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Posted:
November 21, 2016
Reference:
205478

Plan, schedule, and develop the overall manufacturing plan for the plant assigned.

Work is typically performed under no supervision, with only guidance about overall goals and objectives. Usually receive minimal to no guidance about how to complete work objectives. Must be able to define work based on evaluation of short term and long term goals of the department. Able to independently evaluate processes, identify areas of improvement, and incorporate in to overall work objectives.    

  • Review and analyze incoming customer specifications to determine the best/efficient method of manufacture and how the product will be produced within customer time commitments.
  • Develop the high level manufacturing work plan for all areas of the plant/platform assigned. May build work plans for soft orders and track. Develop plans that efficiently utilize all resources effectively and balance workloads to prevent overloading and underutilization of equipment and personnel. Determine resources needed, timing of deliveries/shipments, time allocation for each manufacturing process, component/vendor sourcing, distribution plan to maintain JIT inventory and delivery of finished work.
  • May determine impositions and layouts required to create customer product to determine the time allocations required for the job.
  • Revise manufacturing work plans as needed when there are late deliveries, missing files, machine breakdowns etc.
  • Leads or participates in production and staff meetings as appropriate
  • Performs other related duties and participates in special projects as assigned.

Job Knowledge & Skills

The duties and responsibilities described above are the essential functions of the job. The qualifications below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

Bachelor degree in discipline related to functional work or role with 2 - 5 years of relevant work experience OR demonstrated ability to meet the job requirements through a comparable number of years of applicable work experience.

Able to apply broad work experience and knowledge when analyzing complex problems. Must be able consistently identify critical elements, variables and alternatives to develop solutions.  Must be able to organize/prioritize existing resources and incorporate new information, as needed, to implement the most effective solutions. Able to communicate clearly and courteously with those who need to know of decisions/actions/problems.  Able to apply excellent business acumen and collaborative skills when resolving problems.

Able to apply excellent functional computer knowledge in utilizing Microsoft Windows, MAC, or other technical tools in completing assignments. Able to apply expertise in all the tools or applications used to complete work assignments.  Able to mentor junior level team members in the use of tools and/or systems in the position.

Requires excellent communication skills with ability to state messages in a clear manner by using language that is easy for others to understand.   Able to explain programs policies and procedures in language that is understood by others.  .

Additional job requirements may be listed on the staffing requisition.

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