Manufacturing Manager

Job Purpose:
The Manufacturing Manager will provide leadership for and coordinate activities of the Production group for all shifts. He/she will manage team in accordance with company policies and procedures.
Responsibilities include the following (other duties may be assigned as needed):
o Direct the enforcement of safety practices and ensure that adequate controls exist to prevent injuries and accidents. Review safety performance and provide corrective actions as appropriate. Work closely with the HSE Engineer and Safety Committee to accomplish a safe working environment.
o Ensure customer satisfaction through active promotion of MAC Quality Policy. Assure that departments are following established Policies/Procedures/Work Instructions/etc. Assure that all prescribed records and documents are properly completed and maintained. Review performance and provide corrective actions as appropriate.
o Accomplish 100% on-time delivery through effective planning, prioritizing, and coordinating. Investigate delivery failures to determine root cause and provide effective corrective action.
o Develop long-range planning initiatives for the Production group; this will include continuously evaluating the plant's resources, capacities, capabilities, expenses, etc. to meet short and long-term growth goals.
o Work closely with the Production Control team to ensure proper production requirements planning and monitor performance.
o Maintain effective communications with all support groups to ensure that proper attention is given to the manufacturing processes.
o Work closely with team to coordinate resources and prioritize tasks. This is to be accomplished with optimum utilization of resources while meeting customer needs and expectations.
o Drive the development, review, and revision of standard operational and working practices and observe employees to ensure compliance.
o Develop and analyze production and operating reports and resolve operational, manufacturing, and maintenance problems to ensure minimum costs and prevent operational delays.
o Conduct various skills assessments and performance evaluations for direct reports. Establish employee goals. Assure consistency and progress is accomplished among entire Production group.
o Develop/strengthen Production team through proper training, coaching, and guidance.
o Drive 5S and housekeeping activities to achieve and maintain excellence.
o Ensure participation by all team members in continual improvement and cost reduction activities.
o Assist in planning the operating budget for all areas of accountability.
o Work to build effective rapport with all internal and external groups in order to promote smooth and efficient business.
o Foster a proper working environment through fair, consistent, and respectful treatment of employees. Resolve employee relation issues through effective remediation techniques. Utilize Human Resources team and/or Plant Manager to assist in solving difficult work-related issues.
o Provide leadership to team:
o Work to develop positive attitude on shop floor.
o Work to foster a culture of ownership, passion, loyalty, and a sense of urgency by MAC employees.
o Instill mindset of teamwork and cooperation among team members and other departments.
o Lead by example.
o Minimum 10 years of experience in a ductile iron casting facility. Automotive experience preferred.
o Bachelor's degree from a four-year college or a minimum of 2 years of experience in foundry management.
o Minimum 5 years working directly with Disamatic molding machine and supporting green sand preparation system.
o Have a complete understanding of core and molding process and identifying and solving issues related to quality, productivity and labor efficiency.
o Previous experience in melting/refractory area management.
o Previous experience in finishing department management.
o Must understand through put cost as it relates to raw materials and equipment.
Technical Competencies:
o Ability to read and interpret blueprints and work instructions.
o Good math skills.
o Solid computer skills (i.e. Microsoft Word, Excel PowerPoint).
o Strong troubleshooting skills utilizing problem-solving techniques (i.e. Pareto Charts, Fishbone Diagrams, 6 Sigma, Shainin techniques, AFS/Cast Metals Institute courses)
Non-Technical Competencies:
o Strong communication skills (verbal, written, listening).
o Leadership skills (positive "can do" attitude, ability to motivate, influence, and foster loyalty).
o People/Team development skills (training, coaching, and team-building).
o Results-oriented and takes ownership.
o Polished conflict resolution skills.
o Solid judgment (creative, problem-solver, sound decision maker).
o Strong performance skills (plan, organize, execute, get results, verify).
Supervisory Responsibility:
The Manufacturing Manager provides leadership, supervision and direction to the Production group for all shifts.

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