Die Casting Production Manager

Location: Lagrange, GA

A well-established company located in Lagrange, GA, that holds a significant market position in their industry, is seeking a Manufacturing Supervisor with experience in Die Casting to join their team. This position is based in a plant environment and offers a day shift schedule of 10 hours per day (Monday through Thursday) with some hours on Friday. Please note that the hours may vary. The comprehensive benefit package includes an attractive 401K plan with a 100% match to 5%. In addition, there is a competitive salary range and bonus potential, along with relocation assistance. The production facility focuses on zinc die casting with various tonnage machines. The role requires multi-tasking skills and the ability to supervise approximately 20 employees, making leadership qualities crucial. Troubleshooting die equipment, ensuring quality control, and correcting defects are also key responsibilities. Furthermore, production planning and scheduling plays a significant role in this position.

GENERAL SUMMARY:

We are currently seeking a Manufacturing Supervisor - Die Casting to oversee all operations within the die casting department. This includes ensuring the quality of production, managing employees, maintaining safety regulations, and monitoring daily production standards.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Maintain and enforce safety regulations within the department.
  2. Direct and coordinate the activities of employees engaged in the department.
  3. Resolve worker problems, complaints, or grievances in collaboration with management or subordinates.
  4. Participate in the hiring process by reviewing credentials, conducting interviews, and making hiring decisions or recommendations.
  5. Train, counsel, and discipline employees within the department.
  6. Coordinate operations and activities with other supervisors in different departments.
  7. Inspect materials, products, or equipment within the supervisor's department to detect defects.
  8. Complete Time and Attendance tasks within the department using Microsoft Dynamics AX.
  9. Review and analyze charts, work orders, production schedules, and other records and reports to determine production requirements and evaluate current production estimates and outputs.
  10. Maintain organization of surrounding workspace (6S).
  11. Conduct regular cycle counts and other inventory controls to ensure inventory accuracy.
  12. Plan and establish work schedules, assignments, and production sequences to meet production goals.
  13. Demonstrate equipment operations, work and safety procedures to new employees or assign employees to experienced workers for training.
  14. Monitor work and other indicators to ensure that operators comply with production or processing standards.

DEPARTMENTAL SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: (In addition to the above listed duties and responsibilities, the Manufacturing Supervisor may have departmental specific duties and responsibilities as noted)

Die Cast: (Reports to Plant Manager)

  1. Make adjustments to casting cycle times, dies lubrication, preheating of dies, and/or process parameters to ensure the quality of the castings produced. Assist in troubleshooting departmental machinery as needed.
  2. Supervise the operation of all equipment, including but not limited to Die Cast Machines, Trim Presses, Laundry System, and Melting Furnace.
  3. Analyze, organize, and plan production to meet customer needs.
  4. Enter production data and generate reports on a daily basis.
  5. Ensure accurate and timely completion of timekeeping tasks.
  6. Lead and participate in continuous improvement projects, Gemba walks, 6S audits, and layered process audits within the department.
  7. Collaborate with other departments to resolve production-related issues and drive improvements.
  8. Document training events within the department and ensure effective implementation.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:

  1. Bachelor's Degree (BA) from a four-year college or university, or three to five years of related experience and/or training, or an equivalent combination of education and HPDC (High-Pressure Die Casting) experience (preferably in zinc or aluminum).
  2. Three to five years' experience in troubleshooting HPDC machinery.
  3. Three to five years' experience in quality control within a die casting environment, with the ability to identify rejects and determine root causes to prevent recurrence.
  4. Three to five years' experience using MRP/ERP software, spreadsheet software, and word processing software.
  5. Experience in reading and interpreting documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals; writing routine reports and correspondence; and speaking effectively in front of groups.
  6. Mathematical proficiency in fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions as they apply to practical situations.
  7. Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations with limited standardization; ability to interpret instructions in various formats (written, oral, diagram, or schedule form).

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: (The following statements describe the physical abilities required to perform the essential job functions, although exceptions may be made to these requirements based on the principle of reasonable accommodation.)

The successful candidate must have the ability to stand, walk, sit, talk, and hear while performing the duties of this job. The position requires the ability to manipulate or assemble objects by quickly moving one hand, the hand together with the arm, or both hands. The employee must also have the ability to lift up to 50 pounds.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

The work environment characteristics include a noisy setting, typical of a manufacturing facility. Hearing protection may be required in some departments. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

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