Production Manager

Materion   •  

Lincoln, RI

Industry: Manufacturing / Packaging


5 - 7 years

Posted 341 days ago

ABOUT MATERION: Materion Corporation (NYSE: MTRN) is one of the world’s premier high performance advanced materials companies, dedicated to providing solutions that enable our customers’ technologies and drive their growth. Materion is a unique, rapidly growing, advanced materials solutions company enabling our customers' high-value technology and long-term success. Our advanced materials are used in a variety of electrical, electronic, thermal and structural applications. Products include precious and non-precious specialty metals, precision optical filters, inorganic chemicals and powders, specialty coatings, specialty engineered beryllium alloys, beryllium and beryllium composites, and engineered clad and plated metal systems.  We offer competitive salary, incentive bonus opportunity, tuition reimbursement, a competitive retirement plan, comprehensive healthcare and dental coverage and advancement opportunities.


Reporting to the Director of Manufacturing,  the Production Manager manages and directs all manufacturing activities within the Inlay Products Departments to produce world class products.


  • Coordinates the daily work activities required to execute the work schedule consistent with company goals and objectives
  • Recommends the most efficient use of equipment to produce a quality product on a timely basis and in accordance with planned schedule
  • Assigns work to employees based on available equipment and the employee’s ability and product knowledge
  • Schedules overtime as required to execute the production schedule and gives directions to  Supervisors on 2nd & 3rd Shift.
  • Communicates with other departments, units and shifts to determine their needs, problems, etc. to ensure that all work is completed in a timely fashion
  • Assist swith problem resolution, delays, and differences taking appropriate action as necessary
  • Responsible for employee compliance with established company policy and procedures, takes appropriate corrective action when necessary within established guidelines
  • Responsible for establishing and maintaining an effective training program for new and transferred employees and monitors progress of trainees
  • Supervises the timely and accurate completion of all required records and data entry
  • Investigates errors to determine root causes and recommends corrective action
  • Work closely with Engineering to make recommendations for process improvements, equipment modifications and tooling to reduce scrap, improve quality and productivity
  • Requisition all necessary supplies and follow up to ensure there is no interruption in production and coordinates closely with purchasing as required
  • Work closely with the Maintenance Department by requesting and coordinating repairs to equipment when necessary; schedules and coordinates down time of equipment for preventive maintenance to minimize production interruptions
  • Ensure that all employees work safely, strictly adhering to all safety rules and regulations and the proper use of all safety equipment and PPE as required
  • Completes performance appraisals for all assigned employees, set goals and objectives consistent with department or unit goals
  • Recommends wage increases, promotions, transfers and adjust employee responsibilities when necessary
  • Interview job applicants and provide input in the hiring decision
  • Responsible for department cleanliness, appearance, and housekeeping
  • Conduct meetings with department personnel to insure that they are informed on business developments, policy changes and upcoming departmental plans, including quality initiatives
  • Recommend corrective action up to and including termination and counsel employees when required
  • Communicate with Purchasing on raw material requirements
  • Coordinate with Customer Service, Production Scheduling, and Department Leads on various expedited priorities


  • BS in Business Management, Engineering discipline or equivalent experience
  • Minimum of 5+ years of management experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to communicate effectively with all levels within the organization, as well as customers, vendors, and contractors
  • Strong problem solving ability and leadership skills in a complex manufacturing environment
  • Ability to manage competing or changing priorities
  • Strong computer skills, including use of MS Office
  • Previous experience using SAP or other comparable MRP system
  • Experience with LeanSix Sigma practices on the manufacturing floor is a preferred