The Production Manager directly supervises and coordinates the activities of production workers and is the first level of supervision of production operations.
- Review documents such as production schedules, work orders or staffing tables to determine personnel or material requirements or material priorities.
- Arrange for delivery, assembly or distribution of supplies or parts to expedite flow of materials and meet production schedules.
- Organize work and assist employees in daily work performance.
- Anticipate production personnel problems and resolve those problems to minimize the effect on production.
- Maintain good housekeeping and enforce a safe workplace.
- Coordinate the activities of all production employees.
- Confer with other supervisors to coordinate operations and activities within, or between, departments.
- Plan and establish work schedules, assignments and production sequences to meet production goals.
- Revise production schedule when required due to design changes, labor or material shortages, backlogs or other interruptions while collaborating with management, marketing, sales, production or engineering.
- Maintain files such as maintenance records, bills of lading or cost reports.
- Interview and hire employees.
- Conduct employee training in equipment operations as well as work and safety procedures or assign the employee training to experienced workers.
- Interpret specifications, blueprints, job orders and company policies and procedures for workers.
- Confer with management or subordinates to resolve worker problems, complaints or grievances.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Ability to understand scopes of work for all positions for each job.
- Background and experience in reading, and interpreting, blueprints as they apply to the company, shipping and receiving, quality control, training and maintenance manuals, estimating and manufacturing.
- Ability to apply principles, techniques, procedures and equipment to the design and production of conveyor handling services.
- Knowledge of reading, and understanding, of charts, work orders, production schedules and other records to determine production requirements and to evaluate current production estimates and outputs.
- Background and experience in determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations and the environment will affect outcomes.
- Ability to identify measures or indicators of system performance and the actions needed to improve or correct performance, relative to the goals of the system.
- Ability to tell when something is likely to go wrong and use problem solving skills to correct the problem.
- Good mathematical aptitude.
- Good written and verbal communication skills.
- Ability to use common office equipment such as a fax machine, copier, multi-line phone system, computer equipment and peripherals.
- Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and general internet software.
- Ability to lift and/or exert force up to 75 pounds.
- High school diploma or equivalent.
- Minimum of 5 years of production Management Experience
- Willing to attend additional training to upgrade his/her education and/or sharpen any skill deficiencies.