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Operations Manager



Operations Manager

  • 492807
  • Palmyra, New York, United States
  • Garlock
  • Operations
  • Full-Time/Regular
  • Closing at: Mar 31 2022 at 23:55 EDT


An Operations Leader with diverse strengths is being sought to lead the operational facets of the high mix   KLOZURE® dynamic seals business. Continued development of a forward-looking operational vision and plan in conjunction with continued focus on high performance teams, via staff and team development are key components of the role. A focus on operational performance is necessary to enable all aspects of business growth. The successful candidate will work with KLZ leaders as well as others across campus to continue to build on the successes of the current team and build mutual success across the campus. This position is a key part of organizational succession planning.   


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:  

  • Develops and maintains an effective organization through selection, training, development, compensation, and motivation of all personnel. Develops talents necessary to obtain short and long range goals by effective communication, development, and leadership. Develops high performance organizational structures and culture to obtain visionary goals. 

  • Develops a strategic vision for the manufacturing operations, consistent with the Garlock and KLOZURE® commercial goals and strategy. Facilitates planning and priorities of available resources to reach vision.  

  • Leads manufacturing teams through the preparation and implementation of operating plans and strategies consistent with our core values of Safety, Excellence, and Respect. Utilize open flow of information, cooperative problem solving, and data-driven decision making.  “SPQDCE” should be at the core of the team’s mindset and activities – Safety, People, Quality, Delivery, Cost and Environment.  

  • Responsible for development of Operational budgets and Operational Business Plan (BPD) and associated Key Performance Indicators. Monitors activities and results, deploying countermeasures, as necessary.  

  • Leads team in development, evaluation, improvement, and documentation of new or existing manufacturing processes, materials and/or equipment using sound engineering practices that are data driven and fact based.  Utilize scientific problem solving methods that test and validate process improvements.   



  • Drive Vision: Painting a compelling picture of the vision and strategy that motivates others to action. 

  • Communicates Effectively: Developing and delivering multi-mode communications that convey a clear understanding of the unique needs of different audiences.  

  • Builds Effective Teams: Building strong-identity teams that apply their diverse skills and perspectives to achieve common goals.  

  • Drives Engagement: Creating a climate where people are motivated to do their best to help the organization achieve its objectives.  

  • Collaborates: Building partnerships and working collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives. 

  • Demonstrates self-awareness:  Using a combination of feedback and reflection to gain productive insight into personal strengths and weaknesses. 

  • Instills trust:  Gaining the confidence and trust of others through honesty, integrity, and authenticity. 

  • Action Oriented: Readily acts on challenges, without unnecessary planning 

  • Manages Complexity: Evaluates pros and cons, risks, and benefits of different solution options 

  • Drives Results: Consistently achieving results, even under tough circumstances. 

  • Situational Adaptability: Adapting approach and demeanor in real time to match the shifting demands of different situations. 





Job Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Business, or equivalent preferred 

  • Broad engineering, manufacturing, and/or leadership experience 

  • Leadership experience, preferably in a manufacturing environment or related operation 

  • Computer skills in MSOffice 

  • Excellent Communication skills 


Physical Requirements: 

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 


Office and Manufacturing Floor Position: Ability to perform sedentary work, spending extended periods of time working with a computer. Physical effort may include stooping, kneeling, touching, feeling, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, fingering, grasping, talking, hearing, and repetitive motions. Clarity of vision to see near and mid-range.   Ability to lift and carry up to 35 lbs. 



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