Manufacturing Area Manager

Exide Technologies   •  

Columbus, GA

Industry: Transportation Services


5 - 7 years

Posted 358 days ago


Under management direction, is responsible for the organization and implementation of plans, procedures, and policies necessary to maximize utilization of resources in line within specified area to achieve plant goals. Incorporate core values of safety, quality, and employee relations.


  • Supervises Manufacturing Supervisors with respect to production, distribution, volume, cost, quality, and achievement of production plans.

  • Assures, through Manufacturing Supervisors, good employee relations. May conduct employee meetings, approves requisitions, promotions, merit increases, transfers, and discipline.

  • Stimulates maximum efficiency and productivity of both Manufacturing Supervisors and production employees. Assures efficient utilization of equipment and facilities.

  • In conjunction with Manufacturing Supervisors, establishes goals and objectives for assigned departments for review by Plant Manager and Operations Manager. Administers the goal setting/performance appraisal program for the area.

  • Responsible for selection, hiring, and development of Manufacturing Supervisors. Recommends merit increases, promotions, and transfers.

  • Coordinates activities within his area with those of other production areas, plant staff managers, and divisional leaders. In conjunction with Production Control may develop weekly schedules to meet customer requirements.

  • Assures compliance with company and plant policies, health and safety standards, environmental regulations, hazardous waste, and good housekeeping practices.

  • Participates in base plan presentation. Continuously reviews ongoing performance within area of responsibility and takes action to assure achievement of goals.

  • Responsible for cost reduction initiatives with focuses in scrap reduction and departmental uptime.

  • Recommends improvements in equipment and processes. Coordinates, manages, and evaluates the installation of new equipment or processes in area of responsibility.

  • Assures proper maintenance of machines and equipment in area of responsibility. Coordinates longer term planning for major maintenance projects.

  • Assures compliance with quality and process specifications.

  • Maintains the security of products and assets in area of responsibility.

  • Overtime is required to meet internal and external customer requirements.

  • Performs any other duties as assigned.

  • NOTE: This is a general overview of the job duties, not a complete list of essential job functions


  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Engineering, or related field required.

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in manufacturing environment.

  • Minimum 3+ years’ managing employees.

  • Previous Lead Acid battery experience is preferred.

  • Experience with Six Sigma and/or Lean Manufacturing is preferred.


Industrial environment, both inside and outside the plant. The employee will be exposed to lead, fumes, noise, dirt, hazards, chemicals, heat and cold

Requisition ID 2017-1388