Production Manager

Less than 5 years experience  •  Retail / Diversified

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 10/02/17
Less than 5 years experience
Retail / Diversified
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 10/02/17

Mercedes-Benz: Building Exceptional Vehicles… and Careers!

The best chapters in Alabama’s automotive success story are yet to come. The Mercedes-Benz automobile of the future will be different; greener, more efficient, safer, and even more fascinating. Only one thing will never change – It will wear a star.

MBUSI is home to the GL, GLE, and GLA-Class Sport Utility Vehicles, as well as the C-Class coupe.  Our facility is one of the most advanced automotive manufacturing facilities in the world, with nearly 5 million square feet under one roof. The plant, located in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama, is positioned in an area of natural beauty and abundant natural resources.

MBUSI offers an excellent compensation and benefits package including health and life insurance, 401(k) and pension plans, and on-site child development and wellness facilities. MBUSI is committed to excellence and actively promotes teamwork, safety, quality, and continuous improvement within its ranks. Our Team Members share a common goal to always be the best premium auto manufacturer in North America.                                             

Mercedes-Benz, U.S. International, Inc provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants.  Mercedes-Benz U.S. International, Inc. follows all local, state and federal laws in all aspects of business.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply for any open positions.

Purpose of the Position: Under general directions, this position assists in the planning and operations of all production activities for one of the rotating shifts in the various departments; supervising the operations process during the assigned shift rotation assuring that all safety, quality, productivity, cost and human relations functions are performed in a satisfactory and timely manner.    Essential Functions:  (List all basic responsibilities related to the purpose of the position)Demonstrate leadership in the area of safety by understanding and promoting accident prevention and ensuring the safety of all team members. Work closely with Human Resources and the Safety Department to implement MBUSI safety policies and procedures. Teach and implement the 5S program in the day to day operations. Ensure that CI targets are achieved with the help of production planning.  Identifies potential quality problems thru P.T. build and start up trials. Identifies potential equipment related quality problems during the start-up trials and normal operations. Plan and implement quality programs and checks (PDCA). Adheres to the Quality Departments’ role and responsibilities, target goals in relation to operations. Support continuous improvement opportunities thru analysis of current conditions and follow up as required to assure results are sustained. “Next process is the customer” philosophy. Identify bottleneck processes, problem solves and then performs PDCA. Identify and analyze trends, manage system issues and initiate cross-functional countermeasures. Utilization of and analysis of downtime information. Implementation of MPS. Support the production function from body to assembly. Maintain the proper working inventory process. Perform time analysis/continuous improvement activities. Coordinate production activity in order to meet safety, quality criteria and productivity across the production floor.Be responsible to increase the level of health and safety throughout the plant by conducting safety audits and promoting safe work. Manage, motivate and develop Team Members using target agreements and performance appraisals, founded on our mission statement & corporate values, and provision of purposeful internal communications in order to achieve the agreed objectives. Ensure that the necessary training appropriate to the needs of individual employees and the tasks assigned to them is provided. Inform subordinated employees about the relevant provisions and instructing them to comply with the provisions. Ensure that they are implemented properly.           Plan, agree and manage the budget and headcount in accordance with key performance indicators. Monitor compliance with budget targets, introduce and supervise cost-cutting measures where necessary, in liaison with the Group Leaders, and develop an awareness of costs among staff.


QUALIFICATIONS: Education, Experience and Necessary Skills all must be met in order to qualify for position.   Education:  Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Business or Management or the equivalent combination of education and experience.            Experience: Three (3) years’ experience in a Production area in an automotive manufacturing facility.

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