Operations and Engineering Manager

Operations and Engineering Manager

OPS Screening & Crushing Equipment (OPS) WA, NT, NSW and Indonesia’s leading supplier of mobile & modular & fixed screening, crushing, conveying and environmental equipment, are looking to appoint a motivated individual who has a long history working in our industry, being qualified and experienced person who is ‘Hands on and Leads by example”.  With offices in SA and NSW, OPS are a recognised Industry leader in materials handling equipment with well-respected worldwide brands.  OPS has been established for 30 years, operating national and international being a stable private company with a demonstrated long-term strategic plan for grown in place.

  • Do you have the expertise and experience to manage our business Operations and mentor your team of dedicated, hardworking individuals and “make a difference” ?
  • Do you have the technical knowledge to lead engineering strategies, policies and plans?
  • Do you have experience with mobile screening and crushing plant?
  • Can you deliver the outcomes to achieve our Vision and  Goals? 
  • Will you care about  our people?
  • Can you instill confidence that we can provide  the solution to our Client’s requirements? 
  • Reporting to the Managing Director (MD), you will apply your experience, technical skills and abilities to manage our business daily requirements  and mentor your team of dedicated, hardworking individuals. 

The Operations and Engineering Manager is responsible for the day to day running  of our  company with offices  in WA, NT, NSW and Indonesia.  We sell brand new, second hand, hire, repair and provide parts supporting our customers 24 hours a day / 365 days a year, so at times this presents interesting challenges and often job rewarding.   This is an integral Senior Management role in  our Company and you will be challenged.

You will work closely with your direct reports, the line managers  providing guidance, support, assistance to ensure our clients are well serviced. You will look to introduce new techniques and ideas to improve the performance of our  company and work with the team to implement them. You will plan, organise, direct, control and coordinate the engineering and technical operations of our company.You will get involved in dealing with queries or grievances related to our products and services and find solutions.

Your Primary responsibilities will include:

Day to day Management of our Business

  • Ensure OPS operates in a profitable and professional manner, with safety being promoted across the business, with the business operating in a productive and effective manner.
  • Be responsible for overseeing various engineering projects, processes, budgets, and timelines and making any necessary adjustments in order to ensure successful completion
  • Manage all engineering activities within the company including interpretation of plans, drawings and specifications, design, development, production and testing.
  • Confronts and solves performance / operational issues to improve development efficiency.
  • Be involved in setting schedules and budgets and work with your line managers to achieve these requirements.
  • Oversee a robust project management process and delivery timelines to keep all projects on schedule and on budget.
  • Provides input to strategic decisions that affect the functional area of responsibility.
  • Determine, implement and monitor and continuously review engineering strategies, policies and plans

Corporate Compliance

  • Ensure all employees conform with policies, procedures, specifications, reporting times, legislation requirements and ethical standards.
  • Ensure engineering standards of quality, cost, safety, timeliness and performance are observed.
  • Provide direction and guidance to ensure product / engineering compliance and operational risks are identified and managed, and implement mitigation plans to reduce and manage the risk.

Health, Safety, Environment and Community

  • Accept responsibility and provide guidance to promote and support HSEC across our business.
  • Lead by example to create a culture of effective HSEC management and commitment.
  • Responsible to ensure that OPS facilities and equipment meet  Federal & State Occupational Health and Safety regulations.
  • Minimise and manage environmental impacts or risks.
  • Ensure employees are correctly trained and committed to adopting a ‘Safety First’ culture.
  • Build and maintain a positive working relationship with all OPS stakeholders and the broader community.

Human Resources & Training

  • Work within the approved OPS authority matrix to empower and mentor Line Managers
  • Help employees to achieve their career goals and their full potential.
  • Ensure employees are correctly trained to perform their role, provide regular feedback.
  • Create a positive and harmonious working environment.

Sales and Marketing

  • Set annual sales goals using the OPS budget and agree on how the individuals will meet the targets and provide on-going support.
  • Implement strategies to increase our current market share.

Business Planning

  • Have a strong understanding of technological, engineering, financial, logistical and operational challenges, then develop a strategic plan to manage them.
  • Produce a business plan that includes business strategic objectives with goals and targets over a ten-year period, with the OPS Directors.
  • Evaluate current and future business needs, such as  human resources, supervision  and capital requirements etc.
  • Work with CFO with the preparation of monthly Board Reports.
  • Work with the line managers to produce their annual budgets.
  • Work with line managers to produce project schedules and budgets.
  • Once budget is approved, then you will be responsible to work with your team to deliver profit expectations.

Operational Reporting

  • Work closely and keep the MD informed of the business Operations status and activities.
  • Produce monthly reports, recommendations and other engineering / production related matters, plus address all other matters with the MD.
  • Demonstrate a proactive and hands on approach, lead from the front and provide leadership.
  • Approach unforeseen events with a positive attitude and a willing spirit.

Applicants will need to meet the following criteria:

Education / Qualifications / Experience Essential

  • Mechanical Engineer qualification is essential for this role.
  • Experience with mobile screening and crushing equipment is essential for this role.
  • Minimum of 3+ years relevant working experience in essential for this role.
  • Strong  business acumen, financial management, planning, working under pressure meeting delivery times and track record in managing people are important to this role.
  • Demonstrated track record management and leadership experience with strong people management skills.
  • Ability to make timely calculated decisions taking into consideration operational commercial, financial and customer requirements and don’t place the business at risk.

Skills and Personal Attributes

  • Charisma, with the ability to build trust & relationships quickly.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills; acting professionally and mastering emotional self-control
  • Ability to manage and mentor others.
  • Ability to multi-task, work under pressure and deliver to deadlines.
  • Ability to delegate some duties, but be hands on and produce some of the work yourself and set priorities with your direct reports.
  • Responsible to build and effectively manage relationships at all levels.
  • Exceptional analytical skills.
  • Strong communication and presentation skills, both written and verbal.
  • Results driven, pro-active self-motivated and oriented, with a focus on meeting Goals and KPI’s.
  • Advanced computer skills with  MS Office and Pronto experience.
  • “Team Player” who works collaboratively towards achieving team goals.

Generous remuneration negotiable based on skill and experience of the successful applicant.

If you meet the requirements outlined in this advertisement, we would like to talk to you.  

View our OPS website for more details about our Company: www.opsaust.com.au