"Lighting a Path to the Future"

Production Manager

Location: Mpls, MN
Job Type: Direct Hire
Date: 9/22/2017
Job ID: 02501407
Job Description
Plan, organize, lead, and control the activities of Production Supervisors and their direct reports to ensure production operations reach and sustain a globally competitive position and achieve short-term and long-term business plan goals. The primary focus is the on-time delivery of quality product at or below estimated cost. Lead by example and set a high standard of performance for self and those people he/she leads.  An exceptionally high level of effective cross-functional collaboration is required. 
  • Works closely with all companies associates to meet goals and objectives.  A high level of collaboration coupled with decisiveness is critical.
  • Establishes goals and objectives for production supervisors and other production team members to meet plant metrics.
  • Closely monitors plant performance against plant metrics and use the metrics as a tool for continuous improvement. 
  • Coaches production supervisors on performance and development needs.  Coordinates and directs the activities of supervisors to assure complete and accurate dissemination of information.
  • Recommend termination of employment, transfer, promotion, trains on technical aspects of the job; review employees performance and efficiency and recommends/approve wage increases.  Enforce company policies and progressive corrective action procedures.
  • Applies problem-solving methods, in conjunction with Engineering to resolve process deficiencies, operational problems, and nonconforming issues.
  • Plans appropriate resources to meet production needs.
  • Ensures manufacturing employees have training plans toward certification and operate within quality guidelines.
  • Participates in the development of New Program Launch (NPL) production, methods, approval and implementation of methods to ensure process meets quality and job standards.
  • Applies continuous improvement methods to improve machine utilization in areas such as tool set-up/teardown and start-up in conjunction with Engineering.
  • Coordinates movement of parts and materials to ensure smooth material flow.  Works closely with production planning to achieve on-time delivery to customers based on established schedules.
  • Establishes and enforces housekeeping guidelines to promote quality of product and a safe, organized working environment. 
  • Monitors process performance against standards and correct variances in a timely manner.  Ensures efficient use of resin, inserts, manpower, equipment, and supplies.
  • Approves employee time records and make adjustments when necessary.
  • Applies Guiding Principles while carrying out job responsibilities.
High School or GED plus two years minimum of advanced education and/or specialized training preferably in business, manufacturing or engineering.  BS degree in Engineering or Business preferred.
Minimum of five years leadership responsibilities in manufacturing industry.

  1. Plastic material characteristics, troubleshooting equipment and material problems.
  2. Equipment functions.
  3. Management and supervision, excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  4. Costing and Statistical Process Control.
  5. Blueprint interpretation.
  6. Continuous improvement and problem solving methods and implementation.
  7. Current leading edge manufacturing methods.
  8. Analytical/statistical problem solving.
  9. Computer literate.
  10. Cost accounting.
  11. Plastic and engineering experience.
  12. ISO/TS standards.


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