Operations Head – Machine Shop

Posted 3 weeks ago


  • Develops and inspires a common vision and engagement with both short term / long term targets for the Plant Management Team in accordance with agreed business strategy.
  • Build trust relations with internal and external customers and key stakeholders.
  • Constantly explore and implement cost reduction options.
  • Formulate and implement strategies and provide a clear sense of direction and focus to the team.
  • Manage and develop plant staff and create a great place to work culture. Support to recruit potential candidates to induct in the team.
  • Stay up to date with latest production management best practices and concepts.
  • Deploy and enhance SAP Based MIS to support the processes.


  • Encourage Lean manufacturing.
  • Drive & Support the team to achieve the daily, weekly and monthly production plan.
  • Support production team in the effective utilization of 3M (Man, Material & Machine).
  • Ensure 100% delivery with zero – defect to the customer.
  • Part per man hour increasing, Tool Cost, Rejection, Rework Reduction.


  • Drive & support New Product Development team to ensure on time delivery of new products and parts at the budgeted cost.
  • Drive forward benchmarking, new product development, innovation and ‘think outside the box’ to generate engineering advantage for customers, thinking creatively to develop new products or parts.
  • Identify and implement design improvements (functionality, cost, design)
  • Provide strategic directions to team for delivering first time right products or parts, eliminate rework to improve quality standards and reduce cost.


  • Review quality control processes, procedures and capabilities in order to sustain the quality requirement and make recommendation for improvement as appropriate.
  • Constantly drive improvements at Suppliers in terms of Quality thereby driving reduction in Over-all Cost PPM

Material management

  • Ensure the plant is operated through the optimize inventory level.


Skills required

  • Expertise in machine shop
  • Good Knowledge in Heat Treatment and Plating Processes
  • Exposure to Quality Management System & SAP
  • Strong communication skills, both oral and written
  • Fluency in English, Tamil & Hindi
  • Able to work independently as well as a strong team leader

Job Features

Job CategoryFull Time, Permanent
Job CategoryFull Time
LocationKannivakkam, Chennai (Near Guduvancherry)
EducationDME or BE
IndustryMachine shop
ExperienceTotal 10 years with at least 2 years as Head of Operations

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