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Production Manager

SUMMARY:
The Production Manager is responsible for all aspects of manufacturing activities in the facility to support plant goals and objectives including:
Provide leadership, guidance and overall direction for supervisors to successfully meet or exceed plant goals.
Provide Planning for compounding, grinding, mixing/blending, material handling, facility and process control.
Develop and maintain training and development plans for production personnel along with retention programs.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Direct and coordinate the activities of Supervisors and Operators engaged in production.
General troubleshooting related to process and quality concerns, optimization of production efficiency.
Review daily production data for each shift as well as any production/personnel issues encountered during the shift.
Direct team members to achieve the goals and programs of the organization related to the daily productions of quality products.
Ensure all safety procedures are being followed.
Develop and maintain plans to meet or exceed all goals set by the organization.
Evaluate performance and disciplinary action as necessary for production staff.
Verify and approve hours worked for production staff as needed.
Be an active member of the safety team and provide guidance and leadership on the floor to promote a safe work environment.
Work with the Supervisors, Engineers, and Management to support new products and Continuous Improvement activities throughout the facility.
Be an active member of project teams, developmental or capital.
Provide reports as directed by Management;
Work with Human Resources and Environmental Health and Safety to develop and maintain training requirements.
Has the authority and responsibility to report non-conforming product
Ensure policies and procedures are followed.
Help correct quality issues / production issues.
Conduct production staff training as necessary.
Maintain a high housekeeping standard in all areas of operation
Promote an open, honest, listen and accountable environment with all personnel.
Promote and maintain a team environment that encourages employees to get engaged in the operation and take ownership of tasks.
Note: Other duties and responsibilities performed as assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed herewith are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university in engineering or related field
3-5 year's experience in a polymer manufacturing environment required
COMPETENCIES:
Adaptability - Adapts to changes in the work environment; Manages competing demands; Changes approach or method to best fit the situation.
Analytical and Problem Solving Skills €“ Collects and researches complex or diverse information; Uses intuition and experience to complement and interpret data. Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Develops alternative solutions; Uses reason and logic. Develops strategies to achieve goals.
Initiative - Volunteers readily; Seeks increased responsibilities; Asks for and offers help when needed.
Innovation - Displays original thinking and creativity; Meets challenges with resourcefulness; Generates suggestions for improving work; Develops innovative approaches and ideas; Presents ideas and information in a manner that gets others' attention.
Interpersonal and Communication Skills- Speaks clearly and persuasively in all situations; Listens and gets clarification; Responds well to questions; Demonstrates group presentation skills; Participates in meetings; Writes clearly and informatively; Presents numerical data effectively; Able to read and interpret written information; Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.
Management - Develops project plans; Coordinates projects; Develops workable implementation plans; Communicates changes effectively; Builds commitment and overcomes resistance; Prepares and supports those affected by change; Monitors transition and evaluates results. Matches the responsibility to the person; Sets expectations and monitors delegated activities.
Planning/Organizing - Prioritizes and plans work activities; Uses time efficiently; Plans for additional resources; Handles multiple tasks.
Professionalism - Approaches others in a tactful manner; Exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; Follows through on commitments.

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