POSITION SUMMARY: Responsible for the supervision of all operational activities in wood molding manufacturing areas in accordance with all departmental policies, procedures and standards to achieve established production schedules and desired quality metrics.
Operations - Ensure all activities of personnel engaged in manufacturing are meeting quality and quantity throughput. Ensure all cells are cognizant of machine operations - safety, operations, troubleshooting, maintenance. Ensure fluid communication amongst all personnel to include company policies, programs, safety rules, work schedule, job orders, etc. Promote a clean, safe work environment throughout the plant ensuring awareness of potential hazardous conditions. Leading production personnel in continuous improvement activities - on time, complete, damage free, scrap reduction, 1st pass yield, etc. An effective leader - uses positive and corrective feedback appropriately to ensure all production personnel know when they've done it right and when/where they can improve and how to make that improvement.
Training - Ensures all associates can not only do but teach others how to perform their job function. Transfers ownership of the position amongst all personnel. Focused coaching on behaviors that result in improved performance and morale.
Wood product manufacturing experience and furniture industry experience strongly prefe
BA/BS/AA/AS in a technical or business related field or a combination of education and equivalent experience
Thorough understanding of manufacturing processes - Kanban, Lean, 5S
Must have very good written and verbal communication skills
Strong analytical, problem solving, delegation, leadership, interpersonal and organizational skills
Most firm policy is the ability to be flexible, adaptable, overcome adversity and instill same in others
Mechanical, numerical aptitude required
Experience in raw wood, wood products, finishing/assembly of wood components
Minimum 3-5 years in industry with ever increasing roles of responsibility
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