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Operations Manager, Power Switching Division

Location: Hampton, Georgia
Job Type: Full-time

Job Summary:

The Operations Manager directs, and coordinates activities concerned with the production of Power Switching Division products including all SF6 and protection devices.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Collaborates with management personnel to establish production and quality control standards, develop budget and cost controls, and to obtain data regarding types, quantities, specifications, and delivery dates of products
  • Manages 2 subordinate supervisors who supervise the employees in the Sub-assembly, Assembly and testing of PSD products. Is responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of these units.
  • Plans and directs production activities and establishes production priorities for products in keeping with effective operations and cost
  • Coordinates production activities with materials management, maintenance, and quality control to obtain optimum production and utilization of human resources, machines, and equipment.
  • Reviews and analyzes production, quality control, maintenance, and operational reports to determine causes of nonconformity with product specifications, and operating or production
  • Develops and implements operating methods and procedures designed to eliminate operating problems and improve product
  • Revises production schedules and priorities as result of equipment failure or operating
  • Consults with Design and Application Engineering personnel relative to product specifications in order to improve production and quality of
  • Conducts hearings to resolve or effect settlement of grievances and refers unresolved grievances for management union
  • Compiles, stores, and retrieves production
  • Supports Service Division with production, documentation and engineering support.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Engineering, Manufacturing, or related field from an accredited institution.
  • 10+ years of experience managing the operations of a manufacturing facility.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as operating and maintenance instructions, procedure manuals, electrical schematics, and assembly drawings.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 10+ years of experience in a manufacturing management role, preferably in a job shop environment.
  • Experience with Lean and Continuous Improvement.
  • Master’s degree in Mechanical, Manufacturing, Industrial Engineering or Business Administration.
  • Experience in electrical assembly manufacturing.
  • Knowledge of electrical principles.
  • Limited working proficiency in Spanish and experience in international business.

Working Criteria:

  • Working knowledge of manufacturing procedures/practices including Industrial Engineering principles, production planning, and Lean/Six Sigma.
  • Experience in ISO certified manufacturing assembly environment.
  • Experience with budgeting, capital equipment analysis, cost accounting, and project cost analysis.
  • Good communication and presentation skills – both verbal and written with ability to make necessary status reports and technical presentations to management and customers.
  • Proven Leadership skills – capable of leading change initiatives and drive a high-performance culture.

Operations Manager, Power Switching Division


At Southern States, you will enjoy an excellent benefits package, including 11 paid holidays, 401K retirement savings, medical, dental, and other benefits.

Southern States, LLC provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employment without regards to race, color, religion or belief, sex (including pregnancy), gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital status, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetics, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.