Director, Plant Operations

Industry: Aerospace & Defense


5 - 7 years

Posted 75 days ago

This job is no longer available.

Primary Purpose of Position:

The Operations Director/Manager manages operational processes from start to finish in assigned plant. They work with their plant leadership teams to manage operations in the plant and achieve assigned production and operational goals.

Essential Functions:

  • Responsible for the overall safety performance in the plant by ensuring plant focus on programs, procedures and KPI’s in accordance with Ball safety programs.
  • Provide oversight for the operations management team including production, engineering, maintenance, quality and safety along with a strong connection to planning, procurement, logistics, finance and human resources.
  • Ensures the plant complies with all environmental regulations by maintaining effective environmental programs. Maintains knowledge and awareness of environmental requirements.
  • Ensures the plant uses Ball’s Integrated Management System, as well as the associated Quality, Food Safety, Environmental, and Health & Safety Systems. (ISO 9001, 14001, 22001, 45001)
  • Works collaboratively as a member of the plant leadership team, providing direction and collaborating with central support functions including finance, Lean Six Sigma, quality, commercial, integrated business planning, engineering, sourcing, human resources, health/safety, and technical services.
  • Provides input and manages the plant budget and operating plans. Supports the achievement of plant-level KPI’s in areas of quality, cost and delivery.
  • Responsible for the selection, training, growth and development of shift and staff personnel to attain organizational goals
  • Supports positive employee relations in the plant, including with local/national union leadership, if applicable.
  • May be responsible for special projects related to other functional areas.

Position Requirements:

  • Broad training in a related field usually acquired through college level education or work-related experience
  • Job related experience for 5 year(s) minimum
  • Working knowledge of the following areas: company policies, procedures, and products; general administrative principles, practices, nomenclature, and procedures; generally accepted managerial practices and procedures; business principles, legal practices, customer needs and expectations, and manufacturing operations.
  • Ability to participate with functional counterparts within the organization at the earliest stages of planning and development to meet plant objectives; directing, allocating the plant’s resources, timing, etc., resources needed to assure meeting the plant’s objectives.
  • Must be able to handle sensitive related and proprietary information in a confidential manner.
  • Performs such individual assignments as management may direct.
  • Must follow company policies, procedures, practices, and standards of conduct as outlined in the Ball Corporation manuals.
  • Must maintain professional competence, ethical integrity, knowledge, and skills.