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Title: Production Manager
Location: Somerset, Pa

Production Manager


Position Summary

To plan, organize and control production in an organization to ensure that goods are produced efficiently, on time, within budget and to standard.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Production
    • Manage overall production of J&J dump bodies and trailer products.
    • Oversee manufacturing plant departments.
    • Schedule new orders daily to meet customer’s needs.
    • Set and meet production goals.
    • Analyze and reduce costs.
    • Determine appropriate staffing levels.
    • Hire and schedule workers to meet production needs and goals.
    • Ensure employees are sufficiently trained / cross-trained for necessary tasks.
    • Perform root cause analysis on production line and create solutions.
    • Ensure production employees are working toward company goals.
    • Ensure cost metrics are monitored and achieved (efficiency, scrap and inventory)
    • Coordinate interaction between different departments in the manufacturing plant.
    • Manage communication lines with managers, hourly personnel and procurement departments.
  • Quality
    • Monitor product standards.
    • Ensure quality standards are being met.
  • Safety
    • Enforce company and regulatory safety rules and regulations.
    • Ensure compliance with company safety goals.
  • Administrative
    • Recommendations for capital improvements to maintain or improve the production process.
    • Perform administrative activities necessary for shop operation.
    • Learn cost structure and understand how it relates to the budget.
    • Approve expenditures for supplies and materials.
    • Promote 5S and LEAN manufacturing principles.
    • Work with peer managers to ensure smooth product flow.


  • Bachelors from 4 year university in engineering or related field preferred.
  • 5+ years working in an industrial production environment.
  • Knowledge of financial and budgetary controls.
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, and problem solving skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks in fast paced production environment.
  • Strong computer skills

We offer a competitive salary and an outstanding benefit package. EOE

To be considered please submit a resume and salary history

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