Operations Technology and Automation Manager in OR

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Experis, a Manpower Group Company
Operations Technology and Automation Manager
Job ID: 
Not Specified
Yes - Relocation Assistance Available
Job Types:
Engineering Manager, Manufacturing/Mechanical Engr., Process Engineer
Employment Type:
Full Time

Major responsibilities:

  • Provide leadership to enhance organizational capability through training, mentorship and operational support, and drive a cross functional high-performance work team environment, including plant and regional manufacturing technical resources, engineering and IT.
  • Drive development and adoption of OT technologies across the manufacturing enterprise that improve sustainability and operational capability.
  • Lead implementation support for company process control applications, process data collection systems, automated warehousing systems, Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES), Environmental/ Health/Safety.
  • Work closely with Operations management to establish priorities, resolve technical problems, and maintain standardized documentation.
  • Develop detailed project plans and execute projects on time, in scope and budget that support operations goals and improve operational capability.
  • Lead and facilitate a collaborative environment to include internal resources and external vendors / consultants to deliver operational and project support to our manufacturing enterprise.

Essential Duties (other duties as assigned):

  • Develop, plan and implement information and operations technology systems, including IT and network infrastructure, controls and automation systems, and integration of existing and new technologies.
  • Provide leadership in knowledge transfer and implementation of approved standards and practices for IT/OT systems, including network implementation, PLC’s and field devices, and IT systems.
  • Manage internal and external resources to deliver the highest quality, first class service to operations and other customers.
  • Provide leadership in troubleshooting and root cause analysis to effectively resolve issues and deliver sustainable solutions while enhancing resource capability.
  • Provide project management leadership including requirements gathering, project development, vendor management, proposal development and review, effective planning and execution, on time, in scope and budget.
  • Facilitate and support the numerous manufacturing process and control systems within Operations, collaborating with Engineering, IT, Operations and Corporate management and vendor resources.
  • Provide production support and maintenance for enterprise systems including: Environmental Health & Safety, OEE and Plant Key Performance Metrics, Process Controls and Automation, reporting and analytics systems for Operations, and others as directed.
  • Provide leadership and management of staff in all the above areas to include all supervision, performance management, career development, and all other personnel related functions.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Track record of strong people/team development.
  • Ability to establish and maintain relationships with all levels of the organization.
  • Strong written and verbal communication, including documentation standards.
  • Ability to consistently meet deadlines and see projects through completion.
  • Ability to travel up to 50%.
  • Strong troubleshooting skills with electrical and controls systems and programming.
  • Significant experience in PLC and HMI programming
  • Experience with controls power distribution layouts, panel layouts, hardware specification.

Education, Experience and Certifications:

  • 10+ years of experience managing and supporting controls and automation, and systems integration in a manufacturing, system integrator or OEM environment.
  • 4+ years of experience managing and supporting manufacturing process controls systems, networks and infrastructure.
  • 3+ years of experience within industry as a practitioner and manager (Food and Beverage/Process Manufacturing).
  • 5+ years of experience managing manufacturing process control applications, supporting software and databases, support, and ongoing process improvement efforts.
  • 3+ years of experience developing and managing project plans, departmental and project budgets, and requests for capital
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