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ROLE SUMMARY:

The production manager is responsible for all manufacturing activities in the assigned plant(s) and is responsible for supporting objectives, programs and policies established in each plant. As a production manager you must have a strong passion and drive to develop the people around you to perform at their peak potential. The production manager will work closely with the plant manager and perform special assigned tasks which contribute to the production of high-quality Pella products at the best possible cost, on a timely basis, in a safe fashion, and with management techniques consistent with corporate philosophy. 

 

Essential duties and responsibilities of the production manager include the following but are not limited to:

  • Responsible for the identification, development and implementation of programs, policies and procedures that support total customer satisfaction, both internally and externally, where applicable in relation to this position.

  • Responsible for safety, quality and productivity of the assigned team and plant(s).

  • Responsible for development and administration of onboarding Department Managers.  Department managerial training should focus on personnel policy, coaching and counseling skills, continuous improvement techniques and other pertinent subjects. 

  • Responsible for supporting the programs and policies established in each plant.  Responsible for the identification, development and implementation of programs, policies and procedures which support the following:  Customer Satisfaction, Quality, Cost Reduction, Customer Service, Waste Reduction and Material Yield.

  • Responsible for identifying ways to maximize material yield for the plant and Pella Corporation. 

  • Assists in annual plant budgeting and strategic planning to drive cost productivity.

  • Assists in achieving plant performance objectives pertaining to manufacturing costs. 

  • Works with the plant manager and the continuous improvement manager to identify projects and teams that support continuous improvement objectives. 

  • Assists plant manager in department manager selection through participation in the interviewing process.  Serves as a mentor to successfully chosen department manager.  Evaluates performance and implements development plans for subordinate department managers.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

The production manager leads 6-7 subordinate supervisors who supervise a total of 40-50 employees in the plant.  Is responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of this unit. 

Essential requirements of the production manager include the following but are not limited to:

  • Bachelor's degree from four-year college or university; four years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Demonstrated leadership skills

  • Possesses excellent human relations and team building skills. 

  • Enthusiasm and ability to motivate and develop others

  • Strong organizational skills

  • Experience in lean manufacturing and continuous improvement

  • Open to relocation

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, and talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus.

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

While performing duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts and fumes or airborne particles.  The noise level in the work environment is usually loud. Temperatures may reach in excess of 100 degrees in the summer. 

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT:

Pella Corporation is committed to workforce diversity. Pella is a Tobacco-Free Work Environment.  Pella participates in E- Verify.  Pella will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee's Form I-9 to confirm work authorization.

 

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY:

Pella Corporation provides a working environment free of discrimination and harassment.  Pella Corporation treats all persons equally, regardless of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age or disability, as each is protected under federal law. A number of states in which Pella operates have laws protecting classifications of Team Members not necessarily protected under federal law. Therefore, Pella also treats all persons equally, regardless of political affiliation and belief, pregnancy, national origin, age, creed, marital status, military status, sexual orientation, mental disorder, veteran status, ancestry or handicap as each category is protected under a municipal ordinance or state law.

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