IMI Precision Engineering Senior Operations Manager in Saline, Michigan

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IMI Precision Engineering is a global organization with a small company feel. We specialize in providing innovative engineering services, custom design and manufacturing solutions to our customers.

We are looking for a Sr. Operations Manager to join & lead our team. This position requires a dynamic individual who thrives in a fast-paced environment and enjoys building people.


The Operations Manager provides leadership to the Operations team including Supply Chain, Machining, Assembly, and Maintenance. The Sr. Operations Manager responsibilities include production operations, budgetary development/compliance, business unit plan development/implementation, product quality and staff management. Significant inter-departmental collaboration and communication responsibilities are required. Assigns duties and coordinates activities of supervisors and/or employees engaged in production. This leader is responsible and accountable for the safe production of high quality products, on time, and at the lowest possible cost. This position occasionally interacts with suppliers, customers and other external contacts. This position has dual site responsibility.


  • Provide direct supervision and guidance to operational leaders including resource planning and retention, day to day interaction and support, ROI reviews, training, coordination/approval of schedules and activities, on-going feedback, and reporting of activity progress.

  • Demonstrates ability to build teams that can promote positive, effective relations and teamwork as established in by the IMI Way.

  • Ensures responsible areas are kept in accordance to 5s, Lean principles & in accordance with safety and environmental compliance.

  • Complies with organizational, State and Federal safety regulations, procedures, and guidelines.

  • Delivers safety, quality, delivery, and cost improvements.

  • Utilizes continuous improvement and Lean methods in order to deliver positive results.

  • Supports site, regional, division, group and operational matrix priorities and objectives.

  • Manages and meets budget expectations. Monitors, controls, and reduces costs.

  • Delivers on Operating Profit, Margin, Labor, and efficiency expectations.

  • Provides leadership to direct reports, influences peers, and manages up accordingly.

  • Provides a vision of World Class Assembly Operations and strives to attain that vision.

  • Presents a World Class perception and delivers KPI performance results in line with that perception.

  • Enforces transactional accuracy of area and maintains positive inventory control.

  • Conducts capacity planning, staffs’ area appropriately, and resolves staffing issues and constraints.

  • Ensures training and development of direct and indirect reports in the production area.

  • Administers and enforces company policy and procedures.

  • Recommends capital expenditures that improve the plant capacity and profitability

  • Maintains adequate staffing levels and provides technical and personal development training to aid employees in meeting their responsibilities and prepare for future advancement.

  • Ensure a safe work environment for all who enter our plants. Follows all safety guidelines including utilization of proper PPE.


Education and Experience

Four-year degree from an accredited college or university and five years of supervision experience within a manufacturing facility preferred or 10+ years of related work experience.

Skills and Competencies

  1. Business acumen.

  2. Ability to interview, identify, select and retain talent. Must be skilled in coaching and motivating others.

  3. Must understand basic MRP systems.

  4. Must be able to function in a cross-functional team environment.

  5. Ability to understand and apply ISO 9001, 14001 and TS16949 standards.

Computers and Technology

To perform this job successfully, an individual should have ability to use MS Office Products – Word, Power Point, and Excel.

Job ID 2018-31494

# of Openings 1

Category Management

Platform IMI Precision Engineering