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Production Manager

Company: Strategic Materials
Location: Newark
Posted on: May 11, 2022

Job Description:

Position Objective : Support the plant manager to optimize production. Key Responsibilities : Production Management Assist with the development and implementation of plant production activities and schedules Hold morning meetings with teams to understand trends and resolve production issues Troubleshooting and repair basic electrical/electronic equipment Change belts and idler pulleys on trough-style conveyors Schedule and monitor production schedules to achieve production goals Strategize and execute action plans for growth in areas where the charts identify weaknesses Provide daily analysis of run time, monitoring Kaizen reports and charts Monitor all areas of productivity Maintenance and Equipment Understand the basic functions and intricacies of machines within the plant Clean and change pneumatic valves on optical sorting machines Ensure and monitor the daily checks of all equipment Work with the maintenance team---s scheduling of preventive maintenance for equipment Personnel Management Perform counseling or coaching, when necessary Maintain a good rapport with all plant personnel so that issues are communicated and resolved Make sound decisions as to what, when, and how things should work on a day to day basis Put detailed work instructions in place for each piece of equipment Train plant personnel to understand procedures and charts, IAW Kaizen Develop training procedures and monitor teams for growth Manage all levels of production shifts, quality, sales, training, environmental compliance, and safety Improve weak areas of shifts and look for ways to drive continuous process improvements Keep records and training documentation on personnel assigned to production Assign work assignments to the supervisors, ensure labor distribution is aligned with production needs Help develop better work practices for teams Provide weekly feedback to the Plant Manager, addressing concerns, issues, personnel, maintenance practices and plant status Required Skills and Education : High School Diploma or equivalent College degree, preferred 3-5 years of supervisory or management in a manufacturing environment A strong background in process improvement and lean manufacturing systems Experience with computerized maintenance program 480vAC/3/60 electrical troubleshooting Strong experience with rigging of motors, mechanical conveyors, pulleys and other heavy components, and other manufacturing equipment Lean Manufacturing experience, Six Sigma certification a plus Ability to problem solve and troubleshoot Good communications skills --- bilingual English/Spanish preferred Team player, build and motivate teams, lead and contribute to a team effort Strong MS Office required, especially Excel and Word WORKING CONDITIONS Must be able to perform above listed duties Will be exposed to dusty and noisy conditions periodically, and outdoor responsibilities A mixture of light, moderate and heavy physical activity performing non-strenuous daily activities of a productive/technical nature PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Ability to occasionally lift or move up to 50 pounds. 50% bend, stoop, twist, reach, and climb steps. Up to 75% walking or standing required. Employee is regularly required to use hands to handle tools, machinery equipment, welding equipment, and large and small mechanical parts, regular fine hand manipulation, and may be required to write and type on a computer keyboard. Powered by JazzHR LGluzimpaU

Keywords: Strategic Materials, Newark , Production Manager, Executive , Newark, Ohio

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