Operations Manager in Easton, MD at Celeste Industries Corporation

Date Posted: 11/27/2019

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    8221 Teal Drive
    Easton, MD
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    At least 3 year(s)
  • Date Posted:
    11/27/2019

Job Description

About Us:

ITW Fluids North America, a division of Illinois Tool Works – a Fortune 200 Company, is seeking an Operations Manager/ Plant Manager for their Aerospace segment, Celeste Industries.  Celeste Industries is a global specialty chemical company focused on the development of value added cleaning, maintenance and odor control products serving the aviation market.  Our growth potential, established strength, progressive approach, and team focus offer exceptional opportunities for your career development.


The Position:

As the Operations Manager at Celeste Industries Corporation, you will be responsible for the environmental and safety as well as the day to day manufacturing plant operations to ensure maximum production, quality, and profitability. You will be responsible for leading, developing, and engaging a team of excellent talent with focus on motivating, mentoring, and coaching your team to become the best leaders they can be with direct supervision of the production, procurement, shipping and maintenance departments. To achieve this, Operations Managers are creative problem solvers whom dream in vast scale, interpret data, and deliver meaningful results that drive safety, productivity and efficiency. This position is based out of our Easton, MD facility and reports to the Business Unit Manager.


What you will do:

• Utilize leadership to drive and build a culture of continuous improvement.

• Manage and execute on safety, environmental, production, quality, and efficiency objectives.

• Communicate and review department objectives and company vision regularly with all managers and subordinates, both individually and as a group.

• Conduct and participate in production and management meetings. Provide input and updates on monitoring metrics, production reports and key initiatives.

• Acts as an Operations liaison with other functional areas / departments to ensure high level of customer satisfaction in addressing customer inquiries, problems and concerns.


Job Requirements

What you will do:

• Utilize leadership to drive and build a culture of continuous improvement.

• Manage and execute on safety, environmental, production, quality, and efficiency objectives.

• Communicate and review department objectives and company vision regularly with all managers and subordinates, both individually and as a group.

• Conduct and participate in production and management meetings. Provide input and updates on monitoring metrics, production reports and key initiatives.

•Acts as an Operations liaison with other functional areas / departments to ensure high level of customer satisfaction in addressing customer inquiries, problems and concerns.

What we are looking for: 

• Three (3) years manufacturing management experience with a track record of strong leadership and success and bachelor degree in a technical field, Mechanical Engineering or equivalent preferred. Or minimum 5 years manufacturing management experience in lieu of degree.

• Previous supervisory experience managing operations personnel in a manufacturing environment. Proven success in building strong teams, developing talent, and managing performance-based systems.

• Proven competency in understanding of and implementation of continuous improvement and process efficiency programs / principles. (i.e. 80/20, Lean Manufacturing, 5S, Six Sigma, Just In Time, etc.) 

• Demonstrated understanding of regulatory laws and responsibilities as it pertains to the position (i.e. OSHA, EPA, NFPA). Knowledgeable of regulated good manufacturing processes (GMP and cGMP) a plus.


Compensation and Benefits:

• Top tier base compensation with objective based and profit sharing bonus plan - commensurate with experience. 

• Comprehensive Medical & Dental Plan with a Wellness Program

• Flexible Spending Accounts

• Disability, Life and AD&D Insurance

• 401k Matching Program and Company Contribution Retirement Plan

• Vacation and 11 paid holidays

• 3:1 Matching Program to charitable organizations

• Employee Discount Programs

• And more


Celeste Industries/ ITW Fluids North America is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.





ITW Polymers & Fluids
ITW’s Polymers & Fluids segment is composed of highly branded products serving diverse markets that require value-added, differentiated solutions. These product offerings include adhesives, sealants, coatings, lubricants, additives, and cleaners for global wind energy, automotive aftermarket, aerospace, construction, industrial, and automotive customers with unique needs. ITW differentiates through leading brand positions, technology, and innovation, and strong focus on specific niche opportunities.

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