Operations Manager

Date: Sep 20, 2022

Location: Florence, AL, US, 35630

Company: Lincoln Electric

The Harris Products Group, a Lincoln Electric Company, is a world leader in the design, development and manufacture of brazing, soldering, heating, cutting and welding equipment, as well as brazing and soldering alloys and welding consumables.

Req. ID: 22156 

Summary of the Position:  This position is responsible for leading the general operation teams of the Harris Products Group Alabama location which may include Manufacturing, Maintenance, Scheduling, and Process to ensuring successful completion of goals and objectives Operational  areas include but are not limited to:  completing production work schedules; employee selection, training, and performance evaluation; rewarding & counseling employees in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws. This position is critical for achieving customer service, plant efficiency and inventory objectives.  Incumbent completes these tasks by performing the following duties personally or through others. Travel to other facilities and/or suppliers may be required.



Key Deliverables 

Works safely and supports safety within their team across the organization

Timely completion of projects and reports

Maintains departmental targets, processes, and files

Optimizes department production schedules

Develops skilled and well trained employees

Ensures excellent customer service

Inventory accuracy


Key Metrics

Safety, Quality, Work order fill rate target, Inventory Turns, Communications, Production Variances, Training Programs, Employee Reviews, EBITB and Employee Turnover





Key Responsibilities/Essential Functions: include the following and other duties may be assigned.


Directly Supervise Operational Supervisors/Area - 60%

Responsible for goal setting, technology improvement, and problem resolution within the teams.

Monitors weekly and Monthly production schedules and support in the manufacturing environment

Ensures customer Fill rates are met.

Works with scheduling to review and analyze inventory levels to ensure inventory accuracy on Work Orders

Holds weekly production meetings to discuss departmental metrics and targets for each production area.

Provides monthly performance reports to manager

Works with Purchasing to ensure that all necessary materials are on order and will be received in a timely manner

Supports and enforces company policies, procedures, and safety regulations.

Ensures Production budget targets are met

Selects, develops, and evaluates personnel to ensure the efficient operations of all facility functions.

Ensures all safety and environmental policies and procedures are followed.

Responsible for evaluating products, processes, and facilities to ensure HPG’s is properly positioned to compete in the global market place

Will be called upon to make sound decisions within compressed timelines and to balance multiple projects and objectives concurrently.

Establishes a manufacturing culture that utilizes Lean Six Sigma tools to focuses on providing the resources needed to improve the work environment and accomplish the task of providing the highest level of customer service, thus sustaining continual growth and profitability.

Coordinates activities and objectives with corporate business teams, Operations staff, and other functions as appropriate

Benchmarks, communicates and implements best practices, in their area of responsibility so that successes, failures, and obstacles can be identified, communicated and leveraged across other projects.


Team Based problem Solving/Projects – 30%

Leads cross-functional teams to facilitate optimal departmental performance

Analyzes opportunities, develops and implements solutions to enhance the area processes

Activities include scheduling process improvement, increase inventory turns, cycle counts, cost reduction efforts, statistical analysis, as well as utilizing Lean Six Sigma methodology, and teamwork

Completes assigned Plant projects on time and within budget.


Inventory Support - 10%

Supports Cycle program for all areas of responsibility in the plant

Analyses inventory negative balances and Work Order variances to correct inventories

Ensures annual physical inventory for assigned departments is completed on time and according to company policies and procedures

Maintains inventory turns target for assigned departments


Education and/or Experience:                  

Minimum three (3) years business management experience in a manufacturing environment, showing career progression with stability and increasing levels of responsibility.

Ability to relate well with plant personnel at all levels.

Implementation of Lean/6 Sigma manufacturing programs

BS degree in a technical or business discipline.

Working knowledge of metals fabrication and assembly industry preferred

SAP utilization and implementation



Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, protected veteran status or disability.


Lincoln Electric is a $3.2B publicly traded company (NASDAQ) with over 11,000 employees around the world.  With operations in over 56 manufacturing locations in 19 countries, we are well positioned to continue this partnership and poised to grow with our customers. As a part of that continuing legacy, you will contribute to a new generation of innovation and experience the pride that comes with being part of the solution to the world’s challenges.  It is a great time to be part of the welding industry!


Lincoln Electric does not accept unsolicited resumes from third-party recruiters.  Resumes submitted to any employee(s) of Lincoln Electric without a signed vendor agreement, by the Manager of Recruiting & Training, will become property of Lincoln Electric.  Verbal or written commitments from any other member of Lincoln Electric will not be considered binding terms.  Lincoln Electric will not pay a fee to any third-party recruiter that has not coordinated their recruiting activity through the Recruiting Department.


Employment Status: Salary Full-Time 
Function: Manufacturing Support 
Section:  J.W. Harris Co, Inc. (US20) 

EOE, including disability/veterans

Nearest Major Market: Florence

Job Segment: Welding, Fabrication, SAP, ERP, Manufacturing, Technology