Production Manager

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Dover Food Retail
    December 4, 2020
    Sylmar, CA
    Job Type


    We are looking for a Production Manager who will be responsible for the day to day operations, safety, quality and production of the employees in your department. This includes setting the production schedules, training employees on their daily tasks, and supervision of those in your department. Implements policies and procedures and recommends improvements in production methods, equipment, operating procedures and working conditions.

    In addition, manage different factors in both short term and longer-term perspectives, in driving to assist, support, direct, and lead efforts that result in meeting production goals on a daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly and yearly basis.

    What you’ll be responsible for in this role:

    • Develop and execute a production schedule covering over 100 people in 2 shifts and build product manufactured to exacting specifications in small lots.
    • Prevent unneeded production waste by continuously improving processes and quality.
    • Able to inquire, assess, analyze and make decisions.
    • Able to train all levels of employees in operations tools and process.
    • Able to engage employees in order to understand their role, level of expertise in various processes and express their value to the organization.
    • Ability to build a stable, high-performing team
    • Able to conduct effective meetings on an on-going basis with all levels of employees.
    • Accurately balance production loads for the manufacturing department to meet deadlines for completion of orders.
    • Work under tight deadlines and help maintain smooth flow of operations
    • Work with Order intake, Engineering, Design and Manufacturing teams regarding cost, scheduling for multiple projects daily
    • Optimize and enter glass production orders and send orders to production floor
    • Monitor and report on any production delays/issues
    • Maintain and monitor glass/materials inventory continually to ensure no production delays
    • Provide feedback to Senior Management on process solutions
    • Support production floor teams on an as needed basis and notify Senior Management immediately of any delays/issues as they arise
    • Maximize glass usage

    What are the basic qualifications?

    • Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain or Industrial Engineering or other relevant discipline
    • 7+ years managing a custom manufacturing operation.

    What are the preferred qualifications?

    • Six Sigma and/or Lean Manufacturing certification a plus
    • Data analysis experience preferred
    • Manufacturing/production planning/optimization experience preferred

    To be a great fit for the role:

    • Proficiency in MS Word, MS Excel, Outlook; basic skills in PowerPoint and Explorer
    • Knowledge of the AS 400 system and/or Oracle is a plus.
    • English and Metric System - e.g., units and measurements: length, time, fractions and decimal
    • Basic Algebra, Statistical Process Control
    • Knowledge of automated manufacturing systems
    • Ability to read manufacturing blueprints
    • Bilingual English/Spanish
    • Experience with data entry
    • Organized
    • Ability to manage time properly
    • Self-starter
    • Fast learner
    • Critical thinking
    • Six Sigma and/or Lean Manufacturing techniques
    • Track record of success in complex, custom manufacturing environment
    • Able to set goals and meet them

    Physical Requirements:

    • Regularly required to walk, sit and stand for prolonged periods of time.
    • Gross manual dexterity (operate a motor vehicle) is also required.
    • Ability to reach with arms and hands; bend, kneel, crouch and/or crawl as well as the ability to see and hear.
    • Able to work night shifts and on weekends when required.
    • General office environment
    • Ability to sit for long periods of time.
    • Ability to move about in office, warehouse and manufacturing facilities.
    • Requires frequent travel between local (within 50 miles) facilities.

    Work Environment and Safety:

    • Manufacturing Environment – safety gear such as boots, glasses and earplugs will be required and provided.
    • Exposure to disagreeable elements is limited.
    • The incumbent must be able to perform this job safely without endangering the health or safety of self or others.

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