Millerbernd Manufacturing Co. Manufacturing Manager - Ring & Cylinder in Winsted, Minnesota
The Manufacturing Manager is responsible for is responsible for providing leadership for multi-department areas of manufacturing operations including processes and people, and is accountability to deliver to the company’s objectives.
Essential Job Functions
Ensure the company’s processes, people capabilities, culture and costs are in alignment with plans
Advance the organizational capability for all employees to contribute to business process improvement projects through effective development and application of problem identification and solving skills, Continuous Improvement principles, front-line leadership abilities, and teamwork.
Manage Production Supervisors and Team Leaders to ensure that production of products is completed in a timely and cost-effective manner.
Promote Production Supervisor’s achievement of department goals through frequent coaching, and skillful use of departmental boards and posted KPI’s as the context and means of floor management and development.
Facilitate Coaching 5S and leveraging the PDCA process.
Work with the sales and scheduling team to plan production.
Ensure standards for product quality, equipment, and operator performance are maintained and that cost-effective technology or processes are used to maximize production.
Ensure fixed assets are preserved.
Make recommendations on purchases of new equipment and improvements to operations effectiveness.
Develop, monitor, and report operation costs within functional areas, making recommendations and implementing solutions to problems related to same.
Ensure orders are manufactured according to specifications and that quality standards are met.
Partner with other managers to coach Supervisors on employee issues including safety, security, employee complaints, scheduling,training, etc.
Ensures Group Leaders are administering practices and policies in a consistent, fair and equitable manner.
Manage budget and control expenses effectively.
Hire, train, develop and appraise staff effectively.
Take corrective actions as necessary on a timely basis and in accordance with company policy.
Keep up-to-date on information and technology affecting functional area(s) to increase innovation and ensure compliance.
Education & Experience
Bachelor’s Degree in related field or relevant experience of eight (8) years or more in a Manufacturing environment in leadership (with direct reporting structure).
Experience with welding and steel fabrication strongly preferred
MRP/ERP system experience
Experience working with 5S, Continuous Improvement and/or Lean principles
Experience in being a change agent
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Effective and appropriate verbal and written communication skills in English
Ability to develop supervisors
Ability to effectively work with others and lead in a team environment.
Ability to meet production timelines
Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office software, including Excel, and Word
Desire to reinforce safety requirements
Demonstrated ability to solve practical problems, make decisions, and direct action
Demonstrated ability to read and understand required internal manufacturing paperwork and engineering documentation
Capacity to effectively and professionally adapt to changing work priorities
Ability to work well with all employees and earn mutual respect