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Production Manager

The purpose of the Production Manager is to provide leadership, manage daily manufacturing operations to meet production goals, and drive Safety, Quality, Delivery, Productivity and Cost Improvements that will add value to the Rockwell Automation, East Setauket facility.
Essential Functions:
Manages and prioritizes production floor to support production planning and order requirements.
Analyze daily labor demand vs labor capacity and redeploy resources as needed. Communicate resource issues to management.
Manage cross-training of labor pool to ensure sufficient "bench depth" in all work centers as required.
Communicate production output and quality expectations to production staff, monitor performance in terms of variance to standard, labor utilization, and labor efficiency.
Drive policy deployment for production area including KPI charts, action plans and countermeasures.
Use and promote Rockwell Production System (RPS) and Lean Manufacturing concepts to drive continuous improvement.
Lead and monitor projects to improve Safety, Quality, Delivery, Inventory, Productivity, and Cost.
Ensure all departmental and corporate procedures are being followed.
Lead 5S initiatives to improve department environment and efficiency.
Demonstrate operational leadership including successful Lean implementation resulting in productivity gains. Meet with the Value Stream Leaders regularly, reflecting on problems, solutions, and challenges, thereby creating a culture of continuous improvement and contributing towards becoming a learning organization.
Emphasize the creation of continuous product flow, utilize pull systems where flow is not currently possible, and work to level the workload.
Assist with problem solving efforts to improve quality, cost, delivery, safety or inventory deficiencies.
Prepare product and process reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information and trends.
Keep equipment (tools, fixtures, test equipment, etc) operational by coordinating maintenance and repair services; following manufacturer's instructions and established procedures; requesting special service.
Interpersonal:
Team player - able to work seamlessly with Engineering, Operations, Sales, Product Management and Customer Support Associates. May serve as a resource for those with less experience.
Work cooperatively with people from different cultural backgrounds. Occasionally lead team/project initiatives within a work area.
act with a high level of integrity. Protect confidential information.
Act consistently with stated policies and practices.
Business:
Seek ways to maximize contributions to functional area business results.
Display cost consciousness.
Focus on work that adds value.
Demonstrate responsiveness and promptness in serving internal customer needs.
Act resourcefully to ensure that work is completed within specified time and quality parameters.
Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.
Leadership:
Data-based decision maker. Demonstrated ability to collect relevant data, analyze, and drive improvements.
Track record of participating in successful cross-functional problem solving initiatives
Able to make decisions within appropriate guidelines, typically selecting from a specified range of options.
Able to balance multiple demands and priorities.
Strive for increasing efficiency and the elimination of non-value-added activities.
Act resourcefully to ensure that work is completed within specified time and quality parameters.
Ensure thorough familiarity with company policies and procedures. Appropriately apply policies and procedures in compliance with Government laws.
EOE, M/F/Disabled, Vet
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