As delegated by the Operations Manager, responsible for managing the day-to-day production, maintenance and delivery operations of a multi-shift Plant in accordance with operating procedures and to achieve production, efficiency and quality results. Implements Plant's production planning and control; transportation and shipping/receiving; Plant and equipment maintenance program; quality control including the full compliance with FR requirements; employee health and safety programs/functions and related compliance; training and development of assigned staff for assigned areas. Position will be responsible for leadership in the absence of Operations Manager.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Schedules, plans and controls production activities, including the supervision of Plant Supervisors and production employees and drivers, in order to ensure continuous and efficient production in appropriate quantity and quality
Directs quality teams and CAPA process
Uses lean manufacturing principles to continuously improve associates and the flow of production through the facility
Assists in the hiring, training, evaluating and development as well as handling disciplinary actions as indicated, personally or through Plant Supervisors
Fosters positive working relationships, and responds proactively to employee concerns or problems
Oversees compliance and enforces adherence to health and safety, DOT and Vehicle (Tractor/Trailers), and other Company and/or regulatory programs
Plans and implements safety policies and procedures in compliance with local, state and federal OSHA rules and regulations.
Investigates, and/or oversees the investigation of work related incidents, accidents and injuries
Ensures appropriate documentation and notifications are prepared and all protocols are followed.
Ensures the full implementation, maintenance and overall compliance of various quality control and FR programs; and ensures adherence to overall Quality Assurance programs for incoming materials, work in process, and finished goods.
Inspects and documents required incoming raw materials samplings, monitors and analyzes Plant departmental quality review documentation, conducts regular teardown inspections, and maintains returned goods inspection program; documents and follows up on corrective actions that may be indicated.
Collects, compiles, and analyzes data and statistics; reviews for trends, and makes appropriate system and procedural recommendations to management
Monitors any system and/or procedural changes made to ensure expected results
Prepares various other standard and ad hoc reports for internal analysis; use in internal analysis, hearings, lawsuits and insurance investigations; and top management, plant management, plant committees and employees.
Reviews production and operating reports and resolves operational, manufacturing, and maintenance problems to ensure minimum costs and prevent operational delays.
Implements and oversees inventory control system for tick and other raw materials
Coordinates with other Plant personnel or Group contacts as needed. Investigates back orders and product "falldown" issues.
Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience
5-10 years job-related experience in a lean manufacturing environment
May involve lifting product (up to 100 lbs)
Need solid analytical skills; with good mathematical aptitude and sound quantitative skills.
This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties or responsibilitiesassociated with the job. Other job-related duties may be assigned.
An Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity Employer * Drug-Free Working Environment.