Operations Manager (Manufacturing Industry)

Australias leading privately-owned business, Rare opportunity for an experienced professional, Yagoona, NSW based.

At NEPEAN were proud to be Australias leading privately owned engineering, mining services and industrial manufacturing organisation. We have unique capabilities to deliver high value, innovative and sustainable solutions for the worlds leading mining, construction and transport companies.


NEPEAN Building and Infrastructure Weldlok (a division of NEPEAN) manufactures metal products for the architectural, civil, construction, industrial and mining industries including steel grating, balltube handrails and drainage.


We currently have a unique opportunity for an Operations Manager to join our Weldlok team at our Yagoona plant. Reporting into the General Manager, you will be responsible for the management and control of the production & distribution for the Weldlok business.


Your responsibilities as an Operations Manager will include:

  • NBI is a zero-harm workplace; you will ensure all employees create and maintain a safe workplace always
  • You will be able to lead the safety improvement in our procedures and practices through development  of our people and a safe working culture.
  • Leadership and management of Yagoona site operations Weldlok, including support functions
  • Direct cost centre responsibility and shared P&L  for Weldlok
  • Ensure the production teams are adequately staffed and resourced to meet the schedule requirements
  • Deliver product cost and quality to company standards
  • Inventory management including accurate inventory stock accounting for goods in and out.
  • Ensure DIFOT metrics are met and improved
  • Operate effectively as part of a team with Sales and Customer Service to ensure customer success.
  • Continuously foster, develop and enhance workplace relations and staff morale
  • Foster a continuous improvement culture and reduce waste
  • Lead the Enterprise Agreement negotiations onsite



Essential requirements for this role:

  • 5-10 years experience in Manufacturing Management roles
  • Minimum of Cert IV Leadership/Management or Manufacturing
  • Positive attitude with an entrepreneurial spirit
  • Solid tenure working in Metals and/or Manufacturing Industries
  • Experience improving and operation in a results-driven/ KPI environment
  • Experience leading and developing a safe working culture
  • Be goal-oriented, team player and have a willingness to learn
  • Ability to build and maintain relationships
  • Have very good verbal and written communication skills
  • Worked in an ISO certified environment (9001,14001,45001)


Ideal requirements:

  • Lean Manufacturing experience (certifications will be a bonus)
  • Tertiary qualifications in Business Management
  • High-risk work license
  • Experience in Pronto

This is a permanent position and applicants must have unrestricted work rights in Australia to apply.

10/03/2020 $0 South West & M5 Corridor 1 Manufacturing, Transport & Logistics
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