Analyze and quantify opportunities: during the first 2 weeks the manager will become familiar with the manufacturing process by shadowing machine operators, completing online courses and observing directly on the manufacturing floor - he/she will discuss current operational issues and future objectives with other department managers and respective engineers to determine improvement projects and opportunities.
Manage a non-sheet machine department: In 30 days be able to effectively and efficiently lead and manage a non-sheet machine department. Understand the safety issues and processes, work with the shift supervisors to effectively address employee opportunities and gaps, work with maintenance to schedule down days and address maintenance related gaps within the process, understand and address quality issues and opportunities, and understand the machines design capacities and identify improvement opportunities.
Lead plant safety program: Within 45 days present the departments safety gaps and action items to the plant management team.
People: Within 60 days present a plan to the management team that addresses employee performance, training, certification and future progression.
Manage a sheet machine: In 6 months be able to effectively lead and manage a sheet machine.
The department manager needs to have at least 5 years of experience leading a manufacturing process. Ideally they would have been a significant contributor in a startup. They need to have a strong personality and be able to influence others. We prefer an educational background in engineering either in an undergraduate or graduate program. The most qualified will bring new concepts to to the plant/organization and educate us to help us improve and implement best practices.
This position reports to the Plant Manager.
Successful department managers have the ability to learn a less technical department well enough to effectively lead and manage the department within 30 days. They have a proven methodology to solving problems and pursue and challenge why operational activities are performed a certain way.
They are not delegators sitting in an office; they are on the floor observing and asking questions to understand issues and gain knowledge of team members well enough so that they leverage those team member's skills to improve processes and procedures. This person has the ability and desire to work independently, not waiting for instructions, but rather seeking out opportunities to address and improve. This person makes people around them better.
Ideally they would have been a significant contributor in a startup. They need to have a strong personality and be able to influence others. We prefer an educational background in engineering either in an undergraduate or graduate program. The most qualified will bring new concepts to the business and educate us to help us improve and implement best practices.
The ideal candidate has worked for these companies:
Essentially any paper mill or float glass manufacturer plus any continuous process manufacturing where a raw material is turned in to a product via a complex process.
5+ years of experience from a paper mill or float glass manufacturing.
Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma or Continuous Process environment experience.
Management Experience Required
Minimum Education - Bachelor's Degree