Production Manager

Job Function:

US, IL, Bolingbrook

Production Manager

Innovating since 1905, G&W Electric has grown into a global leader in engineered electrical power grid solutions. Working with us means joining a worldwide team of passionate manufacturing professionals striving to continually improve the technologies the world depends on to deliver safe, reliable electricity. Our culture is focused on employee success, so we foster an entrepreneurial environment that encourages everyone to thrive.

Position Summary: Reporting to the Director of Operations, this role is responsible for managing manufacturing operations and employees for a designated value stream, with full accountability for results in terms of cost, methods, quality and quantity of work performed

Primary/Essential Responsibilities:
• Lead the designated value stream to meet and improve schedule dates, reduce process times, reduce inventory levels and increase the utilization of resources
• Partner with Operational Excellence to establish value stream priorities in line with future state and business strategy
• Research new processes and equipment that my improve throughput and productivity
• Monitor production schedules and results and inform management and peers regarding production delays and other related issues
• Work with Supply Chain, QA and Planning regarding parts, inventory and quality issues
• Assist supervisors in the evaluation and improvement of manufacturing processes, through lean concepts and Six Sigma, while driving a lean culture
• Drive team toward execution of business goals using Lean manufacturing methodology
• Lead and mentor a manufacturing workforce consisting of approximately 90 employees including supervisors, team leaders, and hourly production workers
• Ensure the quality and timely manufacture and delivery of customer orders
• Promote a working environment that encourages employee involvement to achieve excellence in productivity, customer service and quality
• Ensure coordination and cooperation between departments to meet company objectives
• Assist in creation and compliance of the department’s annual budget
• Oversee problem resolution to address operational and mechanical problems and the analysis for reoccurrence prevention
• Set priorities with the assistance of the Plant Manager
• Confer with other department heads to ensure coordination of purchasing, production, and shipping to meet the department and company goals
• Institute policies and controls for cost-cutting and research new processes and equipment that may improve throughput and profitability
• Evaluate and update the performance of team members against their job requirements and performance goals within the time frame designated for their position level Review performance or all subordinates and all salary adjustments for the Viper team
• Review disciplinary actions to ensure consistency and policy compliance
• Ensure compliance with Corporate Safety Policies, OSHA and EPA Standards
• Respond to and resolve department emergencies
• Responsible for executing business goals supporting safety, quality, cost and delivery objectives

Required Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s Degree in engineering or manufacturing related field
• At least 3 years of supervisory experience in a manufacturing environment
• 3-5 years’ experience in low volume/high mix, engineered and built to order manufacturing environment
• Extensive knowledge and leadership in the principles and practice of Lean, Six Sigma, 5P and/or other continuous improvement models; participated in related improvement projects
• Proven record of initiative, problem solving and the ability to recognize and implement improvements
• Experience working with customized engineered products
• Strong team player
• Strong problem-solving skills
• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships within and across departments and the company to support organization strategies
• Ability to maintain the professional competence, knowledge, and skill necessary for the performance of all assigned responsibilities
• Ability to teach others, mentor and communicate effectively with all levels of the organization
• Superior coaching and communication skills
• Willingness to work overtime as needed (including possible weekends as production needs dictate)

Preferred Qualifications:
• Experience in the electrical power equipment industry desirable


Why join us? G&W enjoys a long reputation for product quality, innovation and world-class customer service to the power industry. We have established this reputation by believing that our greatest asset is our employees. We owe our success to the initiative and talents of highly skilled individuals within our team-based organization. Our goal is to set the standard for customer satisfaction by ensuring a superior level of service, performance and innovation. As a global organization and industry leader, we are committed to cultivating an engaging work environment that embraces our core values and develops our talent. Our continuous focus on growth and innovation means that you become part of a company that provides challenging opportunities, rewards excellence and combines your individual expertise to achieve a higher level of shared success. As part of our organization, you also help power the world!


G&W Electric is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. All employees and applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law. We also use E-Verify with all new hires.

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