Job Purpose Direct and manage manufacturing operational area(s) with overall responsibility for production, health and safety systems, work flow planning, maintenance, employee relations, training, turnover, quality, inventory, continuous improvement and other production related activities. Recommend improvements in production methods, equipment, operating procedures and working conditions. Typical staff size is 18 - 24.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Manage employees to ensure effective employee relations are developed, health and safety management systems are adhered to, productivity levels are consistently met, turnover is minimized and properly evaluated when it happens, proper inventory levels are maintained, and the importance of consistent high-quality standards are communicated and met. Provide employee coaching and development. Make employment decisions. Resolve employee issues through problem resolution, balance safety, quality, productivity, cost, and morale to achieve positive results in all areas. Work to continuously improve in all areas. Perform accident investigations. Manage departmental performance measures, including visual controls and provide regular progress reports to VP of Manufacturing. Will be accountable for identified metrics (safety, cost per unit, on-time delivery, productivity) Provide leadership through a 30-day planning cycle. Manage paperwork flow. Manage department policies and procedures. Track absenteeism and time keeping. Regular and consistent attendance. Comply with all company policies and procedures. Other duties as assigned.
Above is a list of the most important responsibilities and functions, which are essential to the position. Employees must be able to perform these essential functions satisfactorily with or without a reasonable accommodation. Accommodations will be evaluated and provided to eligible employees on a case by case basis, depending on the employee's medical restrictions, work availability, the nature of the position, the position's essential functions and other relevant factors.
Education: 10+ years in a manufacturing environment. Seven of which are in a supervisory or management capacity, including employee hiring and retention, performance review and discipline. Degree in the related field desirable.
Experience with a health and safety management system (e.g.: VPP)
Will be required to complete in-house programs such as CPR, Bloodborne Pathogen, and/or any other identified training programs as needed.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:
Demonstrated ability to prepare/plan for what is coming (30 days, 60 days, etc.) Experience in training and development Machining/ assembly background Sensitivity to the cause and effect of decisions Demonstrated ability to lead people and get results through others. An ability to think ahead and plan over a 30-day time span and prepare action plans to achieve results. Experience in measuring performance to goals and standards. Ability to balance and achieve positive results in the areas of safety, quality, productivity, cost and employee relations. Systems and continuous improvement orientation Quality orientation and attention to detail Problem analysis and resolution Inventory management Strong interpersonal and communication skills Ability to manage multiple priorities. Strong team player Blueprint reading Computer skills