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Production Department Manager - Global HQ, Eureka MO, USA

Position Description

Responsible for directing and coordinating operational activities within the department, including staffing, quality, production standards, and cost management.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Ensures department staff is trained, scheduled, utilized, and accountable to daily production, performance, and quality standards.
  • Ensures attainment of production schedules with products that meet or exceed customer expectations.
  • Initiates plans and processes which minimize manufacturing costs through effective utilization of labor, equipment, materials, capital, and processes.
  • Ensures safe working environment within the department and facility, and ensures employees follow prescribed safe work practices.
  • Ensures equipment is in optimal working and safe condition. Coordinates required maintenance and repairs. Ensures housekeeping is to standards.
  • Identifies and justifies capital investments to meet product requirements and/or provide cost savings opportunities.
  • Coordinates resources and schedules with other operating departments.
  • Provides technical manufacturing insight and support into product and process capability, design, and improvement activities.
  • Ensures employees and processes operate in an environmentally responsible manner
  • Promotes waste minimization, energy conservation, and other efforts to meet environmental objectives
  • Other duties as assigned to meet departmental and company objectives.

Knowledge /Skills /Abilites

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to prioritize effectively.
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, and management skills.
  • Strong analytical and technical skills. CNC machining knowledge very beneficial.
  • Ability to assimilate and retain quickly a variety of information concerning company organization, policy and products.
  • Proficient skill level in Microsoft Office products.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and prioritize effectively.
  • Ability to exercise discretion and maintain confidentiality.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision.

Education / Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in production, engineering, business, or technical studies. Equivalent relevant experience may be substituted for degree.
  • 5 years’ experience in manufacturing supervision or management, preferably in metals machining and manufacturing

Physical Requirements

  • Work in conditions typical of a manufacturing environment – noise, dust, odors
  • Able to wear prescribed personal protective equipment – safety shoes, safety glasses, hearing protection, etc.
  • Ability to lift up to 35 pounds.
  • Ability to stand, sit, and walk for extended periods of time
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