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Director of Operations

Justrite Manufacturing Co LLC
paid time off, short term disability, long term disability, 401(k)
United States, West Virginia, Wellsburg
2400 Charles Street (Show on map)
June 16, 2024

Justrite Safety Group is a growing family of industrial safety companies. Together we protect workers, workplaces, and the environment with a comprehensive range of industrial safety solutions. All Justrite Safety Group portfolio companies are united by deep safety knowledge, long experience, and a commitment to protecting people, property and the planet.

For the past 100+ years, Justrite has been recognized as an industry leader in the safe management of flammable liquids and other hazardous materials. Today our products include safety cabinets and large outdoor storage buildings, safety vessels and containers for laboratory and industrial applications, spill containment, secondary spill containment, safety showers and eye/face washes, gas cylinder handling equipment, and a range of custom engineered solutions.

Eagle Manufacturing is located in Wellsburg, West Virginia and manufactures safety cans, spill containment products, poly drums and material handling products. It was acquired by Justrite Safety Group in 2018.

Established in 1894, Eagle brings a wide range of industrial safety and material handling products that cater to customers in a variety of industry sectors including construction, oil and gas, utilities, transportation, chemical and medical, to name a few.


The Director of Operations will be responsible for operations at our Wellsburg, WV plant for the Justrite Safety Group that generates more than $100MM in annual revenue, including daily manufacturing operations, process engineering, quality, production control, and maintenance. The Plant Manager will drive Manufacturing and Continuous Improvement/Lean activities at the multi-site location to improve KPI's.


  • Lead plant with a focus on safety, quality, delivery, and cost through a process-driven approach.
  • Accountable for establishing a Lean culture and implementation of key Continuous Improvement tools (One-piece flow, Lean Daily Management, Standard Work, SMED, Kanban pull system, Problem Solving Process/A3 thinking etc.).
  • Developing and executing manufacturing optimization plan.
  • Developing strategy around OTD, capital utilization, labor and material efficiencies, and engineering effectiveness; setting long-term objectives for the business.
  • Collaborating to ensure coordination on global projects for material sourcing and regional manufacturing expansion.
  • Managing KPIs and other metrics around quality, productivity, purchasing, material usage, logistics, labor productivity, warehouse cost, and freight management.
  • Developing, Managing and Approving budgets.
  • Ensure engagement and clarity on the key priorities through a cadence of Gemba meetings, KPI reviews and action planning to remove obstacles and meet objectives.
  • Develop and maintain a high performing organization through selection, direction, coaching and training .
  • Mentor and empower operations team to fully own and drive the performance, quality, accountability and engagement of their organization.
  • Build and maintain a positive relationship with the union to ensure an ongoing strong working relationship.
  • Partner with functional leaders to enhance operational capabilities.
  • Assess, recommend, and implement capital improvement projects to improve output and deliver ROI.
  • Ensure compliance with applicable laws and regulations.


  • Improve safety and OSHA recordables.
  • Improve OTD and Past Due Backlog.
  • Improve & manage healthy safety stock levels for all stocked SKUs.
  • Lead continuous improvement cultural transformation.
  • Implement Lean Methodologies and create a visual factory.
  • Improve efficiencies and margins.
  • Meeting financial requirements around EBITA.
  • Meeting working capital (PPV, MUV, Inventory accuracy) goals for the Plant.


Most Important Competencies Required

  • Proven experience implementing lean methodologies including Value Stream Mapping, Problem Solving Process/A3, SMED, TPM, Standard Work, Kaizen, 5S, etc.
  • Experience with developing a Lean implementation roadmap and execution.
  • Ability to operate both tactically and strategically.
  • Defining future direction of the plant; foster culture of change with a hands-on management style.
  • Experience with manufacturing optimization and footprint analysis.
  • Experience working in a team environment preferably with a small to medium size company.
  • Ability to travel as needed.
  • Experience in metal fabrication, plastic blow molding and injection molding, and/or powder coating is preferred.
  • Union workforce Experience.
  • BS in Engineering, Business, or Management.
  • MBA preferred.
  • Minimum 10 years of experience in operations management.
  • Minimum 7 years of experience with Lean and Continuous Improvement.
  • Lean Certification a plus.


We offer excellent comprehensive benefits that include:

  • Medical, Dental & Vision benefits.
  • Health Care Savings Accounts and Flexible Spending Accounts.
  • Paid time off including vacation & personal time.
  • 401K - with company match. Both pretax and Roth options available.
  • Company paid Short Term Disability.
  • Company paid Long Term Disability.
  • Company paid Employee Assistance Program.
  • Employee Wellness Program.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)
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