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Operations Manager

Mokena, IL, US, 60448

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Timken Power Systems, Philadelphia Gear brand, is seeking an Operations Manager based out of Mokena, IL regional service center. The purpose of the Operations Manager position is to manage and lead the activities of a multi-disciplined team in accomplishing the goals and objectives of operations and supply chain.  This position will provide leadership and direction in analyzing and developing solutions with regard to operational issues including, but not limited to, business planning, safety and environmental performance, quality performance, capital project management, facilities management, customer focus, fixed and variable costs, process development, and continuous improvement.


Essential Responsibilities:

  • Provide input and ownership for all operations and supply chain issues.
  • Develop, implement, and execute business plan strategy, tactics, and metrics to support and measure the goals for EH&S, OTD, capital projects, facilities maintenance, customer focus, and cost.
  • Lead, develop, and mentor department managers and factory floor leadership aligning, motivating, and gaining commitment through open communication and acting with ethics and integrity.
  • Maintain accessibility to all associates, on an individual basis, for the purpose of reviewing and resolving team issues or conflicts.
  • Develop an environment where goal-directed teams can achieve high performance levels through effective team skills, team empowerment, communication methods, and associate cooperation.
  • Coordinate with Human Resources to create and uphold organizational policies and procedures regarding operational practices and conduct.
  • Lead and develop a continuous improvement culture centered on lean principles, lean leadership and cost reduction practices.
  • Lead and develop goals and tactics to reduce workplace injuries and improve environmental performance creating a safe environment.
  • Ensure customer focus is established in all activities.
  • Ensure proper product/ process flow from suppliers to customers within our supply chain function.
  • Lead and devlop strategies to manage the reduction of costs, improve labor productivity, improve machine efficiency, and elimination of waste.
  • Oversight of daily performance output against standards throughout the plant.
  • Manage the daily relationship/ interactions with IAM leadership. Enforce work rules.


Technical/ Functional Skills:

  • Must be motivated and willing to be challenged on a daily basis. 
  • Demonstrate excellent communication skills within all facets of the service center: Operations, Customer Service, Engineering, Supply Chain and Management. 
  • Successful management of salaried and operative associates.
  • Combination of strong academic and practical experience with Lean Manufacturing.
  • Continuous Improvement mindset.
  • Proven leadership skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and oral/written communication skills.
  • Ability to work co-operatively with diverse and cross functional work groups.


Basic Qualifications:

  • 10 years of experience in Manufacturing Management is required.
  • 15 years of experience in Manufacturing, Assembly & Production Operations is required.
  • Bachelor degree is required.

All qualified applicants shall be treated equally according to their individual qualifications, abilities, experiences and other employment standards. There will be no discrimination due to gender or gender identity, race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran/military status or any other basis protected by applicable law.

Join one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies® – an honor we’ve received ten times.


The Timken Company designs a growing portfolio of engineered bearings and power transmission products that improve the reliability and efficiency of global machinery and equipment to move the world forward. Timken posted $3.8 billion in sales in 2019 and employs more than 17,000 people globally, operating from 42 countries.

Why Choose Timken?

  • Over a century of knowledge and innovation
  • A culture of top performance
  • A global, diverse environment
  • Products that contribute to a sustainable world
  • A conviction to improve communities around us
  • Competitive salary and benefits

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