Evaporated Coatings Inc. (ECI), an optical coating manufacturer in Willow Grove, PA, has an opening for an Operations Manager to lead our manufacturing operations. A successful candidate will think critically, understand process flow and throughput, have world-class problem-solving skills while providing leadership and developing the organization to apply these concepts in the day to day operation of the site. This position will be fulfilling to a candidate who wants to be part of strengthening our leadership role in the optical coating industry.
This role is a member of the leadership team and is responsible for and has accountability for all aspects of the plant equipment/assets and the associated work processes. Responsibilities include:
Ensure the operation of the plant in a safe, reliable, and environmentally sound manner.
Effectively interact and communicate with all levels of the organization.
Understand the key drivers of profitability of the site; identify and implement solutions to create business value.
Deliver improved results in asset availability, cost, and organization productivity.
Improve the long-term availability of the plant assets.
Provide leadership to set expectations and priorities for the production and engineering team to ensure that targeted manufacturing, customer and quality deliverables are met.
Set production rates and operating conditions while ensuring product quality.
Develop and utilize metrics to measure performance and motivate the organization to improved performance.
Strengthen the company’s processes within the ISO 9001:2015 structure by participating in audits and implementing corrective actions and improvement projects.
Contribute to production forecasting, cost analysis, and drive productivity improvements.
Develop talent so that the site always has a qualified candidate for key roles that may become open.
Promote employee engagement, teamwork, ownership, trust, creativity, innovation and growth.
This Job Is Ideal for Someone Who Is:
People-oriented -- enjoys interacting with people and working on group projects
Adaptable/flexible -- enjoys doing work that requires frequent shifts in direction
Detail-oriented -- would rather focus on the details of work than the bigger picture
Achievement-oriented -- enjoys taking on challenges, even if they might fail
Autonomous/Independent -- enjoys working with little direction
Innovative -- prefers working in unconventional ways or on tasks that require creativity
High stress tolerance -- thrives in a high-pressure environment
Dependable -- more reliable than spontaneous
WHAT YOU NEED - REQUIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering or other Engineering discipline. MBA preferred.
5+ years of relevant operations, maintenance, engineering experience in the optical coating, or optics industry.
10+ years’ experience managing/supervising in a technical manufacturing environment.
Thorough knowledge and understanding of environmental safety and health policies, procedures, guidelines, and regulations including Process Safety Management.
Demonstrated ability supervising an organization and providing coaching/mentoring in resolving complex problems.
Demonstrated ability in developing successful reliability strategies.
Proven people/leadership skills.
Experience using MS Office Suite for effective communications, analysis, and presentation of information.
Must be willing to work periodic workdays in excess of eight hours and at night and on weekends
WHAT WILL PUT YOU AHEAD – PREFERED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
Master’s degree in Engineering.
Working knowledge of the work processes characteristic in a Reliability Centered Organization.
Experience using SPC for the maintenance work process including work notifications, work order planning, equipment history, procurement, and preventive maintenance scheduling.
Manufacturing experience in a multi-product job shop environment.
Six Sigma and Lean Manufacturing knowledge and experience.
ECI must comply with the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) issued by the United States Department of State, Department of Defense Trade Controls. Because of the ITAR, ECI must limit employment opportunities to US citizens or lawful permanent residents of the United States.
ECI is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived race, creed, color, religion, alienage, or national origin, ancestry, age, disability or handicap, sex, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, arrest record, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws.
Additional Salary Information: •Competitive wages and benefits packages commensurate with experience.
•Benefits package available:
Health insurance package, 401k program with company match and profit sharing program, vacation and sick leave benefits, life insurance, short term and long term disability insurance, 9 paid holidays
About EVAPORATED COATINGS INC
Evaporated Coatings, Inc. (www.evaporatedcoatings.com) is a leading manufacturer of thin film optical coatings specializing in innovative and custom designed solutions for glass, plastics, fiber optic devices, semiconductors, and crystals. ECI has been supplying high precision optical coatings for 60 years. Its mission is to be the finest thin film coating resource for customers located in the US and around the world. In addition, it seeks to create a work environment which is conducive to the mutual growth and development of the employees and the company.