Production Manager

Description The Production Manager is responsible for ensuring the safe, cost effective and timely manufacture of Transparencies products which requires the full integration and coordination of production processes. They are accountable for integrating operations with other functional areas within the plant to ensure production schedules are accomplished. Also, they are responsible for setting department budgets and for ensuring product is manufactured in accordance with EH&S and quality standards. This position directly impacts production continuity and balance, production schedules, material requisition, machine loading, equipment maintenance, and employee relations. The Production Manager is accountable for ensuring the department complies with applicable governmental regulations, PPG policies and procedures to ensure the safe and environmentally secure operation of the plant. The positions selects, trains and motivates department personnel to optimize productivity and manage costs. They are also responsible for continuous improvement of the operations, cost saving initiatives and transformation to a Lean Manufacturing environment. They are responsible for supporting the plant union-free strategy. Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Plan, direct and coordinate all production activities within the specific department. Follow all industry standards for safety, health and environmental initiatives. Drive safety performance improvement. Plan and develop operating budgets and manage to those budgets. Monitor production schedules and ensure department meets those schedules. Plan and develop cost savings projects. Drive the department to a Lean Manufacturing state. Support planning and implementation of continuous improvement projects, plant improvements and expansions to maximize productivity, yields and reduce leadtimes. Perform longer term capacity analysis of the department to plan and implement actions necessary to meet those future demand requirements. Communicate business information to hourly associates to keep them informed of business needs and status. Communicate on a regular basis with other departments to ensure smooth product flow and consistency throughout the plant. Plan & coordinate preventative maintenance downtime in conjunction with the maintenance department to meet production requirements to maximize equipment availability. Develop manufacturing capabilities to meet future manufacturing needs. Track, analyze and improve key production metrics required to meet the business goals Work with the Human Resources department to obtain necessary resources to meet the business needs. Ensure the plant policies are fairly administered throughout the department. Maintain a positive employee relations environment throughout the plant. Qualifications Requires: A bachelor's degree is required. At least five years of experience in manufacturing is required. Supervisory experience of a minimum of 5 employees is required. Excellent interpersonal, written/verbal communication and leadership skills are required. Managerial experience is preferred. Requisition ID : 1800007595
Salary Range: NA
Minimum Qualification
5 - 7 years

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