Job Description

The Production Manager's primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Be a champion and strong role model for safety, environmental and health strategies, policies, practices and behaviors.
  • Actively participates and supports all Safety Committee activities
  • Sustains and leads by example on acceptable 5S standards and discipline levels.
  • Makes sure his team keeps areas clean and aisles free of unnecessary items and WIP.
  • Ensures the safety of the crew by enforcing proper Personal Protective Equipment and Dress Code rules throughout the department(s).
  • Maintains acceptable housekeeping according to 5S standards
  • Ensure all products and components meet Quality Standards according to SOP’s.
  • Drives First Time Quality (FTQ) process in all areas
  • Delivers acceptable scrap controls and metrics
  • Conducts root cause analysis to eliminate/reduce scrap and/or rework.
  • Maintains effective communication with engineering to report design issues with parts (pipe, flanges, and fixtures).
  • Advises on the operating unit's design, configuration/layout, size, specific equipment/tools and capabilities to optimize efficiency while controlling/reducing cost.
  • Ensuring that all material entering and exiting the department’s area are properly identified and accounted for in IFS system in accordance with ISO procedures.
  • Ensures proper movement of material in accordance with the schedule, while meeting the hourly, daily, and weekly production output targets for the department.
  • Ensuring internal and external customer quality and production expectations are met on a daily basis
  • Liaise with cross-functional partners to anticipate, mitigate and/or prevent any probable de
  • Fills out shop Routers for each component, orders materials according to pick list and properly reports all produced parts in IFS
  • Plan, schedule and anticipate effective production activities and managing/supervising production operations.
  • Drive and sustain cost-effective, efficient production through the application of lean manufacturing principles.
  • Lead by example on the constant efforts to deploy a robust continuous improvement culture of change to create overburden, variability and waste awareness
  • Actively leads, participate, and/or engage in initiatives and projects aimed at improving KPI’s, problem solving structure, culture and employee retention.
  • Cooperates and interacts daily with non-local business units in order to drive system standardization to improve KPI’s and continuous improvement culture.
  • Implement, sustain and control TPM initiatives
  • Responsible to “Manage by Facts” by maintaining effective visual communication tools
  • Recommend measures to improve production methods, equipment performance and quality of product.
  • Actively promotes company values and leads by example
  • Build, develop, sustain, and retain a high performing team.
  • Maintains acceptable attendance and absenteeism metrics to promote discipline and behavior
  • Creates a positive, healthy, conducive work environment for the team to complete their assigned responsibilities / tasks
  • Collaborates with other Production Managers and/ or departments to flex resources based on daily production conditions
  • Performs basic administration of supervisory responsibilities and documents; hiring, training, completing performance reviews
  • Conducts daily team meetings to proactively review KPI’s metrics and problem solving structure
  • Lead, participate, and present in strategic management meetings.
  • Actively participates as a tour guide/host to support Sales group needs
  • Ensuring proper training of employees in job duties and functions, utilizing Training Database.


  • Bachelor's degree in Industrial engineering, business management, logistics, or process engineering or equivalent combination of education and experience preferred.
  • 7 years of management/supervisory experience with a mid to large size manufacturing company
  • Proven data driven management experience utilizing standard Toyota Production System tools and metrics
  • Proven experience in managing cultural turnaround
  • Demonstrated problem solving skills following DMAIC or PDCA structure
  • Excellent communication skills: speaking, writing, listening
  • Articulate and persuasive; can communicate difficult and complex matters in a straightforward, transparent manner
  • Ability to multi-task and work extended hours under pressure as necessary by demand
  • Strong and independent organizational, analytical, detailed planning and project management skills
  • Strong working knowledge and experience in lean manufacturing and quality programs, with the ability to identify improvement opportunities to eliminate/reduce overburden, variability and waste.
  • Must be able to properly communicate with crew in a highly professional and respectable manner
  • Lean or Six Sigma training or certification highly desired
  • Bilingual in Spanish highly desirable
  • Ability to read, understand and interpret 2D drawings
  • Basic computer skills
  • Ability to use measuring devices (caliper, tape measure, etc.)


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