Operations Manager
Precision Castparts Corp. - Douglas, GA

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PCC Airfoils, LLC, headquartered in Greater Cleveland, Ohio, is a world leader in the fast-paced, high-tech industry of investment casting. Each of the thirteen (13) Airfoils’ locations plays an integral part in the manufacture of blades, vanes and components for use in gas turbine engines. PCC’s parts are found on virtually all commercial & military aircraft, as well as, industrial gas turbine applications in the free world.

The Airfoils Division is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Precision Castparts Corp., a Fortune 500 company (#325). The company currently has an overall sales volume of over $7 Billion, employing in excess of 25,000 individuals throughout 125 locations in the U.S. and worldwide. PCC is seeking individuals with high personal and professional standards who will thrive in a fast-paced, goal oriented work environment.

Precision Castparts Corp. is a worldwide, diversified manufacturer of complex metal components and products. It serves the aerospace, power, and general industrial markets. PCC is the market leader in manufacturing large, complex structural investment castings, airfoil castings, forged components, aerostructures and highly engineered, critical fasteners for aerospace applications. In addition, the Company is the leading producer of airfoil castings for the industrial gas turbine market. PCC manufactures extruded seamless pipe, fittings, forgings, and clad products for power generation and oil & gas applications; commercial and military airframe aerostructures; and metal alloys and other materials to the casting and forging industries.

PCC Airfoils, LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V

The Operations Manager is responsible for leading and driving continuous improvement at PCC Airfoils Douglas, Georgia facility. This position reports directly to the General Manager.

Set strategy and lead process improvement activities ensuring initiative alignment with business and financial goals.

Partner with Manufacturing Area Managers, Engineering and Quality to assist in project identification/selection, assure linkage between projects and business and customer priorities and drive results.

Deliver significant operational improvements and financial results from Cost of Poor Quality and Total Operating Costs.

Train and coach Process Owners, Champions, Process Improvement Leaders and project teams in the use of improvement tools and methodology to ensure timely completion of projects with expected internal and external customer results.

Create dashboards to monitor performance and improvements of key metrics.

Act as change agent to instill Six Sigma/Lean culture throughout the organization.

Lead complex, high-visibility projects across multiple functions and businesses including suppliers and customers.

Key deliverables are measurable improvements in scrap and re-work, and 2% quarter over quarter variable cost and productivity improvements.

Required Skills

Self-directed, team player with 5+ years experience in a Six Sigma/Lean driven environment with 2+ years of experience in leading Continuous Improvement. Experience in driving business transformations to a Six Sigma/Lean culture is highly desired. Demonstrated delivery of measurable performance improvements in cost, quality and delivery.

Technical competency in Six Sigma skills: DMAIC, DFSS, Lean, Kaizen/Work-out, process management, change management and advanced statistical techniques.

Experience coaching and delivering training at all levels of an organization.

Strong leadership skills with proven ability to facilitate cross-functional teams.

Excellent written and verbal communication, presentation and facilitation skills.

Strong project management skills and ability to manage multiple projects.

Visionary with long term focus - able to see the end result.

Ability to create an open environment supportive of free sharing of information and ideas that is also conducive to contribution, growth and achievement.

Customer focused behavior.

Exemplary standards of integrity, personal work ethic and continuous involvement in self education and development.

Manufacturing/Industrial and customer facing experience preferred.

Proficiency in Windows, Minitab, Excel, Word, PowerPoint and simulation software.

Must have strong P&L mind-set, bias for action, and ability/desire to develop into Area or Operations management position.

Bachelor’s degree – technical discipline; Master’s degree preferred

Formal Six Sigma/Lean training/certification preferred

Required Experience