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Cincinnati, OH

RESPONSIBILITIES: The Production Manager is responsible for the overall management of a section of the plant. Their main responsibility is to give direction to the departmental personnel on a daily basis in order to achieve departmental goals. Specific responsibilities include:
Establishing and monitoring production capacity
Actual production to demand plan
Product quality
On-time shipments
Inventory optimization
Operating efficiency (OAU)
Product yields
Process monitoring and optimization
Material usage variances
Interface with the maintenance department concerning needs in their areas
Equipment preparation for maintenance
Assisting in maintenance PM compliance
Manage hourly operators
Controls operating cost
Investigates and documents incidents, to find root cause and implement corrective actions
Provides safety leadership for the department
Support of PSM
Management of Change initiator
Assist with Process Hazard Analyses
Write and update operating procedures
Ensure operators receive adequate training
Lead HAZCOM and PSM/RMP training for their areas
Perform operator qualification testing
Support new product development
Prioritize equipment and personnel resources
Ensure environmental compliance in their areas
Identifying capital needs
Assist in capital project scope development
Perform safety and risk assessments

Production: Documents and measures standard cycle time and tracks asset utilization for assigned areas. Analyzes labor utilization and helps foreperson schedule manpower to minimize overtime. Meets all orders on time. Assures raw material availability based on production schedule. Available off hours to troubleshoot production/quality issues as needed.
Training: Provides necessary training required by law and the company. Ability to embrace and promote change. Ability to teach operators and forepersons to assume responsibility. Assures completion of scheduled training.
Quality: Drives continuous improvement in the process by using engineering tools.
Maintenance: Ensures preventative maintenance tasks are done on time and in compliance with the PM schedule. Departmental shutdowns are scheduled and required tasks are completed. Daily equipment inspections are completed. Supports and develops capital planning objectives. Ensures MOCs are documented with approvals.
Inventory Management: Minimizes working capital by managing raw material and finished goods inventory levels per the plant priorities. Appropriate inventory level defined and maintained for partials and scraps. Off-spec reworked within plant targets. Oversees inventory counts and adjustments. Review and explain material usage variances.
Procedural Documentation: ISO compliance: follows documented procedures, ensures control sheets are accurate and filled out by operators.

Degree in Chemical or Mechanical Engineering. Supervisory exposure in a technical manufacturing environment. Able to handle numerous complex tasks simultaneously.

NOTE: We have opportunities similar to this one with a number of Fortune 500 clients in the chemical, petrochemical, refining, and coatings/resins sectors. They/We are always looking for candidates with credentials and experience similar to the above. We have positions for engineers who are seeking an opportunity to move in operations, engineering, or production. So if the location or responsibilities of this position do not satisfy your present career desires, let us hear from you anyway, as other unadvertised positions may be of interest to you. We DO NOT contact our client companies on your behalf without your approval.

CAVEATS: Your experience must be as a direct employee of an operating chemical, refining, petrochemical, pharmaceutical, or closely related industry. You must be a US Citizen or Permanent Resident, and you must reside in the USA.

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