Operations Manager

Barnes Group Inc. Windsor , CT 06006

Posted 2 months ago

Core Responsibilities:

  • Leads the day-to-day production activities to ensure that current commitments are achieved while improvements are being made. Champion Lean Manufacturing (Kaizen) initiatives to increase overall manufacturing efficiencies at the lowest cost possible.

  • Responsible for internal and external supply chain to meet quality and delivery requirements for the end customer.

  • Develop and maintain an effective manufacturing organization through selection, training/development, and motivation of the team.

  • Drives operations to ensure safety, quality, productivity and delivery goals are achieved. Recognizes and rewards employees for their efforts to drive results.

  • Provides coaching, information, ideas, feedback and encouragement to supervision, leads and associates to promote the growth and development of the operations team.

  • Tracks daily performance. Verifies countermeasures and recovery plans in place for missed targets. Ensures cell communication boards are being used on daily basis.

  • Prepare equipment specifications consistent with quality, quantity, delivery and service levels required for the product line.

  • Supports new process and product development and implementation.

  • Promotes and drives the organization's vision and utilization of the Barnes Enterprise System (BES). This includes training, motivate, and create an operations excellence culture where all employees are involved in Kaizen / 6-S activities, and actively contributing improvement suggestions.

  • Collaborates with Human Resources to promote a positive employee relations environment through fair, consistent applications of work rules, employee recognition and innovative approaches to employee involvement and communication.


  • Minimum of five (5) years of operations or manufacturing experience preferably in the Aerospace or related industries; with three (3) years of experience in managing people.

  • Demonstrated understanding of Lean Manufacturing concepts with proven implementation/integration of Lean principles and techniques in manufacturing environment.

  • Effective at leading/facilitating change leader; balances consistency with flexibility and willingness to change ideas in the face of new information. Track record of promoting positive employee relations.

  • Strong leadership and people engagement skills; leads by example and manages using leadership effectiveness (EI).

  • Acts with integrity and the highest ethical behavior. Balances consistency with flexibility and willingness to change ideas in the face of new information

  • Understand the technical nature of the products being manufactured and provide assistance as required.

  • Excellent communication skills required and ability to communicate change(s) effectively. Has the ability to influence, build commitment and overcome resistance.

Education Requirements:

  • BS degree in Engineering, Business Management or related field required. MS or MBA highly desirable.

  • Six Sigma or Lean Certification highly preferred.

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