- Plan, supervise, direct and engage in daily production operations, and anticipate production challenges, (i.e., material shortages, equipment malfunctions, rush orders, etc.) such that loss of work hours is minimized and production and quality objectives are achieved.
- Utilize skills, work hours, materials and work flow to achieve production and quality objectives; exchange timely information with other supervisors on interdepartmental product flow and work force needs.
- Instruct, train, orient, motivate and otherwise assist employees so that production and quality objectives are achieved. Participate in the selection/interview process to fill worker positions and appraise employee performance. Recommend promotions, transfers and work assignments.
- Provide information /assist managers, research and development, and/or mechanics in their efforts to diagnose tooling and equipment malfunctions; initiate efforts aimed at effecting cost reductions, work simplification or improvements in methods or equipment.
- Supervise departmental safety and housekeeping practices and maintain a constant alert for hazardous conditions; respond to employee injuries by administering first aid, issuing medical authorization forms, investigating accident causes and recommending means to prevent accident reoccurrence.
- Keep employees informed of the company rules and regulations, and production and quality expectations. Issue warnings and other approval disciplinary measures when necessary. Encourage employee communication and endorse an open-door policy.
- Work with all areas to implement World-Class techniques to shorten cycles and improve productivity by reducing fixed costs, connecting production, implementing preventative maintenance and changing equipment and processes
- Plan, direct and control activities related to the manufacturing operations on safety, production, quality, lean manufacturing, interplant procurement, customer service, finance and human resources.
- Define department strategy and initiatives to align with Company’s goals and program by utilizing a Hoshin Matrix for development of annual improvement priorities
- Champion Lean Manufacturing Initiatives (Schneider Performance System) to drive continuous improvement throughout the plant.
- Lead department activities for High Performance work culture and talent management
- Promote collaboration, diversity and inclusion within the plant and the organization
- Coach, direct and develop the performance of others
- Hold an undergraduate degree preferably in engineering
- Training in management, manufacturing, safety, quality, etc.
- At least 2 years of work experience in continuous improvement and LEAN manufacturing
- At least 4 years of work experience managing large teams (30 or more people)
- Have excellent PC and system knowledge, including the ability to analyze data within an MRP system and make effective assumptions to drive business results.