SCOPE OF POSITION: Direct the development and implementation of activities in production area(s) to meet production goals including safety, quality, customer service, productivity, and lean manufacturing objectives. Prioritize production based on customer demand, staffing levels, equipment efficiency, and materials supply. Plan and administer procedures and budgets. Make budgetary recommendations including capital expenditures and direct/indirect labor levels.
Schedules work through the various manufacturing and/or test cell(s) and manages the floor space to assure adequate flow of production. For continuous flow cells, manages line balance ensuring the pacing process is adequately staffed to maintain desired output levels.
Perform regular daily audits of key processes to ensure optimum process performance.
Respond to test and production problems by personally investigating and resolving such problems with hourly and salaried personnel to assure a continuing flow of product. Utilize formal problem solving methodologies (8D, DMAIC, PDCA, etc) to discover and eliminate root cause.
Maintain department/cell metrics utilizing visual management techniques. Lead report-out of metrics weekly to management.
Support PFEP (Plan For Every Part) initiatives to ensure assurance of supply and minimize non-value-added activities.
Create and coach factory teams, assign and monitor hourly personnel in test and/or assembly areas to accomplish daily production and repair schedules to Rockwell Automation quality standards.
Develop, plan and implement continuous quality improvement through teams within the area of responsibility to attain World Class Quality.
In conjunction with manufacturing teams and support personnel, develop and implement new or enhanced policies for test and/or assembly.
Develop and implement action plans to meet department goals in the areas of labor efficiency, labor utilization, housekeeping, on-time shipments and productivity improvements.
Promote an awareness of state-of-the-art manufacturing concepts and practices utilizing Rockwell Production System techniques.
Develop and adhere to leader standard work. Monitor/update/approve standard work for department/cell team leads.
Software skills required in word processing, spreadsheet, and SAP.
Conducts tasks in accordance with applicable health, safety, quality, and environmental regulations (state/federal laws, ISO9001, ISO14001, etc.) as well as Rockwell Automation policies and procedures.
Encourage employee involvement in and ownership of continuous improvement activities focused on waste reduction.
Maintain our union-free environment through timely and accurate communication to employees, maintaining a safe work environment, giving timely performance feedback to employees beyond the yearly written appraisals, and cultivating a team approach within the department
Create a positive work environment by encouraging involvement in daily activities, honest and open communication, and a willingness to solve issues in a timely manner.
Provide relevant and timely information to those who need it.
Ensures thorough familiarity with company policies and procedures. Appropriately applies policies and procedures in compliance with government laws. Policies and procedures include, but not limited to: Standards of Business Conduct, Intellectual Property, Control Environment, Information Protection, ISO 9001 & 14001, government regulations.
EOE, M/F/Disabled, Vet
Internal Number: 2579766
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