Operations Manager

Tacoma, WA

Georgia-Pacific’s Gypsum division is searching for an Operations Manager for our facility located in Tacoma, Washington. This position will be responsible for managing a team of employees (salaried and hourly) in a union environment. This leader will have an understanding of manufacturing and will be accountable for the safety, quality and efficiencies of production results that are impacted by their team’s performance and capability.


This position is a strategic position in the development of exceptional leaders across the organization. Our focus is on leaders who have the capabilities to lead their own site in the future. The role, responsibilities, and expectations at the plant will offer unique challenges for the Operations Manager to tackle.


This position is an opportunity to be part of a dynamic, transforming organization that offers a tremendous amount of growth potential. The successful candidate will have leadership responsibility for the safe and environmentally compliant operation of facility Operations. This position provides leadership and strategic direction to the facility through the application of our Principle Based Management (PBM®) Philosophy. 


Our Team

Our Tacoma facility has a rich history producing gypsum wallboard for a wide variety of customers. Georgia-Pacific’s Building Products business is consistently among the nation’s top suppliers of building products to large warehouse retailers and building materials dealers. To learn more about our Building Products division, visit www.buildgp.com. And, to learn more about our gypsum products, visit www.gpgypsum.com.


What You Will Do

  • Develop key business relationships and be a strategic part of the plant leadership team
  • Helping our teams get better through developing plans to close the gap between how we are doing and what is possible
  • Be accountable for employee and organizational development plans and people management strategies
  • Identify and align operational priorities with the business vision - ensure production and delivery of the highest quality products at the lowest costs, consistent with customer requirements, company plans and profit objectives
  • Partner with plant leadership to enhance facility performance and metrics - lead and facilitate continuous improvement initiatives and develop innovative practices, methods and procedures that add value for the facility
  • Keeping our employees and communities safe through safe work practices and upholding our compliance standard
  • Spend time on the floor engaging with employees and oversee plant operations as appropriate 


Who You Are (Basic Qualifications)

  • Proven experience leading successful operations teams in a manufacturing, military or industrial environment
  • Experience leading improvement efforts in production, quality, or profitability
  • Gypsum manufacturing operations leadership experience


What Will Put You Ahead

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher
  • Experience leading change management/transformation initiatives
  • Knowledge of equipment servicing, planning/scheduling, supply chain management, mechanical maintenance, plant engineering, quality and corrugator/converting processes and equipment


For this role, we anticipate paying $120,000 - $170,000 per year. This role is eligible for variable pay, issued as a monetary bonus or in another form.


At Koch companies, we are entrepreneurs. This means we openly challenge the status quo, find new ways to create value and get rewarded for our individual contributions. Any compensation range provided for a role is an estimate determined by available market data.


The actual amount may be higher or lower than the range provided considering each candidate's knowledge, skills, abilities, and geographic location. If you have questions, please speak to your recruiter about the flexibility and detail of our compensation philosophy.


Hiring Philosophy

All Koch companies value diversity of thought, perspectives, aptitudes, experiences, and backgrounds. We are Military Ready and Second Chance employers. Learn more about our hiring philosophy here.


Who We Are

As a Koch company and a leading manufacturer of building products, bath tissue, paper towels, paper-based packaging, cellulose, specialty fibers, and much more, Georgia-Pacific works to meet the evolving needs of customers worldwide with quality products. In addition to the products we make, we operate one of the largest recycling businesses.


Our more than 30,000 employees in over 150 locations are empowered to innovate every day – to make everyday products even better.


At Koch, employees are empowered to do what they do best to make life better. Learn how our business philosophy helps employees unleash their potential while creating value for themselves and the company.


Our Benefits

Our goal is for each employee, and their families, to live fulfilling and healthy lives. We provide essential resources and support to build and maintain physical, financial, and emotional strength - focusing on overall wellbeing so you can focus on what matters most.


Our benefits plan includes - medical, dental, vision, flexible spending and health savings accounts, life insurance, ADD, disability, retirement, paid vacation/time off, educational assistance, and may also include infertility assistance, paid parental leave and adoption assistance. Specific eligibility criteria is set by the applicable Summary Plan Description, policy or guideline and benefits may vary by geographic region. If you have questions on what benefits apply to you, please speak to your recruiter.


Additionally, everyone has individual work and personal needs. We seek to enable the best work environment that helps you and the business work together to produce superior results.


Equal Opportunities

Equal Opportunity Employer, including disability and protected veteran status. Except where prohibited by state law, some offers of employment are conditioned upon successfully passing a drug test. This employer uses E-Verify. Please click here for additional information.

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