Generac Power Systems

  • Production Manager,

    Job Locations US-WI-Whitewater
    Posted Date 2 months ago(2/8/2018 5:41 PM)
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Ops Professional
  • Overview

    Generac Power Systems – Work with the leader in the power industry! Our office in Whitewater, WI is seeking a Production Manager.


    The Production Manager is responsible for leading the daily operation of multiple production shifts with responsibility for interacting with Planning, Purchasing, Materials, Operations, Engineering, Quality, Facilities and other departments to achieve maximum quality and cost effectiveness in an on-time and efficient manner. This position is also responsible for daily order execution, workforce flexibility, employee onboarding, productivity/efficiency, sequencing, process adherence, and training/development in production.


    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Lead all facets of supervision including workforce flexibility, staffing, employee onboarding and training/development, to include cross-training.
    • Lead all aspects of a section (or sections) of the total plant by establishing goals and objectives for the business and manages the assets assigned to that value stream (people and equipment).
    • Ensure that key responsibilities are optimized to include daily order execution, productivity/efficiency, sequencing, and process adherence.
    • Work closely with Planning, Purchasing and Materials Management and their teams to achieve SMART goals and KPI’s.
    • Develop and challenge resources to improve performance through systems utilization and process improvements.
    • Coach and mentor production team to improve engagement and to establish communication channels between the cross functional teams.
    • Ensure a safe work place is provided for all employees. Implement and execute frequent department safety inspections and assures the accurate completion of all accident reports.
    • Interview and monitor performance of employees for assigned area. Review and evaluate their needs and potential. Develop appropriate cross-training programs.
    • Review the daily and weekly shipping schedules and production capabilities to determine how to employ people, equipment and tooling to execute sequence and expedite daily orders.
    • Design and direct the work of the team.  Select, coach and develop staff.  Set clear expectations to inspire and motivate the team.  Manage performance – recognizing achievement, providing feedback and administering progressive discipline when necessary.
    • Other duties as assigned.


    Basic Qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s Degree in  Engineering, Business or Industrial Technology OR 8 years related experience in the Operations function within a similar working environment;
    • 10 years of progressive Engineering management experience in similar work environment.


    Additional Qualifications:


    • Experience leading a major cross-functional project that included managing resources, implementing project plans and timelines, identifying and removing roadblocks, implementation of improved product lines;
    • Previous experience working in a manufacturing environment;
    • Demonstrated understanding and application of lean manufacturing principles;
    • Effective verbal and written communication skills;
    • Demonstrated problem-solving ability, including the ability to identify creative and effective solutions and the ability to ask the right questions, help frame logical conclusions.


    Preferred Qualifications:


    • ERP/MRP user (SAP/Oracle).


    Physical Demands:  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear; and use hands to manipulate objects or controls.  The employee is regularly required to stand and walk.  On occasion the incumbent may be required to stoop, bend or reach above the shoulders.  The employee must occasionally lift up to 25 pounds. Specific conditions of this job include are typical of frequent and continuous computer-based work requiring periods of sitting, close vision and ability to adjust focus. Occasional travel.


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