Operations Manager

Job Location US-NY-Syracuse
# of Openings
Direct Hire


The Operations Manager is responsible for managing the safety, reliability, cost, quality, productivity, and employee engagement in a goal-oriented environment. The position is responsible for the operations of the Solvay Mill and reports to the General Manager.





• Provide leadership to mill personnel to ensure overall safe operations by driving toward a 100% safe work environment by leading safety culture, systems, and processes.
• Facilitate an environment where safety is our priority.
• Effectively manage production performance.
• Effectively create an environment of teamwork.
• Planning and controlling production performance.
• Troubleshooting quality and operational issues and developing systems and structures to avoid reoccurrences.
• Establish high level of performance by setting key departmental goals and objectives.
• Monitoring compliance with standard operating procedures.
• Ensuring quality systems are supported, in place, and comply with required customer specifications.
• Identifying long term departmental improvement opportunities.
• Ensure environmental compliance with federal, state, and local statutes, and environmental standards.
• Operate in a manner that meets customer expectations.
• Support Continuous Improvement activities and champion the overall improvement of the mill’s cost position.
• Supports the development of operational forecasts and budgets to improve mill profitability.
• Drives systematic improvement in mill operations and other mill processes like communications, safety, quality, employee engagement.
• Develop leaders through training, stretch assignments, feedback, the performance management process, etc.
• Build positive relations with employees based on the client's values of Integrity, Respect, Accountability and Excellence.




• Bachelor’s degree in an engineering discipline is highly preferred.
• Minimum 10 years of experience in Pulp and Paper manufacturing leadership roles preferred.
• Strong leader with demonstrated communication skills and a high sense of urgency and attention to detail.
• Ability to direct continuous improvement in all areas, but with special emphasis on safety, environmental, quality, production, and cost.
• Must possess excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to interface with employees at all levels of the organization.
• Must have excellent oral and written communications skills.
• Excellent problem-solving skills.
• Excellent planning, organizational, time management and prioritization skills.
• Proficient computer skills (MS Office, MS Project, JD Edwards, Panther, etc.).





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