Production Manager in Irwindale, CA at Davis Wire

Date Posted: 1/20/2023

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Irwindale, CA
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    1/20/2023

Job Description

The Company

The Heico Companies has a history of success. Since its founding over 40 years ago The Heico Companies has grown from a single business to over 78 separate companies through a strategic acquisition policy, and by reinvesting its earnings into internal growth and new prospects. Historically talented at restoring distressed companies, Heico now strategically targets acquisitions that will complement its ever-growing portfolio of companies in manufacturing, construction, and industrial services.

These four core operations are organized into groups: Metal Processing Group, Construction Solutions Group, Applied Solutions Group, and Industrial Technologies Group. Once acquired, new Heico companies are assigned to a group and run on a stand-alone basis, allowing for great independence as well as the opportunity to share knowledge about markets, production processes, and management practices across other Heico groups and companies. Each Group has its own corporate team. Heico continues to seek out new opportunities and maintain its standard of success. The Heico Companies has remained a privately held company since its creation and maintains a majority ownership in each of its operations, which generates more than $3.3 billion dollars in revenues. Many of our businesses are certified Woman-owned Business Enterprises (WBE).

More information about the holding company and overall organization can be found at www.heicocompanies.com

US Wire Group is the parent of three independent companies (five manufacturing facilities) which produce steel wire and cable/wire related products that serve many industries. The independent business model fosters entrepreneurship and growth and allows professional development at all levels. US Wire Group is part of the Metals Processing Group and wholly owned by The Heico Companies, LLC.

Our philosophy of developing a close customer contact to provide prompt, responsive service and to meet our customer's changing needs allows us to be leaders within our respective industries. Products are marketed domestically through a direct sales force, manufacturer's representatives and an established network of independent distributors. Our company is diverse and has a solid management base, product/market niches and efficient manufacturing capabilities.

The Position

Directs and coordinates activities concerned with production of company product(s) by performing the following duties personally or through subordinates

Job Description

  • Confers with management personnel to establish production and quality control standards, develop budget and cost controls, and to obtain data regarding types, quantities, specifications, and delivery dates of products ordered.
  • Plans and directs production activities and establishes production priorities for products in keeping with effective operations and cost factors.
  • Coordinates production activities with procurement, maintenance, and quality control activities to obtain optimum production and utilization of human resources, machines, and equipment.
  • Reviews and analyzes production, quality control, maintenance, and operational reports to determine causes of nonconformity with product specifications, and operating or production problems.
  • Develops and implements operating methods and procedures designed to eliminate operating problems and improve product quality.
  • Revises production schedules and priorities as result of equipment failure or operating problems.
  • Consults with engineering personnel relative to modification of machines and equipment in order to improve production and quality of products.
  • Conducts hearings to resolve or effect settlement of grievances and refers unresolved grievances for management union negotiations.
  • Compiles, stores, and retrieves production data.
  • Evaluates scrap reports and assists the Quality Control Department in programs to reduce total scrap output.
  • Assists production supervision in the training and direction of the production workforce.
  • Other duties as assigned

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in business administration or a related field; certification in Six Sigma or LEAN Manufacturing preferred.
  • Minimum 10+ years of progressive manufacturing experience, preferably in production, or a related industry. Demonstrated knowledge of safety and training
  • 3+ years’ experience working with a labor union under a collective bargaining agreement
  • Ability to efficiently lead a team of subordinates effectively in a 24/7 operation
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Demonstrated strong proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and ERP systems  
  • Strong analytical skills and the ability to consolidate data into concise, executive-ready presentations and reports 
  • Ability to make decisions and solve problems while working under pressure; ability to prioritize and organize effectively; ability to show judgment and initiative 
  • Demonstrated ability confidentiality, professionalism, and decorum 

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to pass a background check and drug screen.
  • Prior experience working in a fast-paced manufacturing environment.
  • Be able to sit for long periods.
  • Able to work in a non-climate-controlled environment.
  • Able to lift, push, or pull up to 15 lbs.
  • Authorized to work for any employer in the US.

Key Leadership Competencies

  • Commitment to EHS – The Production Manager must continually demonstrate an unequivocal commitment to the highest standards of health and safety for the workforce and be a leader in ensuring the company maintains its high levels of environmental performance.
  • Unquestionable Integrity - Demonstrates the highest degree of integrity when engaging with employees, vendors and stakeholders. Leads ethically by example and fosters a culture firmly grounded in the values of the organization.
  • Strategic and Agile Thinking - Strong strategic capabilities and overall business acumen. Financially savvy and creative mindset with the ability to identify and mobilize around new opportunities very quickly.
  • Collaborative Style – Engages in problem solving and decision making. Is adept at bringing people together to tackle issues rather than dictate solutions. Has a collegial, inclusive working style and is professional and courteous. Builds strong relationships both internally and externally. Is both confident and humble.
  • Communication Skills - Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to effectively deliver and reinforce consistent messages at all levels. Excellent listening skills.
  • Leadership Capability - Has the leadership acumen and credibility to work across the entire organization and develop talent. Should be hands-on, but able to delegate appropriately with the ability to motivate, inspire and commit an organization to a course of action and achieve results.
  • Executive Presence – Has the poise and confidence to interact with senior company executives and the community, as well as the Heico and US Wire Group Executive Leadership Team.