Company: Cyanco International LLC
Posted on: August 7, 2022
Overview The Operations Manager is responsible for planning,
coordinating and overseeing daily operations at Cyanco's Solution
and Solids plants (Winnemucca, Nevada). Reporting to the Plant
Manager, this individual has direct responsibility for ensuring
safe, smooth and efficient chemical manufacturing operations in
line with company goals and values and in a manner that optimizes
efficiency, cost and performance. S/he will manage activities
related to production, with a focus on safety, quality, and plant
performance, Overall Equipment Effectiveness, team management and
continuous improvement. The Operations Manager also plays a
critical role in skill development and team building at both
Essential Duties Enforce safety, health, environmental and security
rules and promote good housekeeping. Maintain safety in the
workplace and awareness of environmental impacts, targets, and
Participate as an active member of the site leadership team;
contribute to the achievement of site goals, building an effective
workplace environment and aligning site with the corporate
Coordinate, manage and monitor all aspects of the Winnemucca
manufacturing operations including production, scheduling,
equipment availability, material usage, KPIs, etc.
Maintain the highest standards of safety, operations, housekeeping
and the reliability of the producing assets to ensure the efficient
and cost-effective achievement of the plant's targets.
Execute monthly production plans (established by Planning Group to
meet customer demand forecasts) that enable effective use of
material and labor resources. Schedule production and crew
schedules in accordance with monthly targets.
Directly supervise all operations personnel to meet target
production quantities, cost, quality, and KPIs. Looks for growth
and savings opportunities.
Work closely with Maintenance, Logistics, Engineering and Supply
Chain to ensure that plant and logistics systems operate at high
performance and reliability levels and in a way that maximizes
Communicate and support other department heads to keep plant
equipment in compliance with Company standards and applicable
Investigate, explain and correct production variances that deviate
from plan. Manage the troubleshooting process and determine
corrective actions in a timely manner.
Develop, maintain and improve operating procedures, standards, work
instructions and internal controls. Make recommendations to improve
processes and procedures that drive continuous process improvement
initiatives related to safety, productivity and employee
Support HR with the recruiting, hiring, and training of personnel.
Support and promote the continual training and development
employees within a continuous improvement culture.
Participate in the development of annual operating plans; update,
forecast and monitor the plan compliance thought the year with
respect to production, yields, costs, etc.
Support the planning, coordination and implementation of
large-scale maintenance, equipment and CapEx projects. Provide
input for planned/unplanned shutdown activities, directly manage
normal shutdowns, and allocate operations personnel as needed.
Ensure plant compliance with all pertinent regulations: EPA, OSHA,
DHS, etc. Effectively communicate with site management, corporate
and other departments to keep them informed and resolve issues.
Non-Essential Duties: Performs all other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Strong knowledge of chemical
manufacturing operations, project planning, program management and
Experience driving a safety culture and environmental
Strong leadership and team development skills within a chemical or
Strong analytical abilities, mechanical aptitude and
Strong interpersonal and teambuilding skills including coaching,
mentoring, performance management, problem resolution, active
listening, training and development
Excellent written and verbal communication skills with ability to
adapt style to different audiences.
Highly self-motivated with an ability to command credibility and
influence across the facility; able to effectively implement change
within an organization.
Able to work within and support Cyanco's Core Values
Minimum Education and Certification Bachelor's degree in
Engineering or Manufacturing (or its equivalent) preferred.
5-7 years of chemical plant experience; sodium cyanide experience
5 years of supervisory experience
Physical Demands Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable
individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The following physical demands are required for this position:
Able to wear a respirator and other personal protective equipment
Able to work outside for long periods of time and able to work in
Required sit, use hands to finger, handle or feel; reach with hands
and arms; and talk or hear
Required to regularly use technology tools including computers,
cell phones, etc.
Able to use computers and/or monitors for significant amounts of
Required to stand, walk, and stoop; able to frequently ascend and
Vision abilities include close vision, distance vision, color
vision, and the ability to adjust focus
C yanco's Core Values are an integral part of who we are as a
company and how we achieve our Mission and Vision:
Sa fety: We will always work to the highest safety standards,
relying on all Cyanco employees to help manage risk with vigilance
Accountability: We are accountable for ourselves, our colleagues,
our customers and our company
Continuous Improvement: We work to deliver outstanding results by
building a culture of exceptional execution and rewarding those who
create great outcomes
Customer Focus: Cyanco exists to serve its customers. Every
decision we make and every outcome we measure is based on how well
it serves those customers
Teamwork: We step up as fully committed team members, inspiring,
challenging and supporting each other to be our best
Trust: We're honest, transparent and committed to doing what's best
for our customers and our company
This job description is a summary of essential job functions. It is
not intended as an employment contract, nor to describe all duties
someone in this position may perform. All employees are expected to
perform tasks, as assigned by supervisor, regardless of job title
or routine job duties.
Keywords: Cyanco International LLC, Sparks , Operations Manager, Executive , Winnemucca, Nevada
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