Production Manager


Springfield, MA

Industry: Manufacturing / Diversified


Not Specified years

Posted 359 days ago

  by    Inga Hotaling

Our client is a successful, growing manufacturer of high quality machined metal components for leading clients in the aerospace, oil/gas, commercial, and industrial sectors. This non-traditional company offers a collaborative, open environment where people are respected and valued for what they know while adhering to a set of “Core Values”.

They are enhancing their management team with a Production Manager who will participate in strategic planning and provide day-to-day, hands-on leadership. The Production Manager is responsible for production throughput, on-time delivery, managing production personnel, and providing technical guidance/support.

There are several key strategic initiatives that need to be accomplished:

  • Manages all resources in a harmonious manner that promotes and cultivates an atmosphere that emphasizes teamwork, respect, accountability, and a desire to improve all Safety, Quality, Delivery and Cost objectives. 
  • Ensures all Safety and Quality standards, process and procedures are followed; ensures all objectives are regularly exceeded.
  • Develop a systemized production scheduling process
  • Develop production performance metrics
  • Improve employee productivity through cross-training and multi-tasking
  • Implement lean manufacturing initiatives

Specific Job Responsibilities:

  • Establish and manage the production schedule to meet customer delivery requirements
  • Manage the production team
  • Provide technical support to the production team, engaging engineering when necessary
  • Identify and lead improvement initiatives
  • Capacity planning
  • Complete performance appraisals of all production personnel
  • Support and drive team building initiatives
  • Conduct production meetings
  • Communicate directly with customers and upper management regarding production status

Qualified Candidate Characteristics and Experience:

  • Demonstrated performance in a similar production management role
  • Experience managing the production of an aerospace machining facility
  • Ability to handle multiple challenges simultaneously
  • Lean / CI experience
  • Extensive Machining experience / knowledge – CNC Lathe and Milling
$80K - $90K