Operations Director


Michigan City, Indiana, United States

Building the people that build the world.

With platforms in HVAC and Detection and Measurement, SPX Technologies builds innovative solutions that enable a safer, more efficient, sustainable world. Through our Rise talent development framework, we Reach, Identify, Strengthen, and Engage our employees to support them in their continued development. We're a global company with problem solvers, collaborators, and innovators, and our businesses build solutions that impact the world.

This is a position with WM Technologies, LLC and affiliate of SPX Enterprises, LLC, which manufactures and sells Weil-McLain®  branded products. Weil-McLain® is a leading North American brand of hydronic comfort heating systems for residential, commercial, and institutional buildings since 1881. 


How you will make an Impact (Job Summary)

SPX is a diverse team of unique individuals who all make an impact. As the Operations Director you will be responsible for overseeing our Michigan City, IN facility with focus on manufacturing operations in the Foundry Plant. This Senior Leadership position involves ensuring the efficient production of high-quality products, managing production schedules, optimizing processes, and leading the operations team. You will work closely with other departments to align manufacturing goals with the company’s strategic objectives.



What you can expect in this role (Job Responsibilities)

While each day brings new opportunities at SPX, your core responsibilities will be:

  1. Strategic Planning and Production Management
  • Develop and implement manufacturing strategies that support company objectives.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
  • Lead and manage the operations team to achieve production goals.
  • Collaborate with executive leadership to set long-term manufacturing goals and objectives.
  • Oversee all manufacturing operations, ensuring efficient and timely production of products.
  • Develop and manage production schedules to meet customer demand and company targets.
  • Ensure compliance with safety, quality, and regulatory standards.
  • Identify potential risks in the manufacturing process and develop mitigation strategies.
  • Ensure a safe working environment by enforcing safety policies and procedures.
  • Oversee inventory management to minimize waste and reduce costs.
  • Develop and manage the manufacturing budget, controlling costs while optimizing resources.
  • Analyze financial data related to manufacturing operations and make informed decisions.
  • Implement cost-saving initiatives without compromising product quality.


  1. Team Leadership and Development
  • ​​​​​​​Recruit, train, and develop staff.
  • Foster a positive and productive work environment that encourages teamwork and professional growth.
  • Lead, mentor, and develop department heads and other key staff.
  • Foster a positive, inclusive work environment that encourages collaboration and innovation.
  • Evaluate performance and provide feedback to improve efficiency and effectiveness.

3.  Quality and Continuous Improvement

  • Maintain high standards of quality throughout the manufacturing   process.
  • Implement quality control procedures and conduct regular audits.
  • Address and resolve any quality issues promptly and effectively.
    • Identify opportunities for process improvements and lead initiatives to   enhance efficiency.
    • Implement lean manufacturing practices and continuous improvement methodologies.
    • Monitor key performance indicators (KPIs) and use data to drive operational improvements.
  • Stay updated on industry trends and technological advancements.
    • Implement new technologies and automation to improve manufacturing processes.
    • Drive innovation in product development and manufacturing techniques.



What we are looking for (Experience, Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Education)

We each bring something to the table, and we are looking for someone who has:


Required Experience

  •  Minimum of 10 years of experience in manufacturing, with at least 5 years in a senior leadership role.
  • Strong leadership and team management abilities.
  • Excellent organizational and strategic planning skills.
  • Proficiency in manufacturing software and enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems.
  • Strong financial acumen and budget management skills.
  • Ability to analyze complex data and make informed decisions.
  • Strong problem-solving skills and a proactive approach.
  • Knowledge of lean manufacturing principles and continuous improvement methodologies.


Preferred Experience, Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Experience managing within a unionized environment.


Education & Certifications

  •  Bachelor’s degree in manufacturing engineering, Industrial Engineering, Business Administration, or a related field; Master’s degree preferred.


Travel & Working Environment

  • Occasional travel requirements.
  • The role involves frequent work in a non-climate controlled, safety-sensitive manufacturing and foundry environment with heavy equipment.
  • May require extended hours during peak production periods or to address urgent issues.

How we live our culture

Our culture is at the center of what we do, and more importantly, who we are. Our core values set a standard for how we manage ourselves, and our Leadership Model sets the standard for how we engage with each other. Whether you are an individual contributor or you lead a large team, each of us leads. 

What Benefits do we offer?

We know that the well-being of our employees is integral. Our benefits include:

  • Generous and flexible paid time off including paid personal time off, caregiver, parental, and volunteer leave
  • Competitive health insurance plans and 401(k) match, with benefits starting day one
  • Competitive and performance-based compensation packages and bonus plans
  • Educational assistance, leadership development programs, and recognition programs

Our commitment to embrace diversity to build a culture of inclusion

We value different backgrounds, experiences, and voices, and we are committed to challenging ourselves, openly communicating, and striving to improve every day. We believe in creating an inclusive work environment where everyone has a voice and is encouraged to realize their fullest potential. 

We are an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer committed to making selection decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected basis. 

ABOUT Weil-Mclain®

Weil-Mclain® is a leading North American Brand of hydronic comfort heating systems for residential, commercial and institutional buildings since 1881. The related companies have manufacturing facilities in Michigan City, Indiana and Eden, North Carolina, along with regional sales offices throughout the United States and an administrative office in Burr Ridge, Illinois. Building on a reputation of quality and innovation, we are committed to creating Simplified Solutions for our Complex World™.


What’s in it for our employees transcends market-competitive compensation and benefits.  Our Total Rewards program also includes opportunities for employees’ personal development, career growth, and recognition. These programs focus on alignment and assessment of organizational, team, and individual efforts toward achieving business results. Our development and career growth programs empower our employees to enhance their skills, develop new competencies, and pursue career goals. Our benefits package provides choices designed to help employees manage their well-being. Our compensation programs are performance-based to recognize and reward employees who work hard, display the values and leadership practices we embrace, and deliver exceptional results.


  • Integrity
  • Accountability
  • Excellence
  • Teamwork
  • Results

Our values are at the heart of everything we do. We use our values every day to help us make the right decisions. We embrace a common purpose and strive for improvement. We respect and value each other as individuals and recognize that only by working together, as a team, can we reach our full potential. We take responsibility for our actions, build strong relationships with each other and our customers, and always act ethically. Our values inspire us to achieve the high standards of quality, safety, and performance that our customers expect and deserve.


Our work environment is established on a work-life philosophy supported by policies, programs, and practices that help employees achieve success within and outside the workplace. We believe in creating an inclusive work environment where employees strive to realize their fullest potential.  We are an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer committed to making selection decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, gender identity, genetic information, age, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected basis.