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Operations Manager

Company: Cyanco International LLC
Location: Winnemucca
Posted on: September 24, 2022

Job Description:

OverviewThe 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 plants.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 objectives.
  • 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 value.
  • 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 uptime.
  • Communicate and support other department heads to keep plant equipment in compliance with Company standards and applicable codes.
  • 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 satisfaction.
  • 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 team development.
    • Experience driving a safety culture and environmental compliance.
    • Strong leadership and team development skills within a chemical or manufacturing environment.
    • Strong analytical abilities, mechanical aptitude and problem-solving skills
    • 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 ValuesMinimum Education and Certification
      • Bachelor's degree in Engineering or Manufacturing (or its equivalent) preferred.
      • 5-7 years of chemical plant experience; sodium cyanide experience preferred
      • 5 years of supervisory experiencePhysical 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 (PPE)
        • Able to work outside for long periods of time and able to work in inclement weather
        • 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 time
        • Required to stand, walk, and stoop; able to frequently ascend and descend stairs
        • Vision abilities include close vision, distance vision, color vision, and the ability to adjust focusCyanco's Core Values are an integral part of who we are as a company and how we achieve our Mission and Vision:
          • Safety: We will always work to the highest safety standards, relying on all Cyanco employees to help manage risk with vigilance and transparency
          • 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. PI190933153

Keywords: Cyanco International LLC, Sparks , Operations Manager, Executive , Winnemucca, Nevada

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