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Production Manager - RT

Absolute Opportunities
Crawfordsville, Indiana, United States
November 11, 2018


Production Manager - RT

Crawfordsville, Indiana 47934


The client is a global leader in plastic and aluminum closure design, manufacturing and high-speed capping equipment/application systems.



Under the direction of the Operations manager and within the framework of company policy, the Production Manager is accountable for: Leadership. Leading and controlling the use of human resources, capital, equipment, and materials in the manufacturing operation, consistent with CSI Values, to produce the highest quality closures at the lowest cost, maximizing customer satisfaction. Safety. Managing an aggressive effort for the manufacturing operation to meet all Safety Goals. Results. Creating actions that will result in achieving the CSI Business Plan Manufacturing Goals and continuously improving PSY/MPI performance (scrap and productivity), driving process improvements, and employing Operational Excellence (OPEX) concepts Development of other Leaders. Assisting in the development of production Supervisors and assessing the skill sets necessary to enhance their individual and overall operational performance. Training. Supporting the development of effective training and development programs for operations personnel, utilizing OPEX principles as well as TQC, SPC, TPM, and JIT. Implementing and providing this same training, including coaching and counseling, to production employees and supervisors to increase their overall effectiveness, involvement, accountability, and their attainment of results. Quality Systems. Support the Quality Manager by developing, establishing and implementing standardized work. Understand and utilize statistical process control (SPC) and quality tools (i.e. problem-solving strategies, root cause analysis, TQM, ISO 9000, SOP Process, etc.) to improve processes, maximize yield, and reduce costs. Teamwork. Establish and maintain excellent communications with the Operations Manager, all other department managers, working in a team-oriented environment that supports organizational goals and projects. Development. Personal individual development for potential growth from this position into other positions of increasing levels of responsibility. Financial. Understand financial objectives; meet or exceed financial performance targets (i.e. scrap and downtime); participate in forecasting and financial analysis; manage capital projects including writing and completing RFAs. Improvement of processes to reduce scrap and defects while improving throughput. Provide expert troubleshooting on process issues and determine appropriate courses of action to improve quality, cost, and maintain a safe work environment. Understand customer’s needs, the corresponding product features designed to meet those needs, and the capabilities of the process. Successful implementation of new products and processes. Training in the appropriate use of problem-solving and quality tools and utilize them to obtain cost and quality improvements.

Work Schedule: 8 hour days, with occasional after hours work.



LEADERSHIP: Values consistent with company values, excellent interpersonal skills, and the ability to motivate others with enthusiasm and drive. Able to lead the organization through change and harness the involvement and commitment of employees to achieve organizational results.

Education/Training Requirements: See job description. May vary due to new technologies or requirements.

PPE: ANSI Z41 approved safety shoes, hearing and eye protection as appropriate for work area, gloves according to work tasks, and other PPE as assigned and required.

Tools and Equipment: Various writing utensils, radios, phone, computer, printers, fax machines, calculators, various computer software required for specific roles.

Essential Job Functions:

1. Communicate clearly in English, both verbally and written

2. Wear appropriate required safety gear

3. Attend work regularly and reliably

4. Work flexible hours as scheduled or required for specific role

5. Provide on-shift training relative to specific function

6. Conformance to company performance rules such as work instructions, working standards, policies, etc.

7. Conformance to behavioral rules, expectations, and company policies.

8. Analyze shift or plant performance data relative to functional specialty and provide the shift leader or Manager with assessments of opportunity

9. Facilitate employee adherence to requirements of your departmental specialty

10. Actively supports and participates in plant quality improvement & cost reduction programs

11. Demonstrate awareness of and compliance with all pertinent safety policies and procedures

12. Maintain a professional, clean, and organized work environment

13. Participate in work-related training programs

14. Close visual acuity to perform computer tasks, read & develop spreadsheets, read financial data, etc.

15. Able to travel without assistance as required by specific role

16. Able to participate in meetings and discussions with peer group and management team, and interact with employees in multiple locations and settings


Physical Demand Category: LOW as based on the Dictionary of Occupational Titles 1991 Revised Edition

Physical Job Demands (per 8 hour work shift):

R = Rarely O = Occasionally (1-33%) F = Frequently (34-66%)

C = Continuously (67-100%)

C Sitting: On metal stool with footrest, or in cushioned chair with back support and armrests while performing computer data entry and related work tasks

F Standing: On level concrete surfaces

F Walking: On level concrete surfaces

R Lifting: rarely

R One-Hand Lifting & Carrying:

R Carrying:

R Pushing/Pulling:

R Reaching:

R Shoveling:

F Neck Flexion: Repeated or sustained up to 30 degrees while performing visual computer- related job tasks

R Neck Extension:

R Bending/Squatting/Kneeling:

R Forward Bent Lifting:

R Climbing: some steps and levels in building office areas

O-F Grasping: computer mouse, door handles, file cabinet drawer pulls

R Pinching:

F Finger Isolation: To operate machine controls, computer mouse or to perform data entry

F Thumb Flexion: To operate radio or controls, computer mouse, or keyboarding

F Index & Long Finger Flexion: To operate radio or controls, computer mouse, or keyboarding


Climate controlled office facility with occasional or frequent exposure to manufacturing plant floor. Employees may work around moving parts and mobile equipment. Exposure to noise levels requiring hearing protection when in the production area.

*The above job description is a broadly based description and is not intended to contain all specifics of a particular job. This description is not a contract for employment. It does not include all aspects of the position such as potential duties assigned by supervisors with the requirement for flexibility in helping others for the company’s overall benefit.


The client may require satisfactory completion of certain job-based assessments which candidates would be required to successfully complete in order to qualify for the position.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

1. Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in a related field.

2. Five or more years of experience in production management with excellent organizational skills and the ability to understand complex production processes.

3. Extensive knowledge and experience with Operational Excellence techniques using Lean Manufacturing concepts. Able to use statistical process control (SPC) and quality tools to improve processes & quality, cut costs, and increase productivity.

4. PLASTICS EXPERIENCE: Knowledge and experience with process manufacturing, plastic molding, bottling operations; prefer specific closure manufacturing experience.

5. Present Salary?

6. Salary Expectation?

4. Must be a US Citizen or Green Card holder?