Production Manager

RainBird   •  

Azusa, CA

Industry: Agriculture


5 - 7 years

Posted 266 days ago

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The position is responsible for Production Operations of the Azusa Manufacturing Facility.  The plant is a high volume operation that assembles irrigation system components.  The position has accountability for safety, quality, delivery, and productivity performance.  The individual must manage a performance-driven and continuous-improvement environment.


  • Drive daily production results by systemically managing the critical daily actions required to meet operation requirements
  • Supervise and develop production supervisors to ensure that the organization is aligned to meet daily production requirements
  • Be a strategic thinker to solve reoccurring problems with sustainable long term solutions
  • Have a proven track record of operational excellence based on lean manufacturing principles and methods
  • Design and implement plans to continuously improve safety, quality, delivery, productivity and cost
  • Communicate effectively in an environment with both English and Spanish native speakers
  • Coordinate the hiring and training of direct employees, including headcount planning and performance management
  • Ensure that issues affecting production are defined and communicated to maintenance, quality, engineering, and materials personnel for resolution
  • Be an integral team member of groups working on new product and machine introduction



  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, leadership, and technical skills, particularly with respect to a manufacturing environment
  • B.S. in a technical or business discipline
  • At least 5 years of experience in a production or manufacturing engineering role, including at least 3 years of managing daily operations
  • Lean manufacturing and six sigma methods
  • Experience with high volume automated manufacturing
  • History of increasing responsibilities with a proven track record of achieving sustainable results



  • Bilingual - English and Spanish
  • IE, MBA or other graduate business degree
  • Previous experience as a Plant Manager with P&L and budget responsibility
  • Experience in supply chain management, logistics, or quality
  • Experience in high volume assembly
  • Six Sigma Certification