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Omaha Operations Manager

Conductix Wampfler Omaha, NE

Job Description

Omaha Operations Manager


Directs production, purchasing and planning for the manufacturing facility by performing the following duties personally or through subordinate supervisors.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Inspires trust and respect in the workplace.

Exhibits confidence in self and encourages others through daily activities.

Provides leadership, guidance, direction and authorization to carry out team goals based upon business objectives.

Solicits feedback to improve customer service.

Includes team in decision making.

Demonstrates effective communication and presentation skills when explaining the reasoning behind business decisions. Involves team in "Big Picture" thinking.

Practices active listening to understand and resolve conflict.

Takes responsibility for subordinates' work activities.

Works daily to build morale and team spirit.

Recognizes and encourages all team members to use their expertise on team projects. Fosters pride in individual's contribution to the Company's goals and business objectives.

Builds commitment and trust in times needed to overcome resistance to change.

Sets forth expectations on delegated tasks and follows up to ensure guidance and recognition are given as needed.

Educate and shows commitment to quality in all aspects of manufacturing. Helps team understand the costs and benefits of the quality system.

Ensures all team members pursue training and development needed to strengthen the teams' knowledge and skills.

Solicits and practices active listening to gather feedback needed to modify processes, products, and use team member suggestions to solve problems.

Balances team and individual team members' goals.

Seeks to communicate to the team business implications of decisions, concept of profitability, and alignment of team objectives as they relate to the strategic goals of the organization.

Communicates organizational changes to ensure team members are always in the communication loop.

Coaches an individual team member to motivate peak productivity and create job satisfaction.

Promotes a harassment-free environment and embraces diversity.

Supports every team member's effort to succeed.

Treats all team members with respect.

Works with the CoE Management Team to develop and implement the strategic business plan.

Reviews production costs and product quality and modifies production and inventory control programs to maintain and enhance profitable operation of the CoE.

Provide leadership to employees to enhance their effectiveness and professional development.

Reviews production orders or schedules to ascertain product data such as types, quantities, and specifications of products and scheduled delivery dates in order to plan department operations.

Plans production operations, establishing priorities and sequences for manufacturing operations.

Reviews production and operating reports and resolves operational, manufacturing, and maintenance problems to minimize costs and prevent operational delays.

Develops plans for efficient use of materials, machines and employees.

Coordinates production activities with procurement, maintenance, and quality control activities to obtain optimum production and utilization of human resources, machines and equipment.

Hire and orientate new employees.

Ensure adherence to OSHA regulations.

Plans plant expansions and forecasts labor needs.

Understands, supports, implements and sustains 5S program initiatives and goals. 

Supports and upholds the quality and EHS policy.

Upholds the Core Values.

Manages subordinate supervisors who supervise a total of 40 - 50 employees in the manufacturing area.  Is responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of these units.  Also directly supervises 10 - 15 non-supervisory employees.  Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

QUALIFICATIONS  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university; or one to two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.  Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.  Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.

Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume.  Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.



The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear.  The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and reach with hands and arms.  The employee is occasionally required to sit.  The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions and moving mechanical parts.  The employee is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles and toxic or caustic chemicals.  The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.


Written Communication

 a) Emails for routine communication
 b) Documentation for personnel files

Oral Communication

 a) Daily interaction with Shop, Sales and Transit Teams
 b) Department meetings
 c) Employee training
 d) Listening
 e) Giving and receiving feedback
Personnel Leadership

 a) Relationship building and maintenance
 b) Delegation
 c) Conflict management
 d) Performance reviews
 e) Identifying Training Needs/Professional Development
 f) Succession Planning

Team Leadership

 a) Identify goals and objectives
 b) Plan and organize meetings
 c) Coordinating activities of manufacturing departments
Problem Solving

 a) Gathering and retrieving information
 b) Quantitative analysis
 c) Reasoning
 d) Judgement and decision making
 e) Innovation
 f) Initiative
 g) Planning and organizing
 h) Adaptability
 i) Resilience

Professional Knowledge

 a) Production control
 b) Inventory control
  c) Quality Assurance and control
 d) Kaizen, JIT, and Lean manufacturing methods
 e) Financial management - budgeting, cost control, investment
 f) Computer systems - SAP, Outlook, Excel, etc.
 g) Safety

Systems Thinking

 a) Strategic planning
 b) Continuous improvement
 c) Promoting and managing change
 d) Process orientation


All manufacturing, inventory, purchasing ISO related procedures and work instructions
Microsoft applications*
Accountability That Works
Engineering Change Order
Deviation procedure
Corrective action procedure
Reading the Work Order*
Safety orientation - Lock Out/Tag Out, Safe lifting, Bloodborne Pathogen, MSDS*
2-hour Quality Policy Overview
Product list*
Standard terms*
Department codes*
Time card completion*
Organization Responsibility and Authority
Handling, Storage, Packaging preservation and Delivery
Internal Quality Audit
RMA Status and Report Log
Returned Material Procedure
Catalog Change procedure
Design Control procedure
Design Control R&D procedure
Purchasing Procedure

Job Details

Date Posted May 7, 2018
Date Closes June 6, 2018
Located In Omaha, NE
Job Type Full-time Employee
SOC Category 11-1021.00 General and Operations Managers
Zipcode 68132
Name Rogene Smith
Address 10102 F Street
City, State and Zip Omaha, NE 68127