Plant Manager in Houston, TX at National Strand

Date Posted: 11/29/2021

Job Snapshot

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  • Location:
    Houston, TX
  • Experience:
    At least 5 year(s)
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Job Description

National Strand is part of the Metals Processing Group which produces steel wire and cable/wire related products that serve many industries, and wholly owned by The Heico Companies, LLC. The independent business model fosters entrepreneurship and growth and allows professional development at all levels.

Our philosophy of developing a close customer contact to provide prompt, responsive service and to meet our customer's changing needs allows us to be leaders within our respective industries. Products are marketed domestically through a direct sales force, manufacturer's representatives, and an established network of independent distributors. Our company is diverse and has a solid management base, product/market niches and efficient manufacturing capabilities.

The Position

The Operations Manager is responsible for all daily activities within the plant to meet planned objectives, including leading a zero-injury work culture, achieving quality and output goals, and driving continuous improvement and 5S plant organization.

Job Description

Ø  Primary Responsibilities


•         Ensures safety is a primary focus, and that all risks are reduced to as low as reasonably achievable.

•         Strives to continuously improve production processes through application of lean manufacturing tools and techniques such as waste analysis, Kaizen, 5S, SMED and six-sigma.

•         Meets or exceeds target production efficiencies for machines and processes.

•         Develops plans for efficient use of materials, machines, and employees.

•         Effectively coaches production supervisors and other reports in teamwork and effective problem solving.

•         Communicates clearly by conducting regular meetings with direct reports and other managers in order to ensure appropriate deployment of actions and improvements.

•         Fosters people development through setting of expectations, coaching, and delivering candid feedback on performance.

•         Conducts hiring interviews and selects production employees.

•         Develops and deploys effective training plans for new hires and tenured employees, including onboarding.

•         Effectively liaises with sales, shipping/receiving and quality functions to ensure goals are met.

•         Identifies major cost drivers within the operation and works to minimize.

•         Establishes shift production schedules and ensures these are met.

•         Manages operating budgets to improve planned objectives.

Performs any other duties as assigned by management.

Job Requirements

Ø  Skills

  • Proven track record (5+ years) of achieving results through cultural change and leadership within a production environment.
  • Excellent ability to communicate at all levels in the organization.
  • Exposure to ensuring compliance with state and federal regulations.
  • Strong decision-making skills and a results-driven approach.
  • Strong analytical skills to assess, quantify and resolve operational issues and trends.
  • Proven ability for effective and systemic problem analysis and resolution.
  • Effective conflict resolution and team-building skills.
  • Solid technical ability with good attention to detail.
  • Proficiency in MS tools required for data analysis and reporting.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively at all levels within the organization.
  • Willingness to travel occasionally within the United States.

Ø  Education

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering (mechanical, electrical, chemical, or industrial) or related experience.

•         Work Experience

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in production management or other leadership function in a manufacturing environment.
  • Previous experience with lean manufacturing, continuous improvement, or other quality-related tools.
  • OSHA  30-hour certification preferred.
  • ISO 9000 experience preferred.

Physical Requirements

•           Must be able to stand, bend, kneel, and lift seldom to occasional.

•           Must be able to sit, twist, reach, grasp, and fine manipulation occasional to constant.

•           Must be able to squat, stoop, kneel, reach overhead seldom to occasional.

•           Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds occasionally.


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