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Job Title: Production Manager

Job Location: OR - Portland
Job Description:


SUMMARY

Manage all aspects of production. Lead team of supervisors, leads, mechanics and 
welders to meet quality, on-time delivery and cost goals. Implement key strategic 
programs, including lean manufacturing.

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Manage strategic and tactical aspects of production for low, medium and high-
volume production products
Establish production schedules with planner and other business groups to meet 
goals for revenue, on-time delivery and lead-time
Meet goals on quality, cycle time, yield and cost
Aggressively ramp production of new products as they move from engineering to 
production
Analyze bottlenecks and establish sufficient capacity to cost-effectively meet 
production demands
Implement key improvement initiatives, including lean manufacturing
Interface with Operations Manager and various functions such as Development 
Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, and Supply Chain, as required to establish 
plans and execute against them
Actively participate in Vision Zero safety initiative
Manage and motivate direct staff of supervisors/leads
 

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE

BS in an engineering or business discipline.
15+ years of heavy equipment or steel fabrication experience with at least 10 years 
in a managerial role
5+ years of continuous improvement experience
Implementation and use of lean manufacturing, MRP and ERP systems
Hands-on deployment of lean manufacturing techniques (material pull/kanban, visual 
management, one-piece flow, value-stream mapping, 5S)
Proven leadership/team building skills
Background as manufacturing engineer preferred
Six Sigma Black Belt is preferred 
 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

Production Supervisor and Production Scheduler



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