Production Manager
Princeton, New Jersey, United States

Job Summary

Occupation Transportation and Logistics
Specialty Manager
Location Freehold, New Jersey, United States
Visa Sponsorship No

Job Description

Last Update: 4/15/23
The***Production Manager***is a key member of the Prestone Freehold plant's Leadership Team. The responsibilities include overall production management of a high-volume automotive chemicals and consumer products manufacturing plant. Ideal candidate is a demonstrated leader, and has proven success meeting and/ or exceeding production goals. This position oversees production of 4 liquid filling lines and a blow molding line that manufactures bottles from less than one gallon up to drums and totes. This role is responsible for achieving adherence of daily packaging line schedule, including production line standard rates, labor efficiencies, product quality, overall Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP/Housekeeping) and employee safety. Additional accountabilities for this role are shifts overall preparation to run, including coordination of line mechanical set-ups, product supply and material supply from leads and warehousing that meets scheduled line start-up. This individual MUST be outgoing, entrepreneurial, a self starter, and technically talented with strong leadership skills and abilities. Strengths must include communication, coaching, and mentoring skills, and the ability to promote enhanced employee relations and reports to the Plant Manager.
Day to Day Accountabilities

Oversees activities of production lines to achieve production rates that meet or exceed standards (including efficient changeovers)
Responsible for the training and performance management of team members to ensure that each line is staffed with qualified and motivated individuals
Ensure the identification of product quality problems and implementation of corrective actions
Utilize theory of constraints or lean manufacturing techniques to evaluate and manage production counts, machine speeds, scrap and downtime to drive reliability to desired levels
Record and report accurate production counts, machine speeds, scrap counts, line down time, and other data as directed by Production Manager
Ensure adequate supply of materials (skid tickets, skid records, gloves) (staging and de-staging)
Responsible for using correct product labor/speed standard
Enforce all GMPs, Safety and Environmental regulations as well as company policies
Ensure the accurate and timely completion of paperwork
Able to meet deadlines to deliver production requirements (Flexible work schedule)
Must be driven with a desire to progress through promotion
Perform other duties/tasks as assigned.
Forge relationships with business partners throughout the site. Communicate well and clearly, taking the time to understand manufacturing processes.
Responsible for preparing new hire and annual performance reviews

Education and Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in Engineering with 3+ yrs managing a team highly preferred, however 10+ yrs relevant manufacturing leadership experience with lean manufacturing practices and/or 5S will be considered in lieu of degree.
Knowledge of liquid filling and packaging ops ideal, blow molding and chemical manufacturing a plus.
Thorough understanding of manufacturing plant operations.
SAP, JDE or relevant ERP experience required
Experience with mechanical preventative maintenance systems
Oracle & KRONOS,
Intermediate to Advanced Excel

**A Career with KIK Offers:
KIK offers very competitive salary and comprehensive benefits including health, wellness, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance. You can plan for your future with KIK's retirement savings options including employer match. KIK also recognizes the importance of continuing education and offers Education Assistance to our employees to encourage continued personal development and growth.
You should be proficient in:

Lean Manufacturing Principles
ISO 9001 Certification Experience
Scheduling Experience
High-level Operations Analysis
Recruiting and Training Experience
Budgeting / Forecasting Experience

Machines & technologies you'll use:

CAM Software
CAD Software
ERP Software

Salary info:
$53 - $56 / hr