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Operations Manager

Company: Progress Rail Services Corp.
Location: Independence
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

6977BRWork Location:Independence, MO PRIIS - 287Job Purpose:Progress Rail Services Corporation, a Caterpillar Company and a leading provider of services to the Railroad industry in the US, Canada, Mexico, and Brazil, seeks an OPERATIONS MANAGER at our facility in Independence, MO.The successful candidate is responsible for daily shop activities, production, and financial responsibilities. Ensures all production targets are being met and manages costs to maximize profits. Oversees work schedules to ensure correct coverage to execute the needs of customers.Req ID:6977BRCompany Description:Progress Rail, a Caterpillar company, is an integrated rolling stock and infrastructure provider, delivering a full range of products and services to domestic and international railroad customers. Our customers enjoy one-stop shopping and comprehensive cradle-to-grave railway solutions - whether it rolls on the rail or is the rail itself. From locomotives, transit, freight cars and engines, to tracks, signals and advanced technology, we ensure customers can count on us to meet all their rail needs.Forging the bridge between ideas and success, our talented and innovative team members work together to address the challenges of the rail industry today, ensuring success for the future. As part of a vibrant, global network of business operations, each and every member of our team is important to our success. With headquarters in Albertville, Ala., more than 7,000 dedicated employees serve customers through a network of close to 150 locations around the world. For more information, visit and follow us @Progress_Rail on Twitter and YouTube.Education / Training:

  • Bachelor's degree in business or engineering field; may be offset by experience.
    • 3-5+ years of experience working in diversified team environment and supervising other individuals; engineering background a plus; experience in manufacturing with a specialty in operational leadership; hands on production experience.Job Title:Operations ManagerCity:IndependenceKey Job Elements:Duties and responsibilities:
      • Provides oversight and support for operations in achieving daily/monthly production goals.
        • Ensures worker safety is #1 priority by providing reviews, oversight to training plan, equipment, etc.
          • Works with quality, manufacturing, and engineering to drive continuous improvement throughout the facility; provides feedback, input, and approval on new and existing improvement initiatives.
            • Monitors daily efficiencies to ensure work allocations are correct and that utilization is maximized.
              • Set and execute policies and processes.
                • Develops planning for long-term growth through capacity planning; reviews status of all current and future production orders; collaborates with supply chain management team; assists with purchasing to ensure all parts are available as needed; experience with obsolescence by leverage engineering team for options.
                  • Forecasts and maintains monthly budget; coordinates with accounting team to drive sustained profitability.
                    • Manages all capital improvement projects.
                      • Manages hiring, discipline and termination of employees; evaluates employees and gives feedback for improvement; supports successful growth and development of employees.
                        • Collaborates with engineering and quality departments to ensure all KPI's and metrics are being met or exceeded; resolves open quality alerts and implements corrective actions.
                          • Manages sales and customer service; works with customers to identify new sales opportunities.
                            • Performs additional job-related duties as assigned.Qualifications and Experience:
                              • Understanding of all facets of the company: production supervision, supply chain, quality, engineering; HR, finance, etc.; ability to interface with support groups and understand how each functions to manage team effectively.
                                • Project management experience; critical thinking and problem-solving skills; courage to make challenging decisions; understanding of production process and SOP's, lean principles.
                                  • Strong communication skills, both written and oral; ability to listen well to what team members tell you.
                                    • Time management skills.
                                      • Strong work ethic; very high level of integrity.
                                        • Ability to work together in a team environment; ability to manage a diverse workforce.
                                          • Understanding of scheduling and manpower planning.
                                            • Strong proficiency with Excel and other MS Office tools.EEO:Equal Opportunity Employer - Race/Color/Sex/Religion/National Origin/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Vets/DisabilitiesBenefits:Progress Rail Services Corporation and its subsidiary and affiliate companies offer an excellent total compensation package* including competitive salary, 401(k) plan with company match, available medical/dental/vision/life/disability insurance along with flexible spending and paid vacation and holidays. Relocation assistance may be available for some positions.
                                              • Benefits eligibility differs by job position and employment status - governing plan documents control such benefits..Job Category:Manufacturing/OperationsAlternative Work Location:Independence, MOState::MO

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