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IDEX Operations Manager in Benton Harbor, Michigan

Title: Operations Manager

Business Unit: Gast


2300 Hwy. M-139

Benton Harbor, Michigan, 49022

United States

Function: Operations

We are looking to hire an operational trailblazer that can lead a highly engaged operation team of 25-35 hourly direct reports to meet our sales projections, drive SQDC metrics, and execute continuous improvements for the air motor value stream(s).

With 7,000 employees and manufacturing operations in more than 20 countries, IDEX is a high-performing, global enterprise committed to making trusted solutions that improve lives. At Gast, we set the standard in the pneumatic industry. From our comprehensive products and customer service we're continually growing, penetrating new markets and looking to add scalable talent.


  • Facilitate IDEX Daily Management Meeting and daily planning

  • Daily Value Stream Walk:

  • Observing machining and assembly pitch looking for proper flow, disruptions to flow, (identify on issue board), and adherence to standard work instructions

  • Coaching employees, defect data collection, and talking with operators about disruptions and ideas on continuous improvements

  • Improve key metrics : OTD, Safety, Quality, Efficiency, Schedule Attainment, Pitch, Productivity

  • Develop current, future and next state value stream maps

  • Manage Value Stream Boards

  • Schedule and drive transformation of improved value streams

  • Responsible for team building and skill development of the employees in the value stream areas assigned.

  • Provide regular OIS feedback and administers disciplinary actions when necessary

  • Works with other value stream owners and managers to develop and administer consistent departmental and corporate policies

  • Responsible for safety and 5S in assigned value stream areas


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial or Manufacturing Engineering with at least five (5) years of engineer experience and at least one (1) year demonstrated success in supervision of machinists and/or assemblers, required

  • Demonstrated knowledge of Lean processes, tools, and one piece flow.

  • Demonstrated leadership skills


IDEX is an equal opportunity employer Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

REQ ID: 2095