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Operations Manager - Pawtucket, RI

Kelly Engineering Resources

Pawtucket, RI 02860
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  • Manufacturing / Production
  • Management
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  • Automotive
  • Engineering
  • Financial Services
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Direct day to day manufacturing to achieve established production goals.
Lead an operations team of 120 employees to continuously improve operating efficiencies.
Manage operating costs to established budgets; Labor to sales ratio critical.
Coordinate hiring and staffing requirements including vacations, attendance and employee morale.
Lead operator training and compliance program.
Lead safety initiatives to achieve establishes goals.
Lead SPC, layered audits and daily work procedures to ensure quality standards are met.
Coordinate maintenance activities to ensure machine up-time goals are met.
Work closely with the Engineering Manager, Second Operations Manager and Quality Manager to maximize plant safety, quality, efficiency and profitability. Quality
Ensure all activities are performed in compliance with company quality policy and other plant quality certifications.
Lead troubleshooting and problem-solving initiatives with machinists, quality engineering, and other support functions.
Identify and implement opportunities for improvement. Scheduling
Coordinate team efforts to meet customer demand on a daily basis.
Identify and implement opportunities for improvement. Cost Management
Monitor consumable supply usage, report issues to plant management, and make recommendations for new products.
Manage consumable supplies to budget.
Manage overtime to budget.


Work independently to supervise and direct associates in assigned team.
Willingness to work a flexible schedule.
Conduct daily meetings with team to review goals and shift change instructions.
Work independently to meet delivery schedules; seeks help when additional resources are required.
Develop key interdepartmental relationships with engineering, quality assurance, sales and customers to effectively expedite orders to satisfy the company’s commitment to 100% customer satisfaction.
Prioritize and manage multiple tasks simultaneously and complete within required timeline.
Read, understand, and develop operational reports, schedules, and other reports.
Additional duties as required.


Candidate must have a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering, chemical preferred.
5+ years’ leadership experience in manufacturing, preferably in machine turning.
Automotive Industry and quality systems experience preferred.
Excellent organization, communication, and time management skills.
Excellent problem solving skills.
Project management experience.
Basic computer skills; proficient with Microsoft Office and ADP time/attendance software

Why Kelly®?
Your engineering skills are in demand, but how do you find the right fit? Easy. With Kelly Engineering, our experts connect you with leading organizations where you can learn and grow, collaborate on innovative projects, and keep your skills sharp with top technology. Whether you prefer the variety and flexibility of short-term projects, or are looking for something more long-term, were here every step of the way to find your dream engineering job.

About Kelly®

At Kelly, were always thinking about whats next and advising job seekers on new ways of working to reach their full potential. In fact, were a leading advocate for temporary/nontraditional workstyles, because we believe they allow flexibility and tremendous growth opportunities that enable a better way to work and live. Connecting great people with great companies is what we do best, and our employment opportunities span a wide variety of workstyles, skill levels, and industries around the world.

Kelly is an equal opportunity employer committed to employing a diverse workforce, including, but not limited to, minorities, females, individuals with disabilities, protected veterans, sexual orientation, gender identity. Equal Employment Opportunity is The Law.]]
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