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Production Manager

Date: Jan 12, 2021

Location: Appleton, WI, US, 54914

Company: A. O. Smith Corporation

Water-Right, Inc. / Appleton, WI

Water technology is one of the fastest-growing industries in the world. As a leading global water technology company, A. O. Smith Corporation is at the center of the trend. We are a $3 billion company with over 140 years of history and more than 16,000 employees. Our emphasis is on hot water and clean water; we are one of the world’s largest manufacturers of residential and commercial water heating equipment as well as a supplier of water purification products in a number of emerging countries.

 

With manufacturing operations in the United States, Canada, Mexico, China, India, and Europe, we have the reach to serve customers worldwide. A. O. Smith is committed to continuous improvement and maintaining a culture that values and respects our employees. 

 

Water-Right, Inc., based in Appleton, Wisconsin, is A. O. Smith's water quality solutions provider with a complete line of residential and commercial products and systems for a wide variety of applications, including solutions for problem well water. Water-Right products are sold under the Evolve®, WaterCare®, Sanitizer Series®, Impression Series® and CustomCare® product brands. In addition to its advanced and innovative product solutions, Water-Right also has a retail facility, Water-Right Services, and a state-certified lab, Clean Water Testing LLC™, specializing in water analytical services. 

What You Will Do

As the Production Manager,  you will be responsible for overseeing and ensuring the productivity of the manufacturing department. In addition, you will direct plant production, development, and quality initiatives through management of equipment, materials, and the workforce.

What You Will Be Responsible For

  • Works closely with the Plant Manager and other senior leadership coordinate workflow across all departments to produce quality products in a safe and efficient manner.
  • Manages the workflow and coordination of the manufacturing environment, including materials and equipment to meet production, quality, and cost goals.
  • Plans and coordinates department production schedules, production rates and capacity plans, processing methods and times.
  • Plans budgeting and approves expenditures for the required resources for production including equipment, materials, and workforce.
  • Maintains and promotes a safety conscious manufacturing environment.
  • Directs first-line supervisors in their reporting and scheduling activities.
  • Leads communication of corrective action plans, resolutions, and quality results among the department.
  • Analyzes reports and reviews provided by first-line supervisors.
  • Conducts and presents annual performance appraisals for all direct reports.
  • Acts as a mentor among production team members to create a professional and driven workforce.
  • Assists in company/plant planning through department budget preparation, expenditure recommendations, and workforce/space forecasting.
  • Reports issues regarding production, quality, maintenance, or personnel problems to the Director of Operations.
  • Performs other activities as needed or assigned.

What You Will Bring

  • Bachelor's Degree in a related field 
  • Minimum 5 years of related work experience
  • Minimum 2 years of supervisory exprienece 
  • Experience in lean production principles and metrics
  • Ability to prepare and interpret various metrics, and reports.
  • Ability to identify problems and take appropriate corrective measures
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal, to communicate effectively with all levels within the plant.

What We Offer

Competitive base salary and comprehensive benefits plans which include medical and dental insurance, company-sponsored life insurance, retirement security savings plan, short- and long-term disability programs and tuition assistance.


Nearest Major Market: Appleton
Nearest Secondary Market: Oshkosh

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