Operations Manager in Claremore, OK at Valmont Careers

Date Posted: 2/22/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

25055 Alliance Dr Claremore Oklahoma 74017-4372

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.

How you will contribute

Valmont is currently seeking a highly motivated and talented individual for the Developmental Operations Manager position in the Claremore, Oklahoma Coatings Division. We are looking for a highly driven individual that will be a confident, hands-on, and independent self-starter with a strong OEM manufacturing or general durable or non-durable goods manufacturing background to join the organization, acquire the skills, and experience necessary to move into a higher-level position in the galvanizing company. The incumbent will begin by managing a three-shift production operation including oversight of staffing, safety, production, quality, shipping/receiving, scheduling, maintenance, chemical reclamation, lean implementation and initiatives, employee relations, customer relations and compliance reporting. Additionally, you will…

  • Oversee the production operations of a galvanizing facility
  • Work closely with the site General Manager
  • Will 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
  • Within two to four years, the successful Operations Manager will be expected to transition into a higher level position running his/her own site somewhere in the US with full Profit & Loss (P&L) responsibility – including over sight of operations, sales, accounting, lean implementation, HR and engineering 
  • Travel to other Coatings sites and assist in identifying operations’ best practices, perform lean audits, and assist with the setup and operation of Greenfield or satellite operations

What it takes

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor Degree in Operations or Manufacturing Management or Engineering from an accredited college or university
  • Minimum 5-7 years of supervisory or management experience overseeing employees in a number of functional areas in an industrial environment
  • Lean Manufacturing or six sigma experience
  • Ability to travel approximately 10-15%
  • Ability and willingness to relocate as required
  • Must be a person of passion and integrity who has the drive to excel and deliver exceptional results

Highly qualified candidates will also possess:

  • Masters, Business Administration or Masters of Science in manufacturing, operations, engineering, chemistry
  • Previous experience in galvanizing or a coatings company would be ideal, but is not necessary

    All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regarding to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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.

If you have a disability and require any assistance in filling out the application for employment, call (402) 963-1115 or email EEOCompliance@Valmont.com.