Area Production Manager

PPG Industries   •  

Lake Charles, LA

5 - 7 years

Posted 201 days ago

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 PPG: We protect and beautify the world.
At PPG, we work every day to develop and deliver the paints, coatings and materials that our customers have trusted for more than 130 years. Through dedication and creativity, we solve our customers’ biggest challenges, collaborating closely to find the right path forward. With headquarters in Pittsburgh, we operate and innovate in more than 70 countries. We serve customers in construction, consumer products, industrial and transportation markets and aftermarkets. To learn more, visit and follow @ PPG on Twitter.   Why join us:
With PPG, you will find meaning in your work every day, and engage in opportunities that will shape you, personally and professionally.
• Your personal strengths will empower you to succeed and make an impact from day one.
• You will be inspired to learn and grow, and to get the support you need to identify and achieve your boldest career aspirations.
• Your passion to excel will be fueled by your connection to world-class partners, industry experts, the best and brightest colleagues, and future forward technologies.
• Your contributions will not only meet the challenges of our global customers, but help theme propel their industries forward.
• You will be welcomed into a culture where everyone’s ideas and contributions are valued and encouraged.
Just like you, we are driven to make a difference in our world.   Key Responsibilities Drive change and strategic direction for all aspects of manufacturing within the assigned area. Accountable for delivering EHS, Production, Quality, and Cost goals and objectives.  Lead organization to develop short to mid-term area plans, including improvement activities, and organize team members to execute the plans to achieve strategy   Responsible for meeting production plans for assigned area.  Directly supervises shift supervisors and technical staff.  Promotes teamwork, resolving conflict, and building strong work relationships as well as providing training and counseling for staff.  Keeps staff informed of changes in business climate, environmental regulations, labor policy, quality considerations, and other conditions that could affect operations.  Along with the Production/Operations Manager,responsible for developing and managingbudgetfor the assigned area, including expense, production forecast, operating rates, raw materials, and various operational supplies and services.


Experience and Education   BS or MS in Mechanical or Chemical Engineering, or equivalent years of relevant experience.  Minimum of 5 years of hands-on experience in industrial manufacturing project engineering or similar experience.   Functional and Technical Skills   Leadership experience and the ability to work with a diverse population of employees and contractors. Demonstrated ability to lead an organization through influence and engagement; empowering the team. Demonstrated ability to lead strategic initiatives (multi-year program implementation). Strong understanding of complex continuous manufacturing operations.  Must possess strong interpersonal skills and be detail oriented.  Must be able to communicate effectively with all levels.  Self-starter with demonstrated ability to lead and drive operations improvements.  Strong computer skills.