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Department Manager
Job Code:2019-EII-009
Location:York, PA
Shift:1st Shift
FT/PT Status:Regular Full Time
Schedule:Monday - Friday

Job Description:

Leads all aspects of production for the assigned department(s).  Acts as primary liaison with overall communication, coordination, problem resolution and process improvement.  Assigns duties, coordinates activities and manages performance of Production Supervisors. Continuously strives to improve all aspects of safety, quality, delivery, cost and morale.  Analyzes and resolves work problems, or assists supervisors in solving work problems.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Acts as the primary point of contact/liaison with all other departments in regards to communication, coordination, resolution and improvement
  • Organizes and coordinates manufacturing of the entire department to minimize waste wherever possible
  • Creates safety culture through adherence to OJT training requirements, annual training, and enforcing adherence to established safe practices
  • Responsible for ensuring the Standard Work documentation is up-to-date and followed. This includes taking actions to correct routine audit deficiencies and customer quality complaints.
  • Manages manpower requirements/needs for the assigned department(s)
  • Works with Production Planning on planning and scheduling requirements for the department and follows up performance against estimates
  • Recommends new policies or procedures as necessary
  • Involved in managing tests of new materials and lean events
  • Approves process specification and design standards
  • Provides input to the annual budget and responsible for executing to budget
  • Administers personnel functions, including recruiting, review and approval of job descriptions and salary classifications, and selection and placement of personnel

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent industry work experience required
  • 5+ years of supervisory/management experience in a manufacturing/production environment required
  • Computer proficiency (Microsoft Office required, ERP required)
  • Excellent management and leadership skills in order to effectively manage and interact with peers and subordinates
  • Proven commitment to quality and safety within the workplace   
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience with lean manufacturing required
  • Lean Six Sigma quality training or equivalent continuous improvement experience preferred