• Operations Manager--Coatings

    Job ID
    US-MI-Mount Clemens
    Full-Time Regular
    Functional Group
    Manufacturing/Operations/Supply Chain
    Business Segment
    Transportation Coatings
  • Overview

    Axalta Coating Systems is looking to hire an Operations Manager for our paint manufacturing operations in Mt. Clemens, MI facility.  This position is open due to an internal promotion and will be working at a facility that is considered to be one of Axalta's hubs worldwide.

    About Axalta

    Axalta is a leading global company focused solely on coatings and providing customers with innovative, colorful, beautiful and sustainable solutions.  From light OEM vehicles, commercial vehicles and refinish applications to electric motors, buildings and pipelines, our coatings are designed to prevent corrosion, increase productivity and enable the materials we coat to last longer.  With more than 150 years of experience in the coatings industry, the approximately 14,000 people of Axalta continue to find ways to serve our more than 100,000 customers in 130 countries better every day with the finest coatings, application systems and technology. For more information visit axalta.com and follow us @Axalta on Twitter and on LinkedIn


    See link:  http://www.axaltacs.com/content/dam/Corporate/Documents/About%20Axalta/Axalta%20Brochure%202018.pdf




    • Responsible for safety performance of operating area and compliance with local laws and regulations
    • Ensure compliance to standards, safe operating and quality procedures, and work instructions.
    • Develop and execute the manufacturing plan and establishes procedures for maintaining high standards of manufacturing operations to ensure that products conform to established customer and company quality standards.
    • Identify, recommend and implement changes to improve productivity and reduce cost and scrap, monitor scrap and rework data.
    • Direct the creation and implementation of engineering and maintenance processes and standards
    • Initiate and coordinate implementation of major projects (plant layout changes, installation of capital equipment, major repairs, etc.).
    • Analyze production and quality to detect and correct problems.
    • Establish, monitor performance against, and improve operations key performance indicators while ensuring daily execution against all operations targets
    • Manage plant facilities, layout, and maintenance functions
    • Schedule priorities to meet customer requirements.
    • Interface with third party vendors performing work on site
    • Manage operations within cost budget while generating opportunities for and executing against productivity improvements
    • Develop and manage production budgets, including providing an outlook of production costs
    • Control cost in relation to the budget and changes in production volume.
    • Mentor and coach operations team to develop talent and improve overall organizational capability
    • Determine the required human resources.
    • Develop mid to long term strategy for operations organization to align with business team strategy
    • Establish manufacturing policies, processes and programs that enable the organization to maintain and improve its competitive position as well as profitability.
    • Determine and implement improvements to the production process







    BS in Engineering or equivalent




    Lean Manufacturing or equivalent preferred


    • 7+ Years of managing wage roll and professional level employees in a manufacturing environment
    • Leadership experience in a manufacturing plant, preferably in a chemical or coatings facility
    • Track record of implementing change across an organization
    • Experience managing and leading projects (capital, lean, continuous improvement, etc.)
    • Ability to set strategic direction and execute a tactical plan



    • Strong written and verbal communication skills with ability to communicate with all levels of the organization
    • Ability to analyze and interpret data and use data to solve problems
    • Strong computer skills
    • Skilled at coaching and mentoring throughout the organization



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