• Melt Expansion
  • Gaston, SC, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Comprehensive benefits package

Zeus is the world's leading polymer extrusion manufacturer and material science innovator. We have 55 years of experience in medical, aerospace, energy exploration, automotive, and fiber optics research and production. At Zeus we are "Turning polymers into possibilities." We believe in building collaborative relationships with customers to design, engineer and produce high performance polymer tubing. Our EPIC values of Excellence, People Integrity and Creativity are core to how we operate and lead every day.

We have an opportunity for a Melt Production Manager

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.

Zeus is a great place to work. Expectations are high; our work is meticulous and very precise. Zeus offers an opportunity to join a very successful, family-oriented team. Our products are cutting-edge, our process is unique, and our quality and customer focus are second-to-none. We are a leader in our field and have great relationships with our customers and team members. Many of our team members are the best at what they do in the world. Our customers are leaders in their fields. Our products help save lives.

Continuous Improvement is a way of life at Zeus. Successful candidates will have a desire and ability to take our manufacturing process to the next level. Expectations are high; our work is meticulous and very precise. You must possess the ability to work independently; and the desire to learn a variety of skills. The ability to communicate clearly is imperative, as is the ability to manipulate data using various software packages.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required

  • 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.
  • Proven Experience and 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.

Zeus is an exciting, innovative company that offers competitive pay and a great benefits package which includes one of the best medical plans in the area, an immediate 50% 401(k) match, dental, vision, paid vacation and even an on-site medical office.

We also offer ten paid holidays and an outstanding tuition assistance program.

Thanks for your interest in Zeus. We look forward to hearing from you.

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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