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Friday, January 30, 2015

Career Opportunities

Fristam is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will not discriminate against any individual, employee, or application for employment on the basis of race, sex, age, handicap, religion, national origin or any other basis prohibited by applicable law. See www.eeoc.gov.

Machine Production Manager

Fristam Pumps USA has an immediate opening for a Machine Production Manager    

Department:  Machining

Reports To:  Vice President of Operations

Summary:  Responsible for growing the machining department along with the company by leading and training associates and by continuously improving machining processes and methods for quality, efficiency and cost-reduction.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Ensures that equipment and facilities are clean and properly maintained for efficient production.
  • Promotes associate growth and development through training and mentoring.
  • Applies lean techniques in support of operations excellence, program execution and the company goals and objectives.
  • Effectively works with other department supervisors, quality, engineering and operations to develop and execute plans and projects to meet future production needs.
  • Recommends equipment upgrades, staffing needs, equipment maintenance and selection of equipment, service or vendors.  
  • Responsible for reviewing / approving associate work schedules and timesheets; recommends overtime and ensures appropriate staffing for overtime; ensures that associates receive timely feedback and annual performance reviews.
  • Effectively manage vendor and customer relationships and expectations.
  • Develops new machining processes as needed. 
  • Responsible for completing departmental cycle counts on-time and according to schedule.
  • Supports the Business Management System including 5S activities and workplace scans. Administers company policies and procedures fair and equitably.

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Ability to lead a project from inception to completion; utilizes short and long-term planning skills.
  • Problem resolution and troubleshooting skills.
  • Ability to work in a team environment and independently; foster positive working relationships at all levels of the organization.
  • Maintains a thorough knowledge of all processes and equipment.
  • Ability to meet deadlines and be accountable for quality 
  • Ability to manage multiple projects with competing priorities; establish and achieve goals.
  • Exhibits strong leadership skills, with excellent oral and written communication.
  • Solid knowledge and understanding of technical drawings and machining processes.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills; ability to communicate with individuals at all levels of the organization.
  • Excellent project management and process improvement skills
  • Solid computer skills, experience with Microsoft Office Suite required.

Education and Work Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical or Industrial Engineering or related discipline with a minimum of five years’ experience in a manufacturing management role. In lieu of a degree, a minimum of 10 years’ experience in a large manufacturing management role.
  • Previous project management experience a plus.
  • Proven ability to improve manufacturing processes; Lean manufacturing techniques a plus.
  • Demonstrated ability to grow a department to meet company objectives and growth.
  • Previous experience using shop floor control, production planning and inventory control applications.

 Please send resume, with salary requirements, to: kschmitt@fristampumps.com

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