Operation Manager

Silver Peak, NV

Salary: $105k-$115k+ Bonus



The operations manager plans, directs and coordinates all playa activities including well drilling, brine production, pond management and avian control. Responsibilities include ensuring and improving the performance, productivity, efficiency and profitability of the operations through the provision of effective methods and strategies. The Operations Manager role is to lead the playa team in achieving KPIs and provides leadership to the management.


Duties and Responsibilities:

Plan, organize, and direct all activities for playa operations (Well drilling and rehabilitation, brine production, pond management and avian control), and technical oversight of pond improvement projects.

Responsible for brine inventory management to facilitate timely manufacturing of high quality products in the most cost effective fashion.

Develop and lead a performance based operations team that maximizes the productivity of people, equipment, and raw materials.

Develop Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for monitoring performance.

Develop a safety culture and drive the performance to achieve an injury free workplace, and serve as a process safety advisor for the site.

Serve as technical (engineering) resource: develop process improvements, provide technical oversight to the designs of other engineers, and execute engineering projects in assigned production areas.  Implement projects from conceptual and planning phases through execution.

Help develop the business cases to support capital investments.

Plan and safeguard the necessary production capacities while coordinating with Sales, R&D, and Purchasing in the framework of the stipulated budget.

Organize optimum plant workflows, using the available capacities and budgeted resources.

Manage staff including selecting, delegating and appraising personnel.

Document the implemented statutory obligations arising from operation of the equipment, such as training and instruction records, records of correct operation, and records of necessary control activities.


Education and experience requirements

Bachelor’s degree in geology, hydrogeology or mining with 8 plus years of experience (preferably well field).

Prior experience should include 5 plus years or more of direct managerial experience

Will accept any equivalent suitable combination

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