Operations Startup Leader


On Site
USD Depends on Experience
Contract - W2



Job Details

Currently, we are looking for talented resources for one of our listed clients. If interested please reply to me with your updated resume or feel free to reach out to me for more details at

Title: Operations Startup Leader

Location: Crete - Factory, NE

Duration: 12 Months

Position Overview:

  • The Operations and Start-Up Leader will play a key role in supporting capital projects and initiatives to meet business, schedule, and budget objectives. This position supports the End-to-End Manager and will focus on the operational side of these projects including the evaluation and implementation of business processes, equipment, systems, and technology.
  • A key aspect of this role will be consistent collaboration with both internal and external partners including but not limited to Client Engineering, Product Technology Center (PTC), Technical Applications Group (TAG), Quality Assurance (QA), Safety Health and Environment (SHE), Human Resources, Product Supply, Digital Manufacturing, Factory Operations, Leadership, and Vendors.
  • The Operations Start-Up Leader works with stakeholders from all business units 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, the Operational Start-Up Leader will be expected to act as an effective coach for associates at all levels of the business.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Support E2E with coaching, scope development, risks, and key milestone identification.
  • Facilitate key project workshops: VSED, Kickstart, Current Operations Assessment, and Project Defect Analysis. Co-facilitate Scope Alignment.
  • Lead identification of operational requirements and success criteria development.
  • Provide input to and track the operational budget and operational deliverables in a project schedule.
  • Develop ramp-up/start-up plans in collaboration with the project team.
  • Plan, prepare, and coordinate operational preparation, pre-commissioning/commissioning, qualification, start-up activities.
  • Develop functional testing procedures and lead Commissioning/Qualification execution & reporting.
  • Consult and track progress against recruiting, staffing, and training.
  • Identify continuous improvement opportunities for business processes and systems as well as support change management strategies when changes are needed.
  • Ensure operational safety is fully considered and escalate operational risks.
  • Collaborate with the project team and operations to ensure line readiness and safety (FAT, Machine Risk Assessments, Site Acceptance Testing, HECP/LOTO, SHE, and QA/Food Safety Planning).
  • Track the progress of development and implementation of Key Standard Routines, TPM readiness, and 5S.
  • Ensure factory associates are trained and competent to standard before start-up.
  • Ensure successful startup and smooth transition to operations.
  • Ensure the achievement of business objectives i.e., line performance, safety measures, and product qualification.
  • Complete a proactive and effective handover of the project to the operational team including proper documentation.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Basic Qualification:

  • Bachelor's degree with 3+ years of change management, business analysis, and project management experience in a manufacturing, industrial, military, or related environment OR
  • Associate's degree with 5+ years of project management, change management, and/or business analysis experience in a manufacturing, industrial, and/or military environment


  • 1+ years' experience in early management, operations, and/or a startup environment

Preferred Qualifications:

  • PMP or equivalent Project Management Professional certification

About us:

At our organization, we take our mission and values to heart! We are on a mission to offer more and better jobs all over the world! Our goal is to care for you while you care for our clients and get you paid the highest pay possible. All our associates working with us are expected to embrace our RACE values: R - Results Matter, A- Approachable, C - Care, and E - Emergency i.e. work with a sense of urgency.

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