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Valmont Industries, Inc. Operations Manager in Long Beach, California

2226 East Dominguez St Long Beach California 90810-1086

Why Valmont

Welcome to Valmont, where a world of opportunity awaits. When you join our team, you become part of a passionate group dedicated to changing lives and conserving resources around the globe. We want problem solvers who roll up their sleeves to foster progress and innovation for all people. At Valmont, we provide infrastructure, irrigation, tubing and coatings to the world. We strengthen cities. We nourish croplands. We design, manufacture and coat. Our products and services make a difference. Join us, and BUILD YOUR WORLD.

A Brief Summary of This Position:

The Operations Manager is a Manager level role within Valmont’s Coatings Division. The incumbent must be a highly driven individual who is a confident, hands-on, and independent self-starter with a strong OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) manufacturing or industrial coatings background to join the organization and acquire the skills and experience necessary to lead a galvanizing company. This position manages a two or three shift operation including oversight of safety, production, quality, shipping and receiving, scheduling, maintenance, chemical reclamation, lean implementation and initiatives, and compliance reporting. This high potential position demonstrates the ability and self-discipline to carefully and accurately run multiple departments.

Essential Functions:

  • Manage the use of plant resources to ensure that all plant operations are meeting or exceeding safety, quality, and production goals set by the General Manager

  • Oversee the production and shipping operations of a galvanizing facility

  • Receive intense training in industrial troubleshooting, accounting, financial forecasting, human resources, and galvanizing sales and services

  • Assist in identifying operations’ best practices, performing lean audits and kaizen events, and travel occasionally to assist/learn from high level project management experiences

  • Facilitate positive customer relations through the services of quality coated product and on-time delivery

  • Utilize production and other analytical reports to better gauge plant performance and to make better decisions

  • Review and control operation expenses for raw materials, operating supplies, and equipment

  • Maintain manpower requirements through proper staffing, training, and development of production employees, supervisors, and other technical personnel

  • Ensure compliance with environmental and safety requirements as specified by corporate policy and government regulation

  • Assist in managing hazardous waste disposal requirements

  • Knowledge and training on California DOT requirements

Other Important Details about the Role:

  • Plan and develop plant personnel to produce maximum efficiency and utilization of available resources

  • Select, train, develop and motivate an effective staff to assure the profitable attainment of present and future safety, production, quality and service objectives

  • Travel to other Coatings sites and assist in identifying operations’ best practices, perform lean audits, and assist with the setup and operation of Greenfield (startup) or satellite operations

Required Qualifications of Every Candidate (Education, Experience, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities):

  • Bachelor’s degree with 6+ years of relevant experience, Associates degree with 8+ years of relevant experience or 10+ years of relevant experience

  • The ability to recognize and solve practical problems or issues

  • Prior supervisory experience

  • Proven track record in lean manufacturing principles including standard work, continuous improvement, problem resolution and delivery of results positively affecting the bottom line of the organization

  • Ability to travel approximately 10-15%

  • Ability to occasionally lift up to 15 pounds, although most frequent lift is up to 10 pounds

  • Ability to wear all required PPE for the production facility, as well as be exposed to outdoor weather and indoor facility conditions including cold, heat, dirt, noise and fumes

  • Must be a person of passion and integrity who has the drive to excel and deliver exceptional results

Highly Qualified Candidates Will Also Possess These Qualifications:

  • Master’s in Business Administration Industrial Management, Manufacturing, Operations, Engineering or Chemistry

  • Minimum 5-7 years of supervisory or management experience overseeing employees in a number of functional areas in an industrial environment

  • Previous experience in galvanizing or a coatings company would be ideal, but is not necessary

  • Working knowledge of OSHA and environmental regulations as well as state and federal labor standards

  • Previous experience in Union Collective Bargaining Agreement negotiations.

  • The ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedural manuals

  • Strong leadership skills and the ability to support divisional business objectives

  • The ability to communicate and interact with coworkers in a professional manner

  • Six Sigma Green or Black Belt Certification

Working Environment and Physical Efforts:

Some of the working conditions for this position is in a manufacturing shop environment with exposure to dirt, grease, fumes, cold, heat, noise, dust. The Operations Manager will work in both the office and shop environment. Environment is fast paced and demanding most of the time. 10-15% travel is required for this position. Incumbent must utilize proper ergonomic safeguards such as monitor height and positions, keyboard location and height and proper wrists rests. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 15 pounds in working with large files, binders, and computer equipment. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, and depth perception.

Valmont does not discriminate against any employee or applicant in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, genetic information, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by law. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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Valmont Industries, Inc. is a leading producer and distributor of products and services for the infrastructure and agricultural markets.

Valmont began in 1946 when founder, Robert B. Daugherty, combined his $5,000 savings with a wholehearted belief that business could and should be done better. From those modest beginnings, the company grew into a global leader of engineered products and services for infrastructure, and water-conserving irrigation equipment and solutions for agriculture.

From lighting and traffic structures to guide the way, to communication towers that keep people connected, to utility structures that power homes and businesses, to irrigation equipment and technology that helps grow the world’s food, we are committed to Conserving Resources. Improving Life ® .

Four primary business segments comprise Valmont: Engineered Support Structures; Coatings; Irrigation and Utility Support Structures. We manufacture products in over 80 different facilities spread across 6 continents and do business in over 22 different countries. Valmont is publicly traded on the NYSE under the symbol (VMI).

We are passionate about our products. We pride ourselves on being people of integrity who excel at delivering results. We pursue opportunities for growth by taking products and processes to new markets, developing new products for existing markets, and continually improving across the company to ensure that Valmont solutions are always the global industry leader.