Permanent, south of Rochester location, 70 - 90K salary
Responsible for leading the manufacturing activities of a focus factory consisting of multiple manufacturing cells and manufacturing support members, including manufacturing engineers, quality and material control, supervisors and group leaders. Requires a results-based mindset and a proven track record for making both process and organizational change. Supervises factory’s leadership team and manufacturing support members, including manufacturing engineers, quality and material control, supervisors and group leaders.
- Directly supervise leadership team to ensure “key success factors” are met.
- Conduct staffing/shop load forecasting.
- Evaluate factory layout and manage product flow.
- Recommend and implement work schedules for all departments connected with production.
- Lead implementation of lean and quality improvement projects, as well as identifying waste minimization and material reduction opportunities.
- Responsible for proper maintenance of plant equipment.
- Initiate and recommend revisions to production methods and material handling procedures including requests for capital equipment.
- Review and approve recommended changes to personnel and rates.
- Identify and justify capital expenditures.
- Interview candidates for employment. Ensure newly hired members receive proper training and support during “learning” period.
- Ensure members are properly trained (and cross-trained) to support current needs and future vision. Develop the next group of leaders.
- Contribute to planning and communicating the plant’s future vision to the members of the focus factory.
- Hands-on leadership skills, with proven record of being directly involved with driving change required.
- Strong analytical, quantitative and business communications skills required.
- 2 to 5 years direct experience in leading Lean and Lean Sigma teams preferred.
- Working knowledge of ergonomics preferred.
- Ability to review customer demand and make staffing adjustments by area to beat plant goals.
- Sufficient understanding of accounting to be able to monitor financial progress and take corrective action to ensure proper cost control.
- Bachelor of Science Degree, preferable in Industrial/Mechanical Engineering or Production/Operations Management; any technical or business discipline degree combined with manufacturing management experience will be considered.
- Minimum of 7 years previous manufacturing experience, including participation in enterprise level engagements in lean manufacturing initiatives with quantifiable improvement results.
- Minimum of 5 years experience in a leadership role.