and complied with.

Ensures sufficient production engineer staffing for 24/7 production operation.

Works with production staff to determine maintenance needs in a manner that is least disruptive to production.

Work closely with Production and Reliability Teams to prioritize and schedule all maintenance and reliability work.

Works with production staff to determine maintenance needs in a manner that is least disruptive to production.

Work closely with Production and Reliability Teams to prioritize and schedule all maintenance and reliability work.

Work closely with Engineering Manger to support execution of annual Capital and Expense project work (Production Engineers provide Process Scope and MOCs).

Ensures timely incident (SHE, Process, Quality and Reliability) reporting, investigation and documentation, with corrective actions identified to prevent recurrence, and followed up to completion.

Ensure appropriate Hazard Review for process changes or non-SOP production activities.

Support ensuring good housekeeping is maintained in production areas

Supervise and coach direct reports (Production Engineers and Production Staff) to ensure organizational goals are met.

Involve team in problem solving activities with an emphasis on continuous improvement.

Conducts safety huddles with staff on an on-going basis.

Serves as a role model for ensuring compliance with company policies.

Ensures compliance with all federal and state safety/environmental laws and regulations.

Issue, verify and sign special work permits, confined space entry permits and tank entry permits.

Ensures adequate training for operations personnel is completed

Raw Material Demand, Production Planning and Scheduling

QUALIFICATIONS:

BS Chemical Engineering degree

8+ years of Chemical plant experience.

Demonstrated experience working with teams in a Leadership Role

Demonstrated experience with requirements of PSM (OSHA 1910.119)

Experience with frequent, major plant shutdowns, turnarounds and start-ups.

Solid ability to utilize Microsoft Office products

Strong attention to detail, ability to manage data with a high degree of accuracy.

Excellent interpersonal skills to allow productive collaborative relationships with all levels of the organization.

Must be authorized to work in the US

Qualified and interested applicants are encouraged to apply today in confidence by sending your resume as a MS Word Document to info@indemand.ca.

ONLY QUALIFIED CANDIDATES WILL BE CONTACTED

OPERATIONS MANAGER – DISTRIBUTION CENTER – LEDUC, AB, CANADA – #4996

IN DEMAND Recruitment & Consulting Inc. is currently looking to hire an OPERATIONS MANAGER – DISTRIBUTION CENTER for our Leduc, AB client.

Our client has been selling Engineered process equipment to the Alberta Oil & Gas Industry for decades. To further support sales initiatives and customer service, it is establishing a local Distribution Center in a brand new building in Leduc, AB. To that end, we’ve partnered with them to recruit and hire the Operations Manager who will establish and staff this Greenfield operation. Initially this site will house a finished goods inventory of standard products providing rapid order fulfillment to Albertan customers but, over time, will offer product enhancement, modification, field service and refurbishment services requiring Machine Shop, Welding and Mechanical Assembly capabilities. The Operations Manager will partner with the Sales Team to introduce these Rapid Fulfillment, Customization, Field Service and Refurbishment services to Albertan customers, establish and manage Inventory levels and, of course, hire and train personnel. Our ideal candidate brings career successes leading a Distribution Center or Branch Office supplying Engineered equipment to the Oil & Gas industry coupled with a Sales Support, Customer Service approach and a hands-on humility & willingness to do whatever it takes to get this operation built and established. Independence, decisiveness, sound judgment and calmness under pressure are character traits that will highlight candidacy for hire.

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Serves as the primary Operations and Supply Chain expert, and is part of the senior operational leadership team (Industrial) for our client’s operations located in Leduc, Alberta, Canada. The role reports into the Director of Operations and is responsible for a wide variety of activities from “on time deliveries”, repairs and distribution. Includes, but not limited to basic manufacturing, assembly, repairs, receiving and shipping product, as well as tracking of inventory at every stage of the process. This individual will be asked to develop a field service relationship with the end user customers and become a trusted-on site advisor for customer valve needs. The position is also responsible for freight, logistics and associated documentation and records. People management includes ensuring safe work practices, assigning daily work, hiring, scheduling, planning and training.

The Operations Manager is responsible for a wide variety of activities in manufacturing, repair and distribution.  This includes basic manufacturing, assembly, repair, receiving and shipping product as well as tracking the inventory at every stage of the process.  This person will be asked to develop a field service relationship with the end user customers and become a trusted on site advisor for customer valve needs.  The position is also responsible for freight, logistics and associated documentation and records.  People management includes ensuring safe work practices, assigning daily work, hiring, scheduling, planning and training of up to 10 employees.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS):

Responsible for facility operations including assembly, repair, testing, packaging, receiving and shipping.

Conduct Field Service requirements and follow all customer policies

Travel as necessary to current and new customers with the purpose of building and maintaining relationships.

Coordination of Production Schedules

Ensure all orders are completed in a timely fashion

Maintain a safe, clean and legally compliant workplace

Order and ensure proper stock levels of the necessary parts, tools, supplies and services

Responsible for all freight movement, including all inbound and outbound freight

Maintain or exceed quality expectations of our customers

Operates various material handling devices for movement of parts.

Communicates with managers, supervisors, engineers, other lead hands, production control, quality and other shop personnel for assignments and to resolve machining or quality issues.

Reinforce performance expectations according to safe work practices, ISO quality expectations and according to company policies that have been communicated all Shop employees

Maintain inspection records and complete inspection reports

Drive root cause for safety, customer delivery & quality issues and implement corrective actions to reduce/eliminate them.

Communicate performance metrics.

Work as a collaborative team member on all issues and projects.

Provides consistent coaching, feedback and progressive discipline to employees to ensure policies and procedures are followed

Supervises all facility staff

Is responsible for inventory movements, tracking, cycle counting and layout functions.

Ensures all employees and operations are safe and productive.

Ensures all activities are in compliance with current shipping laws and regulations

Any and all additional duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS:

Bachelor’s degree and 5 years minimum experience in leading repair or manufacturing operations, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Experience in a manufactured product environment

Experienced in arranging and coordinating freight & logistics

Excellent teamwork, coaching, team building skills and promoting safe behavior

Computer literate:  Microsoft Excel, Word, Shipping software, etc.

Good verbal and written communication skills to effectively communicate with people at all levels of business including customers, reps, vendors and all departments.

Excellent organizational skills

Excellent problem solving skills (with minimal supervision)

Minimum 5 years of experience working in a supervisory capacity within a manufacturing environment

Set up and run programs in a lean manufacturing environment

Demonstrated aptitude in reading and interpreting blueprints, diagrams, schematics, drawings, manuals, and specifications

Familiarity with ISO 9001 Quality Standards and practices

Valve knowledge an asset

Knowledge of production KPIs

Working knowledge of occupational health and safety regulations.

Must be willing to work extra hours as business needs dictate

Attention to detail with high degree of accuracy

A positive “let’s do it” attitude

Qualified and interested applicants are encouraged to apply today in confidence by sending your resume as a MS Document to info@indemand.ca.

ONLY QUALIFIED CANDIDATES WILL BE CONTACTED

PRODUCTION MANAGER – SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH, USA – #4978

IN DEMAND Recruitment & Consulting Inc. is currently recruiting for a PRODUCTION MANAGER for our Salt Lake City, Utah client.

A leading international producer of specialty ingredients for the health and nutrition industry is seeking a Plant Production Manager. Salt Lake City, in addition to being home to the Winter Olympics in 2002, has nearby mountains that are widely known to be the home of “The Greatest Snow on Earth” and several world class ski resorts. US News ranked Salt Lake City 15th out of 125 metro areas in the US in terms of best places to live. This person will be groomed to be the next Plant Manager.

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Reporting to the Plant Manager, will be the number two person on site for this 3 shift operation.

Manage supervisors and hourly workforce to consistently and reliably meet the operating plan. Responsible for performance management, hiring, training and succession planning

Assist in development of site budget.

Review production plans to ensure adequate resources are in place to meet plan objectives.

Drive safety and environmental compliance.

Use Root Cause Analysis and Failure Mode and Equipment Analysis tools to prevent recurring failures.

Participate on the Site Safety Committee

Work together with Supply Chain, Engineering and Maintenance to drive continuous improvement, reduce costs and improve efficiency.

Work with Process Technology to coordinate product scale ups and technology transfer.

QUALIFICATIONS:

BS Degree in Engineering, Chemical or Mechanical

Minimum of 8-10 years industry experience including 3-5 years in an Operations Management role.

Experience in the food ingredient industry a plus.

Track record of driving Continuous Improvement in a manufacturing environment.

Experienced HAZOP Leader.

Knowledge of GMP, OSHA and EPA regulations

Should be viewed as promotable to a plant management role.

Qualified and interested applicants are encouraged to apply today in confidence by sending your resume as a MS Word Document to info@indemand.ca.

ONLY QUALIFIED CANDIDATES WILL BE CONTACTED