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Operations Manager


Operations Manager – Modesto, CA  - $5,000 Sign-on Bonus

Are you an outgoing leader who thrives at the opportunity to be a strategic thinker? If this sounds like you then we have the perfect opportunity for you! Georgia-Pacific is seeking an Operations Manager to provide strategic direction, support and development of our Modesto, CA corrugated packaging facility. This role will utilize leadership, influence, operations experience and communication abilities to analyze and identify change improvement opportunities related to people, processes, and systems within the Modesto facility. Successful candidates will have demonstrated ability to coach several levels of employees at all levels, including other leadership team members. Operation Manager’s influence long-term profitability through innovation with the implementation of MBM® Culture and Strategic Platforms.

 The person selected for this role should have a thorough understanding of process improvement, demonstrated leadership skills and the ability to motivate and engage others. The ideal candidate will be self-driven individuals with a passion for excellence in Safety, Manufacturing, and Customer Focus.

Position is eligible for a $5,000 Sign-On Bonus

 To learn more about the GP Corrugated Business, check out these videos/links:

Georgia-Pacific: How Corrugated Boxes are Made

Georgia-Pacific: Corrugated


What You Will Do In Your Role

This position will provide leadership on the operating floor striving for compliance in safety, health, environmental, and quality. Also responsible for coaching, training, and developing operations personnel in safety, quality, production, problem solving, and technical and interpersonal communication skills; addressing key issues and concerns; and interacting with employees from other departments to ensure quality, on-time production. 

  • Advance our company culture, Market Based Management
  • Excellent communicator with strong interpersonal skills to include establishing rapport, careful listening, building trust, overcoming barriers, and coaching a diverse range of employees
  • Engaging shop floor to ensure optimization of processes and tools
  • Influence organizational behavior and change management
  • Project management capability for effective prioritizing, managing time, and appropriately escalating issues to deliver intended scope on-time and within budget
  • Develop and maintain effective partnerships with key capabilities
  • Strong problem-solving and analytical skills, able to generate ideas with ability to coordinate resources for implementation towards a successful outcome
  • Identify and align operational priorities with commercial business vision - ensure production and delivery of the highest quality products at the lowest costs, consistent with customer requirements, company plans and profit objectives
  • Responsible for the performance and development of people, managing individual performance and holding individuals accountable for their results through vision setting and performance feedback
  • Acting as a positive change agent for continued capability development and improvement within the Market Based Management (MBM®) culture
  • Responsible for asset performance to meet facility goals
  • Provide leadership and oversight of operation and reliability strategies
  • Collaborating with others on new initiatives around technology and automation 
  • Partner with plant leadership to enhance facility performance and metrics - lead and facilitate continuous improvement initiatives and develop innovative practices, methods, and procedures to add value for the facility
  • Creating and maintaining a cohesive team of leaders and providing coaching and development; accomplish objectives through leading others
  • Creating and maintaining a positive work environment for all employees. Spending time on the floor engaging with employees and overseeing plant operations as appropriate.
  • Identifying and implementing systems and equipment upgrades and improvements to drive long term value creation
  • Understanding and being able to interpret and analyze financial and operating statements

The Experience You Will Bring


  • A minimum of three (3) years of experience in a supervisory or lead role in a manufacturing, military, or industrial environment 
  • A minimum of one (1) year of experience with reliability concepts (ex. asset strategies)
  • Experience coaching, mentoring, and developing other leadership members
  • Experience with financial analysis/economic thinking around plant production costs
  • Experience using Microsoft Office Suite such as Excel (create/modify spreadsheets), Word (create/modify documents), and PowerPoint (prepare/present presentations), and Outlook (email correspondence)
  • A minimum of one (1) year of experience in project management
  • Prior experience with effectively developing, influencing, and successfully executing significant change initiatives


What Will Put You Ahead

    • A Bachelor’s degree or higher in Engineering or other closely related field
    • Three (3) or more years of corrugated manufacturing operations leadership experience with multiple direct reports
    • Continuous improvement experience and/or education
    • Knowledge of equipment servicing, planning/scheduling, supply chain management, mechanical maintenance, plant engineering, quality and corrugator/converting processes and equipment
    • Experience leading and facilitating significant operational and cultural change with proven results; demonstrated track record at building a cohesive team and creating a positive work environment
    • Experience with statistical analysis

Salary and Benefits Commensurate with Experience.
Equal Opportunity Employer.
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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