Blount International, Inc. Assistant Production Manager in Kansas City, Missouri
Assistant Production Manager
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Date: May 13, 2021
Location: Kansas City, MO
Company: Oregon Tool
Work Location: Kansas City, MO (Mfg Plant)
Functional Area: Manufacturing
Number of Openings: 1
Current Openings: 1.00
Blount International, Inc. has an exceptional opportunity.
We are committed to excellence in our people, products, performance, and profits. We believe our team members are the foundation of our Company's success, and we are committed to continuous improvement and learning, exceptional quality, connecting with our customer, and good relationships with our team members.
Blount International Kansas City-Manufacturing Facility
4840 E 12th St, Kansas City, MO, 64127
Responsibilities include, but are not limited, to assisting the Production Manager to:
Develop, maintain, and recommend Blade Operations standards
Lead the application of manufacturing standards and future projects. Create standardization of activities between shifts, within supervisors holding personnel accountable using Leadership Standardized Work , Layered audits, and other tools.
Lead regular manufacturing and engineering reviews of operations to ensure consistent application and execution of organization standards
Key driver for resolving and improving inter shift communications, hand offs and problem solving of issues between the off shifts. Responsible for performance management, coaching of direct report exempt and non-exempt employees and building a high performing business team in each shift.
Evaluate product design for deviations to safety, quality or efficiency targets and drive issue resolution
Promptly elevate issues where solid countermeasures are not achievable through standard practices
Plan and administer department and shift budgets. Operate within approved budget and plan. Monitors
Oversee Assigned Shifts in Blade Manufacturing Operations:
Primary responsibility to ensure 2nd and/or weekend shift operations attain production, quality, safety, and productivity metrics. Helps ensure that daily expectations are met, and bridges short term requirements to annual operating plan.
Provide leadership within the team, leading front-line supervisors and indirectly responsible for the success of Team Members in attaining plant goals. Ensure specific work instructions / policies, etc. are updated and used, training and competencies are met.
Plans and schedules production activities and supervise the processes through completion
Establish, monitor, and continually improve safety, production efficiency and quality standards
Establish, monitor, and continually improve cost controls and budget related to production
Monitors Operational efficiency at the shift level and drives toward a positive variance through absorption
Continually monitors and analyzes data regarding types, quantities, specifications, and delivery dates of customer promise dates
Report key indicators related blade operations
Provide back up support and coverage for off shifts as needed. Applies performance management and evaluation, coaching, feedback, and progressive discipline systems to promote strong individual and team performance along with employee development.
Key liaison with off shift technical support (technicians and engineers) and help sustain actions in those departments in off shifts.
Facilitates Continuous Improvement Execution:
Drives and performs operational analysis of business processes
Identifies key elements of process improvement and partners with process owners to deliver sustainable and repeatable change
Monitors and maintains metrics and related reports as applies to departments
Enables recruitment and retention activities. Key driver for engagement activities involving Suggestions, Kaizens, Lean activities, MOC, RCCA and CI projects as well as in helping to drive investigations to root cause identifications and improvements
Actively participates in continuous improvement teams across all Blount locations
Leadership and Development:
Work with employees at all levels to effectively to execute the policies and goals of the organization
Provide developmental guidance to team members with focus on improving production supervisors
Clarify plans, goals, and objectives through team meetings
Maintain focus on Individual Performance Objectives (IPO’s)
Identify strengths and opportunities for improvement through informal discussions and formal review of job descriptions, annual recruitment, and training plans
Provide coaching, counseling, and career development
Assess individual and team performance, give feedback
Bachelor's degree preferred, Business, Engineering or Finance, equivalent manufacturing experience will be considered
High School Diploma or nationally recognized equivalent required
Knowledge & Experience:
A minimum four (4) years of experience in a manufacturing management environment
A minimum of one year in leadership role
In depth understanding of manufacturing operations and methods associated with the repetitive manufacturing of small, high volume, close-tolerance formed metal parts
Experience with the concepts and practical application of Just-In-Time, Statistical Process Control, Employee Involvement, Q.I. Story Problem Solving Methodology and Daily Management.
Broad range of knowledge of related environmental, health, safety, labor, and business law.
Skills/Abilities: Typical skills and abilities may include the following:
Demonstrated effectiveness in organization management that includes assuming responsibility; communication; resolving conflicts; decisiveness; develops commitment to company objectives; establishing motivational work environment. Requires a high activity level and sense of urgency to achieve performance targets.
Demonstrated skills in continuous learning, flexibility, customer focus, quality commitment and good relationships are required.
Demonstrated proficiency in a business enterprise system, SAP preferred
Demonstrated understanding and effective utilization of Outlook, Word, and Excel
Self-starter with the ability to make critical decisions with limited data
Good verbal and written business communication skills
Understanding of production processes, scheduling, and workflow
Available to work on site as required by job
Night shift, Monday - Friday including shift hand-off meetings
Rotational weekend coverage with advanced notice provided
Available for day shift, if necessary
ABOUT BLOUNT INTERNATIONAL, INC:
Blount is a global manufacturer and marketer of replacement parts, equipment, and accessories for consumers and professionals operating primarily in two market segments: Forestry, Lawn, and Garden (“FLAG”); and Farm, Ranch, and Agriculture (“FRAG”). Blount also sells products in the construction markets and is the market leader in saw chain and guide bars for chain saws. We also supply original equipment manufacturers (OEM) with cutting attachments.
Blount offers products under the brand names of OREGON®, Carlton®, Woods®, KOX, SpeeCo®, ICS®, Pentruder, and Merit. For more information, visit www.blount.com .
Blount will only employ those who are legally authorized to work. Any offer of employment is contingent on the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen. It is the policy of Blount International to provide equal employment to all qualified persons without discrimination based on sex, race, color, religion, age, marital status, national origin, citizenship, disability, veteran status or any other status protected under law.
During the application process we will not ask for or collect any confidential, proprietary or sensitive personally identifiable information (e.g. date of birth; drivers license number; or credit card, bank account or other financial information) (collectively, “Sensitive Information”). If you submit any Sensitive Information, you do so at your own risk and we will not be liable to you or responsible for consequences of your submission. This notice should not be construed as an offer of employment or creating any terms of employment.