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Production Manager

Company: Medline Industries, Inc.
Location: Waukegan
Posted on: August 5, 2022

Job Description:

With over fifty years of consecutive growth, Medline has more than 25,000 employees worldwide and business in more than 90 countries. We've again been named to the Chicago Tribune's Top Workplaces and was recently named one of the nation%26rsquo;s %26quot;Best and Brightest Companies to Work for%26rdquo;. To maintain this enviable position and continue our growth, we are looking for new talent, like you! Medline's ReadyCare Division located in Waukegan, IL is hiring for a Production Manager! In this exciting position, you will be responsible for the following:

  • The Production Manager is responsible for all manufacturing and equipment sanitization activities at the Readycare production facility. This position is extremely important to the success of the facility.
  • The Production manager coordinates all activities associated with production and equipment cleaning to ensure high product quality, consistent improvements in production rates and efficiencies, and reductions in scrap levels.
  • Reporting to this position are personnel including Production Supervisor, Production Lead, Operator, Material Handler and CIP technician roles. The accountabilities include:
    • Ensure production team meets expectations for rates, scrap and quality; identify root causes for deficiencies and implement improvement
    • Reduce cost of goods sold through efficiency improvements and cost managemen
    • Implement and maintain structured program to objectively assess operator capabilities, identify skill gaps and provide training to advance
    • Implement and maintain structured program to organize materials, tools and supplies to support production activities (5S)
    • Provide management reports and information on production efficiency trends, waste levels, root cause analysis and improvement actions
    • Work collaboratively with management team to ensure goals are achieved in areas of Safety, Customer Service, Margin, and Quality
    • Ensure cleaning processes meet cGMP requirements are reviewed for effectiveness and efficiency and improved on an ongoing basis
    • Housekeeping and safety
    • Establishes and maintains an organizational structure by assigning responsibilities, delegating authority and selecting, orienting and training direct and indirect reports.
    • Create a culture of accountability by coaching, counseling, motivating and disciplining as needed. Direct and maintain activities designed to achieve and maintain high employee morale; fosters intra- and inter-department cooperation.
    • Provide semi-annual performance reviews, improvement goals and mentoring to direct reports
    • Manages day-to-day operations of Manufacturing team including Operator 1, Operator 2, Operator 3, Material Handler and CIP Technicians. Ensures efficient operations with minimum equipment downtime and products that meet quality specifications. Provides technical support for production.
    • Ensures a safe, clean, and secure working environment by establishing and enforcing procedures, rules and regulations; monitor all production related safety, housekeeping, cleaning and 5S systems and procedures on a regular basis . Conducts regular housekeeping, safety and 5S audits to drive culture of accountability .
    • Produce regular trend reporting of production information, including production cases, hours, scrap percentages, downtime.
    • Update procedures and trains employees with work standards that are simple, visual guides that share knowledge across all personnel and improve consistency of production operations and quality
    • Perform root cause analysis with operators, leads, and management personnel to ensure standards are corrected.
    • Minimizes and resolves external business related complaints by maintaining liaison with local and Divisional Quality staff, and facility staff to investigate and resolve customer issues
    • Assist in troubleshooting with Mechanics and Engineering team as needed.
    • Act as primary contact with temporary staffing agency to coordinate all personnel scheduling, training and invoice payments. REQUIREMENTS
      • Bachelors degree in Operations, Engineering or related discipline.
      • 2-3 years of supervisory experience leading a team of direct reports
      • At least 2 years of engineering related experience in a manufacturing environment with a preference in personal care, food, pharmaceutical or a similar industry
      • Understanding of lean manufacturing and continuous improvement principles including visual management, root cause analysis, waste, standard work, 5S, TPM.
      • Strong background in manufacturing processes.
      • Excellent written and oral skills in English.
      • Working knowledge of Spanish, or bilingual in Engish and Spanish a plus.
      • Demonstrated ability to lead a team is required.
      • Requires overall computer knowledge, including Microsoft Office Suite, PLC/HMI software and SAP.

Keywords: Medline Industries, Inc., Waukegan , Production Manager, Executive , Waukegan, Illinois

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