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Operations Manager

Georgia-Pacific Dubuque, Dubuque, IA

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Georgia-Pacific is seeking qualified professionals to consider for the Operations Manager (known within GP as a Technical Capability Leader) position at our Dubuque, Iowa facility.  We employ more than 100 people in our facility where we manufacture corrugated sheets and convert them into corrugated boxes for our customers.  Fun fact … we produced over 30 million pizza boxes last year!  To learn more about our Packaging division, please visit: www.gppackaging.com.

A Day In The Life Typically Includes:

  • Create an environment where the team achieves zero incidents in Environmental, Health and Safety
  • Lead and foster a safety culture that values risk identification/reduction and personal ownership, through a principle based approach
  • Develop processes and systems which allow the shift leaders to succeed
  • Lead and supervise Shift Capability Leaders
  • Proactively lead, mentor, supervise, coach and develop hourly and salaried employees utilizing the MBM Guiding Principles and Operations Excellence tools to improve capability and performance
  • Ensure that individual roles, responsibilities and expectations (RR&E’s) are aligned with plant and organizational goals to assure maximizing real long-term value for the company
  • Assure all team members have a development plan and is part of succession planning
  • Assure certification process leads to success within the product stream 
  • Hold team and individuals accountable for executing and meeting operating targets/expectations
  • Create an environment that promotes developing and transferring knowledge to team members 
  • Lead development and implementation of Performance, Skills and Qualifications capability
  • Lead and develop the shift capability leaders by helping them implement training in a consistent manner across teams
  • Manage overall staffing for the facility and ensure seamless onboarding of new hires
  • Interface with other capability groups to identify and address performance gaps
  • Collaborate with Shift Capability Leaders to assure operator/technician performance gaps are identified and addressed
  • Manage hourly staff scheduling exceptions
  • Seek to resolve issues in a union environment
  • Stay current in best practices and be a continuous learner
  • Work in a team-based environment and willingness to put the team first
  • Challenge the status quo to facilitate continuous improvement
  • Collaborate across roles, gather and share feedback 
  • Apply problem solving knowledge and skills

What You Will Need:

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher
  • At least 3 years of leadership experience (experience must include coaching, developing, providing performance reviews, etc.)
  • Knowledge of Root Cause Analysis techniques
  • Previous experience in a continuous process manufacturing environment
  • Experience with financial analysis/economic thinking around plant production costs
  • Experience with reliability concepts (ex. asset strategies)
  • Experience with promoting and leading a safe working environment and leading safety
  • Previous experience using Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) 

What Will Put You Ahead?

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous experience in a corrugated manufacturing facility
  • Experience with statistical analysis
  • Knowledge of adult learning principles
  • Experience in union relations

Want to learn more about Georgia-Pacific?

Salary and benefits commensurate with experience.
We are an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran
Except where prohibited by state law, all offers of employment are conditioned upon successfully passing a drug test.

This employer uses E-Verify. Please visit the following website for additional information: www.kochcareers.com/doc/Everify.pdf

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Dubuque, IA
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