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Production Manager- Spokane/Airway Heights (2211-804)

To be fully successful at Exotic Metals Forming Company, employees must accomplish more than the "functions and responsibilities" defined herein. They must also continually exemplify the BEST Guiding Principles as well as meet defined performance expectations.

Production Manager- Spokane/Airway Heights

Lead and develop the people and processes associated with multiple manufacturing areas or value streams. Develop and ensure the achievement of manufacturing goals related to Quality, Cost, Delivery, Safety, and Morale. Build and refine processes to ensure overall manufacturing system excellence.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

  • Develop and lead shop supervisors through active coaching
  • Develop training programs for cross-training of manufacturing personnel and leadership
  • Actively engages with employees on the production floor on a regular basis
  • Facilitate communication and develop a shared vision within the team
  • Proactively develop and maintain collaborative working relationships with and between all departments
  • Proposes & assists in capacity planning, hiring, and training methods for production staff
  • Use data and root cause analysis to improve part quality
  • Establish production targets and metrics
  • Develop tools, processes, and communication channels to ensure on time delivery
  • Participate in new product development teams to support the delivery of new products on schedule
  • Effectively manage costs and identify opportunities for increased efficiencies
  • Promote health and safety initiatives to improve employee welfare
  • Have an understanding of the broader business and make decisions that benefit the organization
  • Ensure success of factory execution to short term objectives and build capability for greater future success
  • Develop and ensure production follows appropriate workflow and methods
  • Establish and implement lean manufacturing initiatives that achieve improved business results
  • Take a process view towards problem solving and improvements
  • Assist with the planning and directing of equipment and production cell layout
  • Applies analytical and strategic thinking skills and has the ability to effectively translate strategy into operating methodology and results.
  • Ability to lead and support empowered employees in a team environment.

  • Have lead and guided Lean initiatives at various company facilities.
  • Experience: 4-10 years in a high mix - low volume manufacturing environment.
  • Excellent people skills, high degree of emotional intelligence.
  • Continuous Improvement knowledge through demonstrated experience with advanced and technical application of all Lean principles, applying innovation and creative applications, i.e. Standard Work, Kata, Theory of Constraints, TWI, PDCA, 5Why, 5S, Kanban, Flow Concepts, etc.
  • Understands technical concepts of manufacturing processes, widespread product knowledge, knows administrative department practices (Quality, Production Control, Marketing, etc.).
  • Demonstrated leadership skills and the ability to adapt to a changing environment.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Applies analytical and strategic thinking skills and has the ability to effectively translate strategy into operating methodology and results.
  • Ability to lead and support empowered employees in a team environment.

Required Skills:
  • Bachelor's degree in operations or equivalent experience
  • 5 years previous leadership
  • 10 years experience in manufacturing environment
  • High level of emotional intelligence
  • Wide degree of creativity

Exotic Metals Forming Company LLC is committed to non-discrimination in employment and other opportunities. Exotic Metals Forming Company LLC is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other protected characteristics


 

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