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Production Manager

GRAHAM, KY 42344

Posted: 06/03/2024 Job Number: RS27193263

Job Description

At Ensign-Bickford Aerospace & Defense Company (EBAD), we believe that our strengths are built on our most important resource - our people. Join EBAD and you'll be a part of a team who creates cutting edge technology that will blast us into the future. No other company can match the innovative energetic solutions that we provide. At EBAD you will actively contribute to successful missions putting men, women and satellites into space, and protecting our armed service men and women around the world. If this is the culture and work environment you are seeking, then EBAD is the place for you! Job DescriptionThe Production Manager is responsible to comprehensively plan and manage the execution of daily production activities required to support development programs within the Energetic Assemblies Value Stream. This position manages technicians and planning personnel. The Production Manager oversees these roles in the logistics, coordination and execution of all tasks associated with product manufacturing.Principal duties and responsibilities include the following:
  • Developing the production schedules and maintaining the production visual board in each area, illustrating the status of the production activities for current programs.
  • Monthly assessment of technician and equipment resource loading / capacity planning utilizing MS project or MS Excel.
    • Presentation of forward-looking capacity in all production areas, with identification of bottlenecks and shortages, to site leadership at monthly SIOP meeting.
    • Conducting manpower planning to ensure alignment of resources needed to execute yearly backlog & proposed production requirements.
  • Creating the plan for the weekly work required to be flowing through the production cells, and tracking team productivity against the planned work.
  • Ensuring team objectives are met and visible through the use of SQDC boards.
  • Driving the execution of corrective actions and identification of systemic issues.
  • Presenting production area performance (SQDC and Program Status) to senior management on the Gemba walk
  • Coordinating team activities to brief site operations leadership at Quarterly Operating Reviews.
  • Presenting forward-looking capacity for team at recurring SIOP reviews.
  • Ensuring alignment with the Product Engineering Lead to provide program execution oversight and guidance.
  • Working with other Production Managers, Product Engineers, Production Planner and Buyers to ensure material flow and production activities are aligned.
  • Working with Supply Chain group to establish and maintain stocking strategies and effective material kanbans.
  • Executing proper material issuances and production reporting to ensure floor stock accuracy for team.
  • Providing leadership and coaching to direct reports.
  • Maintaining team development and training plans.
  • Evaluating production activities for continuous improvement opportunities.
  • BS Degree in Operations Management, Supply Chain Management, an Engineering Discipline, Business Administration or equivalent.
  • Strong planning skills, with ability to be flexible and adaptable to changing priorities and assignments.
  • Excellent organizational, communication, and leadership skills. Ability to communicate effectively and persuasively, verbally and in writing, to individuals at all levels and to cross-functional groups.
  • Working knowledge of computer applications such as ERP/MRP, proficient in MS Office Suite: Project, Excel, Word, and Power Point.
  • Ability to motivate people, particularly in a production workforce environment
  • LEAN Manufacturing concept implementation experience valued

Meet Your Recruiter

Gina Steward
Branch Manager

Gina Steward is the Branch Manager for Hopkinsville, KY. If you're looking for a job, call or text 270.886.2711.

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