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Fiat Chrysler Automobile Shift Operations Manager – B or C Crew in Warren, Michigan

Shift Operations Manager – B or C Crew

Job ID: 1042798

Career Area: Manufacturing & Production

Job Category: Manufacturing-Operations

Location: Warren , MI

48091 , US

Date Posted: February 10, 2021

Brand: FCA Group

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Job Overview


The Shift Operations Manager (SOM) is primarily responsible for leading plant operations for a shift, utilizing World Class Manufacturing principles to achieve production and cost targets. The Shift Operations Manager (SOM) will drive a culture and processes that promote continuous improvement in safety, quality, cost and delivery. This role will manage a shift in a large, multi-shift unionized operation, managing both hourly and salary personnel including Production, Maintenance, Quality and Engineering personnel. The ideal candidate will not only bring technical functional depth and credibility, but must also possess the requisite executive leadership traits and business acumen to interface with the Senior Manufacturing leadership and executive management team and develop, communicate, lead and motivate their shift’s operations team. In addition, the Shift Operations Manager will lead World Class Manufacturing and change management initiatives in the shift, with a passion for excellence and delivery in all manufacturing and business initiatives.

Additional responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Lead the shift team to achieve all business objectives including safety, quality, continuous improvement, production, profitability, customer service, and other internal metrics, consistent with World Class Manufacturing principles

  • Supports all aspects of production processes including safety, quality, delivery, cost and morale and drive successful implementation of WCM processes and standards

  • Oversee all personnel for the shift including production, maintenance, quality, and tool and process engineering, both hourly and salary

  • Review daily expenditures and follow up on anomalies

  • Lead World Class Manufacturing and change management initiatives in the center, drive workforce engagement, and provide coaching and feedback to all employees

  • Ensure compliance in all audit initiatives

  • Drive continuous improvement in safety, quality, delivery, cost savings, and employee morale in the center

  • Manage allocation of resources to support WCM project completion

  • Drive launch and mid-cycle action activities, cost improvements, and raising the bar on quality and product safety

  • Monitor launch curve attainment for new programs and establish PDCA as needed

  • Coordinate project plans with maintenance and engineering organizations

  • Lead the elimination of waste in all aspects of the business

  • Teach, cultivate, and promote teamwork and problem solving in a positive, proactive work environment

  • Ensure safety regulation compliance and provide a safe working environment for employees

  • Drive organizational capability by building a highly committed and capable team, coaching and mentoring incumbents and/or bringing in additional talent as needed

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree is required

  • At least eight (8) years’ experience in a fast-paced manufacturing environment

  • Strong working knowledge of assembly / production processes

  • Proficiency in all aspects of WCM is required

  • Strong leadership skills, along with outstanding communication and interpersonal skills

  • Exceptional planning and problem-solving skills along with the ability to prioritize

  • Microsoft Project, Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook experience are required

  • Must be able to work off-shifts

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree in a technical field

  • Proficiency in all aspects of WCM is required

  • Good working knowledge of Google Suite software programs

Our benefits reflects the FCA commitment to helping you reach your personal and professional goals. In addition to an environment that promotes career development, we offer benefits for a healthy lifestyle and a rewarding future, designed to take care of you and your family, in various stages of life.

As a global company, our employee packages will vary by country, customary norms and the legal entity into which you are hired.

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