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Production Manager

Direct Hire

nSUMMARY: The Production Manager directs and coordinates activities of the production departments in safety, materials management, productivity management, scheduling, preventive maintenance, and 
nhuman resources. Commitment to and support of the Company Core Values are key to success in this position.
n• Participates in bimonthly management level safety audits to ensure safety procedures and policies are being properly utilized
n• Responsible for monitoring and counseling employees to assure safe work practices 
n• When an accident occurs, the Production Manager is responsible for the timely and accurate completion and distribution of the Accident Investigation Report. This includes counseling of employee and the identification and follow through on any corrective action
n• Responsible for all Lockout/Tagout, Right-to-Know and Emergency Evacuation Training
n• Responsible for the annual Lockout/Tagout Audit of department equipment with 100% accuracy
n• Follow Company personnel and product safety requirements including standards such as those from SQF and internal GMPs. This includes the effective maintenance and enforcement of the requirements contained in the SQF Food Safety Management system
n• Follow proper handling, storage, and disposal of hazardous waste in accordance with State and Federal laws
n• Responsible for the production of a quality product, free of defects within specified limits 
n• Responsible for monitoring and tracking spoilage to ensure levels do not exceed Company specified allowance
n• Responsible for reviewing and evaluating questionable materials to determine disposition
n• Responsible for having all materials at the line for start-up and back-up, as well as lined up for the next job to reduce down time
n• Responsible for ensuring that established requirements of maximum efficiencies are realized on all production equipment in the area of responsibility
n• Responsible for accurate record keeping of equipment production rates to ensure problem- solving actions are taken before critical situations arise
n• Responsible for the efficient utilization of direct and indirect labor costs
n• Responsible for the direct coordination with other departments to ensure all necessary materials, including secondary production capabilities (back-up), are available and in working order to facilitate production
n• Must pro-actively seek opportunities to increase productivity through equipment modification, labor reduction, and operator input
n• Respond to and manage resources as directed by Production Scheduling to satisfy production and customer needs
n• Coordinate and/or schedule production staffing according to department capacity and line load for maximum efficiencies
n• Inform and train department personnel to respond to frequent schedule changes as dictated by business and customer needs
n• Schedule operators and mechanical support for designated equipment to meet production schedules
n• Coordinate with other departments to verify parts availability and shipping requirements
n• Maintain constant communication with necessary plant management staff concerning status of equipment and personnel
n• Ensure all scheduled equipment is in working order to maintain efficient production schedule
n• Aggressively monitor the preventive maintenance program to meet maintenance schedules while coordinating with Production Scheduling and Mechanical Operations Departments
n• Responsible for the elimination of down time and lost production capacity resulting from a lack of preventive maintenance
n• Must review and closely track all necessary repair or maintenance work orders for the department to ensure efficient operations
n• Responsible for the coordination with Mechanical Operations Department to ensure proper levels of spare parts
n• Responsible for the enforcement of all Company policies in a fair, accurate and timely manner
n• Responsible for the accurate and timely management of attendance and vacation records as well as all time cards for department personnel
n• Responsible for the enforcement of all Company policies in a fair, accurate and timely manner
n• Provide input for all hiring decisions when required for the department
n• Responsible for coordination with the Human Resources Department concerning all administrative and safety training requirements as measured by assigned completion dates
n• Responsible for the accurate and timely completion of all employee evaluations, professional development plans and recommendations for scheduled wage increases
n• Responsible for the department morale and motivation as measured by various benchmark items pertaining to safety, productivity, turnover, etc.
n• Other duties as assigned
nSUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: Directly supervises employees in assigned Production Departments. 
nCarries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. 
nResponsibilities include; interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and 
nresolving problems.
nQualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability 
nrequired. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Successful accomplishment of duties and responsibilities require the following:
n• Must be competent with standard quality control testing equipment and basic computer skills
nEDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: Bachelor's Degree from an accredited four-year college or university; or ten years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
nLANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to read and write in English. Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, and governmental regulations. Ability to 
nwrite reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
nMATHEMATICAL SKILLS: Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, decimals, rates and percentage.
nREASONING ABILITY: Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
nAbility to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
nCERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: Certified in First Aid, CPR, and Blood-borne Pathogens. Valid state level driver’s license, which meets Company requirements of the Fleet Management Policy and insurance requirements.
nPhysical 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. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands and fingers; handle or feel; reach with 
nhands and arms; and hear. The employee is frequently required to stand and walk. The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently 
nlift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
nENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations 
nmay be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts. The employee is 
noccasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually very loud.”

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