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Manager, Manufacturing Operations, 3rd Shift

Company: GE Appliances
Location: Marietta
Posted on: November 20, 2022

Job Description:

Description Job LocationUSA, LaFayette, GAJob Posting TitleManager, Manufacturing Operations, 3rd ShiftThe ChallengeThe Manager, Manufacturing Operations leads, coaches, and develops a specific manufacturing area within value steam, including Team Leaders and hourly production team members, to ensure high performance and continuous improvement in the areas of safety, quality, delivery, and cost.What you will DoMANUFACTURING OPERATIONS:Provides support to the value stream Business Leader by leading the operational and improvement activities of an assigned production area within the value stream.Direct Reports include Team Leaders & Hourly Production team membersResponsible for operational performance and improvement of key metrics including safety, quality, delivery, cost and morale. Align area metrics with overall department/value stream goals; organize resources to deliver on these metricsOversee the daily start-up of production area. Ensure line is properly staffed and manage staffing throughout the day; monitor expected and unexpected absenteeism. Review daily plan with Team LeadersEnsure production line boards are completed in a timely manner. Utilize production line boards to collect information on area performance, issue identification and problem resolution. Ensure information is passed on to the following shift and managementMaintain a good technical knowledge of operations; follow the escalation process to address and respond to abnormalities and recommend corrective action as requiredAct as a first responder to Team Leaders and production team members within the production area. Facilitate delegation of issues to appropriate level in escalation processEnsure the Lean manufacturing practices and Escalation Process set forth under the Appliance Production System are followed and adhered to within the value stream manufacturing operationsAttend daily production meetings and cascade necessary information to Team Leaders. Lead and maintain rigor around daily Team Leader meetings, escalation meetings, etc. Communicate key issues to leadership team at the daily production meetingOversee the deployment of standardized work within the value stream operation. Ensure process stability through following standardized work. Coach and develop Team Leaders and team members to ensure standardized work is in place and is followedEnsure adherence to Job Instruction method by reviewing and verifying Job Instruction forms, including cross training matrix, and Team Leader delivery of four step method to ensure 'Critical Points' and 'Why' are conveyed accurately and effectivelyEnsure 5S standards are met for the areaCONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT:Live, promote and teach the Appliance Production System philosophy and drive continuous improvement within the assigned production area.Lead work team to react aggressively to factory inefficiencies. Drive problem-solving and root cause identification of problems for the production area. Engage all members of the escalation team to address and resolve problems, ex. PIE, quality, facilities engineer, etcSupport the Business Leader in managing a cross-functional team (PIE's, Team Leaders, Kaizen Promotion Officers and other Lean resources) to continuously identify and work to reduce waste in the area for short- and long-term improvement initiativesServe as a first responder within the escalation process for problems/issues within the value stream operationParticipate in meetings to review department issues. Assist in prioritizing and assigning ownership for open items in assigned production area. Track items to closure and ensure follow-up with key stakeholdersChampion kaizen events within the department. Ensure related countermeasures are implemented on manufacturing line(s)Participate in the planning and execution of work area rebalancing utilizing Yamazumi chartsLEADERSHIP & ADMINISTRATION:Provide active day-to-day leadership, work direction and support for a manufacturing team within a production area.Partner with site Human Resources team to ensure fair and consistent administration of all policies, work rules and processesOversee line staffing and allocate employees to cover absenteeism.Complete job postings as neededComplete timecards daily and ensure employees receive appropriate pay for time worked. Ensure upgrades are properly coded, leave types are identified and overtime is properly calculatedIdentify and communicate Overtime needs. When applicable, acquire overtime help and accurately apply overtime guidelines; ensure correct overtime lists are posted at all timesLead employee disciplinary investigation and action as appropriate. Partner with HR to conduct timely investigations when necessary. Complete accurate and thorough disciplinary records with supporting documentationEnsure attendance discipline is issued in a timely manner and consistent with the Attendance PolicyDistribute written communications in a timely fashionQUALITY:Ensure the product produced on the manufacturing line is defect-free and produced according to specification.Ensure all quality processes/standards are followed within the assigned production areaMonitor quality issues on a daily basis and drives the resolution or escalation for any defectEnsure Team Leaders include quality standards in Standardized Work to meet design intent and build in qualityWork cross-functionally with multiple stakeholders to address and solve production line quality issues (i.e. Team Leader, engineering, quality)Monitor scrap data/reports to drive resolution of scrap issues and work projects to prevent future scrapPartner with Plant Quality and Engineering staff to drive improvements in First Pass Yield and Service Call Rate (SCR) metricsSAFETY:Responsible for the safety performance and metrics for the production area.Promote a safety culture and ensure the team's compliance with safety rules and procedures, such as PPE compliance, accident investigation within 24 hours, Safety Contacts, and safe start participationLead and own accident investigation process to identify the root cause and drive required corrective action(s). Log and close accident investigations in a timely mannerManage the department's safety action item list, including corrective actions from near misses, accident reports & ergo assessmentsWhat you need to SucceedMinimum Qualifications:BS/BA degree required, ideally in engineering, supply chain management or businessLeadership experience and/or technical acumen within supply chain (i.e.: manufacturing, warehousing, distribution, materials, quality, procurement, fulfillment or related functional area)Preferred Qualifications:5 years of leadership experience in a manufacturing environment, supplier management and project implementationSix Sigma certification preferred, with strong knowledge of Lean, DMAIC, workout and other change mechanismsDemonstrated accomplishments showing results-driven methodology, analytical methods, schedule achievement, team workLean Manufacturing implementation experienceStrong verbal and written communication, interpersonal and leadership influencing skillsPosition Requirements:Demonstrated experience working with individuals at all levels of the organization to achieve operational results and positive union relationsHigh level of initiative, energy and motivation to develop & grow in a team environmentOrganizational skills, initiative, and ability to handle multiple priorities and tasksStrong technical competency & experienceStrong leadership, communication and interpersonal skillsStrong problem-solving & follow-through abilityAbility to facilitate team projectsPosition supports 24/7 manufacturing facilities. Occasional off-shift, on call and weekend work may be requiredWorking Conditions:Working conditions are normal for both an office and manufacturing environmentWork may involve lifting of materials and products up to 25 poundsWorking in the manufacturing environment requires the use of safety equipment including but not limited to: safety glasses, hearing protection, gloves, work shoes/bootsGE Appliances is an Equal Opportunity Employer.Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

Keywords: GE Appliances, Marietta , Manager, Manufacturing Operations, 3rd Shift, Executive , Marietta, Georgia

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