Manages, supervises, and coordinates activities in the focused factory. This includes removing any problems or conflicts which interfere with carrying out the production plan issued by the production planners. In accomplishing this task he/she will insure that all safety rules are being adhered to and that the quality plan for the product is being followed.
Meets daily with the production planners to review the production schedule. Then implements the schedule, informing the planners when conditions change and the schedule needs to be modified.
Issues written and oral instructions to ensure proper flow of information to all assigned employees.
Manages/supervises all direct and indirect employees assigned to his/her focused factory.
Works with engineering to insure that the best production processes are being used to make the customer's products. Works with engineering on new product introductions including prototypes, samples, pre-production, and post-production planning sessions. Involves appropriate personnel as needed.
Works with assigned employees to continually improve production processes used to make the customer's products.
Manages the setup reduction activities to include explaining why setup reduction is necessary, how to do setup reduction, and monitors the setups to insure that goals are being met. Reports the status of setup reduction to management.
Ensures that all necessary information is communicated to the other shifts. This includes using the daily shift hand-off sheet.
Reviews datanet and time keeping daily to identify issues requiring investigation.
Responsible for overall quality of the department. Initiates NCRs, PARs, and customer complaints for problems originating within his/her area of control.
Ensures that set-up and run rates are being updated and that work center and machine data is being maintained.
Prepares MEAs, gathering data necessary to justify the items, and then presenting the justification to the MEA committee.
Approves purchase orders per company guidelines.
Continuous improvement projects as assigned.
Gives input on 30-60-90 day reviews. Recommends merit increases and involves human relations on performance issues.
Approves vacations and excused time off (Exception code 87).
Assesses employee's qualifications and completes the annual training needs assessments.
Ensures acceptable housekeeping throughout the department.
Continually develops and improves work instructions and verifies that QSP, work instructions, and safety and health manuals are understood and complied with.
Directs department preventative maintenance programs and approves maintenance work orders. Has production support coordinator monitor MWO's for timely disposition. Ensures that monthly safety inspections are reviewed and all discrepancies are taken care of.
CRITICAL; SKILLS / RECOMMENDED ASSESSMENT
General Learning Ability - Wonderlic Personnel Test Arithmetic Ability - SRA Arithmetic Index and /or SRA Shop Arithmetic Teamwork - Typing/Data Entry Test - Mechanical Comprehension - Bennet Mechanical Comprehension- Drake Predictive Performance Profiles.
Directly supervises Approx. 10-20 employees. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
QUALIFICATIONS To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
A Bachelor's degree in a related field and three or more years related experience and /or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience is preferred.
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.
Ability to add and subtract two digit numbers and to multiply and divide with 10's and 100's. Ability to perform these operations using units of American money and weight measurement, volume, and distance.
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Knowledge of scheduling systems.
Ability to read and interpret blueprints and specifications.
Ability to demonstrate strong interpersonal and communication skills.
Computer skills are necessary for every day work
PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee may be required to lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
WORK ENVIRONMENT The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.