Production Manager

Production Manager (Direct Hire)

Peoria, IL

Job Requisition: 6410

Description for Production Manager:
The Production Manager will be responsible for leading the day-to-day production floor operations of the facility. Working closely with the management team, the successful candidate will lead and direct a highly customer focused operations team, helping to move the organization forward while playing a role in the safety, quality, cost and delivery objectives of the facility.

Responsibilities for Production Manager:
  • Support and drive continuous improvement/lean concepts and techniques throughout the
  • manufacturing process in the achievement of cost reductions and process effectiveness.
  • Ensure that a consistent, systematic and logical approach to problem solving, decision making, systems improvement and planning are continually and thoroughly applied by
  • manufacturing.
  • Provide feedback and support related to maintenance activities of the factory, including
  • infrastructure, facility maintenance, plant preventative maintenance and utilities (as
  • applicable).
  • Manage the production activities of the factory in the attainment of production deliverables (efficiency, effectiveness, scrap, cost per earned hour, build/schedule attainment, delivery,etc).
  • Implement and drive sustainability of 5S strategies and continuous improvement activities.
  • Ensures that safety and environmental standards are adhered to.
  • Provide coaching and mentoring to staff through ongoing feedback and formal performance reviews.
  • Perform regular workplace inspections.
  • Conduct safety talks, staff meetings and department/line meetings.
  • Ensure that safety and environmental standards are promoted and followed.
  • Be involved in accident/incident investigation programs.
  • Ensure that new employees are trained on department hazards and safe operation of
  • equipment.
  • Follows and comply with all Operational Procedures and policies as outlined in the Employee Handbook, Quality and Environment programs (i.e. IATF, ISO 14001)
Requirements Production Manager:
  • University degree and/or post high school education in related discipline or equivalent experience.
  • Demonstrated success and proven results within companies serving equipment manufacturers.
  • Experience supplying steel fabricated components and assemblies to leading equipment manufacturers.
  • A thorough knowledge of the product development and steel fabrication processes.
  • Extensive knowledge and leadership in the principles and practice of Lean Manufacturing, Continuous Improvement and small progressive manufacturing disciplines.
  • Strong leadership, management, presentation and relationship-building skills.
  • Excellent planner and implementer with the ability to make things happen.
  • Willingness to work hands-on with all levels of the plant, commanding respect whildeveloping positive relationships.
  • Ability to promote a culture of innovation and keep employees positively motivated.
  • Ability to see the big picture. Understand how various functions integrate and the importance of the entire organization working as a single team.
  • A strong and passionate career focus.
  • Excellent command of the English language, verbal and written. 
Desired Skills for Production Manager:
  • Lean Manufacturing / Six Sigma knowledge
*Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required. Will not sponsor individuals for employment visas, now or in the future, for this job opening.

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