Department Manager

With direction from the production manager, the position is accountable for safety, quality, productivity, material handling, cost performance, and employee relations for assigned shift and department. Job requires efficient use of resources (labor, materials, and equipment) to manufacture quality products at lowest possible cost. Supervise and coordinate the activities of hourly employees on assigned shift. Position is responsible for implementing and maintaining best manufacturing practices and regulatory compliance for assigned shift.
Ensure the safety of all employees; drive safety initiatives and programs for assigned department. Comply with all federal, state, and local environmental and safety regulations (EPA, OSHA, etc.).
Develop subordinates through education, training, and teamwork.
Hire, train, direct and mentor staff and all plant employees with diverse language, cultural and educational background
Lead assigned department in continuous improvement initiatives, such as 5S with safety, 6 Sigma, Kaizen events, and lean manufacturing.
Coordinate departmental scheduling to meet customer demands, to manage overtime, to minimize inventory, and to reduce costs.
Support quality initiatives to ensure product meets or exceeds customer expectations. Ensure employees complete required quality checks and audits.
Support quality initiatives to ensure product meets or exceeds customer expectations.
Build and maintain productive employee relationships, driving employee satisfaction. Provide direction, training, and development as needed. Provide coaching, counseling, or discipline as needed. Recommend disciplinary action to production manager, and review disciplinary action by supervisors for effectiveness and consistency. Work with HR to address employee concerns and issues.
Identify, propose, and implement capital projects to improve operational performance.
Maintain all pertinent machine performance metrics and post on a daily basis.
Lead 5 why analysis process which includes defining of appropriate triggers through countermeasure completion.
4 year degree required
We are an equal opportunity employer, and we strictly prohibit and do not tolerate discrimination against employees, applicants or any other covered persons because of race, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, marital status, gender identity or expression, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any legally protected characteristic.

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