Job: Production Manager

Title Production Manager
Categories Admin, Engineering, Management
Salary 65-80K
Start Date 2017-03-14
Location Clarkston, MI
Job Information

Production Manager
Main Position Responsibilities:

  • Plans, organizes and implements the necessary controls and measurements to ensure the efficient, cost effective manufacturing operations that obtain objectives in the areas of Safety, Productivity, Cost, Quality and Customer Satisfaction.
  • Assists General Manager in formulating the operating budget, measures results vs. plan and develops actions to correct any gaps or deficiencies.
  • Ensure efficient scheduling and operation of operations across a large production line producing IBC drums for various industrial uses
  • Partners directly with suppliers and internal resources to address quality issues and leads action plans to address
  • Daily reporting around production efficiency, downtime, scrap and labor usage
  • Occasional interface with key customers to address service and quality issues
  • Reviews plant results both with division and corporate leadership as well as plant-based personnel.
  • Ensures quality standards are met through overseeing testing products as necessary, identifying root cause for any defects and implementing action plans to remove manufacturing deficiencies.
  • Customer-service focused including on-time-delivery, personal involvement in any quality issues, customer visits, etc.
  • Continually challenges the organization to review waste, reduce costs and improve productivity
  • Champion employee engagement to drive improvements in safety performance, plant housekeeping, training and retention
  • Short-term priorities include improvements in safety, housekeeping, delivery, reduction in scrap, achievement of financial targets and increased focus on housekeeping, plant organization and visual factory
  • Tracking of employee hours in our payroll system along with scheduling vacation, managing attendance records
  • Assessment and development of plant supervisory staff; Hiring of production labor followed by proper orientation and onboarding to the plant production environment


Key Attributes / Behaviors

  • 5+ years of operations / production management
  • Hands-on experience in manufacturing operations – particularly with plastic blow molding or injection molding operations requiring both automation to drive efficiency and skilled operator knowledge.  Experience in engineering also helpful
  • Bachelor’s degree in related discipline (i.e. engineering) preferred
  • Demonstrated at least a basic understanding of financial and operational performance metrics
  • Comfortable presenting results, issues and action plans to senior staff
  • Experience in implementing elements of lean manufacturing with demonstrated & sustained results
  • Energetic with the ability to inspire a sense of urgency in others
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and promote subordinates
  • Experience in establishing and maintaining a disciplined manufacturing operation with a focus on delivering consistent results with a respect for the individual employee
  • Hands on experience in a small operation with a high comfort level in having multi-task responsibilities
  • Ability to work effectively across functions including procurement, sales, finance, quality, safety and human resources
  • Willingness to engage in front-line activities as necessary to achieve customer requirements
  • Comfort using computers including working within a payroll system to ensure hours are properly approved

Production Manager candidates should have the desire and ability to progress into the Plant Management position within a reasonable period of time.  Opportunity for advancement.


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