Job Details

Requisition Number 17-0126
Post Date 9/5/2017
Title Production Manager
Pay Grade 17
City Hammond
State IN

Production Manager

Manages Production personnel either directly or through Shift Supervisors to meet or exceed established objectives in the following areas: safety, quality, productivity and waste reduction. Responsible for training and career development, discipline, and performance appraisal process. Manages budgets for Production Department and Die Crew. This position reports to the Plant Manager and has responsibility for five (5) Shift Supervisors and approximately 110 hourly employees.


  • Monitors the safety/environmental practices of the workplace to provide a safe work environment for all employees.
  • Manages relationships with quality, planning, warehouse, engineering and maintenance to ensure timely satisfaction of customer requirements, projects (including new equipment installations or upgrades to existing equipment), reduce costs and seamless transition across material/product flow process.
  • Implements production of all products, integrating engineering projects into the regular operating process.
  • Works with the Controller to develop operating budgets.
  • Monitors all production reports to ensure achievement of financial, safety, quality, and on-time delivery goals.
  • Coordinates and monitors plans for reductions in cost and product lead times for existing and new products.
  • Reviews and analyzes reports to determine causes of non-conformity and develops procedures to improve.
  • Revises production schedules and priorities to accommodate unforeseen events relating to raw materials, equipment, sales demand, personnel, weather, etc.
  • Change agent for technological advances; identifies opportunities for site improvements.
  • Implements CI process programs and projects
  • Monitors Production employees with regards to staffing levels, skill levels and training requirements.
  • Ensures established Company policies and procedures are followed relative to safety, quality, employee relations practices, etc.
  • Responsible for the training and development of department personnel.
  • All other duties, as assigned.


  • 4 year degree, preferably in operations management, business management or engineering
  • 7-10 years of experience in a manufacturing environment. Discrete manufacturing experience: paper or paperboard food packaging preferred
  • Understanding of SPC and lean manufacturing principles SKILLS
  • Team problem solving; facilitation.
  • Computer literate: Excel, MS Office required.
  • MS Project or other project management software a plus.
  • BPCS or AS400 manufacturing software system knowledge desirable.
  • Strong interpersonal skills: ability to communicate orally and in writing; ability to present information one on one and in group settings, at all levels of the organization, under all circumstances; diplomatic.
  • Detail oriented, organized, self-starter, flexible, and change agent.
  • Must be able to work concurrently on multiple priorities and projects.
  • Up to 10% travel required
  • Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.
  • Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided by OFCCP here.
  • The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)
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