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Production Manager - Finishing

Date: Mar 22, 2021

Location: Prattville, AL, US

Company: James Hardie

Position Summary

 

The Production Manager - Finishing manages the daily operation of the secondary processing of the products within the facility. Operations include:  multiple production lines (consisting of Finishing Lines, ColorPlus Paint Lines, and other value-add related operations) as well as oversight for the Shipping operations in a high speed, high volume manufacturing environment.  Additionally, this role develops and implements activities in their area(s) to meet safety, quality and production design goals in addition to cost objectives, and promoting a strong team atmosphere.  This position will report to the Plant Manager.

 

Position Responsibilities

 

Actively leads and supports the plant safety programs by:  (20%)

 

  • Promoting a safety conscious culture through actions and accountability;
  • Performing incident investigations as needed for personal injuries and property damage;
  • Identifying and correcting hazards in the plant, both safety and environmental;
  • Holding individuals accountable for work area and general plant housekeeping; and
  • Recognizing employees for exceptional performance in regards to safety.

 

Routinely verifies conformance of material being produced to meet or exceed the 98% first pass quality standard by:  (20%)

 

  • Monitoring quality parameters of material produced and coated and make adjustments as needed (measured by rejects and quality audit scores);
  • Ensuring that all employees are properly trained on quality specifications and are accurately using testing equipment;
  • Actively pursuing and correcting issues that negatively effect the quality of the board;
  • Recognizing employees for exceptional performance in regards to quality; and
  • Promoting a quality-conscious culture through actions and accountability.

 

Understands the waste, speed, and delay design for each product on each machine, then meets or exceeds design by:  (20%)

 

  • Recommending improvements and/or upgrades to optimize throughputs;
  • Becoming engaged in the production run plan and making suggestions to improve;
  • Coordinating daily activities, which include the run plan, and changeovers to best utilize resources and maximize efficiency;
  • Planning and managing all downtime events in Finishing to target less than 10% delay, this would include but is not limited to, product changeovers, size changeovers and unscheduled downtime;
  • Developing strategies to close design throughput gaps and improve material flow throughout the plant;
  • Recognizing employees for exceptional production performance
  • Effectively manage the company’s resources, including (overtime).

 

Actively pursues ways to meet site yield expectation of 95% or higher by:  (10%)

 

  • Reducing finishing caused rejects to below 0.2%;
  • Maximizing primer yield;
  • Recognizing employees for exceptional performance and the ability to control cost;

 

Actively leads and supports the plant’s shipping operations by: (20%)

  • Ensuring material flow throughout the facility is optimized in order to yield the best combination of both efficiency and customer service
  • Identifying opportunities within the Shipping operation to increase efficiency of the operation as a whole, while maintaining a high level of service support for on time truck-related metrics;
  • Continuously look for improvement opportunities within the Shipping/Freight operations to reduce and control costs.

 

Creates an environment that promotes positive teamwork and accomplishments by:  (10%)

 

  • Recognizing employees for exceptional performance in regards to retention;
  • Recruiting high quality employees;
  • Maintaining an environment of mutual trust and respect;
  • Providing clear direction for employees to follow and support;
  • Conducting performance evaluations on a bi-annual basis;
  • Organizing manning to best utilize each individual contribution to the team;
  • Enforcing all Company policies;
  • Documenting all coaching sessions;
  • Promoting training for employees and managing for Level 2 certifications in all positions;
  • Reviewing each employee’s career track with him/her on a quarterly basis and then ensuring progress;
  • Communicating daily on the issue of job performance, be fair, consistent, and objective.

 

Actively leads and supports the plant’s shipping operations by: (20%)

  • Ensuring material flow throughout the facility is optimized in order to yield the best combination of both efficiency and customer service
  • Identifying opportunities within the Shipping operation to increase efficiency of the operation as whole, while maintaining a high level of service support for on time truck-related metrics

 

 

The position responsibilities outlined above are in no way to be construed as all encompassing.  Other duties, responsibilities, and qualifications may be required and/or assigned as necessary.

 

Quantitative Dimensions

Decision Making:

As the central manager responsible for the secondary portion of operations within the facility, the Post-Autoclave manager is expected to be a self-driven, motivated site business owner that thinks and operates with the best intentions for the company in mind.   As a key member of the plant management team, the Post-Autoclave Manager makes decisions regarding safety, quality, cost, people and production under support and direction of the Plant Manager.  

Supervisory/Lead Responsibilities:

The Post-Autoclave Manager leads several Production Supervisors and multiple departments of up to >75 employees in a continuous manufacturing environment by planning and assigning work, implementing policies and procedures, and recommending improvements in production methods, equipment, operating procedures, and working conditions.

 

Scope of Position:

The Post-Autoclave Manager improves the working conditions in safety, quality, production, and cost to increase employee’s skills and capabilities through effective management of the operator skill based system (SBS).   The incumbent prepares activity plans for the above and discusses them with the Plant Manager on an ongoing basis.  

Position Requirements

 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Required:

 

  • Demonstrated ability to effectively take action to solve problems while exhibiting sound judgment and successful stress tolerance.
  • Demonstrated ability to act independently upon information and make decisions that achieve optimal results.
  • Strong interpersonal and written/oral communication skills.
  • Knowledge of Six Sigma, Lean Manufacturing Principles, or Theory of Constraints (preferred).
  • Demonstrated intermediate skills with the standard features of various personal computer word processing and spreadsheet software (Microsoft Word and Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Internet, and other proprietary software).
  • Demonstrated ability to lead people and get results through others.
  • Demonstrated ability to think ahead and plan over a 30-day time span and prepare action plans to achieve results.
  • Demonstrated ability to measure an employee’s performance to goals.
  • Ability to balance and achieve positive results in the areas of safety, employee relations, quality, productivity and cost.
  • Ability to successfully manage multiple tasks and prioritize workload while paying attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated ability to function as a strong team player.

 

Education/Experience:

Required:

 

  • Bachelor’s Degree (engineering preferred).
  • 5 or more years in a management role in a high speed manufacturing environment with two or more years of experience managing others.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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James Hardie is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, among other things, or as a qualified individual with a disability. Equal Employment Opportunity is the law.


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