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Operations Manager II - ESG

Operations Manager II - ESG

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The Linde Group is known as one of the world leaders in gases, engineering and healthcare.  We operate in more than 100 countries across the globe and generated revenue of 17.9 billion euro in 2015.  But what makes us great is our people because they make great things happen.  Linde employees take pride in what they do because they know it makes a real difference to our customers.  They are empowered to turn a challenge into an opportunity to learn and grow.  This is how they take the lead, every day.


Linde is currently seeking an Operations Manager II - ESG to join the team in the White City, Oregon area.


Purpose of the Position:


The Operations Manager is responsible for supporting/leading the safe, efficient and cost-effective operation of the of the Electronics and Premium Products production facility.  The Operations Manager is responsible for ensuring that the facility is operated in compliance with all Linde internal requirements as well supporting adherence to government regulations.  It is expected that the Operations Manager will build, develop and manage a high performance team with a focus on safety, quality and continuous improvement to support Linde’s overall business structure while meeting customer needs.


  • Responsible for safe, reliable and successful operation of plant processes
  • Supervise and manage multiple department supervisors, leads, and the production staff
  • Lead, motivate and manage production personnel; oversee all production activities (physical and administrative)
  • Responsible for the scheduling of production to ensure on-time shipment; Review product lead-time and cycle-time to develop goals 
  • Drive Safety initiatives  (Golden Rules, Eagle Eye, etc.)
  • Provide technical assistance to Production Technicians and Leads. Provide technical and status update information to sales, customer service and customers as required
  • Assist in the development and improvement of production methods
  • Participate in development of new production processes in conjunction with Commercial Development and Engineering groups
  • Stay current on developments related to production processes and government regulations effecting the product line and the production process
  • Interface with Management and Commercial Team members regarding production and quality issues
  • Assist Production Planner /Materials Manager with Procurement; Responsible owner of raw material inventory as directed by Production/Operations Manager
  • Recruit, select and develop talent into the organization
  • Provide meaningful quality metrics.  Prepare and present metrics to upper management
  • Manage supplies for production department
  • Oversee all current production equipment including preventive maintenance, repairs and purchase of new equipment.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by Production/Operations Manager
  • Adhere to  all company policies, safety, and standard operating procedures
  • Operate fill systems when necessary
  • Troubleshoot systems
  • Attend daily production meetings
  • Hold daily toolbox talks on safety and quality
  • Provide meaningful feedback on Production Tech performance via PMP process
  • Responsible for (or to participate in)  HazOp, Synergi case investigations, customer complaint investigations
  • Provide Leadership to all site production personnel
  • Proactively identify risks to safety and quality. Drive mitigation
  • Drive process improvements
  • Support KPI performance (Safety, On-time shipping, eCAR mitigation, GAP)
  • Help develop and execute local business strategy
  • Assist with HazOp and RA sessions
  • Support customer and ISO audits




  • Bachelor Degree in a technical area
  • Minimum of 5 years Operations Management and Supply Chain Management experience



  • Previous large team management experience preferred.
  • Demonstrated commitment to  Safety, Health, Environment and Quality principles
  • Strong record of building teams and developing direct reports
  • Experience controlling and monitoring plant operation
  • Computer literacy and familiarity with Microsoft Office is required , SAP functionality
  • Accounting
  • Process systems knowledge and expertise; Experience in manometric and gravimetric blending techniques, and other common methods of gas blending and filling is required.
  • Hazardous Incident Response knowledge
  • Coaching
  • Ability to work with all staffing levels
  • Keen understanding of chemistry and physics involved with the safe filling of gases.
  • Ability to supervise, problem solve, schedule work assignment, and motivate production personnel



Linde offers excellent salaries, world-class benefits, and unparalleled opportunities for development – all to create an invigorating and satisfying environment.


Join a World Leading Team Today!


Linde is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). Company provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran or disabled status or any legally recognized status entitled to protection under applicable federal, state, or local laws.