• Gaston, SC - TFE Extrusion
  • Gaston, SC, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

General Summary:

A results-oriented leader of all Manufacturing Departments at the facility. Responsible for the utilization of all available resources to achieve bottom-line results. Assists in the creation and execution of the business goals of the department. Manages the team of Supervisors to ensure safe, timely, and cost-effective delivery of material to customers. Integral in maintaining a safe workplace. Responsible for the supervision, training, and development of the entire Manufacturing staff. Provide technical assistance to other functional groups within the organization.


Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Daily walk-throughs of all production areas. Intense shop floor presence in all areas. "Hands-On" understanding of product flow. In coordination with the plant manager, identification and resolution of any production "bottle-necks".
  • Facilitate daily production meetings with all related department managers and supervisors.
  • Maintain and continually improve the plant manufacturing systems.
  • Direct the operation of all manufacturing departments, providing support to the supervisory team as needed.
  • Assist in the implementation of new manufacturing processes, product technology, and systems technology to achieve the location's manufacturing objectives.
  • Assist in establishing, communicating and implementing operational standards for throughput, cost control, waste reduction, quality, and on-time delivery.
  • Assist Plant Manager with staffing, training and development of subordinates consistent with department and corporate operating objectives.
  • Heavily involved with Manufacturing and Planning modules of the Oracle ERP system.
  • Assist in the development of corporate competency testing tools.
  • Assist supervisors in the handling of all employee and personnel issues.



Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required

  • Bachelor of Science preferred (in Industrial Engineering or Business Management) or 5-10 years experience in progressively responsible manufacturing management roles. Project management experience is a plus. Plastics extrusion or medical device manufacturing experience a plus.
  • Desire to lead and develop the manufacturing management team at the facility. Excellent communication skills are a must.
  • Computer literate, including familiarity with a nationally known ERP system, preferably Oracle 11i.
  • Familiarity with SPC and/or Minitab Statistical analysis software a plus.
  • Familiarity with ISO 9000:2001, FDA GMP.
  • Familiarity with Six Sigma/Lean Manufacturing methodology. Green/Black Belt Certification is preferred.
  • A "hands-on" style is a must as is the ability to travel to customer locations as required.


Disclaimer Statement:  Job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties and/or knowledge, skills, and abilities required, but a description of the job's most important elements.  Nothing in this description restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

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