Operations Manager

The company's Power Systems Division is currently seeking an Operations Manager to join our team. This position is located at our Waukesha, WI facility on Lincoln Avenue. Relocation assistance will be provided.

Position Overview:

The Operations Manager has broad responsibility and leadership for overall management of the assembly of 3PH Transformers. The incumbent will lead the implementation and execution of lean work cells to ensure a safe work environment, maximize profitable growth, drive quality improvements, provide premier customer service, develop a technically qualified work force, and reduce operating costs, inventories and lead times through continuous improvements. This role will oversee day-to-day activities to meet daily, monthly, quarterly and yearly expectations

Making what matters work at the company it takes the passion of every employee around the world. We create an environment where creativity, invention and discovery become reality, each and every day. It’s where bold, bright professionals like you can reach your full potential—and where you can help us reach ours.

In this function you will:

Technical Responsibilities:

EHS: Ensure that all EHS risk assessments (JSA, Safety FMEA, Ergonomics, Machine Guarding, etc.) are completed within the assembly operation appropriate standard work is developed and followed to address risks. Understand & lead the incident investigation process with supervisor(s) for any EHS incidents using root cause problem solving tools.

Quality Mgmt. / Returns / Warranty: Ensures that quality procedures are adhered to, and the quality objectives are maintained in order to meet the established standards of the finished product and customer expectations.

Delivery: Responsible to use and promote a disciplined root cause problem solving methodology to drive daily and strategic Key Performance Indicators (KPI) countermeasures and ensure long term sustainable results.

Lean: Leads, monitors and promotes the company's Lean Six Sigma (ELSS) and drives Continuous Improvement Framework (CIF). Promotes and applies best practices found across other company sites.

Problem Solving Skills: Basic Problem-Solving knowledge, including 5 WHYS, 8D and A3. Tactical KPI Counter Measure (CM) skills/Project Mgmt. - disciplined application of the standard CM tools and demonstrated results. Customer Complaint Mgmt. - linking Customer Complaints back to drive root cause & corrective actions

HR Knowledge & Skills: Responsible for mentoring talent and driving the performance management process, succession development, goal setting and alignment of metrics. Responsible for human resources policy compliance and development to meet legal and business expectations

Productivity Cost Management: Develop, monitor and manage the Variable Flexible Budget (Cost / Std. Hr) linked to planned Volume levels. Manage Project priorities and resource requests to drive Continuous Improvement.

Capacity/People Planning: Plan and coordinate capacity, manufacturing activities, and personnel into an integrated organization to meet actual and forecasted product delivery schedules and productivity targets

Leadership Responsibilities

Leadership Courage: Demonstrates the ability to objectively assess a situation and provide direct and actionable feedback in a respectful manner that achieves organizational objectives. Capability to make tough or unpopular decisions when warranted and faces up to problems quickly and directly without being intimidating.

Delivery on Commitments: Effectively translates business objectives into action plans and focuses workforce on achieving results. Instills a sense of urgency into workforce and takes aggressive action to ensure expectations are met.

Strategic Abilities: Understands how the assembly process contributes to the overall success of the business by participating in business and strategy reviews. Builds a vision to drive improvement by benchmarking other organizations to identify and implement best practices.

Change Management: Leader in creating a culture of continuous improvement via positive change while at the same time ensuring that any risks from the change are identified and managed. Able to assess the organization’s readiness for change and create a compelling future state vision that motivates others to action. Actively manages the change process and participates in the change activities via Kaizen events.

Motivating Others: Ability to cultivates employee engagement and employee development through teamwork, collaboration, recognition, empowerment, and ownership.

Self-Awareness and Development: Demonstrates a commitment to continuously improve personal, interpersonal, and leadership behaviors evidenced by proactively seeking feedback and responding appropriately. Demonstrates an understanding of the impact of leadership style and behavior on desired business outcomes. Utilizes various development tools in the process of self-development (e.g., Emotional Intelligence, 360 assessments, Meyers-Briggs or DISC assessments, being the recipient of coaching) in efforts to achieve sustained business results.

Global Mindset & Approach: Responsible for building and managing a diverse and cross-cultural team. Actively leverages local and global resources and understand other cultures to better manage labor and material. Develops relationships with other operational leaders both internal and external to the business and share best practices.

Continuous Improvement: Promotes, develops and supports a bottom-up environment that will stimulate creative ideas, risk-taking, and experimentation. Cross-functional team leadership and facilitation skills

When we embrace the different ideas, perspectives and backgrounds that make each of us unique, we — as individuals and as a company — are stronger.


Required (Basic) Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution

Five (5) years of experience working in an operations / manufacturing setting

Two (2) years of experience managing people (in either a supervisory or managerial role)

Must be able to work in the United States without corporate sponsorship now and within the future

Preferred qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in engineering or business from an accredited institution

Green belt or higher Six Sigma certification

Understanding and experience driving environmental and health policies and procedures

Lean certified

Familiar with Quality standards

Position Criteria:

Demonstrated ability to use data to analyze trends, adjust performance of self and others, and facilitate corrective actions

Demonstrated capability to resolve issues using fact-based problem solving

Strong teamwork and leadership abilities

Strong interpersonal skills and ability to lead cross-functional teams

Strong verbal and written skills

Ability to multi-task and work under pressure and deadlines

Strong lean enterprise background, experience, and knowledge

Building organization capabilities (BOC)

We are committed to ensuring equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees. Employment decisions are based upon job-related reasons regardless of an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, marital status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by law.

Flexible work options to help balance work/life demands (at participating company sites)

Healthcare/retirement savings programs

Competitive compensation packages to reward skills and performance

Tuition assistance or financial help for ongoing learning and development

Health, Dental, Vision & Wellness programs

Donation matching (U.S., Canada, Puerto Rico)

Job Type
Full-Time Regular
Waukesha WI