Production Manager in Stillwater, OK at National Standard

Date Posted: 9/10/2022

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Job Description

Job Summary:

The Production Manager is responsible for all daily activities within the plant to meet planned objectives, including leading a zero-injury work culture, achieving quality and output goals, and driving continuous improvement and 5S plant organization.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

• Ensures safety is a primary focus, and that all risks are reduced to as low as reasonably achievable.

• Strives to continuously improve production processes through application of lean manufacturing tools and techniques such as waste analysis, Kaizen, 5S, SMED and six-sigma.

• Meets or exceeds target production efficiencies for machines and processes.

• Develops plans for efficient use of materials, machines, and employees.

• Effectively coaches production supervisors and other reports in teamwork and effective problem solving.

• Communicates clearly by conducting regular meetings with direct reports and other managers in order to ensure appropriate deployment of actions and improvements.

• Fosters people development through setting of expectations, coaching, and delivering candid feedback on performance.

• Conducts hiring interviews and selects production employees.

• Develops and deploys effective training plans for new hires and tenured employees, including onboarding.

• Effectively liaises with sales, shipping/receiving and quality functions to ensure goals are met.

• Identifies major cost drivers within the operation and works to minimize.

• Establishes shift production schedules and ensures these are met.

• Manages operating budgets to improve planned objectives.

• Performs any other duties as assigned by management.

Job Specifications:

  • Proven track record (5+ years) of achieving results through cultural change and leadership within a production environment.
  • Excellent ability to communicate at all levels in the organization.
  • Exposure to ensuring compliance with state and federal regulations.
  • Strong decision-making skills and a results-driven approach.
  • Strong analytical skills to assess, quantify and resolve operational issues and trends.
  • Proven ability for effective and systemic problem analysis and resolution.
  • Effective conflict resolution and team-building skills.
  • Solid technical ability with good attention to detail.
  • Proficiency in MS tools required for data analysis and reporting.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively at all levels within the organization.
  • Willingness to travel occasionally within the United States.


  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering (mechanical, electrical, chemical or industrial) or related experience.

Work Experience

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in production management or other leadership function in a manufacturing environment.
  • Previous experience with lean manufacturing, continuous improvement, or other quality-related tools.
  • OSHA 30-hour certification preferred.
  • ISO 9000 experience preferred.


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