This position will serve in a developmental role as the number two ranking manager at the site. In this position, the Operations Manager will quickly learn the day to day operations, personnel, SGI systems, culture and expectations and develop the knowledge necessary to effectively operate as Site Manager.
Essential duties of the Operations Manager are:
Direct supervision of quarry/ mill and color plant Superintendents.
Responsible for all phases of plant operations to assure that production schedules are safely met with good quality product shipped on time and at a minimum cost.
Assure that company policies and procedures for safety, personnel, environmental action and quality, are adhered to and enforced. Provide strategic direction to the operation to meet long range company objectives.
Develop a strong understanding of plant financial accounting and cost structures
Work with Site Manager and staff to develop improvement strategies for plant operations
Work with maintenance Superintendent to further maintenance & reliability efforts.
Become familiar with all capital project plans for the site and work with staff on developing ACFE’s and overseeing projects.
General knowledge and skills are to include:
Sound decision making skills as well as business judgment.
Demonstrated ability to identify key metrics (KPV’s/KPI’s) within a process and deliver to expectation.
Manufacturing and process engineering exposure, including M&I flow, standard operations, plant layout, waste elimination, continuous improvement, engineering change control.
Strong problem solving skills, including containment, counter-measure, and prevention.
Experience in supply chain management, including expediting, lead-time reduction, inventory management, packaging and shipping.
Bachelors Degree in required in either Management or Engineering. Preference is given to those with an Engineering degree, MBA is also preferred.
The ability to lead and advance multiple initiatives to successful outcomes in a start-up environment, proven leadership skill in strengthening a manufacturing environment, effective cost management of labor and maintenance functions as well as the ability to establish and maintain standards of performance and accountability are essential to this position.
Qualified candidates should also have:
Minimum 5 years managerial experience in a manufacturing operation. Mining experience preferred.
Project Management experience, preferably of large scale and magnitude.
Experience with plant turnaround and positive culture change in manufacturing environment preferred.
Managerial Accounting with P&L responsibility preferred
Prior site or GM experience, Mining or Manufacturing preferred.
Prior experience in dealing with a union is preferred.
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With over 90 years of superior service, Specialty Granules (“SGI”) is a leading aggregates and mining company supplying specialized products to the North American building materials industry. Headquartered in Hagerstown, Maryland, SGI has four production plants strategically located nation-wide. SGI maintains a commitment to service based on an in-depth understanding of customers’ needs and an abi...lity to translate that knowledge into innovative products.
SGI is an operating subsidiary of Standard Industries. Standard Industries is a global, diversified holding company with interests in building materials, aggregates, and related investment businesses in public equities and real estate. For more information about Standard, visit http://www.standardindustries.com.
SGI’s "Kremlin" plant is located 100 miles north of Green Bay, Wisconsin. Built in 1939, today the Kremlin site employs over 100 employees. The facility contains an open pit quarry that mines meta-andesite rock, which is crushed and screened to produce raw granule production feedstock. These raw granules are then converted into semi-ceramic coated colored roofing granules before being shipped to roofing customer’s facilities primarily in the mid-west. Over the last several years, the Kremlin site has increased its focus on quarry development to expose long-term rock reserves. It has also expanded the primary, secondary, and tertiary crushing and drying process to improve down-stream crushing and screening production. The Kremlin plant ships its products primarily on the Canadian National railroad.