Employment Opportunity
Job Title: Operations Manager (Panelboard Assembly & OEM Aftermarket)

Job Code: GW-05032209252667
Salary Range: Up to$180K
Job Location: SC--
City: Sumter    State: SC


Position Overview:

As a member of the Senior Leadership Team, the primary function of the Operations Manager 
for the Panelboard Assembly & OEM Aftermarket function is to develop strategic direction 
and lead key manufacturing processes to ensure production objectives are met according to 
safety, quality and customer requirements.  The Operations Manager supports the 
operation’s strategic plan by providing specific product designs into finished products 
that meet customer order requirements, product quality standards, and product delivery 
commitments. The Operations Manager also serves as the tactical liaison between the Plant 
Manager and production supervisors while leading others in achieving organizational goals.

In this function you will:

Ensure production objectives are met within approved budget, schedules, and quality 
Develop improvements in production methods, standards and procedures to ensure effective 
use of resources.
Deploy MESH initiatives to support a Zero Incident Culture
Foster a high-performing work team culture throughout the facility.
Implement Continuous Improvement Framework (CIF) tools.
Develop and maintain a trained, quality-centered manufacturing workforce.
Facilitate regular production meetings to review order progress and to resolve outstanding 
order issues to meet on-time shipment commitments.
Review and evaluate performance, quality and cost improvement objectives 
Implement changes and productivity improvements while sustaining positive employee 
relations and performance.

About Sumter, South Carolina

Conveniently located 40 minutes east of the state capital, Columbia, Sumter is a city with 
convenient access to rich history, diverse industries and inspiring landscapes. The 
company's facility in Sumter, SC is the product line headquarters for Panelboards and 
Switchboards and is one of the top employers in the local community. The facility is home 
to more than 750 employees and is centrally located among every attraction one may desire 
in the Southeast, including Myrtle Beach, SC; Charleston, SC; Charlotte, NC; Asheville, 
NC, and Atlanta, GA.



Basic Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.
Minimum 7 years managing people and/or project teams.
Minimum 5 years of experience supporting high-volume processes in a manufacturing 
Minimum 3 years cross-functional experience with scheduling, engineering and customer 
service functions.
Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without company sponsorship.

Preferred Qualifications:

Bachelors’ degree in Electrical Engineering from an accredited institution.
3 years of experience supporting engineered-to-order products.
Lean Six Sigma certified.
Leadership experience in a high accountability culture and metrics driven environment.

Position Criteria:

Demonstrated proficiency with the company's systems and tools, including VISTA, Bid 
Manager, AS-400, SWIFT and DMM
Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
Strong communication, organizational and computer skills
Effective interpersonal skills to resolve conflict, develop employees and facilitate 
corrective action while fostering an environment that supports company values & 
Change agent with strategic focus and executive command