Production Manager - Engineered Wood

Discovery Solutions Published: January 3, 2018
Melbourne, AR
Job Type


Production Manager - Engineered Wood
COMPANY: The company is a leading global flooring manufacturer that
creates products to enhance residential and commercial spaces
around the world. The company's vertically integrated
manufacturing and distribution processes provide competitive
advantages in the production of carpet, rugs, ceramic tile,
laminate, wood, stone and vinyl flooring. Our industry-leading
innovation has yielded products and technologies that
differentiate our brands in the marketplace and satisfy all
remodeling and new construction requirements. Our brands are
among the most recognized in the industry. During the past
decade, the company has transformed its business from an
American carpet manufacturer into the world's largest flooring
company with operations in Australia, Brazil, Canada, China,
Europe, India, Malaysia, Mexico, Russia and the United
States. This company offers a comprehensive compensation
package that includes a wide variety of benefit options so that
individuals can tailor plans that are right for him or her.
LOCATION: Melbourne, AR
DESCRIPTION: Emphasis is on management of the most complex
manufacturing function, combined with department size, scope
of operation, and structure. May have multiple production
functional areas with scope and size comparable to other jobs in
this classification.
Oversees the production planning, staffing and day-to-day
manufacturing operations in a cost effective manner for
assigned department. Plans production operations, establishes
priorities and sequences for manufacturing products. Develops
and works with supervisors in all areas such as employee
relations, manufacturing processes, achieving goals, etc. Works
with senior plant management to plan, develop and control
budgets and to ensure the cost effective production of high
quality products for delivery to customers.
: Plans production operations and establishes priorities and
sequences for manufacturing products for the department;
monitors production orders or schedules to ensure that
product(s) are manufactured and scheduled deadlines are
met in order to plan department operations; prepares
operational schedule and coordinates department activities
to ensure that production and quality of products meets
specifications; monitors and reports daily production output
and operational status.
: Actively participates in process improvement, modifications,
upgrades and expansion projects for the facility; works
closely with the Maintenance and/or Engineering
Department(s) to plan and coordinate routine, preventative
and emergency maintenance to maximize equipment
availability and production output, and to minimize
production downtime and operational delays.
: Develops and works with supervisors in all areas such as
employee relations, problem solving, setting and achieving
goals, manufacturing processes, scheduling, disciplinary
action, terminations, equipment problems, etc. Provides
assistance to employees and supervisors in solving work
related problems; evaluates issues and meets with
supervisors and Human Resources to determine the most
effective remediation technique.
: Works closely with plant safety and quality teams to
proactively identify issues and develop and/or enhance
related programs and procedures; ensures that programs
are maintained, that the department and plant is in
compliance with established standards, and that
appropriate training and equipment if given to all
: Works with senior plant management to plan, develop and
control budgets to ensure cost-effective production of high
quality products for delivery to customers. Actively
participates on short-term planning meetings and projects
addressing issues related to labor, manufacturing process
and material requirements based on forecasts of product
demand, technology changes, changes in productivity,
supplier capacity, industry trends, performance measures,
goals and results, etc.
: Performs other duties as required.
EXPERIENCE: : 6+years of progressively responsible job specific
: Manufacturing experience in assigned functional area(s):
Engineered & Solid Wood
: Minimum of 3 years' experience in a leadership/supervisory
role in an environment of comparable size and diversity
: Proficient using a PC and other department specific
databases and/or systems
: Must learn company's organizational and functional
operating structure, products, administrative procedures
and policies.
: Basic knowledge and understanding of HR policies,
practices and procedures as it relates to employee
relations, hiring, terminations, benefit and compensation
plans and administrative guidelines.
: Knowledge of budgeting and expense control to plan,
implement and control expenditure while maintaining and
improving quality standards
: Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication
skills in order to effectively interact with senior
management and internal customers; ability to
communicate with others in an antagonistic situation using
appropriate interpersonal styles and methods to reduce
tension or conflict and maintain professionalism in
accordance with corporate standards.
: Ability and willingness to challenge established practices
and draw relevant conclusions; ability to persuade, market
and sell new ideas; ability to work in a high-pressure
environment and exercise good judgment to resolve
problems in the absence of formalized guidelines and
: Ability to solve practical problems and deals with a variety
of concrete variables in situations where only limited
standardization exists.
: Excellent Human Resource management skills to effectively
lead and direct a diverse work group. Achieves results
through team effort and through motivating, persuading
and directing the activities of others.
: Ability to pass Ishihara test once.
: Ability to pass 100 Hue Test (vision / color assessment)
once every five years with a score of less than or equal to
EDUCATION: Bachelor's degree in a related discipline or an equivalent
combination of education, training and experience that provides
the required skills and knowledge to perform the essential
function of the job

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