Area Manager

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The Area Manager is responsible for assisting the Plant Manager in managing all production operations and shop activities. This position directs and guides the Line Supervisors, and is a key driver of Key Performance Indicators, including, but not limited to, OTD, and Continuous Improvement activities and initiatives.


  • Under the direction of the Plant Manager, this position will manage the activities on the shop floor, following established procedures and approved processes consistent with Key Performance Indicators.
  • This position will supervise all production operations including, but not limited to, Machining, Assembly, Facility and Production Support, Material Handling and Maintenance in support of plant operations, and corporate goals and objectives.
  • Coordinate plant activities as directed by the Plant Manager, through planning with the Line Supervisors, and act as a liaison between plant managers and the rank and file hourly employees up and down the organizational hierarchy.  
  • Plan, schedule and coordinate plant activities to include fulfilling sales orders, shipping and receiving, meeting JIT inventory requirements, and delivered manufactured products in a timely fashion utilizing Continuous Improvement activities and initiatives during the process. 
  • Manage human and material resources to meet production targets and Key Performance Indicators.
  • Assist the Plant Manager in establishing and monitoring overall plant performance for production and quality standards.
  • Assist in controlling/minimizing labor overtime, premium freight/repair expenses.
  • Maintain existing plant facilities and equipment. Recommend to the Plant Manager, Engineering, and Research & Development the need for new equipment/facilities as needed.
  • Provides leadership and training to the Supervisors and other plant personnel to meet corporate Key Performance Indicators and Continuous Improvement goals and objectives.
  • Ensures shop floor organization, production fluidity, safety, and plant cleanliness, and implements and maintains preventative maintenance programs as needed.
  • Assist the Plant Manager in establishing and monitoring overall plant performance for production and quality control standards, and is the driving force behind OTD, and Continuous Improvement initiatives.
  • Proactively and regularly develops and manages team member’s performance and capabilities, based upon company Key Performance Indicators.
  • Provides leadership and training to accomplish plant/company goals and objectives.



Education:               Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or equivalent discipline required.


Experience:             Minimum of five years’ experience in manufacturing; and three years progressive leadership responsibility.


Skills/Abilities:        Comprehensive knowledge of behavioral change methods and personnel management.  Thorough knowledge of lean manufacturing and quality systems.

 General knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.


 Other:                     Position requires light travel (less than 10%).



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