Production Manager

Posted on 2021-08-06

Location

Neenah Foundry Co.
Neenah, WI

Position Details

Full Time | Regular
This is a salaried position.
Salary Not Specified
Start Date: 2021-08-06

Candidate Requirements

Job Summary

The Production Manager provides leadership to a team of salary exempt and union employees in a continuous process Foundry manufacturing environment. The Production Manager is responsible for ensuring safety, quality, productivity, efficiency, and profitability metrics are met through proper coaching and supervision of employees. The Production Manager is to plan, direct, and coordinate all aspects of the operation of the Disa, Core, Molding, and Finishing departments.

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Functions

Competence

Edu & Exp

Physical

Travel

Functions

Job duties may change over time and additional job functions may become essential.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Lead, coach, and mentor production supervisors to achieve goals, while demonstrating role model behavior

Oversee three shifts of production

Ensure that supervisors are aware of and adhere to plant safety rules; work with the supervisors to develop a safety culture

Plan and direct production activities, while considering operation needs and cost factors

Coordinate production activities with purchasing, maintenance, and quality to achieve production and scrap goals

Conduct daily production meeting with supervisors

Ensure that employees know and understand customer and quality requirements and expectations

Develop and revise production schedules and priorities as a result of customer requirements, equipment failure, or operating problems

Identify and develop continuous improvements to production processes with the supervisors or CI team.

Ensure process corrective actions are addressed in a timely manner and are effective in solving the issue

Assign employees to work schedules, work centers, and plan appropriate levels based on production needs and capacity

Troubleshoot processes and/or procedures to find the root cause on an issue and find a resolution

Attain departmental goals in regard to Safety, Quality, Productivity and Profitability KPI’s on a regular basis

Control labor, material and supply utilization. Evaluate performance against the established standard; take necessary corrective action to meet or exceed standard

This is not an exhaustive list of duties or functions and may not necessarily comprise all of the "essential functions" for purposes of the ADA. Job duties may change over time and additional job functions may become essential. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Competence

Ability to interview, coach, counsel, motivate, train, and communicate objectives

Ability to deal with issues with multiple variables such as process improvement and resolution of poor performance on an individual or departmental basis

Ability to demonstrate effective oral and written communication across different levels and departments

Ability to effectively manage performance and confront issues directly

Ability to work within a team environment not only within the organization unit but also across departments and shifts

Strong knowledge of Quality Specifications using identification, data gathering solution development, implementation and follow-up skills

Strong computer skills, including familiarity with MS Office Suite of products (i.e. - Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)

This position description is intended to cover the most significant, ongoing job functions and competency areas.  Successful performance in the role will require performing satisfactorily other duties as assigned. 

 

This position description is intended to cover the most significant, ongoing job functions and competency areas. Successful performance in the role will require performing satisfactorily other duties as assigned.

Edu & Exp

A Bachelor’s Degree in a business or engineering discipline or equivalent work experience is preferred

Must be experienced in the manufacturing process used in specific areas for Fabricated Metal Products and Foundry production and casting distribution.

Experience in heavy manufacturing and a unionized environment is a plus.

Must have previous experience as a supervisor in a metals machining environment.

Physical

Exerting up to 100 pounds of force occasionally and/or minimal amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body.

Must be able to go in and inspect equipment including cranes, cupola, emission system, confined spaces, heights, climb multiple ladders and stairs,

The worker must be able to access, analyze and otherwise work with, enter information stored in or obtained through the company's computer system, and to communicate effectively with co-workers and third parties who have business dealings with the Company's Human Resources operations.  

Travel

Up to 10% travel is required.

NEI is an equal opportunity employer and applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, disability status or national origin.

Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individual with Disabilities.