Position: Plating Operations Manager - 1011 - Nicholasville, KY
Job Identification Code: 1011

Operations Manager

Manage the overall plating process, including chemicals, rack design and maintenance, equipment control, process, production, waste water and maintenance.


  • Analyze performance of the plating process and troubleshoot problems associated with it.
  • Manage process to achieve customer and/or company cost, quality, and delivery objectives.
  • Assign jobs to supervisors, team leaders; monitor performance.
  • Train supervisors, team leaders and/or team members, as appropriate.
  • Communicate specifications, blueprints, and job orders to supervisors, team leaders, and/or team members as appropriate.
  • Provide plating information for all new job quotes.
  • Ensure team members follow work instructions.
  • Establish and/or adjust work instructions to meet quality standards or engineering changes.
  • Make recommendations to improve production methods, equipment performance, cost savings, and quality of work.
  • Suggest changes in work conditions and use of equipment to increase efficiency of plant floor, department or team members.
  • Analyze and solve problems.
  • Estimate, requisition, and inspect materials.
  • Work with other department managers to coordinate activities.
  • Communicate information between departments and shifts.
  • Report machine and equipment malfunctions or needed changes to equipment to maintenance team.
  • Interface with customers.
  • Assist in troubleshooting and root causing customer issues and rejections.
  • Assist in completion of CAR’s and appropriate paperwork for customers.
  • Responsible for review of production and process shift reports.
  • Review of wet lab analysis and quality performance testing.
  • Assist in scrap reduction.
  • Ensure department follows through with material standards.
  • Enforce a safe work environment.
  • Must be actively involved in program launches.
  • Conduct housekeeping for personal work area and shared facility space.
  • Observe and comply with all federal, state, and local safety and environmental regulations associated with this job.
  • Aid in identifying training needs for supervisors, team leaders, and/or team members as appropriate.
  • Attend/participate in all scheduled training and educational programs identified for this position


  • Interview candidates for positions in Plating Department. Train, plan, assign and direct work.
  • Directly supervise subordinates.
  • Carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with company policies and procedures as well as applicable laws.
  • Assist/conduct appraisal of employee performance.
  • Address complaints and resolve problems.

The work environment is moderately noisy; frequently same as outside weather conditions; wet and/or humid conditions; frequently work in high places; and exposure to airborne particles and fumes. Also, will be exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals and proximity to moving parts, and exposure to electrical shock.

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