Operations Manager

Operations Managers oversee the daily operations of manufacturing plants. They coordinate, plan, and direct the activities used to create a wide range of clean energy products.

EXAMPLE SCENARIO

An Operations Manager is analyzing overall production output, material costs, and waste from a yearly report to determine business and process efficiency of producing solar hot water pumps. The Operations Manager wants to increase overall output due to new demand from a large customer, so a plan is made to reach new targets for the upcoming year. These goals are communicated to management teams and dispersed to the operations to reach the targets and demand.

TYPICAL TASKS SRC

  • Review financial statements, sales or activity reports, or other performance data to measure productivity or goal achievement or to identify areas needing cost reduction or program improvement.
  • Direct and coordinate activities of businesses or departments concerned with the production, pricing, sales, or distribution of products.
  • Direct administrative activities directly related to making products or providing services.
  • Direct or coordinate financial or budget activities to fund operations, maximize investments, or increase efficiency.
  • Establish or implement departmental policies, goals, objectives, or procedures in conjunction with board members, organization officials, or staff members.

EXAMPLE JOB TITLES SRC

Business Manager, Facilities Manager, General Manager, Operations Director

MEDIAN PAY SRC

$99,310

EDUCATION & TRAINING LEVEL

Bachelor’s Degree, Master’s Degree (recommended)

WORK EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

5+ years

SKILLS & REQUIREMENTS

Analytical Skills, Interpersonal Skills, Analytical Skills, Time Management, Organizational Skills, Management Skills, Decision-Making Skills

SIMILAR OCCUPATIONS

Construction Manager, Operations Research Analyst