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Air Quality Engineering logoWe are Air Quality Engineering, Inc. a 45+ year manufacturer of air cleaners and air filtration systems for industrial, medical and commercial applications. Designed and manufactured in Minnesota, we build quality and reliable products that our clients rely on to keep their employees and customers safe from toxic fumes, dust, smoke, contaminates and other particulates. Are you looking to be part of a team committed to providing customers the best-in-market environmental systems?

Manage overall operations and responsible for the effective and successful management of labor, productivity, quality control, and safety measures as established and set for the Operations Department. The experienced operations manager will ensure safe and efficient operations; serve as a company representative on regulatory issues; enhance the operational procedure, systems, and principles in the areas of information flow and management, business processes, enhanced management reporting, and look for opportunities to expand systems; carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the company’s policies and applicable laws.

Operations manager duties and responsibilities may include interviewing, selecting, and hiring; training new and existing employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; authoring and discussing with employee’s performance appraisals; addressing employee performance and corrective action plans; employee motivation and rewards.

The operations management role requires a bachelor’s degree in area of specialty and eight to 10 years of experience in the field or in a related area and familiarity with a variety of the field’s concepts, practices, and procedures. This role relies on extensive operational management experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals and key performance indicators. The ability to perform a variety of tasks and lead and direct the work of others are essential. A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected.

Reports to the President of the company.

Directly manages and directs Operational staff.

Responsibilities include:

  • Recruit, select, train, assign, schedule, coach, counsel, and discipline employees
  • Communicate job expectations; planning, monitoring, appraising, and reviewing job contributions
  • Plan and review compensation actions; enforcing policies and procedures
  • Contribute operations information and recommendations to strategic plans and reviews; prepare and complete action plans; implement production, productivity, quality, and customer-service standards; resolve problems; complete audits; identify trends
  • Forecast requirements; prepare an annual budget; schedule expenditures; analyze variances; initiate corrective actions
  • Develop operations systems by determining product handling and storage requirements; develop, implement, enforce, and evaluate policies and procedures; develop processes for receiving product, equipment utilization, inventory management, and shipping
  • Analyze and improve organizational process and workflow, employee and space requirements, and equipment layout; implement changes
  • Maintain safe and healthy work environment by establishing, following, and enforcing standards and procedures; complying with legal regulations
  • Update job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations
  • Accomplish operations and organization mission by completing related results as needed
  • Meet or exceed operations labor budget expectations
  • Manage staff levels, wages, hours, contract labor to revenues
  • Responsible for all department managers, supervisors and leads, with review/approval responsibility for all operations employees
  • Responsible for all aspects of vehicle and heavy equipment rentals
  • Establish contracts and pricing and ensuring proper maintenance and serving as primary liaison with utilities and local government agencies, such as fire, police, health, and safety agencies
  • Manage relationships with key operations vendors
  • Track vendor pricing, rebates, and service levels
  • Review and approve all operational invoices and ensure they are submitted for payment
  • Communicate customer issues with operations team and devise ways of improving the customer experience, including resolving problems and complaints
  • Work closely with President and management team to set and/or implement policies, procedures, and systems and to follow through with implementation.
  • Communicate all operating policies and/or issues at department meetings
  • Work closely with the inventory manager and team to perform analysis of our inventory and ensure we are utilizing our inventory effectively, purchasing the right items, and maintaining solid inventory data
  • Ensure all processes remain compliant with OSHA health and safety regulations and other governmental regulations

Skills & proficiencies:

  • Leadership
  • Decision-Making
  • People Management
  • Dependable
  • Reporting Skills
  • Deadline-Oriented
  • Planning and Organizing
  • Excellent Communication Skills
  • Delegation
  • Teamwork
  • Adaptability
  • Business Negotiation
  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving Skills
  • Project Management
  • Business Management
  • Financial Management
  • Strategic Planning
  • Operational Excellence/Lean

Air Quality Engineering, Inc. offers a customer-focused, respectful work environment, with integrity and teamwork among our core values. This position offers a competitive compensation package with benefits that include health insurance, PTO, paid holidays, 401K and profit-sharing.

To apply, please use the application form on this page. We will confirm receipt of your resume within two business days.

Air Quality Engineering is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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