Dow Electronic Materials in Newark, DE has an exciting and challenging opportunity for an Operations Leader in the Polymerics Department. Specifically, the operations leader for this position will be responsible for leading a crew of 30 direct reports operating a 24 hour operation. In our Polymerics department the processes under the direction of this leader include; mold/cast, skive, and raw material conditioning across three buildings; 5, 7, and 15.
The Operations Leader will have responsibility and accountability for the plant assets, personnel and achievement of the plant related business goals. This position delivers plant based business and administrative leadership to an empowered, work process driven, plant organization. This position is a key driver in the continued implementation of Lean Manufacturing principles in the department.
Lead area in Drive to Zero (injuries and unplanned events)
Drive quality mindset and accountability in operations.
Complete the requirements of the Performance Management Process for operators within the department including the plant goal process
Coach plant personnel and personally participate to meet business and plant goals (EH&S, quality, productivity, cost)
Drive the implementation of Lean Manufacturing on the manufacturing floor including use of Standard Work, Layered Process Audits, 5S program, and the relentless identification and elimination of waste
Responsible for executing manufacturing work flow and other productivity improvements
Manage the area spending budget tracking, reporting and forecasting
Ensure implementation and ongoing effectiveness of global work processes, operating discipline, management systems, enabling technologies and roles
Act as primary back-up to the Production Leader
Accountable for department's compliment management including contingency plans
Create an environment that fosters team and individual empowerment. Ensure effective and sustained organizational culture for Empowerment.
B.S. Engineering or Equivalent Technical Degree required
At least 2.5 years in a people leadership position required
At least 5 years work experience in a manufacturing environment required
At least 5 years of Lean Manufacturing experience preferred
Experience with a chemical manufacturing process preferred
Potential candidate must have a proven record of good EH&S performance
Travel for this role is minimal
Competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits
An annual variable pay program that rewards team and individual performance while sharing success across the company
Employee stock ownership - and the commitment to long-term success that it brings
On-going learning opportunities within a diverse, inclusive and rewarding work environment
Career experiences that can span different Dow businesses and functions with opportunities for personal and professional growth
The chance to work within a global company and interact with colleagues from around the world
Opportunities that spark your imagination and ignite your passion to help others
Dow is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer
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The positions represented by this job posting are aligned to one of the three divisions, Agriculture, Materials Science or Specialty Products, which are expected to separate from DowDuPont into stand-alone public companies. Information on the division alignment will be provided during the recruitment process.
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