• Operations Manager

    Job Locations US-IN-Bedford
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Manchester Tank - Bedford
  • Overview


    Manchester Tank is a premiere manufacturer of pressure vessels for the containment of propane, compressed air and chemicals. Though we’re currently based in Franklin, Tenn., we’re proud to serve customers around the world in places like the U.S., Canada, Australia and Chile. Our broad product line includes DOT-approved steel and aluminum cylinders ranging from five to 420 pounds in size. We also manufacture steel tanks, which are approved by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers to safely hold anywhere from one to 30,000 gallons. We strive to be the employer of choice in the global pressure vessel industry. Manchester Tank & Equipment has a team that is rich in diversity and our culture encourages continuous personal growth and teamwork in all we do.


    Job Title:

    Operations Manager – Bedford, Indiana facility


    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 General Manager and regularly reports on plant performance.

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




    Essential Functions & Key Responsibilities:

    • Employee Safety and Safety Compliance
    • Product quality and customer satisfaction with order fulfillment
    • Productivity, budget management/cost management.
    • Continuous improvement of manufacturing processes and management methods to generate improved plant performance and workflow optimization and efficiencies
    • Employee retention, training and team building
    • Inventory and materials management
    • Capital planning and implementation
    • Assesses and manages the production supervisors and hourly employees within the plant


    Candidate Requirements:

    • A minimum of 5 years of production/operations management experience in manufacturing and operations.
    • Bachelor’s degree in a related field.
    • Well rounded operations management experience including a deep understanding and experience with operations tactics, lean manufacturing, and continuous improvement, strategies and 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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