Cummins Inc. Operations Manager in Ladson, South Carolina
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Our Components Business Unit delivers reliable, durable, high performing products to our global partners. Working in an innovative space, you’ll develop high tech solutions that will fuel your advanced career skill set and empower you to own your career. Our integrated businesses demand the talents and creativity of individuals with a wide range of skills and experience.
This is an exciting opportunity in Ladson, South Carolina for an Operations Manager
Your impact will happen in these and other ways:
Provides manufacturing leadership for small or medium size plant, shift or department. Manages multiple shifts of an assembly line, fabrication or machining operation.
Provides manufacturing leadership and improvement focus for assembly and/or machining and/or fabrication operations driving results, creating and monitoring measures, providing motivation, and setting expectations in safety, quality, production and cost.
Communicates with customers, suppliers, shop floor, stakeholders, and staff.Leads annual operating plan, forecasts, and other measurements for manufacturing operations.
Manages, coaches, and develops staff; works with employees to set goals in training and development, performance, and career planning.
Analyze Issues - Gathers relevant information systematically; considers a broad range of issues or factors; grasps complexities and perceives relationships among problems or issues; seeks input from others; uses accurate logic in analyses. Solid understanding of how to analyze issues. Demonstrates use of analysis skills to learn and analyze information in a timely way. Understands complex concepts and problems and identifies how they relate to key processes. Applies accurate logic in solving problems. Differentiates what is critical and what is important while not getting bogged down in details
Manage Execution - Assigns responsibilities; delegates to and empowers others; removes obstacles; allows for and contributes needed resources; coordinates work efforts when necessary; monitors progress. Demonstrated results indicating deep knowledge of managing execution. Coordinates performance across regions, teams, and departments on complex projects and work flows. Applies a broad range of planning and monitoring tools. Defines planning and review practices that result in few missed milestones and minimal surprises. Effectively delegates to ensure completion of complex projects and work. Monitors progress of others and redirects efforts when goals change or are not met. Measures effectiveness of execution through defined metrics and disciplined monitoring.
Team Based Work systems - Production Structure utilizing consensus decision making process to balance customer, individual and business needs. Understands the team work system within the operation. Able to lead, guide and challenge the team. Leverages knowledge of the team work system to draw upon the skills/assets of those around them and in other departments to better execute their task.
Continuous Process Improvement - This skill involves Cummins Operating System (COS) Practice 2 -Synchronized Flows. Continuous Process Improvement works to eliminate waste, improve quality, and reduce production time and cost by using Continuous Process Improvement tools. Its focus is the reduction of the 7 wastes (Over-production, Waiting time, Transportation, Over-processing, Inventory, Motion and Scrap). Has experience using continuous process improvement methodologies. Able to actively participate in continuous process improvement projects with little guidance or additional training. Able to recognize continuous process improvement opportunities in their work area.
Motivate Others - Encourages and empowers others to achieve; establishes challenging performance standards; creates enthusiasm, a feeling of investment, and a desire to excel. Demonstrated results indicating deep knowledge of motivating others. Establishes challenging performance standards and communicates them in a way that creates buy-in. Demonstrates considerable skill in motivating people when they lack confidence. Developed a reputation for creating a positive and productive work environment while focusing on bottom-line results.
Fosters Open Communication - Creates an atmosphere in which timely and high quality information flows smoothly between self and others; encourages the open expression of ideas and opinions. Demonstrated results indicating deep knowledge of fostering open communication. Expresses reactions and opinions without intimidating others. Actively encourages others to express their honest views, even contrary ones and listens actively to all viewpoints. Encourages others to share information in an organized and effective manner. Conducts periodic department or division wide informational meetings. Develops processes, plans, and schedules to provide relevant information and obtain feedback from the organization.
Coach And Develop - Accurately assesses strength and development needs of employees; gives timely, specific feedback and helpful coaching; provides challenging assignments and opportunities for development. Demonstrated results indicating deep knowledge of coaching and developing. Guides other leaders on the use of coaching and developing skills Coaches direct reports and others through serious performance problems or major skill building. Dedicates significant time to structured and planned work in this area. Consistently on the look out for stretch assignments and development experiences for direct reports and other key talent Has a reputation for being a strong developer of others.
Labor And Employee Relations - Labor and Employee Relations is a broad field encompassing all interchanges between employers and employee. Operates in union and non-union environments. Implements strategies that improve labor-management cooperation and the organizational culture. Applies knowledge of key factors necessary to build and maintain positive employee relations and implements practices that materialize these factors, for example, ensure cascading of organizational mission, vision, and values; ensure ongoing, two-way communication between all levels of the organization; foster trust between management and employees; ensure organizational ethics that are visible through actions; ensure fair treatment of all employees;; acknowledge employee concerns and feelings related to work issues; and ensure timely and effective conflict resolution. In a union environment, they should have an understanding of labor contracts. Has experience consulting with senior management on strategies and processes to ensure positive employee relations
Skills and Experience Required:
Significant level of relevant work experience, including managerial and budgetary experience, required.
Implementation of Lean Manufacturing, this individual will need to drive the Lean BUSINESS concept-build the foundation for mini business, teach/train techs and ops on how to conduct mini business and develop reporting structure for daily/weekly updates.
Downtime reduction as the focus, and specifically focused on machine downtime, this individual will work with TPM team to strategically drive the focus of TPM work and foster the open communication between techs and TPMs so that down time is reduced, product demand is met and quality is the focus.
To be competitive in our market, this individual will focus on department as well as employee capacity by working with the OE team and Ops manager with the Kaizen and Lean-Business approach to ensure we are developing employees to be able to have clear path to progression in their career. This will include identifying associates who will grow into tech roles as well as well as trainers for the machining department.
With the recent restructuring of ops and implementing Lean business, a critical foundation element is standard work. This individual will need to develop and drive the standard work for the machining department to ensure consistent capability among the machining team and consistency in day to day operations.
Education, Licenses, Certifications
College, university, or equivalent degree required.
Compensation and Benefits
Base hourly rate commensurate with experience . Additional benefits vary between locations and include options such as our 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan, Cash Balance Pension Plan, Medical/Dental/Life Insurance, Health Savings Account, Domestic Partners Coverage and a full complement of personal and professional benefits.
Cummins and E-verify
At Cummins, we are an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer dedicated to diversity in the workplace. Our policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified persons without regard to race, gender, color, disability, national origin, age, religion, union affiliation, sexual orientation, veteran status, citizenship, gender identity and/or expression, or other status protected by law. Cummins validates right to work using E-Verify. Cummins will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee’s Form I-9 to confirm work authorization.
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Primary Location United States-South Carolina-North Charleston-US, SC, Ladson, Holset Palmetto Plant
Job Type Experienced - Professional / Office
Recruitment Job Type Professional - Experienced
Job Posting Aug 11, 2017, 1:39:37 PM
Unposting Date Ongoing
Req ID: 170003WV