Allied Reliability Group Facility Operations Lead in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

The responsible role of key on-site contact for any site emergencies. They will also provide leadership for off-shift, weekend, and holiday plant operations. Other responsibilities include, but are not limited to supporting growth initiatives and collaborating and communicating across functions

Reports To: Maintenance Manager, Cedar Rapids

  • Key internal and external contact in the event of any environmental, health, and safety related emergency situations (Incident Commander).

  • Provide first responder services to the extent of his/her training and qualification as determined by the EHS group, and notify the appropriate parties inside and/or outside the Company should the situation require.

  • Responsible for management and resource allocation regarding emergency maintenance activities for the facility.

  • Lead efficient and effective facility operation. This involves maintaining oversight of ongoing operations; recognizing undesired operating conditions or potentially undesirable operating trends; and following up with the appropriate personnel to facilitate timely and proper resolution.

  • Identify and communicate potential and ongoing process improvement projects in all areas of the manufacturing process.

  • Support the management team in following through on information sharing, training, capital project implementation, and other initiatives designed to improve plant operating effectiveness and efficiency.

  • Support key growth initiatives and objectives.

Agility and Innovation

  • Work with the Operations, EHS, and engineering teams to understand and add value to the business goals and direction.

  • Work closely with the site work force to locate opportunities for improved safety, operational efficiencies, and cost savings.

Relationships and People

  • Maintain a productive and effective relationship with all members of the team as well as company affiliates, to ensure clear rapid flow of information

  • Act as the ambassador for the company in team settings and encouraging product collaboration.

  • Be a member of and/or lead committees and teams.

Knowledge, Skills, and Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree or the knowledge and skills normally acquired by completing such a degree.

  • At least 3 years of manufacturing experience, including experience in leading a team of direct reports.

  • Demonstrated ability to handle a large variety of tasks and information in a fast paced environment where timely decision making from often limited data and research time is critical.

  • Strong analytical skills.

  • Knowledge/experience in using Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint and/or other software tools.

  • Strong team player and comfortable in a matrix organization.

  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills, including the ability to present shift reports, lead meetings, and review/write SOP’s.

Desired behavior, personal attributes,(Success Drivers And Competencies):

  • Consistently focuses on achieving strong results, despite balancing multiple, complex demands.

  • Regularly identifies areas that can be improved and constructively proposes new solutions that increase value and improve business performance.


Req ID No.: 2016-3379