Assistant Production Manager

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  • Cincinnati, OH, USA
  • 2021-01-24
Job Summary:

Assistant Production Manager will be responsible for assisting the Production Manager with overall operations, scheduling, and performance of the shop floor to meet customer and production requirements and specifications. This role will assist with operation assignments, job training, and compliance to process requirements and company procedures and policies. Performs all duties according to company procedures, management directives, and ship/ customer orders with emphasis on quality, defect prevention, and effective problem-solving communication with managers, operators, and staff. 

Job Responsibilities:

Primary Duties
Assist with production scheduling and workforce staffing to achieve specified order delivery dates. Direct equipment setups (dies, magnetizers) based on production schedules. 
Assure operators have the necessary knowledge (training), equipment, and access to materials and information necessary to perform their jobs. 
Maintain acceptable product quality to meet specifications.
Enforce, instruct, and support continuous improvement activities as related to cost, quality system, and process control requirements (SPC, control plans, corrective actions). 
Initiate and support continuous improvement activities as related to cost, quality, delivery, and customer satisfaction improvements. 
Assist with organizing, directing, and/ or conducting equipment repair and maintenance.
Accurately complete necessary shop orders and other production paperwork.

Secondary Duties
Maintain organized materials, equipment, and tooling storage areas.
maintain an acceptable level of housekeeping in all production areas. 
provide new product or process evaluation/ implementation support. 
enforce safety, environmental, and other regulatory program requirements.
Ensure the shop floor is in compliance with all regulations and policies.
Other duties as assigned and/or as business demands.

Required Skills & Qualifications:

  • 2/4yr technical degree and/or related field (experience may be considered in lieu of education)
  • 4 years experience in industrial/ manufacturing (preferably some supervisory or management experience)
  • Master knowledge of mechanical comprehension
  • Must be able to read and comprehend work instructions shop orders, shipping papers, etc.
  • Organizational skills are a must
  • Basic math comprehension (decimal, fractional & metric)
  • Microsoft Office/ computer applications proficiency
  • Ability to read and comprehend blueprints, work instruction, shop orders
  • Knowledge of ISO 9001:2015 quality systems, SPC techniques, problem-solving methods
  • Training, team development, and leadership skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skill
  • Physical endurance: must be able to
    • stand/ walk 85%- 95% of the time
    • lift heavy objects (approx. 50- 100 lbs) when needed
    • tolerate working in areas with levels of dust and noise 85%- 95% of the time
    • tolerate temperatures based on daily climate