Production Manager

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Our premier client out of Westboro, MA is in search of a Production Manager to join their team. Columbia Tech, a Coghlin Company, is a fast growing, contract manufacturing organization with endless opportunities. They are looking for a Production Manager to provide overall managerial, day-to-day leadership and direction to the manufacturing operations. This individual will also formulate and execute strategies to maximize capital, material, and human resource utilization in attaining production objectives and best-in-class quality, within established cost parameters. This is a full time, direct hire opportunity.
Responsibilities of Production Manager:
  • Ensure that safe manufacturing techniques and tools are being utilized.
  • Ensure that associates have proper training to perform their roles safely while they adhere to outlined safety policies and procedures.
  • Ensure timely resolution of any unsafe practices or conditions.
  • Implement and lead Lean manufacturing strategies to continuously reduce costs, inventory, and lead-times while improving product quality and process efficiency.
  • Establish and enforce procedures to eliminate waste and sustain Lean initiatives
  • Champion 6S implementation, maintenance and associate participation.
  • Encourage associates to provide ideas for continuous improvement
  • Identify those requirements which would affect quality and ensure the necessary guidelines are documented in procedures, work instructions, and training plans.
  • Identify, report, and propose resolutions to any quality problems or discrepancies.
  • Collaborating with the Quality team, ensuring all direct reports associates have been trained properly and have appropriate training records on file.
  • Ensure all written work instructions are followed accurately and compliantly.
  • Perform capacity planning to determine staffing levels required to meet production schedules
  • Responsible for all aspects of assembly and test staffing, including hiring, training, and performance management.
  • Use analytical skills to assess department needs and develop short and long-term strategies for improvement.
  • Utilize appropriate strategic and tactical planning and communication techniques to ensure all associates are clear on daily and weekly production goals and expectations.
  • Expand and develop the skills of the production department associates through cross training and other methodologies to increase their capabilities
  • Utilize ERP for various material analyses, production planning activities, and work order issuance.
  • Communicate directly and effectively with customers and suppliers as needed.
Qualifications of Production Manager:
  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in an operations or engineering discipline. Five Years minimum in a Manufacturing Management position overseeing medium volume electro-mechanical assembly
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and work effectively under pressure in a high paced work environment
  • Positive attitude, excellent communications skills, self-motivator, tenacious follow up, and superior organization skills.
  • Superior customer (internal and external) service attitude
  • Demonstrated ability to manage, coach, lead and inspire caring associates
  • Operations management software (ERP/MRP/MES/WMS) experience preferred.
  • Recognized as a leader who is decisive, has strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and the ability to prioritize multiple functions to meet required deadlines and delight customers.
  • Must be able to read, write, and comprehend English.
  • Ability to read and understand detailed instructions, manufacturing procedures, and drawings.
  • Knowledge of medium volume electro-mechanical assembly and test methods.
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint.
  • A demonstrated commitment to company values.
Location: Westboro, MA
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