Primary Job Function:
This position is responsible for leading all aspects of the manufacturing operations for the Hammond location.
This includes managing the day-to-day operations to support overall strategic initiatives related to the people, product and processes. First line production supervisors on both shifts will report directly to the Operations Manager.
- Work with the Safety Manager to take the lead in improving safety throughout the plant including the participation in monthly safety meetings and other workplace initiatives.
- Ensures operational efficiencies are achieved on a daily basis along with identifying new areas for improvement to supportLeanManufacturing initiatives.
- Identify key areas of cost reduction.
- Lead & support employee involvement teams along with executing innovation ideas with plant-wide focused teams.
- Execute on various 5S, SMED & waste reduction projects throughout the plant.
- Manage the daily issues associated with all levels of company to ensure accountability while maintaining excellent working relationship.
- Lead & participate in regular meetings with the Union leadership on a monthly basis.
- Work with the Materials Manager to ensure material is readily available and the appropriate resources are set forth to support the production schedule.
- Collaborate with Engineering and Quality to ensure manufacturing processes are being followed to our quality standards and documented appropriately.
- Bachelor’s degree in a related field preferably with five or more years of hands on experience in a similar manufacturing position and/or discipline.
- Strong knowledge of Lean Principles such as OEE (Overall Equipment Effectiveness), 5S, SMED, Value Stream Mapping & Muda (waste) reduction.
- Strong presentation skills with experience in executing plans working through all levels of the company.
- Must be innovative, creative and willing to find a solution.
- Must have strong team building skills.
- Must have a strong sense of urgency.
- Union experience a plus.
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