Assistant Plant Manager/ Plant Manager

Posted on Jan 10

Location: Greeneville, TN
Job Type: Full Time
Job ID: W4148137

JOB SUMMARY and KEY OBJECTIVES Coordinate and direct production activity through the manufacturing processes while meeting company production, quality, safety, and profitability goals.  In addition, the Production Manager will apply the principles of Lean Manufacturing to direct the workforce in promoting a continuous improvement atmosphere and culture focus.



•      Coordinate production activities for hourly employees and related salaried staff insuring all manufacturing objectives are accomplished in a timely and cost effective manner.

•      Control and minimize labor overtime.

•      Maintain Production Schedules and Quality Standards

•      Ensure effective utilization of MRP system throughout process

•      Recognize and solve problems affecting production, quality, safety and productivity.

•      Apply the tools of Lean Manufacturing that include, but not limited to: 5’s, Value Stream Mapping, Poke Yoke, VA/VE

•      Apply the tools of Industrial Engineering that include, but not limited to: Work Element Measurement, Process Flow.

•      Minimize attrition through effective hiring and coaching practices.

•      Foster a culture of empowerment so that all levels of employees are engaged in continuous improvement activities.

•      Help implement and maintain preventative maintenance programs.  Make recommendations for facilities and equipment.

•      Incorporate shop floor organization and plant cleanliness among plant personnel.

      • Provide direction, development and leadership to production employees through performance management tools.
      • Provide effective communication to support the needs of the employees as well as the goals of the organization.
      • Actively engage in all Safety initiatives to meet or exceed EH&S goals and plans.


•      BSIE or BSME or equivalent experience

•      Minimum 5 years in manufacturing methods, process improvement programs and procedures

•      Minimum 5 years in supervisor/management position

•      Strong background in MRP systems that includes expertise with Material Bills, Routings and Work Standards.

•      Proven success in large scale process improvement initiatives within manufacturing environment and cross functional teams

•      Training in Lean Manufacturing, TPS, and Demand Flow

•      Exceptional communication and proven leadership skills

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