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Assistant Manufacturing Manager

Published January 9th, 2024

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The Assistant Manufacturing Manager is responsible for the day-to-day operations of multiple manufacturing lines. This position includes direct departmental leadership of manufacturing employees with a focus on development, management, and motivation of production team members and a high degree of execution of safety, production, efficiency, quality, and continuous improvement goals.


  • Responsible for managing multiple production lines; work ethically and with integrity, uphold organizational values; demonstrate leadership and show ability to communicate effectively at all levels of the company; monitor hour-by-hour production operations and identify any deviations from the process for correction and escalate when appropriate
  • Consistently meet or exceed planned production goals and KPIs on assigned shift; continuously improve productivity and efficiency through effective employee relations, manpower planning, 5S principles, material and parts planning, and timely resolution of production problems
  • Maintain standards of performance by utilizing Lean principles and provide recommendations to manager to address issues
  • Work closely with employees to ensure they have adequate materials, tools, equipment, and training to perform their job safely, efficiently, and consistently; responsible for new employee training, monitoring, and coaching to direct reports
  • Ensure the highest quality standards are always followed
  • Ensure compliance with company safety and 5S policy, and environmental regulations
  • Process time and attendance, perform and handle disciplinary procedures; prioritize work schedules, delegate work assignments, approve and track time-off requests; coach and complete performance reviews for direct reports
  • Ensure production tracker boards are updated daily and all ERP functions related to production are performed by end of shift
  • Responsible for working with cross-functional teams to ensure throughput, efficiencies and a safe working environment
  • Participate in strategic planning and leadership meetings; participate on special projects related to productivity and new products as needed
  • Expedite rush and special orders

Required Qualifications


  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, business or related discipline, or equivalent work experience


  • 5+ years management or supervisory experience within manufacturing environment
  • Professional work experience that demonstrates progressive increase in level of responsibility and scope of duties


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Proficiency in Lean, 5S, Kaizen events
  • Must possess excellent organizational skills and the ability to multitask
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong mechanical aptitude
  • Proficient in MS Excel, Word, Powerpoint
  • Ability to use an ERP system
  • Experience with 5 whys / root cause analysis
  • Excellent troubleshooting skills
  • Knowledge of HVAC design principles, systems or controls preferred
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