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Operations Manager - Valve Repair/Manufacturing

Company: IMI Z&J Houston
Location: Houston
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

About IMIIMI plc, the specialist engineering company, designs, manufactures and services highly engineered products that control the precise movement of fluids. Its innovative technologies, built around valves and actuators, enable vital processes to operate safely, cleanly, efficiently and cost effectively. The Group works with industrial customers across a range of high growth sectors, including energy, transportation and infrastructure, all of which are benefiting from the impact of long-term global trends including climate change, urbanization, resource scarcity and an ageing population. IMI employs some 11,000 people, has manufacturing facilities in more than 20 countries and operates a global service network. IMI currently operates across three globally recognized Divisions: Critical Engineering, Precision Engineering and Hydronic Engineering.
About IMI Z&JIMI Z&J is an international leader in the provision of custom-engineered, high-temperature valves for the iron & steel, petrochemical and refining industries. Z&J has over 135 years' experience of working with refiners, technology licensors and operators to develop our high-quality, specialized valves. We specialize in valves that are suitable for use in high operating temperatures, large sizes, and that have a high frequency of operation. In-house engineers customize valves to customers' needs and continue to develop advanced technologies to reduce the long-term operating costs. IMI Z&J provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.
Position SummaryThis manager will operate in a high mix low volume highly engineered manufacturing environment. He/she will oversee plant operations within the established standards and guidelines, aligning with established goals to produce the highest quality product in the most cost effective safe/clean environment using lean manufacturing principals. This position directs and manages all plant operations with overall responsibilities for production, maintenance, quality and other production-related activities. Supervisory ResponsibilityYes

  • Act as a change agent and create a culture of engagement through the development of teams who can operate efficiently, effectively, productively, and cost effectively.
  • Direct and manage plant operations for production, maintenance, lean and HSE functions
  • Improve shop efficiencies, OTD and cost of quality while minimizing unnecessary costs and maintaining current quality standards
  • Develop expense budgets, capital budgets, operating plan metrics and develop methods to track and execute for adherence and accountability to the financial plans.
  • Work directly with department heads to coordinate engineering, purchasing, production and distribution operations.
  • Develop efficiency strategies to ensure the plant meets production goals and standards at minimal manufacturing costs.
  • Manages capital asset maintenance.
  • Establish and monitor overall plant performance for production and quality standards.
  • Provide leadership and training to accomplish the company goals and objectives.
  • Responsible for evaluating the performance of all team members and developing improvement plans, where necessary.
  • Incorporates shop floor organization following Lean principals.
  • Provides direction, development and leadership to production supervisors.
  • Initiates or suggests plans to motivate workers to achieve work goals.
  • Conducts regular meetings with supervision and workers to ensure the goals of the business are properly communicated and carried out within the day-to-day operations.
  • Actively participates & engages the production team in Lean activities geared to instil employee participation and efficient operations
  • This position will develop and implement the strategic direction for improvement continuing to drive operational excellence.
  • Other duties may be assigned
    Qualifications and Required Skills:
    • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited university in a related field is preferred
    • Minimum of five years plant/general management experience in a manufacturing environment required
    • Strong experience working in manufacturing six sigma/lean/continuous improvement environments preferred.
    • Previous experience supervising or working with fabrication, machining and assembly functions extremely important for this role. Physical Demands:
      • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, climb, stoop, kneel, and crouch.
      • Work in a non-climate-controlled production shop environment with minimal exposure to noise and dust.
      • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, far vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus, with or without corrective lens.

Keywords: IMI Z&J Houston, Houston , Operations Manager - Valve Repair/Manufacturing, Executive , Houston, Texas

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