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Operations Start-Up Leader

PDS Tech, Inc. is seeking an Operations Start-Up Leader in located in Hartwell, GA . 

The Operations and Start-Up Leader will play a key role in managing capital projects and initiatives to meet business, schedule and budget objectives. This position will focus on the operational side of these projects– including the evaluation and implementation of all business processes, equipment, systems and technology, job roles and organization structures. A key aspect of this role will be consistent collaboration with both internal and external partners including but not limited to our Client’s Product Technology Center (PTC), Technical Applications Group (TAG), Quality Assurance (QA), Human Resources, Factory Operations, Factory Management, Engineering and Information Technology (IT at Client).

The Operations Start-Up Leader will also be responsible for identifying areas where business processes and system-related may change. This person will work with stakeholders from all business units and related third parties to analyze, define and document all necessary changes as well as to translate new requirements into training-related materials and documentation for factory users. As the subject matter expert on operational processes and training procedures, the Operational Start-Up Leader is expected to act as an effective coach for leaders and associates at all levels of the business.


• Develop a project management strategy based on a situational awareness of the operational details and the groups being impacted
• Coordinate product and process permits and licenses with the project manager, quality manager and the regulatory team
• Schedule and manage the staffing and training process
• Evaluate and direct the raw materials availability, inventory and production planning during start-up phase
• Develop and manage the master start-up plan for the commissioning, qualification and verification phase
• Identify continuous improvement opportunities in relation to business processes and system-related, as well as support change management strategies when changes are needed
• Coordinate/manage the operational team and ensure that product, equipment, line and site certifications are completed on time
• Complete a proactive and effective handover of the project to the operational team including proper documentation (Manufacturing Dossier)
• Ensure all factory associates are trained and certified to standard prior to start-up as well as develop all necessary training materials and resources
• Ensure the achievement of business objectives i.e. line performance, safety measures and product qualification.
• Other duties as assigned

3+ years change management, business analysis and project management experience in a manufacturing, industrial and/or military environment

PMP or equivalent Project Management Professional certification

Job Number: 2010117887
Job Location: Hartwell, GA
Duration: 18 months
Input Date: 09/02/2020
Last Updated: 09/28/2020
Attention: Mike Simmerman
City, State: IRVING, TX 75062
Phone: 214/647-9600
800 Phone: 800/270-4737
Fax Phone: 214/647-9630

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