GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF POSITION
Responsible for supervising staff who manufacture assigned Franklin Electric products. Meets budgetary goals for efficiency, finances, safety, and scrap. This is a 1st shift position.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Leads the activities of the manufacturing team members.
- Implements and maintains safety standards as required by law and company policy.
- Manages the production schedule. Coordinates production startups, shutdowns, and changeovers.
- Manages employee performance, hiring, discipline, development, and recourse planning.
- Ensures the appropriate level of accountability for manufacturing goals and objectives.
- Plans and monitors capacity maximization.
- Monitors and takes appropriate timely improvement action to meet manufacturing quality and quantity.
- Leads continuous improvement activities for assigned functions.
- Follows up on production processes to ensure quality specifications are met and takes immediate corrective action to correct any substandard work.
- Actively participates in cross-functional teams to help achieve the department goals.
- Anticipates and determines causes in production delays and takes appropriate actions to meet daily schedules.
- Reviews reoccurring maintenance and/or repair problems with manufacturing engineering to help determine the appropriate action to correct the root cause.
- Studies the department operations to assist in the development of new or improved methods of tooling and/or production processes.
- Performs other related duties as required or assigned.
- Supervises supervisory and/or non-supervisory employee(s).
- Interviewing and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance, rewarding, and disciplining employees; assisting in addressing complaints and resolving problems.
- Working with Human Resources on employee issues.
Skills and Abilities
- Knows statistical process control.
- Effectively communicates information and responds to questions in person-to-person and small group situations with customers, clients, the general public, and other employees of the organization.
- Maintains confidentiality and uses discretion with business information.
- Reads and understands documents such as policy manuals, safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
- Writes routine reports and correspondence.
- Adds, subtracts, multiplies, and divides numbers (using currency and other forms of measurement).
- Utilizes common-sense understanding in order to carry out written, oral, or diagrammed instructions.
- Deals with problems involving several known variables in situations of routine nature.
- Plans the time, method, manner, and/or performance sequence of own work; may also occasionally assist in planning work assignments performed by others within a limited area of operation.
- Frequently makes decisions of both minor and major importance, which may affect the work operations of other employees and/or clientele to a moderate degree.
- Completes some moderately repetitive tasks.
- Uses noncomplex machines and equipment (adding machines, calculators, copy/fax machines, etc.).
- Visually distinguishes and interprets wording and symbols from such work tools as blueprints, work instructions, books, manuals, and computer screens.
- Multitasks projects involving employee, machine, and material issues.
Education and Experience
- Equivalent of four years of high school (required).
- Bachelor's degree in manufacturing, business administration or a related field (preferred).
- Seven to ten years of relevant experience (required). Relevant education can substitute for years of experience.
- Extrusion experience, specifically tubing/pipe extrusion, a plus.
- Three years of supervisory experience in a manufacturing environment (preferred).
- Experience with continuous improvement, Six Sigma methodology (Green or Black Belt), and/or lean manufacturing (preferred).
- Intermediate: Alphanumeric data entry, spreadsheet.
- Basic: Word processing/typing, Internet browser.