Oversee the daily execution of and setting of long-term strategy for consistently meeting the production plan for the respective manufacturing area of responsibility.
Principal Duties & Responsibilities:
Daily supervision and development of production supervisors and hourly production personnel across all shifts.
Planning, monitoring and communication of daily, monthly and annual production goals.
Continual improvement of productivity and efficiencies through effective employee relations, manpower planning, GPS principles, material and parts planning, and timely resolution of production bottlenecks.
Ensure the maintenance and maximum utilization of production machinery and equipment.
Internal coordination with scheduling parts, receiving, shipping and engineering departments.
Minimize expenses related to work-related illness or injury through the encouragement of safe work practices and use of appropriate protective equipment and enforcement of housekeeping guidelines.
Review and manage salary expenditures in the form of hourly overtime or salaried merit increases.
Understand and comply with applicable labor agreements and governmental regulations (ie. OSHA, DNR, etc.).
Provide input to improve plant layout and processes on a continuing basis.
Promote philosophies of continuous improvement and employee involvement.
Represent manufacturing with outside visitors such as company tours, applicants in the interview process or vendors/suppliers as needed.
Work requires a professional level of knowledge in a specialized field, which is equivalent to that which would be acquired by completing a regular four-year college program.
Minimum 5 -10 years of experience required.
The preceding statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people in this position. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills.