Production Manager

Watts Water Technologies   •  

Blauvelt, NY

Industry: Manufacturing


Not Specified years

Posted 235 days ago

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The Production Manager is fullyresponsible for order fulfillment for a complete product line orproduct lines. He/She isresponsible for the supervision of both salaried and hourly cross functional personnel. He/She implementsLean principles in their area; provides support and oversees the work performed by the LeadAssociates; and maintains the physical plant within the assigned area.Under the direction ofthe VP of Operations, manage, direct, and lead the manufacturing initiative to achieve the objective of high quality / low cost producer.


  • Leads cross-functional team to direct the order fulfillment process for assigned product lines
  • Establishes and maintains key performance measures throughout the manufacturing environment
  • Evaluates in-house manufacturing vs. outsourcing, quality control and workforce balance
  • Accountable for managing overall strategic production planning practices taking into consideration short term/long term production requirements
  • Supervises all work performed in their area; offering coaching/mentoring or corrective action when appropriate
  • Responsible for managing operational inventory to ensure adequate stocking levels for immediate production items and forecasting for future requirements
  • Creates operations budgets, identifies resource needs, and works with other management teams in determining financial needs of the product line(s)
  • Provides leadership in the areas of continuous improvement of customer focused metrics, quality and safety
  • Maintains daily visual production boards for efficient production performance; provides prioritized production scheduling to all Lead Associates and team members
  • Drives Lean initiatives; including facilitation, process mapping, spaghetti charting, identification and elimination of the 7 wastes, takt-time, balanced flow process, visual factory, empowered team meetings, total safety, standardized work and world class 5S standards
  • Leads the effort in safety compliance, improvement and promoting awareness in accordance with company safety requirements and guidelines; drives 5S into production on a daily basis
  • Provides technical manufacturing assistance. Maintains knowledge of plant's processes, techniques, tools, materials, machines and equipment
  • Leads Lean transformation efforts throughout the organization
  • Responds to line down issues and provide leadership to root cause analysis and corrective action plan execution
  • Conducts regularly scheduled Lead Associate meetings
  • Provides technical assistance to the Lead Associates and team members
  • Ensures equipment is maintained in accordance with Company guidelines
  • Reviews and updates ECO’s
  • Approves weekly attendance records on E-Time for team members
  • Ensures quality standards are met will all products
  • Administers AERCO policies and procedures
  • Additional projects as necessary


Bachelor’s Degree


  • Direct supervision of Production’s Planner/Buyers, Manufacturing Engineer, and Production Supervisor
  • Perform annual performance appraisals of Team on a timely basis
  • Lead team to work in a safe manner at all times and comply with safety policies and standards


  • Demonstrates ability to be a team player by actively participating in assigned teams as well as intercompany, cross-functional and/or special committees
  • Demonstrated ability to manage/lead cross functional teams
  • Sense of Urgency
  • Knowledge and expertise in Lean Manufacturing
  • Must possess a desire to excel and a “hands on” management style
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and projects simultaneously
  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills
  • Strong management and leadership skills to include coaching and facilitating
  • Well developed organizational skills
  • Must excel in a team environment
  • Must embrace change
  • Minimum 7 years supervisory experience in a manufacturing environment


  • While performing duties of the job, employee is required to sit; stand; walk; use hands to handle objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; talk and hear
  • Employee will occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 pounds
  • Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus


  • Office and shop floor working environment
  • Noise level is constant with intervals of spikes
  • Required to wear safety glasses and utilize othersafety equipment as required while present on the shop floor