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  • Position Summary

    Provides direct, daily leadership to hourly employees in his/her assigned manufacturing area, focusing on core operational values of safety, quality, cost management, and conformance to production schedules to satisfy customer requirements. Fosters a team-oriented work environment founded in open two-way communication, employee participation, and with a goal of never-ending continuous improvement in support of operational objectives.

    Primary Responsibilities

    • Provide daily leadership in his/her assigned area, coordinating the activities of his/her employees, equipment, and the department to ensure conformance to plant/specific area safety practices, quality standards, and to meet required production schedules. Responsible for accurately maintaining employee time and attendance records in TimeCentre.
    • Through a participative style, promotes a work team-oriented environment based on open two-way communication, cooperation, mutual respect and mutual trust.
    • Identifies, evaluates, and develops recommendations for the continuous improvement of safety, product/process quality, productivity, manufacturing costs and schedule performance.
    • Analyzes production performance, identifying capacity and other issues for improving the performance of the operation.
    • Takes initiative to incorporate the appropriate short-term corrective actions where applicable, assists in understanding the root causes of more long-term issues and actively drives the implementation of the appropriate corrective action(s) to prevent future occurrence.
    • Identifies provides and documents the training requirements for his/her employees, securing the necessary resources and tools for developing employees' skills to ensure competency in their assigned jobs.
    • Interfaces daily with personnel from a variety of manufacturing support groups such as maintenance, warehouse, engineering, production planning, quality and purchasing, providing critical information and feedback regarding the necessary day-to-day business activities improvement opportunities.
    • Interfaces and works with individuals at all organizational levels to achieve company, plant, area and departmental division objectives.
    • Responsible for the timely and appropriate response to employee questions, improvement suggestions, and concerns.
    • Provide timely and accurate Performance Evaluations to team members.
    • Performs accident investigations, STOP observations, safety audits, and may be requested to perform explosives audits.
    • Required to communicate essential daily departmental activities to supervisor responsible for the next shift, ensuring smooth operation of the area.
    • Responsible for the accuracy of the inventory, working with the cycle counters to understand discrepancies, discover the root cause for the discrepancy, and take appropriate corrective action to prevent future occurrence.
    • Must be able to work any shift.

    NOTE: This list presents only the principal duties of the position and is not intended to be comprehensive. Other duties and responsibilities may be assigned as dictated by the business needs and conditions. As an essential function of the job, good attendance is required.

    Skills and Education Required

    • A Bachelor's degree from a College or University (Technical or Engineering field preferred, but not required); and four years of supervisory experience in a machine-oriented manufacturing environment; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
    • Must have strong mechanical aptitude.
    • Must possess a solid understanding of safe work habits, manufacturing processes, inventory control, and quality control methods.
    • Previous experience with SAP and an automated time and attendance system preferred.
    • Thorough knowledge and demonstrated use of Microsoft Outlook, Excel, Word and PowerPoint preferred.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
    • Must be able to work in a team environment and interact with other departments of the area and with other divisions/departments of the Company.
    • Strong interpersonal and teambuilding skills.
    • Ability to manage multiple and conflicting priorities.
    • Ability to read, analyze and interpret the appropriate production reports and operations performance documents required to deliver daily performance requirements and continuous improvement activities.
    • Ability to define problems, collect and analyze data, establish facts, draw valid conclusions and make recommendations to management.
    • Accepts accountability for own performance and performance of direct team members as it relates to all pertinent business requirements and activities.

    Work Environment

    • The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions for this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
    • The employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts and/or explosive materials. The employee is occasionally exposed to vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to high.

    Physical Demands

    • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
    • The employee is regularly required to use hands to touch or feel. The employee is regularly required to talk and hear. The employee is frequently required to walk, sit and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. The employee must occasionally push/pull a loaded production buggy weighing up to 600 lbs. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance, color, peripheral vision, and depth perception.


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