Operations Manager

United States of America
SWU Tulsa
Full Time
June 1 2020



Precision Castparts Corp. (PCC) is a leading worldwide, diversified manufacturer of complex metal components and products. It serves the aerospace, power, and general industrial markets. PCC is the market leader in manufacturing large, complex structural investment castings, airfoil castings, and forged components used in jet aircraft engines and industrial gas turbines. The Company is also a leading producer of highly engineered, critical fasteners for aerospace and other general industrial markets, manufactures extruded seamless pipe, fittings, forgings, and clad products for power generation and oil & gas applications, and supplies metal alloys and other materials to the casting and forging industries. PCC is a high quality business with dominant positions in most segments of the markets in which it serves.

Headquartered in Portland, Oregon, this over 10 billion dollar company employs more than 29,500 people worldwide.  PCC has over 160 plants and has a presence in twenty-six states in the US and in over a dozen countries. PCC is relentless in its dedication to being a high-quality, low-cost and on-time producer; delivering the highest value to its customers and shareholders while continually pursuing strategic, profitable growth.

Effective early February 2016, Berkshire Hathaway, led by chairman and CEO Warren E. Buffet, acquired Precision Castparts Corp.

Southwest United Industries, Inc. – Tulsa operates from a 100,000+ square feet modern and well-maintained facility in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Former headquarters for Southwest United Industries (prior to acquisition), the site offers single source metal finishing for newly manufactured parts as well as repair and overhaul applications.
422 South St. Louis Ave
Tulsa, OK 74120
In this role you will lead direct reports who manage and direct manufacturing of a group process areas. You will be responsible for the management, direction, and coordination of manufacturing operation for designated areas, ensuring the achievement of production requirements, necessary quality and reliability requirements, on time delivery, and lowest cost. These objectives are achieved by partnering with Engineering, Information Systems, Quality, Human Resources and motivating the production workforce.
• Develop, coordinate, implement, monitor, and update long-range plans by translating Executive Team goals and objectives into actionable programs and initiatives
• Implement Work Center goals and objectives in partnership with Production Supervisors
• Manage direct reports; Establish schedule, quality, and cost targets for areas; Delegate to direct reports or teams with direct reports to accomplish goals
• Work with other Managers to coordinate and align operations and activities; Plan and establish work schedules, assignments, and resources to meet Division goals
• Partner with HR and direct reports to resolve problems, complaints or grievances, and to plan and forecast staffing
• Partner with Quality to align goals with Business Quality Management System (BQMS)
• Champion Six Sigma and facilitate lean initiatives
• Develop and deploy management metrics
• May occasionally perform special projects; Perform other duties as assigned
• Bachelor’s degree in a related discipline or equivalent directly related experience, aerospace preferred
• 3-5 years related experience
• 2+ years of leadership experience
• Knowledge of ERP/MRP systems and their use to schedule supply chain, parts, tooling, produciton, shipping/receiving of products
• Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality controls, and costs
• Understand/use techniques for effective control of delivered quality, cost, and schedule in the manufacture of Southwest United products
• Knowledge of the practical application of engineering and manufacturing including communication techniques, production procedures, and resources relevant to the production products
• Knowledge of management principles involved in strategic planning and forecasting including people, material, and equipment resource allocation; corporate and human resource policies and benefits; leadership and teaming; and production methods.
• Familiar with lean manufacturing work area practices including 6-S, Visual Controls, Standard Work, work center metrics, and continuous improvement processes and able to instruct others in these practices
• Motivate, develop, and direct people as they work, identifying the best people for the job
• Consider costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one
• Proactive communicator who can clearly articulate results and needs across all levels
• Able to establish and communicate clear priorities and to influence others to support and act on those priorities
• Proven ability to manage multiple projects with competing deadlines
  • Employee engagement
  • Relatability
  • CI thinking

This requisition is closed to applications.