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Overview

Neenah is currently searching for an experienced Operations Manager for our Great Barrington, MA location?to run our laminator manufacturing process.?

This role provides leadership and management direction for the entire Laminator manufacturing process to ensure achievement of all mill and applicable Fine Paper objectives and to conform to established policies, procedures, guidelines, budgets and/or specifications and applicable local, state, and federal codes and laws. This role works with other leaders within Neenah to influence decisions to positively affect overall optimization of Laminator operations.

Responsibilities

Drive toward achieving an injury-free workplace

  • Create a culture that promotes injury reporting and open dialog on safety behaviors.
  • Support key initiatives that focus on regulatory compliance and elimination of loss potential
  • Meet internal and external customer expectations for product quality and service.

  • Develop and implement processes that will ensure consistent quality and delivery.
  • Ensure our manufacturing personnel fully understand product specifications and functionality.
  • Create a collaborative working relationship with all parts of the business as required to meet customer needs.
  • Communicate quality and service expectations, ensure accountability, and provide feedback on results.
  • Support R&D as applicable in the development of new/improved products.
  • Meet Throughput, Yield, and Uptime expectations

  • Develop and implement plans to meet and exceed targets.
  • Lead efforts to resolve operational issues impacting asset performance.
  • Work closely with Procurement and Customer Service on asset utilization strategy and scheduling rules that promote efficiency without jeopardizing service.
  • Lead asset improvement activities and capability development, including recommendations and sponsorship of capital projects.
  • Achieve short and long term manufacturing cost advantage.

  • Relentlessly pursue lowest total manufacturing cost solutions for the asset.
  • Implement comprehensive processes and initiatives aimed at reducing operating costs, increasing employee involvement/ownership, and promoting continuous improvement.
  • Create an environment where entire asset team continually drives out costs and identifies sources of waste to be eliminated.
  • Support mill and company environmental objectives and agenda

  • ?Manage raw materials, processes and behaviors to ensure compliance with all company policies and regulations.
  • Develop and enhance the workforce

  • Communicate frequently and effectively with all employees.
  • Establish and maintain a positive work environment that encourages involvement, drives decision making to the lowest practical level, increases employee ownership and accountability, and promotes enthusiasm.
  • Ensure workforce is effectively trained to execute operational plans
  • Ensure all members of the workforce are given formal and informal performance evaluations.
  • Share daily, weekly and monthly results vs. targets and all other information impacting asset performance.
  • Qualifications

  • Bachelor?s Degree; management, engineering, paper science or related field. Equivalent training and/or experience may be considered.
  • Experience with paper embossing, finishing, and or sheeter equipment preferred.
  • Neenah, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and we do not discriminate against any employee or applicant due to race, ethnicity, gender, religion, national origin, veteran?s status or on the basis of disability. We are committed to having a diverse workforce that reflects the communities we serve.
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    * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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