We are seeking a Production Manager to join our team. The position is a hands-on Management position that will work closely with Senior Management to direct and manage the day-to-day operations of assigned manufacturing departments. This person will manage utilization of equipment, facilities, and personnel to obtain maximum efficiency and meet performance objectives. This position will lead, coach, and set direction for multiple line leaders and supervisors on a regular basis.

MUST COMMUTE TO NORTHBRIDGE, MA – NO Relocation Package

Requirements:

  • Minimum 10 years of experience in a manufacturing environment.
  • Complex machine installation experience and the ability to manage multiple projects at one time.
  • Working knowledge of basic safety standards, piping, and electrical standards, and other fundamental industrial and mechanical standards is highly desirable
  • Experience as a liaison between production/manufacturing and facilitation of design for the manufacturing process.
  • Effective communicator and leader makes commitments and delivers on promises.
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.
  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.

Production Manager Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree (preferably in an engineering discipline) or equivalent experience.
  • Experience and training in safe work environments, capital improvement, and maintaining compliance with state and federal regulations.
  • Strong organizational, analytical and communication skills
  • Proficient with Windows operating systems and Microsoft Office programs
  • Experience with Six Sigma or equivalent LEAN tools.
  • 8-10 years’ experience and/or training with at least 5 years in a supervisory position; or equivalent combination of education that would provide the level of knowledge, skill and ability required
  • Must be familiar with how basic plant equipment functions (pumps, hydraulics, electricity, compressors, chillers, etc.)
  • Complex machine installation: 8 years (Preferred)

Production Manager Responsibilities:

  • Clear champion for a safe culture and driver towards an accident-free workplace
  • Provides clear leadership, coaching and direction to team in alignment with Company objectives and vision
  • Coordinate and communicate with plant operations, maintenance, engineering, and management personnel on a day-to-day basis while performing duties
  • Demonstrate a proactive approach to operations by working with the other departments to balance operations for the good of the Company
  • Creates strategic plans and actions to ensure that production delivers its annual objectives
  • Coaches Supervisors in developing leadership standards and practices to achieve highest levels productivity
  • Performs routine checks on various daily management systems related to the daily direction setting process
  • Maintains the highest standards in product quality and consumer satisfaction
  • Directs and coordinates activities to promote operational efficiency, waste reduction, cost effectiveness, and safety
  • Full responsibility for continuous improvement of department performance metrics and customer satisfaction.
  • Manage capital plan and coordinate priorities within the overall Company capital plan
  • Responsible for P&Ls and financial performance, including labor, materials, and waste
  • Provide support for budgeting cycle targeted at delivering year over year savings
  • Generates and provides reliable information to measure the performance of assigned departments
  • Ensures training programs are established and meeting the needs of assigned departments
  • Other duties as assigned

Physical Demands:

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential function of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; sit; use hand to finger, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to reach with hands and arms and stoop, kneel or crouch.
  • Occasionally required to lift and / or move up to 50 pounds.
  • Must be able to distinguish colors accurately