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Operations Manager

Job Details


STS Group is a globally leading supplier of components and systems for the commercial vehicle and automotive industries headquartered in France. The Adler Pelzer Group, a global Tier 1 supplier recently acquired STS group to expand its target market. STS is pioneering operations of Class A surface components for the heavy trucks in the USA. We are seeking a motivated and committed Operations Manager to help launch a manufacturing facility in Salem, Virginia.

Job Summary

Directs and coordinates, through subordinate personnel, activities concerned with production of company product(s), utilizing knowledge of throughput, inventory and operating expenses.  Confers with staff to establish standards, controls and budgets while maintaining optimum production and the utilization of human resources. Reviews and analyzes plant performance data for reports, both internal and external and identify abnormal situations.

Duties and Responsibilities of the Maintenance Supervisor:

  • Responsible for a multi-functional plant producing products for customers. Supervises plant manufacturing and shift supervision.

  • Will make decisions that will have a significant impact on the business of the company in terms of costs, schedules, and customer relationships

  • Interfaces with Plant Manager and sister plants to ensure smooth coordination of scheduling production

  • Troubleshoot production and maintenance issues and immediately enacts contingency plans as needed

  • Review on going performance results to targets, takes corrective action, implement, and measure results

  • Direct and guide the need for change for the purpose of improving methods by the use of measurable standards, realistic goals and accountability for improvement

  • Support the activities of subordinates, communicate vision and develop individuals for the purpose of growth

  • Directs and guides manufacturing methods by the use of throughput, inventory, and operating expense as the method of operation

  • Adherence to plant safety requirements as established by company policy

  • Supports the activities of subordinates, communicates vision, and develops individuals for the purpose of growth

  • Performs all necessary supervisory functions to effectively and efficiently manage personnel assigned

  • Establish and maintain the Production schedule for each product and meet release dates

  • Responsible for production – related communication flow and coordination between all resources

  • Coordinate with plant human resources and/or corporate human resources with regards to development, training, recruitment and evaluation of personnel

  • Responsible to manage personnel and projects within his/her departments

  • Accepts assignments and other responsibilities as required to support team objectives


Skills - Required

  • Microsoft Office Suite

  • Communication skills

  • People and team management

  • Leadership skills

  • Project management

  • Analytical

Behaviors - Required

  • Team player: Works well as a member of a group

  • Functional Expert: Considered a thought leader on a subject

  • Leader: Inspires teammates to follow them

Experience - Required

  • 5-8 years: Automotive/Industrial manufacturing experience

To learn more about our Company and our rich history, visit our websites: and

Adler Pelzer Group and STS provides sponsorship for employment visa status based on business need. However, for this role, applicants must be currently and in the future authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis without the need for visa sponsorship. 

No Unauthorized Referrals from Recruiters & Vendors

We are an equal opportunity employer. STS participate in the E-Verify Program.

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