Operations Leader

Application deadline:

Friday, October 30, 2020 - 12:00pm


Fiberteq, LLC



The Operations Leader will be responsible for creating, implementing and managing operational strategies, metrics, objectives and actions to ensure the achievement of safety, quality, delivery and cost commitments to owners.  



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Technical or Engineering field – Chemical Engineering preferred with experience in continuous process industry desired 

  • Minimum of 5 years leadership experience in setting manufacturing operations goals and coaching a diverse team’s daily execution 

  • Experience applying Lean Manufacturing, Operational Excellence Principles and 6 Sigma methodologies 

  • Experience driving zero injury and zero-defect culture 

  • Experience effectively communicating to all levels of organization – plant floor to board of directors 

  • Experience in performance development of both front-line leadership and their reports 

  • Ability to manage all the details necessary to consistently deliver results 

  • Fact based and data driven to perform root cause analysis to develop action plans that eliminate performance issues 



 This position reports directly to the Plant Leader. The Operations Leader is accountable for leading the production department personnel in day-to-day activities required to safely deliver quality product while meeting all safety, quality, delivery and cost metrics. Responsible for the development, implementation and evaluation of critical processes, programs, and procedures that deliver on business objectives. Expected to drive continuous improvements such that waste is identified and eliminated through positive engagement of employees. Doing so assures a growing value proposition to the owners.  

This position leads a department of approximately 43 employees which includes 4 supervisors and 2 production support resources. Expectations include:  

  1. Demonstrates through actions, working safety is a core value by making decisions and setting direction that demonstrates commitment to providing a safe work environment for all employees.  

  1. Grow capabilities of the Production team through application of operational excellence principles: Servant Leadership, Common Goals, Employee Engagement, Knowledge Sharing, Problem Resolution, Process Discipline and Continuous Improvement.  

  1. Manages necessary change positively, raising the performance bar such that world class manufacturing performance and regulatory compliance is sustained.  

  1. Responsible for administration of employee policies consistently in accordance with policy manual and local/state/federal laws.  

  1. Define objectives for department to achieve budgeted metrics daily.  

  1. Use of facts and data to drive root cause and corrective actions that eliminate problems impeding performance.  

  1. Set measurable expectations of performance by providing both positive reinforcement of desired activities and positive correction on missed opportunities.  

  1. Champion continuous improvement activities that incrementally grow workplace safety, quality and productivity by utilizing Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma and TPM methodologies.  

  1. Create an environment that attracts the best external candidates and retains internal talent.  

  1. Actively seek opportunities to support other departments such that teamwork between groups is continually reinforced.  

  1. Be committed to the principles of environmental and product stewardship such that the community and customer are always protected.  

  1. Own all actions and results directed or implied for department.  

  1. Performs any needed functions or tasks within the scope of the role to ensure overall success of the organization.  



Employment type: 

  • Full time

Days per week: 

Monday - Friday



Years of experience: 

  • 5 - 10 years



Required degree level: 

  • Bachelor's degree

Worksite Info: 

Fiberteq, LLC is a world class manufacturing organization that produces high quality wet-formed fiberglass mat for use in roofing and other commercial applications. Fiberteq is jointly owned and managed by IKO Industries and Owens Corning who are its sole customers. Fiberteq’s Mission is to provide a safe working environment for our employees while producing high quality mat at the lowest cost in the industry using cutting edge processes and practices.