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IDEX Operations Manager in Crawfordsville, Indiana

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Business Overview

Banjo Corporation, a Liquid Handling Products Company, located outside of Indianapolis, IN, specializes in injection Molding of glass-reinforced polypropylene products with an excellent reputation for high quality. Banjo offers an extensive product line to a vast array of agricultural and industrial applications. Our products are marketed and sold all over the world and include: Valves, Manifold Systems, IBC/Tank Accessories, Line Strainers, and Pumps. In business for over 60 years, Banjo is a Business Unit of IDEX Corporation which is based in Lake Forest, IL, and is an applied solutions company with over 7,000 employees and operations on six continents.

Position Summary:

The Operations Manager (Molding & Machining) is responsible for leading a multi-shift, 90-person department to optimize safety, productivity, and quality performance to reach established goals. The Molding & Machining departments consist of injection molding & machining production, tooling, and injection molding machine maintenance. The Operations Manager leads a team of six Supervisors, technical staff and hourly employees across four shifts. Key measures for success are Employee Safety, Customer PPM, On-Time Delivery, Customer Lead-Time and Labor Productivity. This position is a key driver for continuous improvement, implementing Lean Manufacturing concepts throughout molding and machining operations. The role requires a high level of leadership, change management and accompanying skills.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Lead the supervisory team and technical experts to deliver KPIs in Safety, Quality, Delivery, and Cost.

  • Maintain a safe work environment through training, ensuring accountability to safety standards, and continuously improving working environment.

  • Working with Manufacturing Engineering and EH&S, develop safer ways to do things and reduce the risk of injury.

  • Review, develop, and maintain department procedures, work instructions, and training records to ensure compliance with ISO9001 program.

  • Responsible for defining required resource levels and for creating a flexible, cross-trained Molding and Machining team for efficient use of employees and equipment.

  • Provides leadership and direction for Molding and Machining teams comprised of 6 Production Supervisors, 80 hourly employees (across four shifts) and technical staff.

  • Collaborate with Scheduling & Assembly Managers to ensure that deliveries to customers and to assembly operations are met daily

  • Accountable for annual goal setting and performance reviews for team.

  • Develop plans to ensure all measures necessary are taken to deliver key results monthly and locating the necessary resources to deliver all objectives on an annual basis.

  • Analyze department performance, account for variances, drive for root cause and implement improved methods and procedures; create, review, and update improvement plans on a monthly basis.

  • Actively engage department and Sr. Leadership through the daily management process.

  • Plan employee training and active participation in continuous improvement initiatives.

  • Perform work, promote teamwork and communicate in conjunction with our culture and corporate standards (Safety/Environmental, Quality, Continuous Improvement, Communication, Internal Controls, etc.).

  • Assist with NPI initiatives as they relate to molding and machining activities.

  • Perform business planning, forecasting, budgeting, and capital project management.

  • Maintain a safe, clean, and well-organized work environment through implementation of 5S.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Strong communication skills with the ability to present views in a clear, concise and persuasive way, both verbally and in writing.

  • Strong interpersonal skills that demonstrate intellectual and emotional intelligence to build credible working relationships at all levels.

  • Strong leadership, organizational, and planning skills that demonstrate leading and motivating people to achieve individual, team and project results.

  • Ability to develop employees by possessing a genuine intent to foster the learning and development of individuals (focusing on intent and effect rather than on the formal role of training or routinely sending others to formal training programs).

  • Strong change management skills.

  • Familiar with Lean Manufacturing techniques.

  • Experience implementing and sustaining standard work.

  • Experience using Microsoft Office™ (Excel, Word, Access, Power Point, Project, etc.), M2M, and JD Edwards.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Manufacturing or Industrial Engineering, Industrial Technology, or related field or an equivalent combination of education and work experience is required.

  • 7+ years of experience in manufacturing Supervision/Management (leadership in injection molding and/or machining preferred).

  • 3 - 5 years of work experience with Lean Manufacturing Techniques.

  • Demonstrated success working in a team environment.

  • Strong Business Management skills in the areas of: Working and Leading Others, Presenting and Communicating Information, Planning, Budgeting, Delivering Results, Meeting Customer Expectations, Adapting and Responding to Change.

Are you ready to join a different kind of company where our people, our culture, and our commitments are centered around providing trusted solutions that improve lives around the world?

IDEX (NYSE: IEX) is a company that has undoubtedly touched your life in some way. In fact, IDEX businesses make thousands of products that are mission-critical components in everyday activities. Chances are the car you’re driving has a BAND-IT® clamp holding your side airbag safely in place. If you were ever in a car accident, a Hurst Jaws of Life® rescue tool may have saved your life. If you or a family member is battling cancer, your doctor may have tested your DNA in a quest to find the best targeted medicine for you. It’s likely your DNA test was run on equipment that contains components made by our growing IDEX Health & Science team.

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