Operations Manager - Centralia, MO

Hubbell Incorporated

Location: Centralia, Missouri

Job Type: Not Specified


Corporate Overview

Hubbell Incorporated was founded in 1888 and has grown into an international manufacturer of quality electrical, lighting and power solutions with more than 75 brands used and recognized around the world. Our founder, Harvey Hubbell, developed tooling and equipment to serve the growing demand for new assembly and manufacturing machinery during the industrial revolution. An early, and one of many patents awarded, came for the creation of the first practical method to control electricity through the pull chain socket that remains unchanged today. As a market leader in reliable, electrical solutions, we provide more than half a million products delivered through our various business groups. Hubbell is committed to continually innovating solutions that work, transforming old products with new ideas, and ensuring that we Energize, Enlighten and Empower the communities that support us.

Division Overview

Hubbell Power Systems (HPS) engages in the design and manufacture of a wide variety of products used by utilities. Today, HPS is deeply engaged in product solutions for OSP Communication utility purposes, and has been actively growing that segment of the business. HPS roots have historically been in high voltage transmission, distribution, substation, underground products used by electric utilities. HPS products are also used in the civil construction, transportation, gas and water industries.

At HPS, we build products that provide mission critical infrastructure and that deliver communications and power to millions of people worldwide. In our business, failure is not an option. Therefore, we manufacture products of uncompromising integrity and it starts with our quality policy. We hold our partners, our suppliers and ourselves to the highest standard to ensure we exceed all the technical and functional expectations of our customers.

Hubbell Incorporated engages in the design, manufacture, and sale of electrical and electronic products in the United States and internationally. It operates in three segments: Electrical, Power, and Industrial Technology.

Brand Overview

Originally founded as A. B. Chance Company in 1907, our campus located in Centralia, MO, was acquired by Hubbell Power Systems, Inc in 1994. There are separate manufacturing plants for our Civil & Construction Products and Lineman Tools & Equipment business units. Additionally, the campus is home to our centralized Distribution Center as well as the Gano Chance Engineering and Test Facility. Centralia’s manufactured product portfolio includes steel forgings, welding, stamping, hot dip galvanizing, epoxy pultrusion and extrusion products. Collectively, the campus includes 1.4M square feet of manufacturing and production space and employs over 700 people.

Position Overview

The Operations Manager is a leadership position with responsibility for direction and management of the business unit operations in Centralia, MO. This position is responsible for the day-to-day management of the plant.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Ensures a safe working environment for all employees and ensures compliance with OSHA and Hubbell requirements.

  • Actively manages salaried Production Supervisors and the hourly workforce to meet production requirements in a timely, cost-effective manner.

  • Partners with the Lean organization for the development of Lean initiatives for the plant including: lean certification training, Kaizen events, visual factory, development of standard work and management of lean projects.

  • Partners with the Quality organization to drive improvement in quality levels and reduction in scrap and waste in the plant.

  • Drives improved productivity levels without jeopardizing quality standards.

  • Develops and maintains operating budgets.

  • Keeps management apprised of progress and obstacles that constrain attainment of company objectives. Makes recommendations and proposals for overcoming said obstacles.

  • Establishes or adjusts work procedures to meet production schedules.
  • Attends and participates in daily production planning meetings.
  • Participates in interviewing, hiring, training, motivating and retaining employees; appraising and managing performance.
  • Must possess and exhibit excellent communication and leadership skills, along with a good working knowledge of personnel practices including recruitment, professional development, goal setting, performance management, union/labor relations and administration of rules and regulations. Tact and diplomacy are essential.

Skills and Experience

  • 7+ years of leadership experience in manufacturing operations
  • Practical knowledge of MS Office and ERP systems
  • Lean Manufacturing training and/or certification preferred


Bachelors Degree in Engineering General or Business

Posting Address

Hubbell Power Systems
210 N. Allen Street
Centralia, MO 65240


Hubbell Incorporated, its subsidiaries and affiliates, is an EO Employer AA: M/F/Veteran/Disability. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other protected class.

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