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At Novolex, we take pride in supporting our families across the globe. Our team is rich in diversity and our entrepreneurial culture encourages continuous personal growth and teamwork. Our careers include manufacturing, engineering, procurement, supply chain, finance, HR, product development, sales, marketing and an ever-expanding array of others to support our continuing rapid growth.



Job Title:

Operations Manager


Position Summary:

This position is responsible for the overall day-to-day operation, leadership and management of the manufacturing plant.  This position reports to the Plant Manager and regularly reports on plant performance.


Direct reports to this position include a salaried staff including but not limited to Extrusion Manager, Scheduling Manager, and Production Supervisors.  Indirect reports include all hourly employees at the plant.


The Operations Manager is responsible for the safety of employees and visitors, the quality of products, efficient utilization of labor, equipment, and materials. This position requires an experienced leader in employee engagement and development, technical problem solving, elimination of waste, continuous improvement, and operational excellence.  


Essential Functions & Key Responsibilities:

  • Employee Safety and Safety Compliance
  • Product quality and customer satisfaction with order fulfillment
  • Productivity, budget, and cost management.
  • Continuous improvement of manufacturing processes and management methods to generate improved plant performance and workflow optimization and efficiencies
  • Plant engineering and maintenance (equipment and facilities)
  • Inventory and materials management
  • Capital planning and implementation
  • Employee Engagement
  • Leadership and employee development


Candidate Requirements:

  • Bachelor degree (B.A. or B.S. in Industrial Management, Business Management, or similar field) not required but preferred.
  • A minimum of 5 years of production/operations management experience in manufacturing and operations.
  • Well-rounded operations management experience including a deep understanding and experience with operations tactics, lean manufacturing, continuous improvement, strategy development, best practices, and process discipline.
  • Knowledge of production processes, raw materials, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
  • Track record of excellent judgment and decision-making ability.
  • Ability to successfully work to reach company goals in an environment in which a wide degree of creativity and latitude is required.
  • Ability to effectively set and communicate expectations & directives to manufacturing staff.
  • Results driven, analytical, self-motivated and detail oriented with the ability to logically identify alternative solutions or approaches to complex problems.
  • Must have demonstrated accountability at the plant management level and have a strong track record of successful execution.
  • Demonstrated success as an innovative manufacturing leader.
  • Demonstrated ability to efficiently and effectively manage operations with excellent communication (verbal and written) and presentation skills.

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Novolex™ is committed to providing equal employment opportunity in all employment practices, including but not limited to, selection, hiring, promotion, transfer, and compensation to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to age, race, color, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, handicap or disability, genetics, citizenship status, service member or veteran status, or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law. Any individual, who because of his or her disability, needs an accommodation in connection with an aspect of the Company’s application process should contact Jamie Wells at hrcompliance@novolex.com.


City:  Jerome
State:  ID

Nearest Major Market: Idaho
Nearest Secondary Market: Twin Falls

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